Many Republican conservatives have stated that they cannot vote for John McCain due to his moderate and even liberal actions in the past. On Thursday, the Arizona Senator gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, appealing for support. At times he was booed, and and the Senator took it! A noble effort, in my opinion, and one that tells me he may be serious about coming back to the right side of the party. Conservatives should embrace this man!
In his speech at the CPAC, McCain reaffirmed his commitment to the conservative wing of his party. He also admitted his shortcomings: "Surely, I have held other positions that have not met with widespread agreement from conservatives. I won’t pretend otherwise, nor would you permit me to forget it." The all but chosen GOP Nominee now has eight and a half months to convince conservatives of his intentions.
General elections sometimes come down to a choice of selecting the lesser of two evils. As much as John McCain has violated basic conservative principles in the past, a true conservative should inherently know that a vote him is much better than the alternative. The alternative being at least four years of a big government, higher taxing, security risking liberal. It should be an easy decision to make.
John McCain is going to need a united Republican party behind him. The pro-democratic mainstream media will attempt to deface his character, defame him profanely and lie about him.
The good news is that it will be nothing that the veteran Naval Officer has not gone through before. It will pale next to his five and a half year hell as a North Vietnamese Prisoner of War. Senator McCain can take it. And so should good conservatives take this man on November fourth.