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The Elephant in the Room

In a city where Democrats dominate, GOPers tend to hunker together. “Look Book” watched the last debate with the Young Republican Club at Houndstooth Pub on Eighth Avenue.

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Joshua Kocses
Business Representative at the New Jersey Department of Labor

Have you always been a McCain supporter?
Yes, ma’am. I was in the Marines. Within the Republican party, you have Army doctrine and you have Navy/Marine-corps doctrine. President Bush is a very clear example of Army doctrine, John McCain has a Naval doctrine.

How does that translate to governing style?
Naval officers are capable of thinking independently. That’s why I’ve always been behind John McCain, because I believe the Navy way of doing things is the best way.

Do you speak out about your views?
You’re talking to a United States Marine. I hope to run for president some day. I take pleasure in the fact that people persecute me for being a Republican, because I know that ultimately, anyone who would persecute someone for their belief is just being un-American.


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