McCain And The Ambition To Be President: Caught On Tape

As if there weren’t already enough examples of John McCain’s dishonesty and hypocrisy, he has delivered another strikingly brazen illustration of just how far he will go to promote himself and to demean his opponent, Barack Obama. And it’s all captured on video:

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The video above shows McCain speaking a few days ago when he repeated an attack that has become a standard part of his stump speech. Along with alleging that Obama would sell out his country for his personal gain, McCain has been accusing him of having “ambition” (the horror!).

McCain: Even in retrospect, he would choose the path of retreat and failure for America over the path of success and victory. Behind all of these claims and positions by Senator Obama lies the ambition to be president. What’s missing is the judgment to be commander in chief.

Setting aside for the moment that every candidate that has ever run for the presidency had ambition, McCain has taken hypocrisy to a new level. In his 2002 biography, Worth the Fighting For, McCain says this about himself:

McCain: “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. . . . In truth, I’d had the ambition for a long time.”

So, who is the callously ambitious, self-serving politician, Johnny?


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  1. …I am attacking John McCain’s character as well as his judgment.

    • Edger on August 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I cannot look at McCain and watch his mouth parts move and listen to his grunts and chest thumping while I’m drinking coffee and trying to get the other eye open.

    But consider him attacked, personally, professionally, characterwise, and every other way possible.

    He should go find a tar pit. And fall in it.

  2. believe anything McSame says anymore?  “If his lips are moving, he’s lying” seems to be true.

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