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taxidriver Donating Member (663 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:00 PM
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Why wont people let the 'McCain for VP' thing die?

Sorry for how long the link is, but it is from drudge and I didnt want to send anyone directly to his site. hasn't he repeatedly said "NO NO NO" to questions about this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/politics/campaign/15M...
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:10 PM
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1. Reporters like him and he goes on every show.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:48 PM
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9. And they know Bush won't let him be dogcatcher.
Tell you what: McCain wants to leave the Republican Party and repudiate the entire Bush regime, and become a Democrat, we'll talk. The talks won't go anywhere, but it'll be a nice discussion.

Until then, don't insult me with this garbage.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:12 PM
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2. 'cause people keep starting threads on it??
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:13 PM
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3. Be interesting to know what McCain really thinks.
Those thinking McCain is some kind of moderate are nuts. It is rare are Repug is not a repugnant repug..Very few exceptions.
But McCain was so screwed over by Dubya. South Carolina primary-2000. non white baby, drug addict wife. Dubya plays dirty with his won kind. ROve plays dirty always.. Is Kerry up to this?
But McCain...How could he not be pissed with Dumb as@. Bet he would bolt if it did not negatively effect his future..Already McCain has disaggred with Cheney about Kerry being a traitor and defense sell out..(That will be the day.!)
Ambassador Joe Wilson in an interview on TV said he interviewed McCain and they talked about Rove's workings. Too bad politicans can't be honest and let their hair down.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:14 PM
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4. NYT's has front page article (print edition) today saying current and
Edited on Sat May-15-04 03:15 PM by KoKo01
Kerry Campaign operatives are pushing strongly for it. Calling it a "Unity Party" strategy. The article makes it sound like McCain is being so heavily pushed that Kerry will have to do it, and in fact, it may be that Kerry himself is doing the pushing through these operatives.

John McCain is Co-Campaign Chairman of Bush's Re-election Committe, btw.

Article also says it looks like Kerry "can't find a qualified Democrat for his VP.

The article made me :puke: If this is what it's come down to why not make Colin Powell Secretary of Defense and Condi Rice in charge of the Treasury.

IMO, choosing McCain would be saying we are idiots and that "Selection 2000" and all that we've suffered through since, is dead and will never be overturne (Patriot Act, Pre-Emptive Wars, Corporate Crime, 9/11 Investigations, Torture Investigations.

We will become Republicans.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:46 PM
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8. Any Kerry operative pushing for McCain needs to be unemployed.
Myself, I choose to believe this is massive disinformation.

Anyone asked the delegates how THEY would feel about it? Because the nominating convention should consider it a deal breaker.
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:20 PM
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5. Because of realignment implications
A Kerry/McCain ticket would likely change the political landscape for generations. Long gone would be the era of 50/50. And provided Kerry isn't a totla incompetent, he would have the mandate to enact substantive, institutional, long-term change.

I'm not saying the freep/neocon population would magically disappear, they simply would be stripped of their power. These people only make up 20% of the electorate, at best, but because of the current dividing lines, they are able to get 30% to go along with their shit.

That 30% would clearly jump the freep ship (IMHO) with a Kerry McCain ticket.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:42 PM
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7. It's both insulting and unacceptable.
Also a strong invitation to shoot Kerry for some.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:14 PM
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10. I don't believe it's either...
and don't rule out some role in a Kerry administration for McCain...Kerry mentioned him the other day as someone who could be a better Secretary of Defense than Rumsfeld.

Kerry builds concensus...it's part of his strengths.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:21 PM
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11. McCain is a Pro-Life Bastard
and is far more of a world class fip flopper than Kerry would ever Dream of being.He is a crook (remember the"Keating Five")? He is the definition of political expediencey. He is Bush's Arizona Campaign Chair for God's sake.And that proves my point. He is one of my Senators and I loathe the man. He has NO honor!
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zydeco Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:29 PM
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6. Is this a possibility?
* drops even more in the polls, withdraws for health reasons, mccain ends up running against Kerry.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 06:54 PM
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12. Great way to p**s bush off and frighten him
no it is not a good idea. At first I thought it was, then I looked at some of McCains beliefs, they are repub most of the time. I like having him on the Repub side and voting democratic when it is a priority issue. It helps to tick off the repubs and Bush.....

and he probably does it to satisfy his constituents....which are probably from both parties......

No McCain for VP.......
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 07:03 PM
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13. We don't neef anymore Zell Miller types.
McCain will remain a Republican at heart. So he disagrees with some in his party? Don't we all?
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