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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 10:40 PM
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Hints of political restructuring?
Democrats for Bush. Republicans for Kerry. Republicans bashing their own. McCain hinting at running with Kerry. The latest hero for many Democrats is a Republican. In fact, it seems - temporarily at least - the doves are rooting for the hawk.

Are we lining up based on principle instead of party. Is this a trend? If so, I like it!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 10:43 PM
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1. "McCain hinting at running with Kerry"--Really? I hadn't heard.
More info please? How, when, did McC suggest any such thing?
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Kimber Scott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 10:47 PM
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2. He didn't. He said it wouldn't happen.
He is Republican to the core. The only reason everybody is getting hung up on McCain is because they're playing the "enemy of my enemy" card. They forget he's been out campaigning for Bush.

I'm an Arizonan and I have a lot of respect for McCain, but still, he IS a Republican with a Republican agenda. Period.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 10:50 PM
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4. wrong
Sen. McCain Open to Being Kerry's VP




(snip)
"John Kerry is a close friend of mine. We have been friends for years," McCain said Wednesday when pressed to squelch speculation about a Kerry-McCain ticket. "Obviously I would entertain it."
(snip)

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/elections/article.adp?id=200... ...




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Kimber Scott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:16 AM
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8. Link doesn't work.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:41 AM
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10. Here is another one. Sorry 1st one was from the DU archives
Edited on Fri Mar-26-04 12:42 AM by liberalnproud
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-384564...


I am not negating what he said afterwards. But there was much hoopla around here after mc cain made the statement.
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Kimber Scott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:39 AM
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9. Hardball - March 19, 2004 - McCain: "no, no, no. Categorically no."
"MATTHEWS: Well, theres a little more of that, because he said in that conversation, Senator, that he thought it would be good to get rid of this very sharp rift between the blue and the red states. The country could come together with you and your tremendous support among independents.

Let me build it up a little more. Anyway, Im not going to ask you to make a Shermanesque statement.

Are you impressed with a guy like Joe Biden, whos a pretty strong veteran Democrat over all these years, to stick his neck out and say, you know, I think that John McCains a healer and a uniter as a V.P. candidate.

MCCAIN: You know, also John Biden is a close and dear friend of mine, and that always affects peoples judgment. And Imand I admire and like Joe very much. You know as well as I do, hes one of the warmer and entertaining (ph)...

MATTHEWS: Sure.

MCCAIN: ... individuals we have in the Senate.

Look, the answer is no, no, no. Categorically no.

-snip-

And I am the co-chairman with Jon Kyl in George Bushs campaign here in Arizona. I have already campaigned for George Bushs re-election, and I will support and campaign for his re-election. Period."

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4561970 /

Now, who's wrong? Hmmmm?
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toodles_oduff Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 11:12 PM
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5. McCain's campaigning for Bush?
I know he's a Repub, but I thought that there was some bad blood between McCain and the Bushes. Also, would you characterize him as a moderate or wingnut?
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Kimber Scott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 12:15 AM
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7. He was following the Dem primaries with
Guilliani (sp?) and stumping for Bush.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 10:49 PM
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3. If it was politically viable, spit into three parties...
Edited on Thu Mar-25-04 10:51 PM by Solon
Greens and Liberal Democrats on the Left, we could call ourselves the Social Democrats. DLCers and Moderate Repubs could create the "Standing on Fence" party, and the Core Repubs could form the "Christian Theocrat" Party.

I would say the split would equal about 30% us, 55% SOF Party, and 10% for the CT Party, with 5% undecided.

On EDIT: We also merge with the SPUSA as well.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-04 11:20 PM
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6. I think you're right...that
would be an excellent setup.
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