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MANASSAS, Va., May 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Will John McCain receive the enthusiastic support from conservatives that he needs to win in November? Or will conservatives give him only grudging support... or vote for someone else?
A new website by Richard A. Viguerie, www.UltimateJohnMcCain.com, will offer conservatives a forum to express their opinions on McCain, to discuss and debate his candidacy, and to decide whether (and to what degree) he deserves conservative support.
"The most important factor that will determine the outcome of the 2008 presidential election is the level of support that conservatives give the Republican candidate," said Viguerie.
"Conservatives need to know: Is John McCain, as he claims, a 'foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution’ who will carry on the tradition of Reagan-type conservatism? Or is he, as some fear, a supporter of Big Government, an anti-conservative, a RINO (Republican In Name Only)? From the point of view of conservatives, is he a friend or foe, a political hero or villain?"
Said Viguerie: "UltimateJohnMcCain.com will give conservatives an opportunity to speak out. And it will give all conservatives the information they need to make an informed choice in November."
Using polls, petitions, comments from visitors, and other feedback, the website will track conservatives' level of support for McCain. This information will be useful to a wide range of observers: McCain supporters, McCain opponents, people trying to make up their minds, and journalists and others trying to figure out what's going to happen in November.
Viguerie added: "This website is neither pro-McCain nor anti-McCain. It will take conservatives' temperature regarding John McCain, present both sides, and allow grassroots conservatives the chance to make their opinions known."
UltimateJohnMcCain.com will be updated throughout each day with links to the latest news and commentaries regarding Senator McCain from around the nation and a blog written by Viguerie and other commentators.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times). His latest book is Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books).