SC & NH React to John McCain's Implosion
Katon Dawson, the Republican Party chairman in South Carolina, a key 2008 primary state, said: "South Carolina is certainly Bush country. Overwhelmingly, the communications we're getting are supporting the president. Obviously, the president is right on this issue. I think John McCain thinks he's right - McCain and Warner and Graham. I think people on the ground think they're wrong."This comes as the South Carolina Republicans debate closing their primary. (Is this why Weaver & Co. have moved on to trying to buy Alabama?)
Joseph McQuaid, editor of the legendary Manchester Union Leader isn't happy either:
Sen. McCain comes here because he wants to be our next President. But the question is being asked, in the midst of the most difficult and challenging war we have ever faced, can the nation afford a President McCain? ...Poor John Weaver -- all that hard work kissing up to Bushies, now in ruins.
Sen. McCain is fighting the wrong war when he equates stateless Islamic jihadists with nations with whom we have fought in the past. You don't read Miranda rights to barbarians or worry about "what the world thinks'' when you are fighting an enemy that is out to destroy you. If McCain can't understand that, New Hampshire citizens must question why they should support him for President.