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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-03-08 05:45 PM
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25. Yet he managed to win in the primaries... where the fundies have more weight
I guess I don't see the fundies flocking to Obama, even though he's pandered to them, and unlike Democrats, I don't see enough hardcore Republicans staying home or crossing over to make much difference -on the national level.

On the other hand, I do see a lot of fence sitters IRL who would might find "see, I am for change -I considered running against Bush" to be persuasive.

A difference of opinion, I guess as to what they'd likely do.

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  -Kerry: "It was McCain's operatives who approached us first (re:VP spot in 2004)" kerry-is-my-prez  Apr-03-08 04:23 PM   #0 
  - I know it bugs the hell out of McDubya.  tekisui   Apr-03-08 04:24 PM   #1 
  - Wonder how this would play out, if true  democrattotheend   Apr-03-08 04:25 PM   #2 
  - Or it could really alienate the core Republican base  PA Democrat   Apr-03-08 04:44 PM   #17 
  - good timing - news about McCain working on his VP list nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Apr-03-08 04:25 PM   #3 
  - Are you saying what I think you're saying? That McCain approached Kerry and asked for the VP slot?  PA Democrat   Apr-03-08 04:26 PM   #4 
  - It's gold, Jerry! Gold! n/t  40ozDonkey   Apr-03-08 04:36 PM   #13 
  - LOL  Forkboy   Apr-03-08 05:07 PM   #20 
  - A McCain operative approached the Kerry or Kerry's camp in McCain's behalf.  kerry-is-my-prez   Apr-03-08 04:40 PM   #15 
     - I wonder if it was before or after that sweaty hug photo of Bush and McCain?  PA Democrat   Apr-03-08 05:01 PM   #18 
  - Edit. Sorry, dupe.  PA Democrat   Apr-03-08 04:26 PM   #5 
  - Maybe McCain will return the favor and offer the spot to Kerry?  Happyhippychick   Apr-03-08 04:27 PM   #6 
  - Kerry did not offer the spot. McCain asked for it.  Mass   Apr-03-08 05:13 PM   #22 
  - this could be a total lie, but its a good weapon i must admit.  Texas Hill Country   Apr-03-08 04:28 PM   #7 
  - And if McCain switched parties to become a Dem, it probably would've happened.  blm   Apr-03-08 04:29 PM   #8 
  - His daughter Megan? was a Kerry supporter in 2004 because of her  PA Democrat   Apr-03-08 04:34 PM   #11 
     - I forgot about that, too. McCain's son spent alot of time in NY and LA and pretty much  blm   Apr-03-08 04:39 PM   #14 
  - This will be a very valuable weapon for us come Fall. n/t  NJSecularist   Apr-03-08 04:30 PM   #9 
  - I think so.....  kerry-is-my-prez   Apr-03-08 04:42 PM   #16 
  - ooooooooooooooooooooohhhh  FLDem5   Apr-03-08 04:31 PM   #10 
  - The freepers must have steam coming out of their ears.  totodeinhere   Apr-03-08 04:36 PM   #12 
  - And how exactly does that work to the Dem's advantage?  depakid   Apr-03-08 05:04 PM   #19 
     - McCain can't win without the hardcore conservative nutbags who already dislike him.  Forkboy   Apr-03-08 05:08 PM   #21 
     - Yet he managed to win in the primaries... where the fundies have more weight  depakid   Apr-03-08 05:45 PM   #25 
        - Because they split between Huckabee and Romney  anigbrowl   Apr-03-08 05:53 PM   #26 
        - Those millions of new voters aren't registering for McCain. They're registering for Obama.  blm   Apr-03-08 06:21 PM   #28 
     - Do you think McCain can win without getting the entire GOP base?  blm   Apr-03-08 05:16 PM   #23 
        - Where will the base go? To Obama?  depakid   Apr-03-08 05:38 PM   #24 
           - I doubt it. McCain WILL get tarred as BushII - but the far right BASE won't believe it.  blm   Apr-03-08 06:17 PM   #27 
              - Now THAT'S what I'm looking forward to...  depakid   Apr-03-08 06:34 PM   #29 

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