Two months ago, the idea that Sen. John McCain would head into Super Tuesday as the GOP frontrunner was laughable.
The idea is now anything but funny. John McCain is one of the two most unfit candidates running in the Republican pack.
Yesterday’s Washington Post ran an article about Sen. McCain’s infamous temper. The Senator is legendary for his very unsenatorial cursing tirades against policy opponents, including those in his own party.
But as disturbing as this behavior is, trying to silence colleagues with uncivil language pales beside trying to silence citizens with unConstitutional law.
And that, regrettably, is Sen. McCain’s chief legislative achievement. The McCain-Feingold gag law bans political speech of precisely the sort that is protected by the First Amendment.
Just as Sen. McCain’s tirades demonstrate a disdain for the traditions of the Senate, the law that bears his name reveals his contempt for the U.S. Constitution, for the heritage of republican government, and for the freedom of ideas.
No one who seeks to limit political speech is fit to serve as President of the United States. Republicans, please vote for the First Amendment. Please vote against John McCain.