Sunday, March 9, 2008

Arizona Republic Newspaper says McCain has "Volcanic Temper"

Among the available candidates, does John McCain have the best temperamnent to be president of the United States? A newspaper in is home state didn't think so when they wrote the following in an editorial back in 1999:
Arizona Sen. John McCain has staked much of his claim to the presidency on his character: his status as war hero; his service to his country; his commitment to a cause, his country, bigger than himself.
These are legitimate claims to support by McCain, and worthy of voter attention and consideration.
But there are other aspects of McCain's character, less flattering, also worthy of voter attention and consideration....Many Arizonans active in policymaking have been the victim of McCain's volcanic temper and his practice of surrounding himself with aides and allies who regard politics, in the words of his paid Arizona chairman, state House Speaker Jeff Groscost, as a "bloodsport."
...McCain often insults people and flies off the handle....If McCain is truly a serious contender for the presidency, it is time the rest of the nation learned about the John McCain we know in Arizona. There is much there to admire. After all, we have supported McCain in his past runs for office.
But the presidency is different. There is also reason to seriously question whether McCain has the temperament, and the political approach and skills, we want in the next president of the United States. Mother Jones, March 9, 2008.

5 comments:

AgentX said...

"He gives his party integrity. And principle."
Man,what was that editor smoking when he or she wrote that nonsense?!

In the meantime, this weeks' hot tip comes from the AFL-CIO and the Huffington Post. It's a biggie.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-sweeney/mccain-revealed_b_91238.html
McCain Revealed
Some things the AFL-CIO union and others such as we have revealed include his near-unwavering support to Bush's positions in 2007 (when he was around to vote) and 89% over the past 2 terms.

His health plan leaves many with no health plan at all plus raises expenses.

He supports NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO, and has voted at least 9 times to send jobs/contracts overseas and weaken trade laws.

He wants to privatize Social Security and raise the Medicare eligibility age.

He voted against giving employees to get a voice in the workplace.

So not only is he dangerously hot-tempered, he is also dangerous to the economy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this blog, and especially for pointing out McCain's temper.

Just wondering, have you caught the newest McCain shadiness?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/
03/11/mccain-received-defense-f_n_90951.html

Invisible Woman said...

Great blog!

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Thank you Agent X, Anonymous and Invisible Woman!

Zimbel said...

It's a pretty well publicized one by now, but he recently announced that he broke the campaign finance law that he helped pass.