Let's make a deal
Posted by aogSaturday, 15 December 2007 at 08:30 TrackBack Ping URL

Via Instapundit, an interview with Senator John McCain. Not until the final paragraph is there any mention of immigration, although McCain does admit that “If I lose this election, it will be on the immigration issue”. McCain does a good job on pointing out how the GOP’s free spending ways was a key factor in the 2006 elections, and in creating “despondency” in the GOP base. And McCain pledges to fight against that if he’s elected President. But McCain doesn’t seem to be willing to make any changes in his stance on immigration, despite its effect on the base and election results (for instance, he cites support from Lindsay Graham for the South Caroline primary). I would suggesta compromise, where the rest of the GOP cuts back on spending and McCain cuts back on amnesty.

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cjm Saturday, 15 December 2007 at 22:35

who do you like on the gop side ?

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 16 December 2007 at 00:04

I can’t say I really like anyone. Duncan Hunter looks OK, I’d probably pick him as my favorite, but he’s not going to get the nomination. Of the plausible contenders, I would probably go with Thompson. He at least has put out some position papers with actual positions in them. I don’t think I could actually punch the chad for McCain or Huckabee.

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