Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prominent Democrat may back McCain

We know Sen. Joe Lieberman is supporting John McCain for president. Now there's word that another prominent Democrat, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, may back McCain's bid for president.

It comes down to experience and character and McCain has Obama beat on both counts.

McCain "has no equal" when it comes to opposing Islamic terrorism, Koch told, an online magazine.

Read more about a possible Koch endorsement of McCain at

Lieberman, the Independent Democrat from Connecticut, questions how far to the left the Democratic Party has veered in foreign affairs in an op-ed piece published in The Wall Street Journal.

Concerned about the influence of the far left, Lieberman writes:
Far too many Democratic leaders have kowtowed to these opinions rather than challenging them. That unfortunately includes Barack Obama, who, contrary to his rhetorical invocations of bipartisan change, has not been willing to stand up to his party's left wing on a single significant national security or international economic issue in this campaign.

In this, Sen. Obama stands in stark contrast to John McCain, who has shown the political courage throughout his career to do what he thinks is right – regardless of its popularity in his party or outside it.

John also understands something else that too many Democrats seem to have become confused about lately – the difference between America's friends and America's enemies.
Read the full column, "Democrats and Our Enemies," here.

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