March 12 L.A. Times newspaper article about the dems and the swing vote says the union umbrella AFL-CIO is mortified
that it's rank and file membership will strongly consider supporting John McCain because they regard him to be an "ex P.O.W.,
a war hero, and a campaign finance reformer" by which triune qualification almost any redblooded American would consider him
the most popular candidate ever. What's not to like?
Subheadline: Labor groups worry! The labor group leadership is worried because
the brotherhood of workers they represent is sane about antiterrorism and national defense. They (union leadership)
want to blunt McCain's appeal to working class voters. This appeal is status and reputation. Status of John McCain's razor
sharp appeal they want to blunt: War hero! His naval honors include the Silver Star, Bronze Star,
Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Reputation of McCain's razor sharp
appeal they want to blunt: Political Moderate!
Regarded as maverick for reaching across the aisle to shake hands with dems to advance vital judgeships,
justices and policies, whom President Bush could not otherwise get approved.
Yes, world, if you want to be a razor sharp tool in today's political scene, then be a political moderate. Well
the dems ought to start singing the Carpenters' "Goodbye to Love," because there is not a political moderate in the whole
lot of them. Even if there were, the first one to blink and betray it loses the primary to "move on" and their ilk.
"Goodbye to Love!" The only way this could get any better would be with popular populist Huckabee(whom you know this
author favors) on the ticket with McCain.
Since the union brotherhod feels McCain to be "frank, a good leader, strong on defense and opposed to tax increases,"
you would think their leadership and representatives would package up McCain for the world to approve and
elect! Think Again! Labor strategist Karen Ackerman plans to spend millions and millions
of the union's money sending a million attack McCain flyers, protesting his meetings, visiting 400,000 homes in one day
to denounce the man they want (that ought to improve their "mafia image they have with their own members),
and with a new website! If there isn't any dues money left, look out for a dues increase.
The union man backing McCain in JackintheBox tonight said that the union ledership is "mafia" (no prompting
from me) in response to the unions contra membership intentions. I don't blame him for feeling that way!