I got this e mail from John McCain today. I almost just hit the delete button but read it and looked at the survey mentioned. It was the typical political stuff. Directed questions which all meant to show how much you and the party and candidates are in step with your stated views. Since John said my feedback was needed I thought I would go off the page a little and write back to him.
I am 100 percent committed to leading our Party to victory in this November’s elections all across the country
As a critical first step in uniting our Party and putting together a winning campaign plan I am asking you to take part in a Victory 2008 critical issues survey. I hope you will help our efforts today by following this link and completing it online.
Your support for RNC VICTORY 2008 and your survey answers are vital to electing Republicans this November. Your participation will give us a greater understanding of the views of voters in your area. And it will provide an invaluable up-to-date reading on many of the key issues that will decide the outcome of this momentous election.
The fate of all of our Republican candidates and the fate of our Party in the 2008 election is in the hands of Americans like you. We cannot succeed without your immediate input. Please join us in our campaign to make sure America is on the right path by completing your Victory 2008 Critical Issues Survey today.
With warmest regards,
P.S. Your participation in the Victory 2008 Survey Project is crucial to getting a better understanding of the views of voters in your area. I hope you will return your completed Survey to RNC Headquarters today.
Dear Senator McCain,
I am not a Republican, I am a conservative. I usually vote for Republican candidates because they best represent my views. I am 100% committed to not just saying close enough anymore when I cast my vote.
The past eight years have been a bigger disappointment for me than the eight years of Clinton because I expected so much from a President who I thought was a conservative and governed like a liberal. I would like to support you because of your genuine status as an American hero and long family tradition of service to America but your involvement in McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy among other things leaves me leery.
You asked me to fill in a survey which is meant to show support for your positions but I have opted to give you a few things I would like addressed in the general campaign.
I am not interested in reaching across the aisle and getting along with socialist like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. I don’t care if their intentions are good or they are noble people. So was Chamberlain.
I am interested in kicking Islamic extremist down a deep dark hole. I am interested in making English our national language. I am interested in voter reforms which assure only citizens vote. I am interested in securing our borders by doing so helping to secure our economic future. I am interested in energy independence even if it means drilling wells in the Rose Garden, my front yard and the middle of the Yosemite Valley. I am interested in returning manufacturing and middle class jobs to the United States from Mexico, China and India. I am interested in the sanctity of human life and think the right to life trumps so called “reproductive rights” which I am having difficulty finding in the Constitution. I am interested in keeping my Second Amendment rights because I realize without the Second Amendment there will soon be no First Amendment.
Finally I am interested in exactly who you are going to appoint to the Supreme Court. I actually don’t give a big horse’s backside who you pick as a running mate. He or she will have little or no effect on my life over the next twenty or thirty years but those Justices will be around for a long time.
So, please name a few names and give me a sign on just a few of these issues so I can leave my clothespin home on Election Day.
Your Fellow Reagan Conservative,