John McCain’s Straight Talk

While I have many policy disagreements with John McCain, it certainly can’t be said that he isn’t one of America’s most forthright politicians. His response to the tizzy over his “Bomb Iran” song is a welcome breath of fresh air from a political class that constantly tries and bend over backwards to political correctness. Instead of playing the usual game of feigned apologia he tells his critics to “get a life.”

There’s something refreshingly atavistic about Sen. McCain, and his reputation as a straight-talking maverick is a well-deserved one. While his positions of campaign finance reform make it difficult for conservatives to support him (among other issues), it’s not surprising that McCain is picking up some support. His willingness to take political risks and stand on principle is sorely lacking in the rest of America’s political class these days.