June 2008 ÌÎ_Ì´å THE REAL JOHN McCAIN
America's future for the following four years was determined in November 2008 by how voters sized up one of the most perplexing and hard-to-pigeonhole political leaders in modern times: Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
With so much at stake, the June edition of Whistleblower magazine is devoted to an extraordinary, eye-opening investigation called "THE REAL McCAIN."
On one hand, John McCain is a genuine war hero ÌÎ_Ì´å a Navy pilot imprisoned and tortured for five years by the North Vietnamese communists, who refused an offer of early release because of his father's status as an admiral, instead demonstrating courage and leadership during his POW captivity.
On the other hand, during his 21 years in the United States Senate, McCain has sometimes advocated policies, sponsored legislation, forged alliances and uttered statements that have caused fellow Republicans to recoil in horror.
For example, he spearheaded the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill, which included amnesty for illegal aliens. Even more controversial was McCain-Feingold, a disastrously wrongheaded attempt at correcting so-called campaign finance abuses which ended up threatening core First Amendment free-speech rights of many organizations and individuals. And he is a true believer in human-caused climate change, announcing recently that, as president, "I will make global warming a priority."
And yet on certain bedrock issues, McCain has been consistently strong ÌÎ_Ì´å for example, he has a long and reliably pro-life voting record. He's a fiscal conservative, shunning earmarks like few others in Congress. And he is strong on national defense, committed to defeating, not retreating from, the gathering forces of Islamo-fascism.
As a result of this perplexing mixed record, some Republicans, independents, conservatives and Christians ÌÎ_Ì´å including several represented in this Whistleblower issue like Joseph Farah, James Dobson and Dennis Prager ÌÎ_Ì´å regard McCain's flaws as so egregious that they will not vote for him as a matter of conscience, even if that ultimately helps elect his opponent.
Others ÌÎ_Ì´å including several in this issue like Michael Reagan, Gov. Mark Sanford and Sen. Rick Santorum ÌÎ_Ì´å argue that despite his many obvious flaws, John McCain is far better for America than his Democratic challenger and thus should be supported.
Issue highlights include:
- "How bad is McCain?" by Joseph Farah, who recounts the reasons he does not support the Arizona senator
- "What would McCain do?" ÌÎ_Ì´å an in-depth interview between the Arizona senator and Sean Hannity, covering all the hottest issues confronting the next president
- "The conservative case for McCain" by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who explains why electing the wrong president now means Americans' savings may be wiped out in five to 10 years
- "Author: George Soros brains behind McCain-Feingold" by Jerome Corsi, documenting how the leftist billionaire wanted to limit TV political advertising after the defeat of Hillarycare
- "How McCain can woo conservatives and independents" by Jane Chastain, on the one and only issue that will unite the country
- "Leading pro-life group supports McCain" by Steven Ertelt, highlighting the "significant" difference between McCain and his Democrat opponent on the abortion issue
- "Dobson: I won't vote for McCain" ÌÎ_Ì´å in which the evangelical leader explains why, as a matter of personal conscience, he can't support the GOP candidate
- "Dispelling Internet rumors about John McCain" by James H. Warner, a Democrat and fellow "Hanoi Hilton" POW who remembers McCain as a courageous leader
- "The private world of John McCain" ÌÎ_Ì´å in which Karl Rove explains why little-known stories about McCain are "deeply moving and politically troubling"
- "Why John McCain is disqualified" by Dennis Prager, who condemns McCain's notorious "campaign finance reform" as both "foolish" and "destructive to society"
- "Ronald Reagan would back John McCain" by Michael Reagan, who says backing any other alternative in November would be "political suicide"
- "3 candidates for global governance" by Henry Lamb, showing how McCain's NAFTA and global warming positions align him with U.N.
- "Making the case for McCain" by Burt Prelutsky, who argues that simply by keeping Obama or Hillary out of the White House, Americans will "all owe [McCain] an enormous debt of gratitude"
- "Sitting out election is height of idiocy" by Ben Shapiro, who argues that a conservative boycott "demonstrates massive misunderstanding of the GOP's role"
- "John McCain on trade: Ahistorical nonsense" by Patrick Buchanan, who argues the GOP candidate is clueless on the trade issue
- "The burning building" by Janet Folger, who offers a metaphor for simplifying November's election choices
- "Why conservatives should support McCain" by Sen. Rick Santorum, in which one of McCain's most outspoken critics concludes he must be elected president in November
"Throughout this election season, those favoring limited government, strong defense, respect for life and safeguarding our borders have been in turmoil over who will be their standard-bearer," said WND managing editor David Kupelian. "We hope this Whistleblower issue on John McCain will give readers the info they need to resolve the candidate conflict and vote with good conscience in November."
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