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Hi everyone, I'm Nick. I'm a 20 year-old college student in Washington state, looking to major in political science and minor in finance. I currently attend community college but am planning on transferring to the University of Washington.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

What A Mess

Do you think there is any way that the Republican Party could be any more divided right now? The conservatives in the party have basically declared war on John McCain, and are on a vendetta to ensure that he is not the nominee. At the same time, many of them have threatened to sit out in November if he wins the nomination. Does this make any sense at all? What ever happened to winning, what ever happened to attacking the other side more than attacking your own side? Barack Obama was declared the most liberal senator in the U.S. Senate in 2007, according to, and instead of exploiting that, the conservatives would rather spend their time attacking McCain.

Now, I'm not saying that I'm a huge fan of the senator from Arizona. With me being a conservative, he was not my first, second, or third choice, but it's looking more and more like he is going to be the Republican nominee, and there is no way that I'm going to spend my time trying to take him down. Even if I have qualms with his record, I know that he is on the right side of many issues, two of which are very important to me. First, he is staunchly pro-life and has the voting record to prove it. Secondly, he won't let Iraq become another Vietnam, and will instead give our boys a chance to defeat the enemy and help the Iraqis establish a stable democracy.

Victor Davis Hanson, came out with a great piece today on, with the title, "Democrats Want to Lose... But Republicans Don't Want To Win." He writes, "If Hillary Clinton does end up winning her party's nomination, November's vote may hinge on whether moderates and liberals are nauseated enough by the Clintons' brawling and character assassination to cross over and vote for a decorated Republican war hero — that is, if his own flag-waving party doesn't destroy him first. "

In the most recent polling by Rasmussen (1/25-1/27), John McCain is ahead by 8 points over Clinton and by 6 points over Obama . On the contrary, Mitt Romney has trailed Clinton in every poll since the beginning of January, and has never led in a poll when matched up against Obama.

Again I say, if Republicans want to win in November, they need to come together and rally around McCain. If they don't, and they destroy him instead, we're looking at retreat and defeat in Iraq, higher taxes, more spending, bigger government, liberal justices being appointed to the Supreme Court, and a litany of other things that are sure to take place with Hillary or Obama as president. For the sake of our futures, let's not let that happen.

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