Who endorses John McCain?

The list of people endorsing John McCain come as no surprise to me, or probably anyone else.  The New York Times sums up a few of them nicely:

Rudy Giuliani endorses John McCain:  “The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.

Mr. Giuliani’s arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking. When he claims fiscal prudence, we remember how he ran through surpluses without a thought to the inevitable downturn and bequeathed huge deficits to his successor. He fired Police Commissioner William Bratton, the architect of the drop in crime, because he couldn’t share the limelight. He later gave the job to Bernard Kerik, who has now been indicted on fraud and corruption charges.

The Rudolph Giuliani of 2008 first shamelessly turned the horror of 9/11 into a lucrative business, with a secret client list, then exploited his city’s and the country’s nightmare to promote his presidential campaign.”

Mitt Romney endorses John McCain:  Mitt Romney’s shape-shifting rivals that of Mr. Giuliani. It is hard to find an issue on which he has not repositioned himself to the right since he was governor of Massachusetts. It is impossible to figure out where he stands or where he would lead the country.

Mike Huckabee endorses John McCain:  “Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, is an affable, reassuring Baptist minister who talks about a softer Christian conservativism. His policies tell the real story. To attract Republican primary voters, he has become an anti-immigrant absolutist. His insertion of religion into the race, herding Mr. Romney into a defense of his beliefs, disqualified him for the Oval Office.”    {Hey!  Wait a minute!  Sarah Palin has inserted religion into this race more often than she has said the word “Maverick”!}

Editor and Publisher has said that The Courier of Findlay, Ohio as well as Spokesman Review of Spokane, Washington both endorse McCain.  Although I couldn’t find any record of it in the Courier’s own publication I did find one on the Spokesman Review, and that endorsement for McCain includes these excerpts:

– “The 2008 presidential election is historical on several levels, the most familiar being that no matter who wins, a social barrier will fall. The nation will have either its first African-American president or its first female vice president.”  {Hello?  Isn’t this supposed to be an endorsement for McCain?  And, more importantly, the color of your skin and your gender are irrelevant–it’s who is the best person for the job.} 

– “Given McCain’s age and health record, the choice of Palin as his running mate is troublesome.”

– “In managing the Middle East conflict, Obama and McCain both offer the country better leadership than it’s had the past eight years. Obama’s early opposition to the war in Iraq has proved correct, but the unpopular war is now a reality…”

Since I did this for Barack Obama, I’ll do the same for John McCain, from Wikipedia here are McCain’s endorsers:

U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents

[edit] U.S. Senators

[edit] U.S. Representatives

[edit] Governors

[edit] Military

Senator McCain has been endorsed by over 100 generals and admirals from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps[40], among them:

[edit] Mayors

[edit] Other political figures

[edit] National figures

[edit] Newspapers

See also: Newspaper_endorsements_in_the_United_States_presidential_primaries,_2008

These newspapers have endorsed John McCain’s general election run:

[edit] Business People

[edit] Entertainers

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Co-Host of “The View”

[edit] Foreign Entertainment Celebrities

[edit] Athletes and Sportspeople

[edit] Organizations

[edit] Other people

4 thoughts on “Who endorses John McCain?

  1. Parsley and Hagee are just a couple of the many Rightwing Christians that McCain/Palin have cozied up to…

    I invite you to read the my series of posts about this ticket’s pursuit of the “agents of intolerance” at SERENDIPITY.


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