The question is not how much I'm in alignment with Barrack's platform.
It's how misaligned I am with John McCain's.
What about this, then?
Economy: A pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy to get our economy back on track.
Energy: Break our nation's strategic dependence on foreign sources of energy.
National Security: adapt our nation's defenses to the demands of a changing and dangerous world.
Health Care: Stop the erosion of affordable health insurance, save Medicare and Medicaid, protect private health benefits for retirees, and allow our companies to effectively compete around the world.
Iraq: Secure long-term peace and security is to establish a stable, prosperous, and democratic state in Iraq.
Homeland Security: Protecting the lives of American citizens, defending their personal freedom, and securing our land and resources.
Veterans: Provide for service members and their families while they serve, we must help those who return from combat to adjust to civilian life, and we must honor and never forget the service of those who do not return.
Immigration: Honor a pledge to do the things necessary to make the border secure.
Education: Excellence, choice, and competition in American education.
2nd Amendment: The right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is a fundamental, individual Constitutional right.
Judicial Philosophy: Nominate judges who understand that their role is to faithfully apply the law as written, not impose their opinions through judicial fiat.
Technology: Provide broad pools of capital, low taxes and incentives for research in America, a commitment to a skilled and educated workforce, and a dedication to opening markets around the globe.
Fighting Crime: Supporting state and local law enforcement.
National Heritage: Commitment to clean air and water, and to conserving open space, be a leader on the issue of global warming with the courage to call the nation to action on an issue we can no longer afford to ignore.
Agricultural Policy: Expand access for U.S. agricultural producers to foreign markets.
Sanctity of Life: Commitment to the protection of human dignity.
Climate Change: Establish a market-based system to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mobilize innovative technologies.
Ethics Reform: Leadership devoted to the public interest, not the special interest, and a government that fulfills its duties with unfailing integrity, accountability.
Space Program: Ensure that space exploration is top priority and that the U.S. remains a leader.
National Service: Create a Service to America initiative to strengthen the teaching and understanding of American history, culture and core ideas, and to inspire Americans to serve causes greater than their own self interest.
Do you agree or disagree with any or all of them?