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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

John McCain wins Florida.

I wanted to pass on a few quotes about John McCain and his win in Florida and his possible nomination.

Ann Coulter (Human Events) says of John McCain
John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth.

John Hood (NRO) says of a McCain victory:
I’d say we are seeing the return of the Republican party of Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. The Republican party of Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich will sit on the sidelines for a bit, perhaps to rest up for the next game.

I'd really hate to see the Ronald Reagan wing of the Republican party have to sit out for a while. And I shutter to think what kind of legislation will be passed with McCain in the White House and the Democrats still controlling the house and senate. Anyone remember McCain-Feingold? McCain-Kennedy? Gang of 14 controlling judicial votes?

We were all looking for the next Ronald Reagan and perhaps, to paraphrase Hawkeye from M*A*S*H, we were too choosy, "looking for a custom fit in an off-the-rack world."

Dont' misunderstand. I will still vote for McCain over either Hillary or Obama. But with even less enthusiasm that I voted for Bush in '92 or Dole in '96.

Rush Limbaugh had this to say:
Senator McCain's been able to cobble together enough votes to win in a few states. Fine. He deserves credit for that. But to pretend that Senator McCain is the choice of conservatives when exit poll data from every primary state show just the opposite... He is not the choice of conservatives, as opposed to the choice of the Republican establishment -- and that distinction is key. The Republican establishment, which has long sought to rid the party of conservative influence since Reagan, is feeling a victory today as well as our friends in the media.

But he went on to say:
But both are just farfetched and wrong.

Let's hope that he's right that they are wrong.

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