RINO McCain Could Seek Another Term
October 23, 2013 by Sam Rolley
If you enjoy the kind of legislation by senility provided by octogenarians on Capitol Hill, hereâs some good news: RINO Senator John McCain (Ariz.), who will turn 80 before his next election, said that he will likely seek another term in office.
During an interview with an Arizona radio station this week, McCain said that he was getting âa lot of encouragementâ from the business community and giving serious thought to another run.
“I’m seriously thinking about maybe giving another opportunity for you to vote for or against me in a few years from now,” said McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee and five-term Senator.
“I’m seriously giving that a lot of thought,” he said. “I’m certainly getting a lot of encouragement from our business community who’s overwhelmingly upset about what we did in shutting down the government because of what it did to their businesses and Arizona’s economy.”
McCainâs role in criticizing the more conservative wing of the GOP in recent weeks makes unclear what he believes is the best direction for the future of the GOP, or whether he even cares.
On Sunday, during an appearance on CNNâs âState of the Union,â McCain was asked whether he believed Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would be a viable Presidential candidate in the Nationâs next election. The five-term Senator said that he couldnât predict the future, but that Cruz would lack support outside of a strong conservative base.
“The question is,â McCain continued, âwill our party be able to field a winning Presidential candidate and Vice President so that we can win the election rather than — unfortunately, the record of the last couple has not been what we want it to be.
“I can say that from a personal standpoint,” he added.
McCainâs acknowledgement that his own GOP style did little to energize voters in 2008, however, shouldnât be construed as an endorsement of more Tea Party influence within the Party. The longtime Senator rarely misses an occasion to malign those among his colleagues who have embraced the Tea Party platform.
McCain placed the blame for the government shutdown on the Tea Party, saying that “tea partiers specifically” wrongly told “millions of Americans” that Obamacare could be defunded. He also called out Cruz for criticizing Obamacare, saying that “the people spoke” when they re-elected President Barack Obama and the GOP should go along with the Presidentâs program.
“We fought as hard as we could in a fair and honest manner and we lost,” McCain said. “One of the reasons was because we were in the minority, and in democracies, almost always the majority governs and passes legislation.”