At 11/5/08 01:28 AM, Afro-Ninja wrote:
At 11/4/08 11:13 PM, squeakytoad wrote:
Nah, McCain is actually a huge supporter of net neutrality and other freedom of speech and internet issues.hmm.
It would've been nice if everyone had stopped just assuming he agreed with all the standard Republican practices. Ah well, I suppose the Dems did a good job with their advertising campaign- that's how they wanted you to think.
Ah well, all is said and done. It's over with now.
check out point #4.
though I believe this was something mccain stated in 2007, so it's not entirely accurate. I've yet to be able to find a more up-to-date synopsis of mccain's net neutrality views.
I hate politics =(
Yeah, that guy is actually pretty off. For instance, McCain has been a huge voice in the climate change discussion, which has actually earned him some criticism from Republicans.
And when McCain said he favored as little government regulation in the internet as possible, he wasn't saying that he intended to allow broadband providers to do whatever they wanted. He's saying that he believes in freedom on the internet; he's tired of the government trying to police everything in our nation and across the world.
I really doubt the writer of that article was actually looking at the issues, but rather choosing things that Republicans are USUALLY terrible on, and assuming McCain would be the same (and thus looking for some loose statements which might support this).
I don't think many people know this, but there was a large number of Democratic senators who were petitioning and pushing for McCain to join the Democratic ranks because of his views on many issues.
And now that the election is over (and they don't need to paint him as a George W Bush clone as much as possible in order to steal votes), they are all admitting he would've made a great president (and it's sad he had to run the same time as Barack Obama).
But whatever... politics... meh.