Monday, November 13, 2006

McCain Takes Steps Toward White House Bid -- DNC Attacks

Appearing on Meet the Press, John McCain confirmed reports - reported here on Saturday - that he would soon launch an exploratory committee for the 2008 presidential election. Though he is often viewed as a bipartisan moderate by Democrats - John Kerry tried to lure him onto the 2004 ticket - the DNC followed McCain's announcement with a lengthy attack.

"If the reports are correct, we welcome John McCain to the race," said DNC Communications Director Karen Finney. "The question is, which McCain is running:
the McCain who called right-wing extremists like Jerry Falwell an evil influence, or the McCain who spoke at Liberty University as he attempted to cater to the far right in advance of a presidential run? Or the McCain who opposed overturning Roe vs. Wade or the McCain who said he would support South Dakota's ban? As an opportunist who supports the Bush Administration's failed policy in Iraq and changed his mind on tax cuts, a woman's right to make her own decisions about her health care, and campaign finance reform, it's hard to tell which John McCain will enter the race."

As NewsMax reports, the tone of the attack leads one to believe that the Democrats view McCain as a serious threat in 2008. Look for more of the same.

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