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Charles Krauthhammer – McCain for President

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Political cartoon by Michael Ramirez

Charles Krauthammer endorses John McCain for President today.

Contrarian that I am, I’m voting for John McCain. I’m not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it’s over before it’s over. I’m talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they’re left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years.

I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe — neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) — yelling “Stop!” I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I’d rather lose an election than lose my bearings.

First, I’ll have no truck with the phony case ginned up to rationalize voting for the most liberal and inexperienced presidential nominee in living memory. The “erratic” temperament issue, for example. As if McCain’s risky and unsuccessful but in no way irrational attempt to tactically maneuver his way through the economic tsunami that came crashing down a month ago renders unfit for office a man who demonstrated the most admirable equanimity and courage in the face of unimaginable pressures as a prisoner of war, and who later steadily navigated innumerable challenges and setbacks, not the least of which was the collapse of his campaign just a year ago.

Read the entire piece.

But, Charles forgot another conservative ship-jumper – Peggy Noonan.

For Peggy and Kathleen Parker those state dinners will taste – well, bitter sweet, no?


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2 thoughts on “Charles Krauthhammer – McCain for President

  1. krauthammer is a neoconservative to the core and his endorsment is of no surprise. the thing i ask myself when i listen to this guy is he a right wing american or a right wing israeli or a right wing israeli posing as a right wing american.

  2. Whom do I want on the parapet? Someone who tried to stop a war that should never have been started in the first place? No! Someone who showed restraint rather antagonistic bravado in a foreign dispute that didn’t involve us? No!

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