Thomas Sowell: McCain's Crooked Talk:
The fact that McCain makes short, blunt statements does not make him a straight-talker.
There are short, blunt lies — and he told a big one on the eve of the Florida primary, when he claimed that Mitt Romney had advocated a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
During Mitt Romney’s ABC News interview that Senator McCain twisted, Governor Romney was asked by the interviewer whether he agreed with President Bush’s veto of congressional legislation setting a timetable for withdrawal, and whether Romney as President would veto similar legislation.
“Of course,” was Romney’s reply. There was no ambiguity.
When confronted with the truth, McCain continued his deceptive "Straight Talk"
McCain stuck to his guns, saying, "of course he said he wanted a timetable" for a withdrawal.
Of course. It will take an all out effort by conservatives to prevent John McCain from getting the Republican nomination. We managed to stop him before:
With the momentum of his Florida primary win behind him, going into the “Super Tuesday” primaries, John McCain has now been restored to the position of front runner that the media gave him at the outset.
Other Republicans are jumping on his bandwagon. This may have less to do with McCain’s own qualities than with the prospect of getting Cabinet posts or Supreme Court appointments as rewards for their political support.
It may all look like a done deal. But the McCain-Kennedy bill giving amnesty to illegal aliens looked like a done deal two years ago — until the public realized the truth behind the spin and brought that sell-out to a screeching halt.
Super Tuesday may be the voters’ last chance to bring the so-called “straight talk express” to a screeching halt.
There's a real possibility many conservatives with long memories will stay home in November if John McCain is the nominee. He will get some votes from Independents, but will it be enough? Mitt Romney is the only candidate left who can unite conservatives. I don't see how a Republican can win without them.