Now that it looks like it will not be a slam-dunk nomination for G.W.
Bush as the party establishment had hoped, it is time to ask the
question what's the difference between Bush and McCain? To listen to
Bush supporters, John McCain is the devil in disguise.
What am I missing? It seems to me that the choice between Bush and
McCain is a choice between the lesser of two moderates. A closer look at
the comparison between Bush and McCain shows more similarities than
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- Neither Bush nor McCain would be where they are but for their
- Both Bush and McCain are soft in their opposition to abortion.
- Both Bush and McCain support additional gun control.
- Both Bush and McCain are strong supporters of granting permanent
MFN trade status and entrance into the WTO for Communist China.
- Neither Bush nor McCain will dismantle the federal Department of
Education or any other federal department.
- Neither Bush nor McCain will work to dismantle the IRS or the
- Both Bush and McCain have stated they will hire homosexuals in
- Both Bush and McCain have a dubious, reckless past.
- Both Bush and McCain demonstrate a propensity to turn ruthless,
attack dogs on their political opponents.
- Both Bush and McCain support Clinton's "don't ask don't tell"
policy allowing homosexuals to serve in the military.
- Both Bush and McCain support putting America's women in combat.
- Neither Bush nor McCain has ruled out the possibility of
selecting pro-abortion Supreme Court justices.
We could keep going, but you get the point. It seems to me that
the differences between Bush and McCain have everything to do with style
and image and nothing to do with substance and principles.
Maybe that's why it is being speculated that when the dust settles
and Bush finally gets the nomination, John McCain will be his running