February 11th, 2008
10:15 AM ET
12 years ago

Bauer endorses McCain

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Conservative activist Gary Bauer endorsed John McCain for president Monday.

“I admire his consistent 24-year pro-life record and demonstrated commitment to the values that keep our families and communities strong,” said Bauer, in a statement released by McCain’s campaign.

“John McCain alone has the experience, character and credibility to lead as commander in chief on day one and defeat the transcendent threat of our time - radical Islamic extremism.”

In 2000, Bauer backed McCain after ending his own White House run, saying the Arizona senator was “the best shot we have to end the era of Bill and Hillary and Al Gore.”

The former president of the Family Research Council has been a leader in the evangelical community for decades, and founded the conservative political action committee Campaign for Working Families.

The pro-life activist was also a signer of the Statement of Principles of the Project for the New American Century.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Uncle Sam

    After what John McCain has given to our country, both personally and politically, over these past forty years, if he wanted to run for Miss America he'd have my vote.

    February 11, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  2. S Corgis

    Seeing as our government does not even know how many Iraqi civilians they've killed, your point is moot.

    WWJB (Who would Jesus bomb)?

    And if you're against abortion. Don't have one.


    February 11, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. From Planet Earth

    Jason Hubsch wrote: More Americans die from abortion per year than has in Iraq since we've been there

    Jason, how about Iraqis that have died since "we've been there". Why don't you try being pro-ALL-life not just white-american-conservative-know-it-all-life (w.a.c.k for short)

    Jesus loved all, not just w.a.c.k jobs.

    February 11, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Jan H.

    All you so-called pro-life conservatives, especially McCain and his supporters, what hypocrites you are to claim you care about life when you advocate WAR!! What do you think happens in a war? Guess what! People, die, are killed, murdered, etc., etc.!! If you're pro-life, be pro-life all the way! Don't just claim you care about not killing unborn fetuses, yet you think it's OK to kill innocent men, women & children through all your "security & national interest" wars!! Shame on all of you!! God is watching and one day he will make you pay. Peace through diplomacy and getting off oil period is the answer to the Islamist terrorist problem, NOT WAR!! We have terrorists BECAUSE of your mis-guided policys. When are you ever going to wake up!?

    February 11, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. christopher flynn

    Gary Bauer is a prime example of why I believe in a woman's" right to choose..".Unfortunately, his mother made the wrong decision...

    February 11, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    I thought this was about Jack Bauer from 24 (i.e. fictional character) Honestly i think that would have more weight than whoever this guy is

    February 11, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Ann Independent FairMedia,PA

    Leave the Super Delegates alone...You want to cover something...Cover the Milloions of Voters in Florida and Michigan that can't have their votes count....Where's Oprah's cell number...
    OOOPS that's just for Senator Obama supporters...MY BAD

    February 11, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
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