May 11, 2006

LIBERTY LOVE-IN:

McCain to make nice with old foe Falwell (Ralph Z. Hallow, May 11, 2006, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

John McCain will trade superlatives with the man he once called an "agent of intolerance" when he delivers the commencement address Saturday morning at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University.

"Senator McCain spent some of his career burning bridges," McCain strategist John Weaver says. "All of us have learned from that, and he is very much in the process of building bridges now."

Mr. Falwell, in a similar bridge-building mode, says Mr. McCain "is not very far from a position where religious conservatives could support him" on banning same-sex "marriage" and other moral issues.

Being the Republican nominee requires building a bridge to the 18th Century.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 11, 2006 9:56 AM
Comments

The Liberty University trip does make McCain's connections with the big media outlets and costal intellectuals about as stable as the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, but the Senator knows those people cast few votes in Republican primaries.

Posted by: John at May 11, 2006 10:12 AM

I wonder how many juddbros of both sexes would support McCain as their first choice for the 2008 Republican candidate?

Posted by: erp at May 12, 2006 11:11 AM

erp:

None.

Posted by: oj at May 12, 2006 11:13 AM

Agreed. Why then are you foisting him on us as the inevitable good?

Posted by: erp at May 12, 2006 7:10 PM

He's the best candidate and it's his turn.

Posted by: oj at May 12, 2006 7:22 PM
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