Monday, June 30, 2008

John McCain, 'extreme conservative'?

What planet does Bonnie Erbe live on?
Eight years ago, Ralph Nader appointed himself Green Party candidate for president, cobbling together the mantra that candidates Bush and Gore were so similar he needed to enter the race to give voters a real choice. . . .
In 2008, however, the opposite problem presents itself. Primary voters nominated an extreme conservative and an extreme liberal. Independent mainstreamers such as myself . . . have been handed Sophie's Choice or, more accurately, no choice at all. This explains, too, all the flip-flopping McCain and Obama have been doing of late; now that we're into the general election phase, they have to paint themselves as mainstreamers. Neither man is.
What next? Elton John is "extremely macho"? That the Republican presidential nominee is "an extreme conservative" will come as news to Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and hundreds of other conservatives who have denounced John McCain as a Kennedy-hugging, Feingold-smooching RINO.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what they think of Bob Barr?

    If McCain is an extremist, Barr must be an extreme extremist, 'eh?