It looks like you got some really bad news this past weekend when chief hate-filled bigot, James Dobson, said he could not under any circumstances support you for President. That had to come as a big surprise and a huge blow, especially since pulling the wool over Jerry Falwell’s eyes went so well. But then Jerry Falwell is no James Dobson.
You definitely underestimated James Dobson, a powerful Evangelical leader. Really sir, did you truly think you could be so wishy-washy on an issue as near and dear to these homophobic haters’ stone-cold hearts as gay marriage? One minute you are saying:
I think gay marriage should be allowed if there is a ceremony kinda thing, if you want to call it that, I don’t have any problem with that…
And literally the next minute you are nervously “clarifying” your previous statement with this:
On the issue of the gay marriage, I believe if people want to have private ceremonies, that’s fine, I do not believe gay marriages should be legal.
I mean no disrespect sir, but here is the cold harsh reality. You’ve lost Americans who used to admire you. And it looks like you are on the fast track to losing the very people for whom you’ve trashed every value and principle that set you apart from other politicians. So since you are hell-bent on continuing down this path of political suicide in order to connect with these extremists, take my advice, cut the wishy washy crap. It doesn’t resonate with that crowd. As Steve over at the Carpetbagger says, they “are wholly unimpressed with McCain 1.0 and 2.0.” It is time to roll out version 3.0 and it better have the bugs worked out.
Update: Well I guess version 3.0 has been rolled out (that sure didn't take long):
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he hopes to patch things up with right-wing Christian leader James Dobson, who recently said he wouldn't support the Republican's presidential bid under any circumstances.
So glad to know that making nice with the Dobson crowd is Senator McCain’s top priority. That means my son and every other American who does not meet Dobson’s approval will be thrown under the bus.
Well Senator McCain, go for it. You and the Dobson crowd deserve each other, but this country deserves so much better than you and something tells me I am not the only one who feels this way.