Arianna on McCain
This is a common enough meme
that I thought I would spend a couple minutes on it:
McCain's fate should be a warning to all Republicans seeking office in 2008: continue to back the president's war policy at your own risk.
This is a convenient analysis for liberals who opposed the war like Airiheadda, but the fact is that the war is not terribly unpopular among Republicans. And it's not like the other candidates are running on an antiwar platform.Rudy Giuliani
Like all Americans, Rudy Giuliani prays for the success of our troops in Iraq and their safe return home. But he believes setting an artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq now would be a terrible mistake, because it would only embolden our enemies. Iraq is only one front in the larger war on terror, and failure there would lead to a broader and bloodier regional conflict in the near future. Building an accountable Iraq will assist in reducing the threat of terrorism.Mitt Romney
"The road ahead will be difficult but success is still possible in Iraq. I believe it is in America's national security interest to achieve it."
In fact, the only Republican presidential candidates who oppose the war are Ron Paul (who's got tremendous internet buzz and about 1% support in the polls) and Chuck Hagel, who decided not to run because he was so unpopular.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, John McCain