Douglas MacKinnon

Other than hurting Romney right before the Florida primary, what would be the motivation of Williams? I have a great deal of trouble believing that he would have ever said, “…44 percent of respondents say a Jewish president would have a difficult time uniting the country,” or “…44 percent of respondents say a Muslim president would have a difficult time uniting the country.” Such words would never cross his politically correct lips.

Understanding that, I was somewhat surprised and saddened to watch as John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Rudy Giuliani all remained silent when their fellow candidate, fellow Republican, and fellow American, was slimed by the statement. To his credit, Mitt Romney remained dignified as he reminded Williams, NBC News, the mainstream media, and the other candidates, of one overriding truth: “I think when the Constitution and the founders said no religious test shall ever be required for qualification for office or public trust in these United States, that the founders meant just that. And I don’t believe for a minute that Republicans or Americans, for that matter, are going to impose a religious test when the founders said it’s as un-American as anything you can think of. I just don’t believe it.”

It is un-American, and yet, in the interest of self-preservation, McCain, Huckabee and Giuliani became mute and aided and abetted a left-wing hit job. Of course, of all the candidates on that stage, John McCain seemed the least inclined to criticize the progressive hands that feed him.

During the same Florida debate where Williams went after Romney, he glowingly stated that the New York Times was about to endorse John McCain in the morning. Why? What does the New York Times see in John McCain that makes them so giddy? For that matter, why have such far-left papers as the Boston Globe, the Concord Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and numerous others, either outright endorsed McCain, or gushed over his candidacy?

Why does former president Bill Clinton say that Hillary Clinton and John McCain are “Very close?” Why does John McCain so eagerly confirm it?

As conservatives, Republicans, and Americans, what are we missing here? Why is the liberal media going out of its way to attack Romney while canonizing McCain?

Shouldn’t we dig a little deeper before we vote for a candidate deemed the “perfect Republican” by the mainstream media?

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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