Thursday, February 07, 2008

John McCain at CPAC

Well, I think many of the rightwing pundits who suggested being silent or booing didn't quite work out the way they wanted. Lots of cheers.

McCain started out by trying to joke a bit about missing CPAC last year. He then complimented Romney on his campaign.

And then a nod to Reagan of course.

McCain went on to list his conservative accomplishments, which are many.

Some booed him on his line about not agreeing on many issues and he said "you won't let me forget it."

"Secure our borders first." He said it twice.

He got a few jeers. He handled them well though.

He then went on about fighting pork barrel spending. He promised no earmarks. None.

He said he will make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Cut corporate tax rates. Free market solutions.

He addressed the war on terror. I don't think anyone doubts his commitment there.

He said he will meet with conservative leaders and if he is convinced that his positions are in error, he will change them. That is an interesting thing to say, isn't it?

He ended with his love for country, which I don't think anyone can doubt for a moment. After all, how many of us have given up 5 years of our life in torture for our country?

McCain will serve this country well.