Question: What does McCain need to do to win, Kevin?
Kevin: A couple of things… he does not have a solidified base within hie party yet, so he’s banking that he’s going to be the more attractive vote to the independent and moderate and that he can garner enough of them to make up for whatever deficit he’s lagging in his own base with.
But I’ll tell you two things he can do that would be very simple. If he would, while being as moderate as he wants to be on climate change and other things, if he would go to California and say, not as a matter of faith but as a matter of Constitutional justice, “Voters in Prop. 22 were summarily overridden by four arrogant black robes in the California constitutional marriage ammendment process.” If he would say, “these were judges snatching power from the people and we can not allow this to happen. This is a federalist issue, this is a local state issue, this is an issue of the voter’s rights in this case”, and if he would champion the right of the voters’ right to the marriage ammendment in California, he could not only, possibly, garner a lot of respect from conservatives – social conservatives in particular, which which he is not on the best of terms in particular, but also they would see this as an act of leadership which would be very high in their priority level, but in the state of California it might drive enough voters to the poll to perhaps sway that state’s electoral college count.
This is an excellent suggestion. Not only social conservatives but the Hispanic vote could be persuaded by this issue.
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