Is It So: McCain Is Being Sacrificed As A Lamb By The GOP?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ByLoSellHi, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. I read op/ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Financial Times of London each Sunday. It is an efficient way to catch up on the bulk of significant events that happened during the week, even if you have to grin and bare the bias that should be expected and is normal for an op/ed piece, regardless of your political views.

    Frank Rich has a really interesting op/ed piece in the NYT, and these two paragraphs, in particular, are incredibly if true (whereby it is discussed that Obama is being endorsed by neocons, the former chief economic adviser to Gingrich, among other notable conservatives, and abandoned by other pop culture conservatives; pretty incredible, no?):

    "The conservative hostility toward McCain heralded by the early attacks of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and James Dobson is proliferating. Bay Buchanan, the party activist who endorsed Mitt Romney, wrote this month that Mr. McCain is “incapable of energizing his party, brings no new people to the polls” and “has a personality that is best kept under wraps.” When Mr. McCain ditched the preachers John Hagee and Rod Parsley after learning that their endorsements antagonized Catholics, Muslims and Jews, he ended up getting a whole new flock of evangelical Christians furious at him too.

    The revolt is not limited to the usual cranky right-wing suspects. The antiwar acolytes of Ron Paul are planning a large rally for convention week in Minneapolis. The conservative legal scholar Douglas Kmiec has endorsed Mr. Obama, as have both the economic adviser to Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America,” Lawrence Hunter, and the neocon historian Francis Fukuyama. Rupert Murdoch is publicly flirting with the Democrat as well. Even Dick Cheney emerged from his bunker this month to gratuitously dismiss Mr. McCain’s gas-tax holiday proposal as “a false notion” before the National Press Club."