The principle of bipartisanship

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: May 15, 2007 10:17 PM

Chris Wallace challenges McCain's claim to consistently conservative given his votes on campaign finance reform, immigration reform, tax cuts, and embryonic stem cell research.   McCain basically evades to question by claiming that leadership means reaching across party lines for bipartisanship.

The Giuliani and Romney campaigns couldn't have planted a better question of McCain if they had tried.  Wallace basically ripped emperor's clothes right off.

Abandoning principles for sake of being liked by your opponents is now considered leadership?

Reminds me of an axiom in politics, "You cannot make friends of your enemies by making enemies of your friends."

Especially during an intra-party debate.