I have always had great respect for John McCain. I think a lot of the reason I have this respect is that he is a Viet Nam vet that was a POW, and has returned to the world and made a name for himself.
That is all well and good. What bothers me, however, is his stance on such issues as the war in Iraq and on immigration. I have followed the immigration debacle very closely, as it should be of great concern with every citizen of the good old US of A. The current immigration bill which was recently killed in the Senate, would have given amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens now in the country. Any illegal alien in the country after January 1, 2007, could provide documentation to the government from family or coworkers and friends, and be given the privilege of being in this country.
That is all well and good if you are a bleeding heart liberal. I am very much against this, however, because of what this would cost the American taxpayer. According to the Heritage Foundation, it will cost the American taxpayers monies estimated in the trillions (yes, Virginia, that is TRILLIONS!) to cover the cost of benefits, health care and education. Reading the white paper by the Heritage Foundation is truly mind boggling.
McCain’s stance on the war in Iraq is also killing his chance for the presidency. The American people have sent a strong message to the sitting President – get us out of Iraq, no ifs ands buts or maybe’s. Bring our boys home. I concur. So, with McCain’s stance on the war in Iraq, it is no wonder he has lost the confidence of the American people.
Bottom line – he is nearly out of money, support, and credibility. Washington pundits say that his campaign is not in trouble, but is dead. And as long as John McCain stands for the issues he believes in, then he is written off by many people – including myself – who have believed in him. What a drag for McCain…