Ron Paul Snubbed, John McCain Endorsed
Early in the race for the Republican nomination it was thought for sure Ron Paul would receive this endorsement, instead it has gone to Senator John McCain.
by Gary Wood
In a sudden development John McCain was able to secure yet another endorsement. We all have seen how much Senator McCain enjoys collecting endorsements and using them as trump cards on key issues. This latest card he’s received will allow him to trump many an argument by simply pulling it out and saying, “I’m proud of my record, they’re obviously proud of my record (pointing to the trump card), that’s the way it is and that’s just a little straight-talk.”
Congressman Ron Paul, celebrating his 51st wedding anniversary today, did not seem particularly remorse over losing the endorsement. Despite early odds makers saying he would no doubt get the nod by this group a long campaign showed it was not to be. The longer Dr. Paul stayed on the campaign trail the clearer it became; his message is simply more powerful than initially thought and if he were to win the Republican nomination for President it would be unlikely the group today endorsing John McCain could win.
The group is none other than the Democratic Party. A key turning point for who to endorse came when Governor Mitt Romney pointed out several key pieces of legislature their good friend John McCain helped sponsor. McCain-Feingold Bi-Partisan Campaign Finance Reform Act, Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act , and McCain-Kennedy Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act all were strong indicators that not only can McCain reach across the aisle, he often is willing to embrace more liberal domestic positions.
According to a statement released, “We have changed positions on who we will endorse for President. Nothing against Dr. Paul but John McCain is ready to become a liberal from day one. We don’t believe that will be necessary as we are confident our nominee will win the White House this year with John McCain leading the Republican ticket, but just in case he wins its nice to know he’ll be ready to join us on all domestic issues. If we would have formally endorsed Ron Paul and if he would have gone on to win the Republican nomination we would have to face tough debates on liberty vs. socialized programs and we simply weren’t prepared for that debate. His message is proving too popular and is awakening a portion of this country that frankly doesn’t need awakening. It’s like the Japanese waking up the United States on that day of infamy. We would like to see Dr. Paul’s message fade as it is not in keeping with the heart of the Democratic Party’s platform. We know exactly what to expect in the debates from John, we’ve studied his short playbook, we anticipate we will allow him to perform as he has recently in the debates. Ron Paul in a two man/woman debate is not a force we care to deal with as it would be nearly impossible to avoid him the entire time. John McCain poses no threat to our base and we respect his strong liberal views. We look forward to competing and defeating him during the general elections this year. After the campaign we hope he will continue to support our domestic agenda.”
Who can blame the Democratic Party for wanting to endorse McCain over Paul? Ron Paul represents liberty and freedom with tough positions on immigration, taxation, monetary policies, and more. About the only thing the Democrats and Ron Paul agree on is ending the war against Iraq yet even the Democrats are not ready to fully embrace non-interventionism. For those reading this far the above represents nothing more than a political opinion, the endorsement is not real and the quotes are fictitious. However, the reality is clear, John McCain poses little threat to a Democratic victory come November while Ron Paul would be difficult to stop once he was allowed to actually articulate his message in the mass media.