Poor, cranky, confused John McCain.
The Republican presidential hopeful appeared on ABC’s This Week to present his platform to America. Unfortunately, his platform’s a bit wobbly. And, in some cases, full of glaring, worrisome holes.
Not only did the Arizona Senator “fumble” on affirmative action legislation and his use of the word timetable – he used it on Friday during a CNN interview, but then insisted on This Week that he hadn’t – but McCain also dug himself deeper with regard to the issue of gay adoption. McCain caused a minor uproar earlier this month when he said he doesn’t believe in gay adoption. His communications team later qualified that remark by emphasizing McCain’s support for states’ rights.
While McCain did mention states in his response Sunday, they were merely an afterthought for two contradictory position, delivered within seconds of one another…
My position is that it’s not the reason I’m running for the President for the President of the United States and I think that two parent families are best for America.
I’m running for president of the United States because I want to help with family values and I think that family values are important when we have two parents families that are parents are that are the traditional family.
Host George Stephanopoulos then asks “what’s wrong” with gay couples adopting the children in need, to which McCain replies, “I am for the values that two parent families, the traditional families represent.” Stephanopoulos won’t give up and asks, point blank, “So, you’re against gay adoption.” McCain goes on to repeat that claim: “I am for the values that traditional families represent.” Is he even listening to himself? The fact of the matter is – well, two things.
First, McCain claims he wants to change America’s direction. Holding onto right-wing tactics such as exclusionary families will not change America, except perhaps for the worse. Second, this man hopes to rule one of the world’s most powerful nations, yet he can’t even get his story straight. Party divisions aside, we’re worried about giving the presidency to a man who can’t seem to hold a steady thought.