Originally Posted by Fellowship
McCain seems like more of the same and most Americans are sick of where this country is now in terms of international opinion of America
The window for McCain is gone - he should have won the 2000 election and been our president, things would have gone much better.
However, I won't be horrified if he gets to be our president - there are a lot of things that will go well.
- I still strongly believe that our only real energy option for the next 50 years involves lots of Plutonium (breeder reactors and fuel reprocessing). If this is so, then we cannot suffer small countries to live - they need to merge into larger countries, and the best way to get this to happen is for them to unite against us.
If we try to control the world, it will cause places like South America to merge into large trading/defense blocs that are effectively single countries (like the EU). We really need this to happen, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
- I will be happy that taxes are not raised, the national debt will go up but it is still at a manageable level (60% of GDP, compare that to 200% of GDP for Japan - they are in big trouble).
- I am pretty sure he will do a good job on immigration and border security, without tinging it with racism or pandering to unions.
- Free trade = National security. Countries with a lot of trade ties tend not to attack each other, for example we will never go to war with China. We need that kind of relationship with the large blocs that will form in South America and Africa.
- If he really does ends pork barrel spending and other government waste, then he will probably end up in the top "10 presidents of all time" list.
- They won't take our guns away (well, I don't own a gun, but they won't take my neighbor's guns away).
My worries about McCain
- What about the gay folks - will he kick them around like all the other Repubs do?
- Will he continue to suck up to the horrible Christians after he gets elected
- killing Roe v Wade = doubled murder rate in 20 years.