McCain gets things done
Soon, California Republican voters will have the opportunity to select a candidate for president of the United States who has the leadership and established record to prove that he can get important things done in D.C. Sen. John McCain is a fiscal conservative with the guts and determination to effectively reach across the isle to co-sponsor important legislation on critical issues facing this nation. He alone is capable of breaking the partisan gridlock which has paralyzed the legislative process in this great nation. As a maverick he has occasionally angered some of the unbending who stand on some principle regardless of impact. Sen. McCain is pragmatic about progress. He is willing to take great political risk to move matters forward. His willingness to actually deal with the growing illegal immigration issue, and skill at creating useful legislation in that matter and his successful co-sponsorship of the Campaign Finance Reform Act are just two examples of his bipartisan achievements. Sen. McCain is perhaps best known for his endless battle against the pork that gets added each year to the appropriations bills, foolishly driving up government spending. His determination to put our national finances in order is matched by his proven ability to get that job done.
Sen. McCain was alone among all the candidates in correctly assessing the military strategy in Iraq. His knowledge of the full range of security matters and determination to ensure the security of this country from any threat is not arguable. He is not only the true expert in these matters, but, as with his other work, he knows exactly how to get the security job done. When it comes to national security, when he talks, people listen.
From a strictly political perspective, Sen. McCain is probably the only Republican candidate capable of beating either Sen. Clinton or Sen. Obama in the general election in a year where the people of this country want not only change but a government free of political gridlock. I strongly recommend a vote for Sen. John McCain to be the Republican candidate for President.
retired Rear Adm., U.S. Navy,