Saturday, May 13, 2006

McCain all but endorsed by Falwell

( AP Photo/Don Petersen)

Yeah, that speech was today. Of note, patron saint couldn't help but weigh in afterwards: "
After the commencement speech, Falwell told CNN that if McCain 'continues on the track he's on now, he in fact could co-opt the religious conservatives of the country, in the same way President Bush did, to help him to the White House.'

'Anybody but Hillary,' said Falwell, referring to U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, the former first lady who has been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for president."
See? This speech wasn't about politics, just an ordinary commencement address. What was everybody so worried about?

And there's more wisdom from Falwell for certain Republican candidates:
He said McCain or others have a chance to gain the support of evangelical Christians if "he or she espouses the same values that we espouse,"

He also mentioned other "good people," such as Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee; Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania; and Sen. George Allen, R-Virginia.
Conspicuously, is not mentioned by Falwell. I guess Giuliani's a "bad" person! You'd almost think Falwell had it in for him...:)