John McCain Support For The War Is Leading To A Slow Death Of His Campaign

John McCain has based his whole election on the success of the Iraq War. In Peoria today he told the crowd that pulling out with “a date for withdrawal is a date for surrender”….and that a timetable would create “chaos and genocide in the region.” McCain said, “If Democrats are serious that we ought to stop the war in Iraq, then they can tomorrow bring up a bill to cut off the funding and end it — if they are serious that we shouldn’t be pursuing that,” he said. “Why don’t they do that? Because then they would bear responsibility for the consequences.” McCain was interviewed by the New York Times, and told them, “I have no Plan B.” So all he has to offer is more of what we already have. So if you agree with Bush’s policies in Iraq, McCain might be your guy. McCain went on to tell the Times, “If I saw that doomsday scenario evolving, then I would try to come up with one. But I cannot give you a good alternative because if I had a good alternative, maybe we could consider it now.” So how can McCain say that the Democrats have offered no solution when this is all he has to offer, nothing. “I am not guaranteeing that this succeeds,” said McCain, “I am just saying that I think it can. I believe it has a good shot.” McCain did admit that if this plan hasn’t succeeded by the time he becomes President then it might be time to pull the troops out. But then he goes on to say he would keep many of the same players involved in this debacle like Robert Gates, and all the generals currently involved.
He is running on a failed policy, and he wants to bring in the same bunch of losers to keep it going. McCain is running low on cash collecting less than most of his chief rivals and spending more. His campaign reported that he spent about 8 million the first 3 months and also has about 2 million in debt. That leaves him with about half of what his chief rivals have. McCain went from being the favorite to win it last year, to a downhill struggle to even stay in contention. We are watching the slow death of a campaign.
Alan Cosgrove

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