April 17, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly described Sen. John McCain as representing Nevada. He represents Arizona. The following version has been updated. A COWARDLY minority of senators blocked a gun background-check proposal on Wednesday , in one vote betraying both the will of the American people and the charge voters gave them to work in their interest. But at least those senators avoided a rebuke from the National Rifle Association.
October 8, 2008 |
Last night's debate, a town-hall discussion dominated by economic questions, made it clear that John McCain's effort to change the campaign's focus to the culture wars of the 1960s is not going to work. Voters want candidates to talk about problems and how to solve them, especially the enormous ones confronting us now. And so it was that while McCain took shots at Barack Obama -- about his "cronies and his friends" at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, about his tax proposals, about his health-care plan -- he could not drag the debate into...
February 17, 2008 |
Foreign policy has slipped to the periphery of presidential politics, displaced by a nonexistent recession as the voters' preoccupation. Come autumn, however, Iraq and Iran may be central subjects, Iraq as a bigger problem for the Democratic nominee than for John McCain and Iran as a problem for McCain. And the presidency may be won by the candidate who embraces a modest conception of that office. Regarding Iraq, Democrats have won a retrospective argument: Most Americans regret the invasion and execrate the bungled aftermath.
August 1, 2008 |
In his 2002 book, "Worth the Fighting For," John McCain offered this confession -- an acknowledgment of a restless mind: "Although I seem to tolerate introspection better the older I am, there are still too many claims on my attention to permit more than the briefest excursions down the path of self-awareness. When I am no longer busy with politics, and with my own ambitions, I hope to have more time to examine what I have done and failed to do with my career, and why. " A telling observation, or so it seems, and...
July 14, 2008
Sen. John McCain spent yesterday visiting supporters at his headquarters in Phoenix before embarking on a one-week tour aimed at highlighting opportunities for people of all constituencies. He will address the National Council of La Raza today, have breakfast with Latino small-business owners in Albuquerque on Tuesday and speak at the NAACP convention in Cincinnati on Wednesday. SOURCE: Staff writer Juliet Eilperin AUG. 25-28 Democratic National Convention SEPT. 1-4 Republican National Convention
November 5, 2008
John McCain tested Missouri's long-standing reputation as a bellwether state yesterday as he battled to overcome a wave of economic uncertainty that drove women, younger people, and black and Hispanic voters to Barack Obama. The Show-Me State has voted for the presidential loser only once in about the past 100 years, choosing Adlai Stevenson, another Democrat from Illinois, in 1956. President Bush carried Missouri in 2004, winning 54 percent of the women's vote. But his plummeting popularity and the faltering economy...