Unite Around John McCain

(We’ve just added extra trains to the Straight Talk Express. – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

    It’s no secret that I have been a Mitt Romney supporter since Day 1.  Heck, I shook the man’s hand last year in Boston when he kicked off his campaign & I was there on Tuesday night shaking his hand congratulating him on his winning our state.  Now that Mitt Romney has suspended his campaign in no small part to unify the party in the face of relentless Democratic opposition, be it Clinton or Obama, it’s time to get behind John McCain for President.  Last night I told my good friend, New Bedford GOP Chairman Nate Pierce, that I would be aboard the Romney train until either the convention picked our nominee or until he withdrew.  Now that time has come and we must do whatever we can to make sure that the GOP wins on Election Day and we can best do that with John McCain.  

   Surely, I do have substantive disagreements with McCain on many important issues and that hasn’t changed.  However, remembering Ronald Reagan’s statement that a man who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend & ally and not a 20% enemy all of us need to get behind John McCain between now and November for both the good of our party and America!  For all our disagreements, far more unite us than divide us as conservative Republicans.  I cannot & will not sit home in November and let the Democrats take control of the White House without a fight.  I’ve said on the radio that I would crawl over broken glass through the fires of Hell to help Mitt Romney win Massachusetts and I’m just as committed to ensure that the Republican Party, and John McCain, wins the presidency in ’08!  

   I’m sure many of you will disagree with me and I greatly respect that opinion.  I consider myself a man of principle and I believe that my principles are best served by not letting the perfect become the enemy of the good.  Sitting home, voting for a third party or doing a write-in campaigns are futile and are merely votes for the Democrat.    To use one final cliché, let us also never forget Edmund Burke’s caution that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.  I refuse to do nothing.  I will support John McCain for President.

I hope that you will join me.

About Brock N. Cordeiro

  • BrocktonDave

    Excellent words.  I agree with you 100%!

    This should be something we all aspire to in 2008!

  • Regular visitors of RMG by now know I was with Ron Paul.  With Sen. McCain as our inevitable nominee, it’s time to look at how good he is on many issue when compared to Hillary.  If it’s Obama, he’s even more liberal, but I was too lazy to look him up and he has a short record in the senate.

    “Senator McCain’s zealous effort against wasteful spending deserves praise. Over his twenty years in the Senate, he has been at the forefront of the battle to eliminate wasteful projects and inject greater discipline and transparency into the appropriations process, often by introducing a slew of cost-cutting amendments. While many of these measures did not pass, they served an important role in shining a glaring light on congressional profligacy.” – Club for Growth


    McCain: 82.3% Lifetime ACU Rating

    Hillary: 9.0% Lifetime ACU Rating.


    McCain: Voted for Roberts and Alito.

    Hillary: Voted against Roberts and Alito.


    McCain:  Consistently Pro-Life.  0% NARAL rating during Bush Administration.

    Hillary:  Consistently Pro-Abortion.  100% NARAL rating During Bush Administration.

    Second Amendment:

    McCain:  Voted against 10 year extension to assault weapons ban.

    Hillary:  Voted for 10 year extension to assault weapons ban.

    Taxes & Spending:

    McCain:  76% 2006 Club for Growth Rating.  Supports making Bush tax cuts permanent.

    Hillary: 8% 2006 Club for Growth Rating.  Love spending, support socialist medicine.  Supports repealing Bush tax cuts.


    McCain:  Spent 6 years serving our country in a Vietcong POW camp.

    Hillary:  If you want to remember the massive Clinton corruption the media has forgotten, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

    Some of my fellow conservatives worry McCain isn’t everything they want.  The idea put forth by Ann Colture that he is more liberal than Hillary is just stupid.  The time has come to stop focusing on the 18% Liberal that matters in a primary and start focusing on the 82% conservative that matters in a general election.  

  • wavemaker

    We’ll know we’re fine when we hear from V3P.

    I dunno if I should hold my breath! Don’t disdappoint me V3P!!

  • nomad943

    Nothing like the sight of sheep being rounded up for the slaughter …

    Bahhhhh …

  • Renee

    Ann Coulter hates him.

    She’s a plain old miserable nasty human being.  

  • The Angelic One

    McCain can count on me to support him. I may not agree with some of his stands but he’s head & shoulders above whoever the Democrats nominate for president. Hopefully the anti-McCaniacs in the GOP understand the difference & will act on their epiphany in a way that serves America’s best interests.

  • demolisher

    I guess I’ll just have to get over the whole drug reimportation thing  🙂

  • Let see who he picks for VP im tired of compromise

  • Coburn is great.  I wish we had more good men like him in government.  He made the case for John McCain at CPAC better than I ever could.  This is a must watch for all.


  • I will support the nominee of the party 100%.

  • “So today most in the Republican Party are getting the message that unlike the still fractured Democrats they essentially have a nominee who can spend the next several months uniting his party – and many of his fellow countrymen – behind him.

    And that’s an opportunity not to be missed.”

    (That’s the ending.  For the entire article please see http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/editorials/view.bg?articleid=1074266).

  • “It is most reasonable to conclude that the Republican tent that housed party loyalists and independents for so many years is still the tent where most Americans want to be. They just need to feel comfortable that it’s a tent that will be standing dependably once they are inside.

    A Republican ticket that is balanced and strongly representative of concerns for national security, traditional values and a free economy can still be the winning formula.”

    (Another op-ed conclusion, this time by Star Parker.  The entire article can be found at http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view.bg?articleid=1074262&format=&page=2&listingType=opi#articleFull).