... starting today, I will now do everything in my power to see that John McCain's chances at the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 are non-existent. In fact, I'd like to help out if there's anyway we can get another Republican to run against him for his Senate seat.
This man is not a Republican or a conservative. He is a curse on the party and the movement and he must be removed from the political landscape.
I'd never talk Republicans out of forming a circular firing squad before the 2008 election, but Sen. McCain has a lifetime 83 rating on his voting record from the American Conservative Union, which compares to the scores of Sens. Chuck Hagel, Elizabeth Dole, and Rick Santorum.
I don't see how he erased two decades of conservative votes with a deal to uphold the filibuster, a practice that has been a fundamental part of Senate debate since 1806.
I wish the guy was another Jim Jeffords -- McCain's one of the only national political figures so well-liked he'd be a strong contender in the other party's primary.