John McCain was a naval pilot before he became an US Senator. As a pilot he learned how to bomb small countries like Vietnam. Now as Senator his solution to many international disputes is to bomb. He currently supports bombing Syria and Iran.
Mitt Romney expertise as a businessman at Bain was to downsize many companies. His solutions to most government problems would be to downsize and privatize since that is what he knows how to do. If we were to elect Mitt, we can expect him to shrink the size of government down to its bare essentials and national defense. This is what many of his supporters want and also those who support states rights at the expense of a strong central government. Their version of the Constitution limits what Washington is allowed to do to what government did before FDR’s New Deal.
Mitt has no military experience and would probably rely on advisers who support McCain’s way of dealing with foreign problems. If John McCain were younger, he might be persuaded to run with Mitt in the vice presidential slot of the ticket. In any case, we are likely to see someone on the ticket who supports a strong and lean military, where more support functions are handed over to private contractors than is now the case.
- Obama nostalgic for a GOP opponent like McCain (sfgate.com)