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Kyl on McCain’s Conservatism

I’m posting this both to show that I’m open-minded about all the candidates and to call attention to the eloquence of Senator John Kyl. If we had a true merit system, the only member of the Senate we’d be considering seriously for the nomination would be Kyl. I’d like to call him a long-shot, but two candidates from Arizona is beyond implausible.

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Peter, you’re quite right about Senator Kyl’s merits and qualities.

It is what Kyl does not say about McCain that troubles me. Emphasizing his good points and good positions is fine, but he totally ignores telling negatives like McCain-Feingold, the Gang of 14, and McCain’s vote against (income) tax reduction because (and I paraphrase from memory), "Lowering the top bracket to 35% is too much; 36% I can live with."
I have considerable uncertainty that McCain can be depended upon to do the right thing as President. My disappointment with W is showing, I guess.

Tom, That’s the point. Kyl’s classy praise of McCain is actually criticism. And President Kyl would be something like McCain without the "telling negatives."

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