Posts Tagged ‘john mccain’

Critics of Obama’s handling of Iran

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

In my previous post on the subject, I focused on an op-ed by Charles Krauthammer criticizing Obama for not loudly siding with the demonstrators. Others voicing similar opinions include Eric Cantor, and John McCain.

Here are some notable people calling out this foolish criticism:
George Will

Henry Kissinger

Foreign policy was the top reason I voted for Obama, actually, and watching McCain talk about this, I’m glad.

Obama, McCain and Ideology

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

From the NYT article Obama Reaches Out for McCain’s Counsel:

Over the last three months, Mr. Obama has quietly consulted Mr. McCain about many of the new administration’s potential nominees to top national security jobs and about other issues — in one case relaying back a contender’s answers to questions Mr. McCain had suggested.

Mr. McCain, meanwhile, has told colleagues “that many of these appointments he would have made himself,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and a close McCain friend.

Fred I. Greenstein, emeritus professor of politics at Princeton, said: “I don’t think there is a precedent for this. Sometimes there is bad blood, sometimes there is so-so blood, but rarely is there good blood.”

Think about it: regardless of who won the 2000 and 2004 elections, can you imagine Bush, Kerry or Gore consulting with their opponent? I can’t. It’s a credit to both Obama and McCain.

So far I’ve been very pleased by what I’ve seen of Obama in the transition and the first days of the administration. They have, for the most part, focused on gathering people who are smart and get things done instead of hiring adherent ideologues. Most of my problems with Bush weren’t that his administration was too conservative, it’s mostly that it was bad.

The McCain/Palin Debate

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

This remixed video is rather amusing, though the background music is really annoying:

They found it!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

“I couldn’t agree with you more than the fact that Western Pennsylvania is the most patriotic, most God-loving, most patriotic part of America.”

John McCain
10/21/2008

McCain’s speech at the Alfred E Smith Memorial Dinner

Friday, October 17th, 2008

It’s like seeing the old McCain from 2000 again. McCain’s speech is funny, comfortable, and gracious.

Part 1:

Part 2: