Why Don’t They Like Him?

I’ve never been able to figure out why the religious right doesn’t like John McCain. It certainly isn’t his stance on the social issues that religious folks care about — he’s pro-life, against same-sex marriage, in favor of vouchers for religious schools, and in favor of federal funding for “faith-based” charities. All things that “values voters” care intensely about. But still they “pray they won’t be stuck with him.” There’s a deep-seated distrust there that no amount of positioning on the issues seems to be able to overcome.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out what the guy ever did to earn the enimity of these folks.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. I checked out your version of the sign, anonymous. Sorry, but I don’t get the joke.

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