By Sally Quinn.
It is my belief that John McCain disqualified himself from being an effective leader of this country about a year ago when he was asked if he would vote for a Muslim candidate for president.
McCain’s reply: “I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles, personally, I prefer someone who has a grounding in my faith.” McCain recanted a few days later, saying “I would vote for a Muslim if he or she was the candidate best able to lead the country and defend our political values.”
It was good that he backed off the comment, but we need more from a man who wants to be president of the United States and leader of the free world. What we need to hear John McCain say is what we heard Colin Powell say Sunday on Meet the Press: “Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?’ The answer is ‘No. That’s not America.”
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