Monday, March 19, 2012

McCain: The Voice of Reason?

The first time I read this article about a proposed Arizona House Bill 2625, I thought it was a joke.  Then I saw another, and another; and needless to say I'm sure as hell glad I don't live in that state anymore.  Plus, if this isn't a direct call for the younger voters of this country to get themselves involved, I don't know what is.

But then, thankfully, John McCain has started to bring some reason back to the state of Arizona by saying that the proposed law should be vetoed.  Here's a snippet of what McCain said:

"I am confident that that legislation will not reach the governor's desk, and if it did it would be vetoed.  It certainly doesn't reflect, in my view, the majority view of the people of Arizona."

Well no lie!  But the majority view of the people of Arizona has curiously been silent when it counts.  The problem here is obvious - older voters (45+) flock to the voting booth in droves.  And it is this voting block where Rick Santorum's campaign makes their livelihood, and thus far the the possibility of Santorum winning the nomination is not out of the question.  Get the picture?

So for McCain to come out directly against the ultra white, ultra religious, 45+ year old  freight train riding the wave of Santorum, means that perhaps he sees that his party has finally reached the limits of the public's tolerance for utter lunacy.  If only he would have gone a step further and reminded that older, self-righteous voting block how they really lived when they were 20 to 30 years-old, then he might have made some friends with the younger voters.  Oh well, maybe next time.

As I said before, my family and I moved away from Arizona just before "the crazy" set in.  While I was there, I never really liked McCain because he certainly wasn't the headstrong politician that I had heard about.   I found him lost, out of touch, and very wishy-washy.  But this was the first time I actually found myself agreeing with McCain.  Given enough time, I suppose anything is possible.

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