The Pluses and Minuses of John McCain

The following is completely subjective on my part; however it does begin to quantify a bit why I support John McCain.
As the table below shows, he’s not perfect. However when I look at his life and his career I see a pretty strong contender for the presidency.




































































Plus

Weight (1-20)

Minus

Weight (1-20)

Military Service

20

Failure of his first marriage

5

USS Forrestal Incident

2

Keating 5 involvement

3

POW Internment

20

McCain-Feingold

10

Amicable treatment of his ex-wife

3

Immigration Reform

10

Overall Senate Record

10

Gun Control Support

5

Support of Iraq

20

 

 

2000 Treatment at hands of Bush campaign

5

 

 

Overall Trust On Security Issues

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100

 

33

I guess this shows that I like the guy 3x more than I dislike him – which feels about right. He’s also an interesting contrast to this Democratic presidential candidate.

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4 Comments

  1. ligneus:

    Either him or Giuliani, no one else and specially not Thunder Thighs or Obanana.
    I’ve said all along that the next Pres would be a Rep simply because I can’t see any Dem that is remotely electable. [I thought that of Kerry and he came close, also Pelosi….......]

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  3. Don:

    I agree. I just can’t wait for the U.S. military to stay in Iraq for 100 years, not to mention having to work to pay for it. I’d say more but the wife and I have to get to work in order to start producing the 5 generations of soldiers that will be needed in order to replenish the U.S. military forces in Iraq.

  4. Scott Kirwin:

    I just can’t wait for the U.S. military to stay in Iraq for 100 years

    Well considering that we’ve been in Germany and Japan for 63, you may be right on the figure.

    As for “replenishing” the troops, what rock have you been under? We lost 23 soldiers in Iraq last month. Do you know how many we lost during 3 days in 1944? 19,000.

    Perspective… You need it.

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