August 24, 2013
It isn't easy to be a moderate Republican these days. Witness the blowback Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.) faced after they pushed for immigration reform. On other issues, they have gone out of their way to appease the GOP's tea-party element. Given this environment, it should be comforting to Pennsylvanians that their junior senator isn't afraid to reach across the aisle to the benefit of all Americans. For example, while Sen. Pat Toomey thinks the Affordable Care Act would be best repealed, he is working with Democrats to amend it instead.
September 16, 2008
REPUBLICANS have been playing divisive wedge politics to squeak out election wins for decades. They never give the religious right what it wants because then there wouldn't be any abortion bait to dangle every four years. This year, the GOP offers the "second coming. " John McCain has shown through retread policy positions and slanderous campaign lies that he's the second coming of George W. Bush. Brandon Bittner, Royersford
June 23, 2008
I THOUGHT there was supposed to be a choice in an election. Apparently not, as there are basically two Democrats running. If Obama is elected, you better start changing the "Made in the U.S.A. " stamp to "Made in the U.S.S.A. " - the United Socialist States of America. I heard Obama say that John McCain doesn't acknowledge Obama's accomplishments. Maybe that's because there are none. Tom Bell, Philadelphia
August 4, 2008 |
John McCain is making a quick visit to the Philadelphia area today. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to fly into Philadelphia International Airport at midmorning. From there, he is scheduled to travel to Montgomery County to tour a local business before leaving for South Dakota. None of the local events is open to the public.
May 8, 2009
THANK God Arlen Specter has left our party. (Please take John McCain and daughter Meghan with you.) He's the most liberal "Republican" ever, and I still don't believe the "single-bullet theory. " God help us with King Obama in command, with his TelePrompTer and Joe "Plugs" Biden at his side. Jim Della Vecchia, Philadelphia
June 1, 2006
AS WE CELEBRATED Memorial Day and pondered its significance, it is difficult to comprehend the rudeness that commencement speaker John McCain had to endure at the New School in New York. I hope that the indecorous young collegian who dishonored Sen. McCain gets the opportunity to read Christine Flowers' persuasively penned May 26 Daily News op-ed. Then her education would be complete. David Lynch Willow Grove
March 3, 2000 |
IS THERE A PODIATRIST IN THE HOUSE? On "The Tonight Show," John McCain desperately searches for a campaign issue in the attractively pedicured feet of actress Neve Campbell. (He didn't find one.) PUFF PIECE: Bill Bradley tries a makeover in his last-ditch search for votes.
March 10, 2000
Our weekly look at the lighter side of the campaign trail SAYONARA: Bill Bradley waves goodbye to his quixotic quest for the Oval Office - and signals his support for Al (the Terminator) Gore. DEAR GEORGE: Bowing to the almost inevitable, John McCain suspended his campaign yesterday without any hint of when - if ever - he would endorse George W. Bush.
October 19, 2008 |
The Inquirer's Editorial Board took the unusual step of accompanying today's presidential endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama with a dissenting view making the case for Sen. John McCain. The dissenting view runs about half the length of the endorsement, and notes that the decision to back Obama "was not unanimous. " Editorial page editor Harold Jackson said that some newspapers, such as the USA Today, occasionally offered dissenting views on issues, but that he did not know of one being crafted for a presidential endorsement.
August 30, 2004
JOHN McCAIN was severely wounded in Vietnam and languished in a North Vietnamese prison for years. Max Cleland had three limbs blown off by a grenade. John Kerry saw action in Swift boats, saved a life and was awarded numerous medals. At about the same time, George Bush went AWOL from his National Guard unit. The Republican attack machine has spit on the service of all three of these war heroes. Spit on them just as surely as some of our returning vets were spit on so long ago. Yet George Bush continues to get a free ride.