Republican Senator from Arizona, 2008 Republican Presidential candidate


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"John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona, and a candidate for the Republican Party nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ..."


GOP, R.I.P?, by Sheldon Richman, 11 Feb 2008
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and what it means for the Republican Party
"In my mind, one incident with McCain is enough to rule out supporting him, regardless of who his opponent is. When he stood in front of an audience and laughingly sang the old Beach Boys hit as 'Bomb, bomb bomb/bomb, bomb Iran,' McCain should have been regarded as disqualified from holding any office in the land."
Related Topic: Republican Party
Honesty among Thieves, by Michael Tennant, 30 Jul 2008
Discusses the case of a Minnesota college student who offered his vote for sale on eBay, and the monetary and benefits promises made by both candidates Obama and McCain
"Meanwhile, over at the GOP-Mart, John McCain doesn't put the price tags in the windows or get too specific about the details of his proposals — he's too cagey for that — but nevertheless he's giving away these hot items, among many others: * A HOME plan to let 'every deserving American family or homeowner [wonder who gets to define 'deserving'] ... trade a burdensome mortgage for a manageable loan that reflects their home's market value.' ... McCain is even offering to spend Iraqis' tax money, calling on the Iraqi government to disburse 'a portion of its budget surplus to employ Iraqis in infrastructure projects and in restoring basic services.'"
Related Topics: H. L. Mencken, Barack Obama, Voting
One Hundred Years in Iraq?, by Sheldon Richman, 4 Apr 2008
Analyses John McCain's comment about staying in Iraq for 100 or more years and his previous comments on the occupation
"Oddly, last November McCain seemed to understand the implications of a long-term occupation when he appeared on Charlie Rose's television program and expressed opposition to a long-term occupation even if there were no casualties. ... McCain seems to be saying that the Iraqis will never accept a U.S force and that therefore America perhaps could never count on an occupation without casualties ..."
Related Topic: Iraq
Open Letter to Barack Obama, by Walter Block, 16 May 2008
Explains why in wartime foreign policy is more important than economics or civil liberties and offers some advice for Senator Obama
"McCain has recently been trying to 'pass' as a born-again free enterpriser. But I'll never forget his gratuitous attack on 'profits' during one of the Republican debates. He may talk the talk, as he is now instructed to do by his advisors, but I know that in his heart he is no supporter of free markets."
Related Topic: Barack Obama


McCain: The Myth of a Maverick
    by Matt Welch, Oct 2007