Contemplating a McCain Presidency

Driving into work this morning I was contemplating the Florida GOP race and its potential ramifications.  It seems apparent to me that if John McCain wins tonight, he is going to end up being the Republican nominee for President.  Then I started thinking about what a McCain Presidency would look like.  What would he do?  How would the country be run? what would our policies be?

Ultimately, I determined that a future under McCain is not so bright, all I see is weak economic policy and more war.  You see, war and military is all McCain knows, that is his forte.  I strongly believe that he, like any President, wants his administration to be important historically and the only way he knows how to do that is through continuing our embroilment (is that a word?) in war.   Essentially, he will be Bush 3.0, but worse.  Personally, I don’t mind President Bush, I don’t think he has been a disaster of a President, in fact I think history will be kind to him.  I see much of President Bush in McCain, except I see a short temper, bitterness, and a lack of economic experience; all things that will make him worse than President Bush. 

Additionally, a McCain presidency would do great harm to the GOP.  He will not excite the GOP base come November nor throughout the next four years.  If he were to win the Presidency, I see him only being a one term President, who would get destroyed by the Democrat in 2012 — the Democrats would likely choose better candidates than divisive Hillary or no-experience Barack (look for Mark Warner of VA if he wins the Senate seat this year).   

There are only three positives I see from a McCain administration: 1. He can work with the Democrats, reaching across the aisle (but so can Mitt). 2. He will likely avoid scandal and represent the U.S. well (but so can Mitt, much better too). 3. His Presidency would mean that Hillary lost. 

As I really try to look at a McCain Presidency as objectively as I know how, I see little reason for optimism.  In fact, I think that an Obama presidency might be better for the country overall; despite the fact that I disagree with him on nearly every bit of his policy and he has no experience, at least he would bring optimism to the office.

This brings me to Mitt.  Mitt Romney, especially as I now sit here and contemplate these things, is head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates for President.   He has been an executive, knows how to reorganize and make beauracracy efficient, he is a fixer, understands the economy and how it works, he surrounds himself with bright competent people who are not afraid to tell him what he needs to hear rather than what he wants to hear.  He would represent the U.S. to the world in a much more positive light (a complete 180 contrast to President Bush).  Mitt is so superior to the other candidates it is laughable.  Of course I am a biased supporter, but that is why I am a supporter of his.  It appears that many GOP voters are slowly starting to realize this, but I fear it will be too late.  If Mitt does not win tonight, it will be highly unlikely that he can win the nomination.  What a shame that will be.

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8 responses to “Contemplating a McCain Presidency

  1. Galt

    I agree that mccain as prez leads to more war and a weaker economy. he just doesn’t get how you need an economy that is strong if you wanta strong national defense.

    it really worries me. i want someone who understands that if the status quo persists, we are going to be overtaken in the world. i want someone who knows how to keep us competitive and who has hte leadership needed to turn us around.

  2. bethtopaz

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  3. Lisarc

    Where is your faith? Mitt still has a chance at the nomination. Positive vibes!!!!!

  4. I hate our voting system.

    36% of the vote = 57 delegates.
    31% of the vote = 0 delegates.

    Something is wrong.

  5. OK Folks Its Time for Less Crying & More Trying. Heres what we need to do to counter the Boost McCain will get from Florida & Rudy’s dropping out. Please take not only the time to read this but to actually take the actions to get involved.

    Hi Folks, Time to get the Grassroots growing!!

    1st – Have you educated yourself on Mitt visit Mitts site https://www.mittromney.com/
    get on baord, get the campaign alerts! If you can Afford to make a donation twoards Mitts Campaign please give the campaign a boost.
    Also check out the Blogs like ULTIMITT, PlanetRomney and CoMITTedtoRomney and get the latest on whats going on. (I am posting as Hooligan over there as well, so feel free to say Hi, if your on the boards!)

    2nd – Have you talked to your friends & family about Mitt? I have been handing the following out, & sending this as a link its Very Informative for those that do not know much about Mitt.
    http://blog.electromneyin2008.com/2007/12/26/why-i-am-supporting-mitt-romney-for-president/

    Also try to get together with friends for the Debates, Mitt Hit the ball out of the Park on the last Debate on Economy Issues… No-one is Stronger than Mitt on either ticket for “08″ a point you can use for any Democrat friends you may have. Mitt is the Man to fix D.C. and get our economy back on track!!

    3rd – Have you put a Mitt “08″ yard sign out yet? its Free advertising for the campaign!! Get the word out that Mitt has support in PA (for a challenge get other folks to get them out there as well!) http://www.romneyshop.com/

    4th- have you put a bumper sticker for Mitt on you vehicle yet? Again Free advertising for the campaign!! let that bored driver in traffic behind you see where your support is. http://www.romneyshop.com/

    5th Get yourself into some Mitt Gear , wear it when your out and about shopping, at your kids sporting events etc. This gets you into conversations where you can win over further support for Mitt! http://www.romneyshop.com/

    6th – Bring other folks by the site here lets use it as a springboard!! Let get some bounce here for Mitt!!

    8th THANKS FOR BEING HERE !!

    We Need to get active NOW (it took me 5 days regular shipping to get my gear so do not procrastinate if you want your stuff before Super Tuesday)

    I for one do not want to see our party go in a liberal / moderate direction the time is now to step it up my friends so lets give Mittt’s Campaign a “Surge” of ground support and lets get it going now!!

    If you have any other ideas, or comments please feel free to visit or submit comments at
    http://ultimitt.org/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=0&func=view&catid=43&id=9853#9853

    Thanks a lot!!!
    Hooligan

  6. Swint

    Zen, Originally Florida was a divvy up the delegates kind of state, but once the GOP stripped them of half of their delegates, they decided that all would go to the winner, otherwise it would make Florida less important.

  7. It is clear that Mitt Romney has the better message, and I’m glad that he has been bringing it into the positive light.
    I think to beat McCain, in this debate tonight Romney should step up and beat McCain at his own game….change the issue to McCain’s weak points and turn it to show that having a weak economy will have a weak military and that McCain will do more then just reach across the aisle, he’ll set up camp with the Demo’s and throughly destroy the GOP. I seriously think that is his mission.
    Compromise isn’t getting anything done, he’s been in Washington 30 years and nothing good came from it.
    It is time for some new blood and Romney is the key.

  8. Uncle Sam

    A McCain presidency will be great for this country. He will work with Republicans and Democrats to do what is needed for this country. He is a man of conviction and principle. He has earned my trust.

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