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"McCain is a coward for avoiding questions"
says local Ron Paul Assistant Organizer.
Following Senator John McCain's visit to Nashville on Monday June 2nd,
2008, former Nashville Assistant Ron Paul Organizer declares "McCain
[is] a coward for sidestepping and muddling answers to questions" at the
town hall meeting in the Ryman Auditorium earlier this week.
Senator McCain was first asked a question by a member of the audience
"what or who is the supreme authority in your life, and how will it be
evident in your presidency"?". McCain responded by telling a story of a
sympathetic guard in the POW camp where he was imprisoned and finished
with "that's the one person I've always wanted to see again" before
moving on to the next question. The question about his faith was not
directly answered but instead sidestepped by taking the audience on a
journey of his experience as a POW.
Former Nashville Assistant Ron Paul Organizer Matt Collins states
"although I don't care what religion or faith McCain subscribes to, he
is a coward for not answering the question. If he didn't want to respond
then he should've said so and moved on to the next question. Instead he
tried to trick the crowd by using underhanded oratory tactics that
avoided giving a straight answer"
Senator McCain also used similar tactics when asked about his stance on
immigration. After jumping to the previous question, fumbling around,
and then coming back to the immigration question he stated, "all of us
are created equal".
Former Nashville Assistant Ron Paul Organizer Matt Collins discusses
Senator McCain's response "I think it's pretty obvious his answer shows
that he is pro-illegal immigration and has a desire for amnesty".
Collins also states "McCain knows that both faith and illegal
immigration are hot topics here in Nashville and his response to these
direct questions prove that he does not have respect for Nashvillians or
he would've answered them head-on. It is also disconcerting that a
Senator and a man running for President would 'wimp-out' in this
situation and it's ironic Senator McCain uses the slogan "Straight Talk"
when he doesn't have enough resolve to answer questions like this. How
can he function as President?".
Collins concluded his statement with "Since I refuse to vote for a slick
liberal regardless of their party affiliation, Senator McCain will not
be getting my vote". Like many other disenfranchised Republicans Collins
is still unsure if he will vote for the Libertarian candidate Bob Barr,
the Constitutional candidate Chuck Baldwin, write-in Congressman Ron
Paul, or simply sit out the November election.
Matt Collins was a key player in the Nashville grassroots campaign for
Ron Paul as an Assistant Organizer during the Presidential Primary
season. He considers himself a conservative-leaning libertarian. The
Nashville Ron Paul Meetup Group does not represent, nor is it affiliated
with, the official Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign. The Nashville
Meetup Group was founded May 17, 2007, and is part of the Meetup.com
online community. The group currently has 820 members. Group members
participate in local and national events to promote the message of
Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, whose positions include support for the
Constitution and the promotion of personal liberty for all Americans.
Matt Collins can be reached for questions or an interview by contacting:
Matt@UltraSonicDesigns.com or 615-731-0060
Recorded audio of these two questions can be found to here:
Friday, June 6, 2008
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