The big news today is a smear against John McCain. It alleges ethical misconduct by the Senator 8 years ago. The influential Drudgereport.com says Senator McCain has personally pleaded with the publisher of the New York Times, which published the allegations just as McCain seems in striking distance of clinching the Republican nomination. But in case that doesn’t work, Drudge says the Senator has hired powerful DC attorney Bob Bennett to mount a legal defense against the accusation. The lobbyist in question denies any undue influence, and has also hired a lawyer to counter the accusations.
Drudgereport continued that “reporter Jim Rutenberg had hoped to break the story before the Christmas holiday, sources reveal, but editor Keller expressed serious reservations about journalism ethics and issuing a damaging story so close to an election.”
Remember this is all allegation and accusation. Even if it’s found to be true, we are a nation where people are considered innocent until proven guilty. This is something that happened 8 years ago, and it just looks odd that it never came up until just now.
You know I strive to honor Governor Huckabee’s instructions to run a positive campaign. The weekend before Iowa, he almost ran some negative ads, but pulled them from airing, “wasting” valuable campaign resources. And he has refused to go negative throughout the campaign. Senator McCain has complemented the Governor several times for the quality of his campaign, that he ran a hard but positive race. That’s a great reputation.
Now that Senator McCain is in trouble, we should do what we do best – pray for him. It’s a little out of context, but scripture says we should pray for leadership. Let’s pray for justice to be done, and quickly, that Senator McCain’s hardfought campaign can continue.
I want Mike Huckabee to win the nomination. Just not this way.