I myself thought it was a pretty interesting view as how a politician
sways his ideals according to what he thinks the majority wants to here.
It's not just McCain at this point though.
It's the entire congress, that does this flip-flop .
Take the resolution to not support Bush's surge increase.
I watched some of it yesterday, well at least listened to it
so I may have a couple items wrong
The house passed the resolution, which I might add is a
and probably isn't worth the paper it's written on..
The authors of this bill, which had a Republican representation
want to stick a lot of amendments on the end of it.
The authors didn't want that....
Just a straight up or down vote..
sort of letting the American people see where every candidate
is on this issue, and these guys know they have to go home
So rather add their name to a yes or no vote, they stall the thing.
The House move has already shamed the Senate into a new attempt to bring to the floor an identical resolution opposing the force build-up
but supporting the troops, in an exceptional session today.
I agree that this most important as The vote, though symbolic,
almost certainly sets the stage for a constitutional showdown
between the White House and Congress over the President's
power to wage war not just in Iraq, but potentially against
Iran as well.
I see this as a test of the Constitution!!
[edit on 2/17/2007 by Ex]