Friday, March 2, 2007

McCain Announces on Letterman, Says U.S. Lives 'Wasted', Spurns CPAC Invite

UPDATE: Hot Air now has video of Senator John McCain’s ‘unofficial’ official announcement on The Late Show.

UPDATE (Part II): Take a look at the rather clever flyer being handed out at CPAC …

Arizona Senator John McCain announced on The Late Show with David Letterman that he will indeed run for the presidency of the United States in 2008 on the Republican ticket. I found it particularly cheesy, but then again I am biased against him. He is a Republican (in name) but I don’t trust him. Let’s not forget – McCain-Feingold and what a disaster that was. Or, better yet, remember how he was considered as a potential running mate for John Kerry in 2004? In any event, McCain won’t ‘officially’ announce his candidacy until April but based on his appearance on The Late Show it is a done deal.

Here are some things to think about as McCain revs up his campaign …

During his 'informal' announcement on Letterman, McCain said, “Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be … We've wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives”.

Sound familiar?

Also, CPAC, the nation’s premier gathering of conservatives, is this weekend - will have exclusive coverage on their site (with mid-terms and the BIG basketball game this weekend, I was unable to attend) but Senator John McCain spurned an invitation, making him the only Republican candidate to do so. As others have clearly noted, this shows where his priorities are. This will only further damage his weak standing among conservatives.