Americans Want Better

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, John McCain demanded the North Carolina Republican Party withdraw an advertisement criticizing Democrat Barack Obama over his controversial pastor. He made it clear that, while he couldn’t force the North Carolina Republican Party to comply and that he couldn’t control their actions, there was no room for such things in his campaign.

Americans want better. I understand that it moves numbers, negative ads and all that, but that doesn’t mean it’s right.

–Sen. John McCain
Republican Presidential Nominee

McCain had previously asked the North Carolina Republican Party not to air the 30 second ad that attacks Democratic North Carolina gubernatorial candidates Richard Moore and Beverly Perdue for endorsing Obama, citing the Illinois senator’s judgment in supporting Rev. Wright of Trinity UCC and calling Obama “too extreme for North Carolina.”

McCain has said that he wanted to run a respectful campaign. It seems he means it.

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4 Responses to “Americans Want Better”

  1. in2thefray Says:

    McCain is in an interesting position. He seems like he wants to take the high road but is going to be super dependent on the RNC for campaign funding. How many times can he speak against various party machines ?

  2. jonolan Says:

    He can speak against party machines as often as he wishes to. It can only strengthen his position going into the elections and the RNC knows that.

    Of course it helps his position within the party that he can’t force anyone to comply with his demands. In sad point of fact, the NC Republican Party has refused to pull the ad.

    Sometimes not having authority is a blessing. McCain can be ethical and even act “presidential” without it strongly impacting the political machinery.

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  4. in2thefray Says:

    You’re right on with that. I look forward to your next post and have a good weekend

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