Republican John McCain is trying to find separation from the failed policies of the Republican Party as personified by George W. Bush as he heads into the general election. The failed policies of the GOP go well beyond Bush however to all those Governors, state legislators and Members of the House and Senate in Washington who also aspire to class warfare, deregulation, smaller government and privatization of public services for private profit.
John McCain was a maverick once but he abandoned that position when he decided to run for president this year. He has embraces most of all of the Bush agenda. Do you really want to put your Social Security trust fund in the hands of Wall Street? Do you actually trust investment bankers with your retirement? John McCain advocates this. Do you really want massive tax cuts for the richest people in America while 18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have access to medical care? McCain supports this.
Do you believe invading Iraq was a good idea? McCain supported that. Do you think attacking Iran is a good idea? John McCain goes around the country singing "bomb, bomb Iran." If you support the failed policies of George W. Bush then John McCain is your man. Remember it this way: McCain means more of the same.