John McCain’s Legacy with the Republican Party

Presuming that the Democratic nominee will be Barack Obama, I can see a clearer picture of what could be an outcome of the election this fall.  I suspect that John McCain will become President of the United States.  A few months ago, I would never have made that prediction.  Now, with it being a real possibility, I began to wonder what was in store for the Republican Party as a result of all of this.

Conservatives feel that they are being forced out of the party and are bitter about it.  Moderates in the party are gleeful that they have taken the party back after years in the political wilderness.

Senator McCain has been trying to reassure the conservative base that he will support many of their issues, but they are not necessarily convinced.  He will continue to support the war in Iraq.  That is the one area that everyone agrees will actually happen. 

McCain says he has heard the American people and will support building a fence on our southern border before any consideration is given to the rest of the immigration program he supported.  Many are not convinced. 

He says he will make the Bush tax cuts permanent.  Many are not convinced he can, even if he wants to with the Congress he will be working with.  Some are not convinced he will make a serious attempt at all since he originally opposed them. 

He says he will nominate judges that will be Constitutionalists and not activists.  Many are not convinced.

What are Republicans left with in this election?  John McCain might actually be able to have success in bring the Hispanic vote into the Republican fold.  I believe that they, as a group, are not comfortable with Senator Obama and with McCain’s stance on immigration and his familiarity with many of their concerns due to his Arizona base, it might just be the combination to make it happen in this election.  With his voice in the White House, they could become Republicans for the foreseeable future!

The conservative movement is not dead in the Republican Party any more than the more moderate faction that Senator McCain represents was dead.  The addition of the Hispanic voters as Republicans could be his legacy within the Party.

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