Perhaps McCain is Worth the Vote

The past several months have brought a clear Republican Party nominee and recently, a more and more decided democratic nominee.  I’ve discovered that, for the first time in my politically aware consciousness, I will not be absolutely disappointed by either party’s candidate.

John McCain spoke yesterday afternoon on issues of foreign policy: Remarks Transcript

I side with the democratic viewpoint on most issues, advocating social programs, little religious involvement, protection of the environment, and unabashed use of taxes to pay for the programs we universally enjoy as an American public.  Though I disagree with McCain on a number of issues, I feel that when it really comes down to it, he has what it takes to pursue policy for selfless reasons based on experience and advice from different viewpoints.

 “There is such a thing as international good citizenship. We need to be good stewards of our planet and join with other nations to help preserve our common home.”

“Our goal must be to win the “hearts and minds” of the vast majority of moderate Muslims who do not want their future controlled by a minority of violent extremists. In this struggle, scholarships will be far more important than smart bombs.”

I’ve found it very easy to harbor burning hatred for the neoconservative republican attitude of the current administration and party leadership, but statements such as the above make it impossible for me to classify McCain as anything but a responsible politician.

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