Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The ONE Campaign & Johnny Mac In Danger Of "Needing To Get A Room"

John McCain is in the process of delivering a major address to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles.

Check out this paragraph from his speech:
While Africa's problems -- poverty, corruption, disease, and instability -- are well known, we must refocus on the bright promise offered by many countries on that continent. We must strongly engage on a political, economic, and security level with friendly governments across Africa, but insist on improvements in transparency and the rule of law. Many African nations will not reach their true potential without external assistance to combat entrenched problems, such as HIV/AIDS, that afflict Africans disproportionately. I will establish the goal of eradicating malaria on the continent -- the number one killer of African children under the age of five. In addition to saving millions of lives in the world's poorest regions, such a campaign would do much to add luster to America's image in the world.
If you don't believe that the folks over at the One Campaign aren't hyper aware and thrilled by McCain's remarks, you have rocks in your head.

And, if you don't believe that the One Campaign isn't going to let its (fairly huge) membership know exactly where Johnny Mac stands on this issue, you have even more rocks in your head.

Of course, a good chunk of One's membership probably leans independent. And why would McCain be interested in talking to independent voters in swing states?