Cliff Schecter

The Real McCain


Cliff Schecter, political commentator and consultant, discusses his new book, The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t, the counter rally against a John McCain fundraiser in Phoenix, his medical records, the status of his health, his fundraising tactics and the lobbyist connections, who Cliff Schecter is going to vote for in the presidential election, Bush’s signing statements, possible vice presidential candidates, McCain’s incompetence on economic issues, the shutdown of the PNAC website, the alleged attack by John McCain on a member of Congress, McCain’s preacher controversy, the resignations of lobbyists in the McCain campaign for having represented foreign dictators and takes questions from callers.

MP3 here. (38:28)

Cliff Schecter is a political commentator and political consultant. He is the author of his new book, The Real McCain. Schecter is a Senior Fellow at Working America, the community-based affiliate of the AFL-CIO, and is presently working on his dissertation to complete a Ph.D in American History from American University.

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  1. According to Dr Bob Bowman, former chief of US Air Force Missile Defense, missile defense is the missing link to a First Strike. Dr Bob Bowman thinks that the missiles in Poland will be very useful to shoot down any surviving Russian missiles after a First Strike. Therefore the Russians will implement Launch On Warning. The terrible consequences of a mistake will be caused by the Pentagon´s drive for a disarming, unanswerable first-strike capability. Dr Bob Bowman agrees that the Pentagon will get disarming first-strike capability by 2011/12. Acc. to former Trident missile engineer Bob US Navy can track and destroy all enemy subs simultaneously. The main danger is Russian Launch On Warning because of US First-Strike Capability. Please read Keir Lieber and Daryl Press, “The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy”, 2006 March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. By 2011/12 the Pentagon will have achieved that the Russians have no choice but Launch On Warning. I´d like to recommend Bob Aldridge´s books First Strike! The Pentagon´s Strategy For Nuclear War, The Counterforce Syndrome, Nuclear Empire and his recent book America In Peril.

  2. I haven’t heard much lately about McCains gook comment from the primaries when he ran against Bush. Is my memory going…? Do I not remember an article saying that McCain said he hates gooks, and will till the day he dies. I recall he voted against some civil rights issues as well. I wonder how this will, or if, go when he’s toe to toe with Obama.

  3. Tai Hunter, Claus-Erik Hamle,

    Not to worry. John “bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran” will be the next president of the United States of Amnesia. He, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton are all running on Bush’s platform, which is destroy the American Economy via corporate plunder and blow up the world via mad militarist doctrines. And when the real McCoy runs against the “me too” candidate, the real McCoy usually wins. So don’t panic because the next Hundred Years War (Iraq) will begin Jan 20, 2009.

  4. Umm Mr. Reed Richards…
    Those are pretty expansive statements, almost ramblings. If you are right, and McCain is in the office in 09, I will take my family overseas. I will hang my hat and leave my country in despair, to wait for my fellow citizens to get off TV crack and wakeup. I am desperately afraid of a McCain Presidency.

  5. Me too…it would be very tempting….9-11 was an inside job-the Reichstag fire of the 21st century…The evidence is out………David Ray Griffin’s books are very good.
    A year before he “won” the election Bush was telling people that he was going to have a successful presidency bc he was ” going to be a war president.” McCain has the same mentality..He’s the candidate of Guiliani and Lieberman for crying out loud..

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