As a senator, John McCain supported legislation that I did not support. I respect and believe that he supported these things because he felt in his heart that these were best for the country. I am confident that he can, and has, learned from his mistakes. He has recognized that securing the borders is a national security and legal issue with most Americans, and this must be done before any immigration reform bill is considered.
As president, McCain will wage a war on terrorism like we have not seen. He will end pork-barrel spending and nominate conservative judges in the mold of John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. These are issues that are more important to me than the issues that Mr. McCain and I disagree on.
To seal his election, he must pick a conservative VP. A perfect choice would be South Carolina's Mark Sanford; this would gain the confidence of conservatives as well as ensure that the South stays in the Republican column. No Republican has been elected president without the South.
McCain in 2008, Sanford in 2012 and 2016. Sounds good to me.
Elliott Mumper, Augusta