Monday, July 16, 2007

John McCain - The World's Biggest Small-Time Candidate

In recent days, several members of John McCain's campaign has jumped ship. Some speculate that they are just opportunists, trying to get on board the next big thing (IE, Fred Thompson), while others contend they're simply trying to save themselves before the ship goes down.

My question to you, the reader, is this - was John McCain ever a viable candidate in 2008?

Since January, the media-types have been talking about the "big 3" - Rudy, Mitt, and John McCain. But John McCain doesn't necessarily deserve this title, does he? What exactly has he accomplished, besides devaluing the rule of law by trying to reward lawbreaking illegals for all of their efforts with citizenship?

John McCain has been a media favorite since the 2000 campaign season -- and has been getting a lot of media hype, for reasons that are beyond my comprehending.

Mission Statement


As a first-time blogger who recently discovered the world of blogging, I decided it might be a good idea to explain the purpose of this blog as it relates to the title.

I was reading an article about conservatism one day, and I was surprised to read about the difficult nature in defining conservatism in politics. This makes sense because, while the basic principles of the word may be similar all over, conservatives have different goals in different countries of the world. Even in our own country, there is a disunity of what conservatism actually is - what it means, where it comes from, and how we should apply conservative principles to politics and policy.

Therefore, while it is admittedly a lofty goal, I wish to bring conservate principles into focus and help to define a more unifying and easily-understood idea of conservatism (through applications of conservative principles to current political events). Thus, I will be regularly reporting on newsworthy events, with analysis drawing on history, economics, philosophy, and theology as they all relate to conservatism, in the hopes of more clearly defining The Conservative Standard.

Stay tuned...