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This is how Voteview classifies Senators McCain and Obama over the last four Congresses; for good measure we'll also throw in Senator Clinton:

 

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By this method, Obama is liberal, but not that liberal. He was the 21st most liberal senator in the 109th Congress and has been the 10th or 11th most liberal thus far in the 110th. The surprising result is John McCain, who rates as the 8th most conservative senator in the 110th Congress, the 2nd most conservative in the 109th, and the 5th or 6th most conservative in the 108th.

 

In the 107th Congress, however, McCain was quite moderate. Voteview doesn't have rankings before the 107th, so I'm not sure whether there was some permanent change in McCain's political philosophy on or around 2003 (perhaps coinciding with the start of the Iraq War) or whether it was his behavior in the 107th that was unusual (perhaps he took some pleasure in being a thorn in President Bush's side after having lost the primary to him). But this is more evidence for the notion that the 2008 version of John McCain is a very different politician than the 2000-2002 version of John McCain.

 

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Or maybe, just maybe the socialist has been running for president since his little speach 4 years ago and the DNC and he has been voting based on that.:sssh:

 

Or maybe not. Maybe he's not as liberal as some want to believe.

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You're right it could.

 

BUT I would a whole lot rather have a moderate pretending to be a conservative as president then a Bolshevik pretending to be moderate.

 

Now he's a communist? :lol:

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Or maybe not. Maybe he's not as liberal as some want to believe.

He's not as liberal as Barbara Boxer. Now there's a ringing endorsement.

 

Now he's a communist?

We know so little about him he could be an anarchist for all anyone knows.

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He's not as liberal as Barbara Boxer. Now there's a ringing endorsement.

 

 

We know so little about him he could be an anarchist for all anyone knows.

 

So you are just completely ignoring the links and other things I have provided in this thread, because you believe he did it knowing that he would one day run for President?

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I'd say falling into the top 10% of most liberal Senators says a lot about Obama. The top is hard to reach with people like Feingold, Boxer and Kennedy ahead of him.

And shouldn't the exact same be said about McCain?

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