McCain For President
Time To Close Ranks And Beat The Democrats
By The Directors Posted in 2008 Presidential Campaign | Endorsements | John McCain — Comments (224) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
John McCain is the Republican nominee for President of the United States.
To be fully and completely clear, he is our candidate. We endorse him. We will fight for him.
During the primary election, many in the RedState community had preferred candidates. We all championed our candidate of choice. Those who supported John McCain should be thrilled their man won.
Senator McCain has a long voting record in the Senate, including many occasions on which he has stood with conservatives. His campaign now promises, consistent with the best parts of his record, to keep the faith on core issues: victory at war, preservation of the Bush tax cuts, appointment of conservative judges in the Roberts/Alito mold, and an end to the era of Roe v. Wade. We will take him at his word, and hold him to it.
We will speak up when we disagree with John McCain on issues. But at the end of the day, RedState supports John McCain for President of the United States. For the next nine months we intend to vigorously fight for his election and to defeat the Democrats.
Some of you will, for matters of personal conscience, feel you cannot meaningfully support John McCain. Some of you may even refuse to vote for him, as others have.
While we understand this decision for many of you, we strongly disagree with this rationale. As hard as it may be to accept at this moment, we would remind you that voting is not an act that is about you - or how it makes you feel. It is about doing what is best for the future of America. And as the next president will almost certainly determine whether both the war and the Supreme Court are won or lost, we urge you not to cast aside your right to determine these results, and therefore what kind of nation we leave to our children.
Yet even if you do still choose to sit out this Presidential cycle, there are plenty of other races and plenty of other candidates who need your support and vote. We urge you to throw your full energy behind these candidates.
At RedState, we aim to win.