Is the best the GOP has to offer?
You've stumped me.
Interestingly, the Arizona senator is not only unable to articulate his current position. He's apparently unable to remember any position he ever had:
Are we on the Straight Talk express? I’m not informed enough on it. Let me find out. You know, I’m sure I’ve taken a position on it on the past. I have to find out what my position was. Brian, would you find out what my position is on contraception – I’m sure I’m opposed to government spending on it, I’m sure I support the president’s policies on it.So let's just distill this down to the essentials, shall we? When you do this much dissembling over an issue about which everyone has an opinion, one of two things is occurring: Either you're getting senile (Ronald Reagan style), or you just changed your position and are having second thoughts.
Either way...if the rest of the Republican field bungles their responses as effectively, the Democrats should find 2008 to be a cakewalk.
I only hope that the Dems don't put forward an equally idiotic candidate. Hillary's latest blunders aren't giving me much hope.
J... The global warming flip is coming, just as soon as McCain can get his campaign manager to dig up his position.
I would love to see Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket next year. Can you imagine the fun the pundits would have with Newt n' Mitt?
I can't think of anything smarmy off-hand, but I'm sure there's some dandy labels to be applied.
I shall never be complacent about an election again. Ever.
Anyway, I bet promoting abstinence as a way to end AIDS will be equally as effective.
OK...I'm ok now.
...the media would be in full mouth foaming frenzy mode.
UndeniableL... You've got that right. In fact, any of the Dems would get the same treatment. Only the 'thuglicans get a buy.
Alicia... Do I ever. Both times, and you're right to point out that McCain is courting the same group that did the job for Bush.
Thomas... Everyone else said "yes" and we're dealing with the GOP's refusal to accept the will-o-the-people.
So I figure we don't really have to worry about Johnny-"get-me-more-guns" this time 'round.
Thank you for the kind wishes, Froggie - I'm all good. Except for the itches.
"Republicans tried "Just Say No" to end drug abuse in the 80s. I don't remember how that one turned out- I was high, and not paying attention."
Just Say No was Nancy Reagan's gig. It wasn't an abusive strategy. Nor was it intended to inconvenience you.
"Anyway, I bet promoting abstinence as a way to end AIDS will be equally as effective."
Okay. What should be done about AIDS? It is still considered fatal.
Your mocking tone suggests on one hand that the government is ineffective, but on the other hand, that you want powerful government intervention.
In other words, you have no idea how the world should handle AIDS and the factors that spread it.
"...if the senator from New York were to respond in such an incoherent manner, however, the media would be in full mouth foaming frenzy mode."
Really? What media? The NY Times? Hardly. The NY Daily News? Hardly. The NY Post. Yes.
What about the remainder of the News Media? No. The News Media has a definite leftward bias that limits itself to mild criticism of Democrats.
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Air America are not News Media outlets. They are deeply partisan and have no interest in "news".
Therefore, why excite yourself over what's said on those venues? They preach to their respective choirs and nothing more.
Limbaugh, Hannity and O'Reilly are nothing more than entertainers whose schtick is partisan politics. That's it. Gasbags who entertain with politics instead of other listener interests.