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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, June 26, 2022


Just call me nobody. I don't get calls from pollsters or asked what I think. I have been watching George W. Bush attacking Sen. John McCain's character while trying to morph himself into McCain at the same time.
I am related to the Bush family on the Walker side: I know him and his kind. He claims to be a conservative yet raised almost $80 million from the elite power brokers of Texas business and has almost spent it all. He claims to be compassionate yet is vicious and deceitful in his attacks on McCain and the horrible Democrats and Independents that vote for McCain. Then he has the nerve to say he wants to reach out to these same voters?
I watched Bush at a press conference say his campaign was not doing the push-poll calls against McCain and CSPAN cameras picked him up saying to his campaign staff the attacks would continue but not on TV. I heard Bush say now he is a reformer with a record. Yes, Texas is at the bottom of most categories now.
He says that McCain hasn't done anything. Wrong, McCain got the line-item veto into law. He also shamed Congress into changing the law so they couldn't get gifts any more from lobbyists. He also has been a big slasher of pork-barrel spending.
He is hurting the elite country club set in the party and the power brokers who give bucks to ensure the right pork comes home. That is why Bush is attacking McCain and why hundreds of millions of soft money will be spent by groups against him.
Senator McCain has had over an 80 percent rating for the last 18 years from conservative organizations and on the life issue. But his reforms could hurt those groups so they are willing to "abort" him for their personal power. I ran for the State Legislature in Arizona and was attacked by the same establishment types that are now going after John. These guys are vicious!
I am a disabled Navy veteran with Muscular Dystrophy who was reared as a conservative Democrat. When I was a kid in San Antonio, Texas I worked for John Kennedy's campaign back when he supported a strong military, strength of the individual, limited government and said, "the ears of the Democrat Party will never fall deaf the cries of the unborn child."
I volunteered for military service at the height of Vietnam and served for 8 years. After the service I moved to Arizona where I found the leadership of the Democratic Party were of the Communist persuasion. I changed my affiliation to the Republican Party and worked to get a fellow Veteran with my conservative views elected to Congress. John McCain has gone on from there to serve twice in the House and is now on his third term in the Senate. I have been in the campaign office when he tossed lobbyists out. I have seen him get furious when he found out the way the Veteran's Hospital treated myself and other Veteran volunteers. I saw how his wife Cindy got addicted to pain medication after enduring painful back surgeries. I also saw how John and Cindy fought together to get her off that addiction. I have seen the love of family that allowed them to not bat an eye when it came to adopting a child in need.
I would rather have someone who has battled his injuries from being a P.O.W. and dealing with his family's health needs taking care of health care issues. I prefer to have someone who has seen the ugly side of war in charge of our military and foreign policy. I want someone who understands how Congress works to oversee its power.
I must fight the lies that Bush has been spitting out about John McCain because I know better from first-hand experience over the last 15 years. Don't be fooled by the garbage the Bush Campaign is handing out. Senator John McCain is the real thing and is more deserving than the clone. I moved to New Mexico and was a Democrat after Bush Sr. and Dole walked away from the Reagan legacy, but I have changed back to Republican and will vote for John McCain because our nation deserves better than the alternatives that are out there.
Mule Creek, NM
P.S. McCain also won 70 percent of the vote in his last election. A majority of women, Hispanics and the various tribes in Arizona supported him. And yes, Democrats and Independents too!

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