The Values Voter Summit Does Not Like John McCain

In an introduction for Ted Cruz, the president of the Media Research Center says “no one is more intellectually dishonest” than John McCain.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters after leaving the Senate GOP policy luncheon at the U.S. Captiol December 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the Senate Republicans met for their weekly policy luncheon meeting and, with the 'fiscal cliff' looming, said President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have 'refused to be pinned down on any spending cuts.'
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Matt Berman
Oct. 11, 2013, 5:54 a.m.

It’s Val­ues Voter Sum­mit day in Wash­ing­ton, and it only took a couple of speak­ers at the arch-con­ser­vat­ive con­fer­ence led by the Fam­ily Re­search Coun­cil to get down to the John Mc­Cain bash­ing.

Brent Bozell, the founder and pres­id­ent of the Me­dia Re­search Cen­ter, took the stage to in­tro­duce Sen. Ted Cruz, a man who he said has the strength and prin­ciple to lead the Re­pub­lic­an party. Oth­er Re­pub­lic­ans, though, don’t have that. Bozell spe­cific­ally went after the party’s 2008 pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate.

“No one is more in­tel­lec­tu­ally dis­hon­est” than Sen. John Mc­Cain, Bozell said to ap­plause and scattered boos. 

It’s an­oth­er ob­vi­ous sign of how much the heart of the Re­pub­lic­an party has changed since 2008. The Ari­zona sen­at­or ac­tu­ally spoke to the con­fer­ence in 2007, al­though he avoided it be­fore the elec­tion in 2008, which pre­dict­ably did not im­press the FRC.

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