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US Election: Why top Tories are turning their backs on John McCain .

I think this falls under something like misery loves company. So does anger.  Yeah,yeah the right to opinion and all that.  I still don’t think our internal politics and especially an election this important, is any of their damn business.  So yeah, I’m a bit miffed.  And I’m not in love with McAmnasty either but he’s all we got except for Sarah Palin and countless ppl who could do the job but won’t run.
It is true sadly, that McCain is not an inspirational speaker.


US Election: Why top Tories are turning their backs on John McCain

By Iain Dale
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 10/10/2008

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All my adult life I have supported Republican candidates in American presidential elections. Like most Tory MPs and activists, I have wanted to be impressed by John McCain. I went to see him speak at the Tory conference in 2006, expecting to be wowed. Like most others, I left profoundly disappointed by his speech, which was pedestrian and devoid of inspiration. Maybe he was having an off day, I thought.

I felt McCain - as a maverick - could distance himself from the ideological zealots in his party who have done so much to turn it from a political party into a narrow sect. Many of us thought Sarah Palin could give his ticket the “wow” factor Barack Obama had given the Democrats. We were wrong on both counts.

Few senior Tories have expressed any enthusiasm for John McCain as US President.

(and I bet fewer still know anything about the supreme court and what left leaning administration would do to the USA. Well screw these ppl. Frankly, I’m bothered that foreigners would stick their unwanted fuckin noses in our politics anyway. I don’t want them showing anything for either party.  And I resent the FACT that many come to the states and work for both. It shouldn’t be allowed. )

Many Conservative MPs have travelled a similar journey over the past few months - a journey most of us thought we could never make, and a journey that has resulted in a decision to break the habit of a lifetime and declare our support for the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama.

Tory MP Richard Spring, who doubles as David Cameron’s envoy to the City of London, is one of many who have always supported the Republicans, but are now backing Obama. “It’s important for America’s reputation in the world to be improved and Obama can be instrumental in bringing this about,” he says. ”He sends out a signal of change.”

Oh that’s just peachy.  Our reputation rests on electing a left leaning socialist who belonged to a church where his preacher “God Damned America”

Spring’s colleague Andrew Tyrie agrees: “I have always been a Republican, but Bush has done so much damage to the project of the family of western nations that I feel only an Obama presidency can rectify it. We need something that is demonstrably a huge change.”

(Family of WHAT?  WTF is that all about?  Sure, if we agree with everything they (euros) decree and go sheep like along with their demands, we’re good guys. Otherwise I guess we’re guilty of the fall of western civilization.)

Richard Spring estimates that at least half the Conservative Parliamentary Party would vote for Obama given the chance, something that would have been unthinkable in the pre-George W. Bush era.

Many shadow ministers remain publicly coy about their leanings, but it’s remarkable how few, even privately, express any enthusiasm for the McCain-Palin ticket.

(Well screw them anyway. Who are they to be enthused or not? Whose election is it? What? We have to impress these asswipes?)
Senior whip Simon Burns and the shadow business secretary, Alan Duncan, have both outed themselves as Democrat supporters, but few others are willing to go on the record.

One shadow cabinet member is a signed-up member of the Obama fan club, yet believes if he were to admit to it publicly, it would damage his status within the party. He likens it to the reluctance of so many Tory MPs to sign up to David Cameron’s leadership campaign in the early days. “We thought people would think we had taken leave of our senses,” he tells me. “Cameron and Obama are both agents of change, in a way that their opponents never could be.” He adds: “The Conservative Party is always suspicious of change - until it has been proved to work.”

Few Obama-supporting Tories seem remotely bothered by his extremely liberal voting record in the Senate. Simon Burns says: “Obama is like any true compassionate Conservative. He is focusing on helping the vulnerable and the middle classes.” Another former Republican-supporting Tory MP, Ben Wallace, thinks an Obama victory is necessary to give the Republicans a much-needed jolt. “Young people on the centre-Right don’t have a home to go to,” he complains. “The religious Right has taken over the Republicans.” He cites the so-called Blue Dog Democrats, who believe in fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets, as the reason British Conservatives can feel comfortable about supporting Obama.

While Cameron remains a fan of McCain, he has been very careful to demonstrate even-handedness, as he knows only too well that Obama is closer to many of his own ideas and goals. Cameron’s trusted adviser, Steve Hilton, has wisely been give the task of developing closer relations with Obama’s entourage during his six-month stay in California. Could it be that the Tory leader himself is a closet Obama backer?

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