Beginning with Reagan’s first term in 1980, Republicans have occupied the White House for twenty of the past 28 years. In two terms Reagan drove the country to the ropes; in one term George H.W. Bush put it against the ropes; Democrat Bill Clinton kept it against the ropes for two terms; and, nearing the end of his second term, George W. Bush persists in trying to bring the country to its knees. My greatest fear is that another term of Republican mismanagement could put our nation down for the count.
Front-running GOP Presidential candidate John McCain does nothing to inspire confidence that Republicans are even remotely interested in getting the country back on track and headed in the right direction.
A couple of weeks ago, McCain proclaimed that he’d have no problem with the US staying in Iraq for the next 100 years, if that’s what it took to win. This is the same John McCain that hopes to be elected President of the US, a nation in desperate need of moral leadership.
Last week, The League of Conservation Voters gave Senator John McCain a score of zero on its 2007 National Environmental Scorecard. McCain, who has a lifetime LCV score of 24, missed 15 of 15 important environmental votes in 2007. This is the same John McCain that hopes to be elected President of the US, a nation in desperate need of environmental leadership.
This week, McCain found himself embroiled in controversy over his relationship with a certain corporate lobbyist and what he may or may not have done to grease the wheels for said lobbyist’s client. This is the same John McCain that hopes to be elected President of the US, a nation in desperate need of ethical leadership.