John McCain: The Republican Fugue Candidate

Much is being made of a possible John McCain run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. The Arizona Senator certainly appears to be deeply interested in becoming president; after all, he’s tried before. But while his last attempt at the nomination was made as a middle of the road Republican, this time Senator McCain is trying it as a Religious Conservative. The question is: Is this new John McCain’s conversion evidence of some deeply felt religious conviction, or is he just a jack- Conservative, paying lip service to the Mormons and other Conservative Christians, or does he truly believe?

On Saturday morning, May 13th, Mr. McCain delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Liberty University, a fundamentalist Baptist college founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Va. Later in the day he attended the Utah Republican Party Convention in the town of Sandy, advocating one of the traditional values of the Republican party