When John McCain held a townhall meeting in Prescott during his recent visit to Arizona the senator had planned to talk about immigration as well as other subjects of interest including Obamacare. Instead all he got was an earful as the attendees were almost entirely against intervention of any kind in Syria.
No matter where McCain has gone in Arizona he has faced voters who have turned thumbs down on Obama’s war plans even if the President promises “no boots on the ground.”
Whether McCain travels to a large city like Phoenix or a small town like Prescott, the people have one thing to say to him, “Stay out of Syria.” At times the audience was so upset that some started heckling and shouting at McCain as he continued to push Obama’s efforts to win over the American public.
KZAZ Phoenix reports McCain said to the audience
Unless we act in my view, in some fashion that would give him [Bashar Assad] a green light to use chemical weapons again -- but also the Iranians who are building nuclear weapons, the North Koreans and others.
It was obvious from the reaction that most people in the audience were not buying it and the response was more heckling and shouting as a sign of lack of respect for McCain.
Left unanswered was what if congress votes down intervening against Syria should Obama act on his own and attack? McCain refused to speculate on that.
In the past John McCain was thought of as an American hero after spending five years as a POW in Vietnam. He ran for the U.S. House of Representative in 1982 and was elected to the Senate in 1986. When he ran for president in 2007, he lost the election to Barack Obama. Today many Conservatives are disappointed in his support for Obama and the President’s Progressive agenda.