YouTube – McCains Ambition: In His Own Words

So from Senator John McCain’s book, “Worth The Fighting For”, he candidly tells what for him anyway, running for president is all about. It’s also in audio book for, so you can hear in his own voice, what’s written below. In his own words and voice, he explains that it’s not about the American people, it’s all about him. I guess this explains why he’s abandoned his principles over the years and caved. It’s all about going to the White House, a personal triumph. 

 “I didn’t decide to run for President to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become my ambition to be president. I was sixty-two years old when I made the decision and I thought it was my one shot at the prize” 

YouTube – McCains Ambition: In His Own Words.

3 thoughts on “YouTube – McCains Ambition: In His Own Words

  1. So here’s my question:
    Did you read\listen to the entire book? The quote mentions that he was 62, which means he felt that way in the 2000 election.

    I’m wondering if in the book he says “but I learned something… bla bla bla” and now his reason for being president is different than eight years ago.

    If you can say “Yes” I read the book and that’s all he said, then you have a point.

    Else, you are doing what the press does and what a lot of humans do, which is, only listend to things that reassure you of your own poisitions.

    You don’t like McCain, therefore, you look to find things that re-enforce your belief.

    To be honest, I don’t like either of the canidates. They are both spend and spend politicians. That’s seems to be the only type American’s vote for now days.

    Obama is perfect for you if you are an average American in respects to income. If you are in the top 70 percentile of wage earners, Obama is going to hurt you and take money from you in the long term.

    McCain and the spinless republicans aren’t much better.

    Do me favor Tony. Instead of using other people’s stories and headlines to kind of say what you think and feel, write a blog entry with YOUR OWN OPINIONS. Don’t be a politician with your blog. Tell me how you feel and think so that we, as ordinary citizens, can have our voices heard and so we can understand each other. From understanding comes clarity.

    I’d really like to know why you think Obama is better for America than McCain or even Hillary.

  2. Good points, so let me clarify. I see news articles and then comment on them as to how I feel about it. I don’t think I’m using other people’s stories for my my opinions, I’m writing my opinions based on the stories I see.

    Now, to talk about McCain, my disappointment with him is that I just don’t believe that he’s the maverick that he once was. I think he sold his soul to get in the White House. And I also believe that it will not be him running that house, I really believe lobbyist will have too much influence and that he is really disconnect with many issues our country is facing.

    Now this selection of Gov. Palin, to me is just absurd. McCain’s thinking was to grab Hillary supporters and appease the Christian conservatives, a.k.a The Flat Earth Society. But I feel that will backfire by election day because she is simply the wrong choice. I have a previous post comparing Palin to myself with regards to V.P. experience (as a joke of course) covering issues from foreign policy to financial management, to make a point. There are many more qualified and palatable choices that McCain could have made, who could have been serious choices. And no, it’s not because she’s a woman, it is simply her resume and her extreme beliefs. I’m sorry but I just don’t think this country needs religious fanaticism in the White House.

    As far as Obama is concerned, yup, we’ll be broke. We will be taxed to death. He talks about not raising “income” taxes for anyone making under $250K, but he doesn’t mention capital gains, dividend or estate taxes. Those will go through the roof. I like Obama from the standpoint that he has motivated many people into the political process and have gotten people registered to vote. I think that is the most important thing he has done so far. As far as his domestic policies, I can’t disagree with him more, especially on healthcare, education and the redistribution of wealth. But I do agree with some of his economic proposals, especially with regulation in the capital markets, and I will be posting about that in a different post.

    Now onto the main issue around Obama which people want to treat like the crazy aunt in the upstairs bedroom. It exists. The issue of race. Sure I wold love to see a minority in the White House, I’d never expect to see it in my lifetime. Many people will vote for him simply because of his skin color,and many people will not vote for him simply because of his skin color. But I understand that even though he is black, he can be just as messed up and not accomplish much, as with any other president. So for the middle class working folks that Hillary spoke about, hopefully they’ll soon learn that there’s not much difference between a black president or a white president. And to me, that’s what this election is becoming about. Especially since my party has lost its way, or has been hijacked by the extreme right.

  3. Good comments… now that’s an opinion and converstation that we can be proud of. On my blog I’ve been pretty slow posting because I’ve gotten the two year election cycle blues… 😉

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