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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Friday, February 01, 2008

The Best Argument I've Seen against McCain

Senator McCain's voting record in the 107th Senate (2001-2002) was the 6th most liberal voting record of any Republican Senator. This is well to the left of McCain's historical voting record in the House from 1983 to 1987 and in the Senate from 1987 to 2000.

Source: http://voteview.ucsd.edu/SEN107.htm

It is understandable that many conservative do not want the 2001-2002 version of McCain or the 2001-2002 version of Romney. The question is if elected, from 2009-2013 will we get the McCain with the respectable conservative voting record of 1983-2000 and 2003-2008 or will we get the 2001-2002 McCain?

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

The question is what do you use to judge a person. Should you use the totality of a lifetime. Should you attempt to compute trends in a person. Can you cherry pick recent years. You can come up with a different conservative ranking for John McCain depending on what you pick.

One example that comes to mind is the conservatism of our Senior Sometime Chairman. Because of his lean towards populism in recent years, should I assume now that he is no longer a conservative but a pure populist?

9:04 AM, February 05, 2008  

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