Thursday, October 19, 2006

Hardball Express

Sen. McCain was on the Hardball college tour straight out of Ames yesterday.

There wasn't much groundbreaking information that came out of the interview. Matthews said of McCain"most think he'll be the next President." McCain did a little pandering, predicting a Cyclones victory over Texas Tech this weekend (we are going to have to disagree on that one).

Asked when McCain would make a decision on 08 the Senator said, "after Thanksgiving" and Matthews replied "So, I'll call you on Friday then."

You can read the Register's recap here and the Hotline's here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone from the McCain camp explain this quote from last night?

McCain: "I think that gay marriage should be allowed, if there's a ceremony kind of thing, if you want to call it that. I don't have any problem with that, but I do believe in preserving the sanctity of a union between man and woman."

So, he is pro-gay marriage, yet believes in preserving the sanctity of a union between man and woman. Huh? How do you do both?

THe part that was clear is that he's pro-gay marriage (as long as there's a ceremony or something). Huh?

Interesting that he's supposedly PURE on abortion but is not PURE on gay marriage.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, he had the opportunity to support the marriage amendment, and he didnt'. So sounds to me like Mr. Straight Talk is more like Mr. Double Talk. He wants it both ways, but when it came down to a vote, he's for gay marriage.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this transcript online, looks like McCain re-visited the question later on during the show:

"On the issue of the gay marriage. I believe if people want private ceremonies, that's fine. I do not believe gay marriage should be legal. [Booing]"

Social conservatives will find no problem with John McCain on the issue of Marriage.

McCain is also the Honorary Chairman of the group pushing for Arizona's constitutional amendment which defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

1:45 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

Social conservatives will find no problem with John McCain on the issue of Marriage.

Can't get a gay marriage in Texas? No problem, just go to another state over the weekend and bring your certificate home with you. That's what the FMA would protect against.

McCain is a vocal opponent of the FMA, meaning he's in favor of one or several states acting as the Las Vegas of gay marriage.

McCain's got a big social conservative problem.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So, those that want a repeal of Roe v Wade so that these decisions should be left to the states are at fault as well?

Can't get an abortion in Texas? No Problem, just go to another state over the weekend and bring your dead baby home with you.

2:30 PM  
Blogger murphy said...


Big difference. The description you painted in the abortion case is an improvement over the current situation.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You often proclaim the virtue of Mr. Romney. Please explain this link:

3:08 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

Anon (and which anon am I speaking to this time?)

FACT: Romney's rhetoric has always been pro-equality for people regardless of their gender, orientation, etc.

FACT: Romney's rhetoric has always been anti-gay-marriage and anti-gay-sex-act.

That article cannot produce a single quote or fact showing these two points above to be false. Actually, when the article sticks to the quotes and facts, it supports the above statements.

The author of that article then tries to pretend that Romney's position has changed by comparing old quotes on bigotry and discrimination to current quotes on gay marriage. His only sources for this are other people as confused as he is.

Don't you understand what the whole marriage debate is about? Marriage is not about equal rights for adults! That is how the LEFT chooses to frame it. This author is pulling a bait-and-switch on you, and you're buying it!

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought we were talking about McCain! Come on...the Mitt blog is the one above it. I want to hear more about this pro-gay marriage stance of McCains. I'm surprised and it is a deal breaker for me personally. A civil union is the same as a marriage in the eyes of the law. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

He can't be for both. It's impossible. It's like trying to be Jewish and Christian at the same time, or heteorsexual and homosexual at the same time.

5:32 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

...technically that would be called bisexual. Just yanking your chain anon!

For the record, I'm not sure if McCain is pro-gay marriage...but he's most certainly anti-do-anything-about-it.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commonwealth Anon 5:32-

Then it's just like trying to be both Morman and Christian at the same time.

Romney can't be both. It's impossible.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Burton Rider said...

Always resorting to the religious bigotry. You guys are weak.

McCain is pro-gay marriage. Even Pataki is to the right of McCain on marriage. Only Rudy and Hillary stand to the left of McCain.

He splits hairs on it, but he would do nothing to stop it except support some amendments in states. We need the FMA.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Technically that would be bisexual"

Not sure I agree. I think you are fundamentally one or the other. Bisexuals just want to have sex with anything that moves.

8:24 AM  

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