I haven’t seen this posted yet.
John McCain on the Imus show:
“He [Michael Graham] also mentioned my abridgement of First Amendment rights, i.e. talking about campaign finance reform…I know that money corrupts…I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected, that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I’d rather have the clean government.”
I understand this is McCain’s honest opinion (which is one of the many reasons I don’t like him), but why voice it? Who is he appealing to with that kind of statement?
I can’t think of any way at all that he can defend that statement in the primaries (if he decides to run for president again), whether he runs as a Republican, Democrat, or Independent. Maybe the Green Party and Ralph Nader will get behind him, but other than that, who?