I was wrong. He voted against the Bush tax cuts in 2001. His reason? Fiscal responsibility. Not a liberal argument, in my book. I'd have kept the tax cuts and tried to reform entitlements. So I'm more conservative than McCain in that respect. He's also much too comfortable wielding government power for my taste. Here's an old TNR piece by Jon Chait laying out McCain's liberal credentials. I'm sure McCain would rather I didn't link. Still, he did vote against the Medicare budget-buster. And he's committed to victory in Iraq. I can't believe he would have screwed it up as badly as the current bunch.