Right of Center
That distinction goes to the debacle of the McCain Senate reelection bid. In fending off a primary challenge from former congressman J.D. Hayworth, a man that represents all that is wrong with the right wing of the GOP, John McCain has made those of us that wanted him to be president question our support.
The White House hopes that by setting a “finish line” that is within reach, lawmakers will rediscover the sense of urgency they’ve lost. “We are very close” to the end of “our journey,” announced the president Saturday. “Now is the time!” he exhorted. (Apparently even more so than the last time that was also “the time.”) We must finish this, the line goes, if for no reason other than we are so close to finishing. One more step, and we can solve this crisis. Or, in the words of this newspaper’s Monday staff editorial, “solve a pressing national issue.”