June 17, 2008

MAVERICK ISN'T PRONE TO EXTRAVAGANT CAMPAIGN PROMISES...:

How Close McCain Is to Bush Depends on the Issue (ELISABETH BUMILLER, 6/16/08, NY Times)

A look at Mr. McCain’s 25-year record in the House and Senate, his 2008 campaign positions and his major speeches over the last three months indicates that on big-ticket issues — the economy, support for continuing the Iraq war, health care — his stances are indeed similar to Mr. Bush’s brand of conservatism. Mr. McCain’s positions are nearly identical to the president’s on abortion and the types of judges he says he would appoint to the courts.

...so it's unlikely he'll claim that he can give us: 8 more years of economic growth; as significant a shift to the Right on the judiciary, social programs, and life issues as W effected; or quite as much progress on forging the Axis of Good and Reforming Islam as W achieved. But if Democrats think he can do all that, let's hope they're right.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 17, 2008 10:42 AM
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