Why I'm voting for John McCain I don't know if anyone has done this topic before (I looked through ten pages and didn't see it, I considered it fair game), so here it is. I feel that John McCain is the most honest of the three major candidates. He has taken unpopular stances (supporting the Iraq war BEFORE the surge, supporting McCain-Feingold and immigration reform, etc) and stuck to them, despite what it could have done to his political career. He has admitted many of his mistakes and admitted that they were mistakes. When can that be said for the others? Though I do not believe John McCain is the best possible candidate when it comes to domestic issues, I do believe he is the best of the major candidates. McCain has pledged to reduce the corporate income tax from 35 to 25% to stimulate business growth, simplify the tax code and to eliminate earmarks (the practice of adding in additional items to spending bills AFTER the bill has been voted on). Though I do not think that his solution to reducing health care costs will work, I also do not think that the socialized (or single payer if you prefer that term) health care solutions offered by the other two candidates are good for the country or the economy at this time, maybe they never will be. His ideas on immigration are sensible as well. Offering people who are here illegally a chance to become legal, tax paying citizens is not amnesty, it's merely acknowledging a fact. Removing the millions upon millions of illegal immigrants from America is stupid both economically and logistically. Giving them a chance to gain legal status and start paying taxes is a much better solution. Finally, I agree with his stance on Iraq, even the infamous 100 years statement (which has been grossly distorted by Democrats). While I have my own doubts about whether or not we should have gone to war in Iraq, now that we have I feel it would be irresponsible to withdraw our troops before the Iraqi government is able to effectively police and defend it's own country. The establishment of a working, effective democracy in a largely muslim country would be a huge step towards combating terrorism and radical islamists in the middle east. Additionally, he has stated that he personally does not know how to run the operations in Iraq and that he would leave the logistics to the Generals and leadership in the field (if Bush had done this from the start, the war would have turned out much, much different.). This is the single most important point for me and regardless of his other stances, I would vote for him on this one. If you feel that I am wrong on any of these points, or that the candidate you support is better suited, please state your opinion.