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Lieberman ‘on McCain short-list’
Financial Times ^ | 08/09/2008 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

Posted on 08/09/2008 7:29:47 AM PDT by Will88

"Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee who has endorsed John McCain, is being vetted as a potential running mate for the Republican presidential hopeful, according to an adviser to Mr McCain’s ­campaign."

"Conservatives would be pissed as hell – I think you would have a revolt, but sometimes John does what John wants to do,” the McCain adviser said.

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KEYWORDS: 2008veep; lieberman; mccain; mccainlist; mccaintruthfile; vicepresident
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"John does what John wants to do..." If he's serious, it seems like John is almost trying to further alienate much of the Republican base, as if amnesty for all and his tepid support of more domestic crude production (yep, offshore IF the specific state agrees)aren't enough .

But Lieberman supports the war in Iraq, so what if he's pro-abortion and a lib on practically every other issue that could be named. But the Romney-haters should be pleased that maybe Joe has catapulted above Mitt on the short-list.

1 posted on 08/09/2008 7:29:47 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Another MSM wet dream. Isn’t going to happen.


2 posted on 08/09/2008 7:31:20 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Will88

“Lieberman ‘on McCain short-list’”

No.

F’ing.

Way.


3 posted on 08/09/2008 7:31:26 AM PDT by Grunthor (Dems want to destroy America, Republicans just want to be Dems.)
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To: Will88
Oh, please - not Lieberman!

While he's more rational than other Demoncrats, I don't want him. If he doesn't put someone decent in there as VP, I will not vote for McPain. I have no more patience for this nonsense.

4 posted on 08/09/2008 7:32:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Will88

The up-side would be the Republican Governor in CT would be able to appoint an “R” to his seat. That would really frost the Dems....


5 posted on 08/09/2008 7:32:33 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Will88

If we believed that everyone was on the short list who the media spoon fed us as being on it, the short(sic) list would be 200 names long and include the waiter at Denny’s where McCain ate last week.


6 posted on 08/09/2008 7:33:15 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Will88
As I noted on a related thread:

...if McCaine goes with Joe, he loses my vote. I see no reason to vote for a 70-something Republican candidate, who apparently couldn't find a single Republican, anywhere in the entire country, to serve as his 'backup.' If McCaine goes with Joe, & passes away while in office, he would have just reversed the election results, & thrown the White House to the D@mocrats.

Don't get me wrong - I would still cast my votes for other Republicans (meaning I would not sit out the election). I just wouldn't vote for McCaine/Lieberman. Guess they can plan on 'independents' filling in for me...

7 posted on 08/09/2008 7:34:11 AM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: nmh

“Oh, please - not Lieberman!
While he’s more rational than other Demoncrats, I don’t want him. If he doesn’t put someone decent in there as VP, I will not vote for McPain. I have no more patience for this nonsense.”

Amen! This would be the final straw. We’ll survive 4 years of Che Obama but this would send the GOP and conservativism back 50 years.


8 posted on 08/09/2008 7:37:24 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Will88

Yo...McCain...you better choose a from ROMNEY to a more Conservative choice or you are screwed...which in turn means WE are! Thaaaanks.


9 posted on 08/09/2008 7:37:36 AM PDT by NordP (PROUD AMERICAN and DOG-LOVING, INFIDEL)
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To: mnehrling

“If we believed that everyone was on the short list who the media spoon fed us as being on it, the short(sic) list would be 200 names long and include the waiter at Denny’s where McCain ate last week.”

Well, the writer is citing a source inside the campaign, but the more apt point might be: why in the hell does anyone in the McCain campaign want to float the name of anyone who disagrees with Republicans on practically every issue except Iraq?

Do they purposely want to alienate more Republicans? This is not smart politics.


10 posted on 08/09/2008 7:38:30 AM PDT by Will88
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To: paddles

“The up-side would be the Republican Governor in CT would be able to appoint an “R” to his seat. That would really frost the Dems....”

Oh boy! You mean a Lincoln Chafee kind of Republican?

How super!! /s


11 posted on 08/09/2008 7:39:01 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Will88
All this does is make a third party viable or elects Hillary Clinton after she "removes" Obama.
12 posted on 08/09/2008 7:39:26 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Will88

Sure hope not.


13 posted on 08/09/2008 7:39:45 AM PDT by Inkie (Attn Dems: Loose Lips Sink Ships -- but hey, I guess that's your goal))
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To: Will88

That really would be the final straw. I would hate not to vote for president at all, but I could not vote for him if he decided to groom what amounts to a liberal Democrat for a future presidency.

My wife says she won’t vote for McCain anyway. Maybe she’ll change her mind. I’m still deciding, but Lieberman would pretty well clinch it against McNasty.

Let’s just hope this is a stupid anonymous adviser and a malicious press trying to cause trouble. Or maybe they plan to go with Mitt and are floating this so the base will breathe a sigh of relief when it turns out (slightly) better than we feared.


14 posted on 08/09/2008 7:40:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Will88
Well, the writer is citing a source inside the campaign

We all know how these 'sources' are. For all we know 'the' campaign is Obama's campaign. I just don't trust anything the media says until it actually happens. All stories like this are meant to do is get us pissed off (as if McCain hasn't done enough to cause that) and sit out. We need to keep pushing McCain to do the right thing.

15 posted on 08/09/2008 7:41:09 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Who is John Galt?
re: ..if McCaine goes with Joe, he loses my vote.)))

Definitely. Two things have to happen for me to vote instead of write-in Betty Boop.

1) He has to pick a decent VP.

2) There has to be an opposition in the House emerge that will defy McCain on all his anti-conservative nonsense.

There are many days that I believe conservative America just might be better off with Obama.

16 posted on 08/09/2008 7:41:27 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Will88
That's the $64,000 question - who will Juan pick for his VP? A lot of people will vote for him no matter who he chooses, then there are some who are waiting to see who he picks (which is crucial, I think - considering his age & health concerns).

What's really sad is that no one has any idea if the man is going to pick a Republican or a Democrat??? This is what the party has come to??? I really believe these are the last, waning years for the GOP.

17 posted on 08/09/2008 7:42:01 AM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: Will88

John ain’t THAT stupid... but it is nice to confuse the heck out of Obama’s strategists... I think Obamamesiah has to pick out a VP before the Democrat convention... and if John is picking folks all over the map... the Obamamists must be going nuts...


18 posted on 08/09/2008 7:42:14 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: paddles
The up-side would be the Republican Governor in CT would be able to appoint an “R” to his seat. That would really frost the Dems....

True, but the last R senator we had was Lowell P.'LP Wacky' Weicker, a RINO who could make Dodd look conservative. LP Wacky was one of the few R I ever voted against - in his Senate rack against Lieberman and when he wanted to screw up CT as Governor. (In 1994, I voted for Tom Scott - he would've repealed the INCOME TAX!!)

Psst, Rell, see if Gary Franks would like to be Senator.

19 posted on 08/09/2008 7:42:28 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (Psst... Serious questions Conservatives - want McCain or a Marxist in the White House?)
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To: Will88
He just seems to not want to win doesn't he? Every time I say "Ok, I am going to vote for McCain because we can't afford to have Obambi in the WH, McCain does something, or says something, that really, really irritates me as a conservative.

I think it is because he knows that most conservatives will vote for him because of Obamaosama and he feels he can do anything he wants and get elected.

20 posted on 08/09/2008 7:43:17 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Will88

Yesterday, we had the Gang of 10 and that idiotic move by five Republicans, including McCain’s shadow, Lindsey Graham, and today more on the possibility of a liberal Democrat as running mate.

Wouldn’t that be wild: the Dem. VP candidate from 2000 becomes the Republican VP candidate for 2008. Having this sort of garbage floating around serves no worthwhile purpose, and if McCain is serious, then the guy has a severe shortage of common sense, among other problems.


21 posted on 08/09/2008 7:43:53 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Mamzelle
There are many days that I believe conservative America just might be better off with Obama.

Yeah, a couple more Ruth Ginsbergs in the SCOTUS is just what the USA needs. /s

22 posted on 08/09/2008 7:45:18 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Comparative Advantage

Aren’t there enough liberals, RINOS, gutless swine and traitors in the republican party without having to choose from among the dems for a running mate??? Five supposed “republican” Senators just betrayed the American people by forming the “Gang of Ten” and bending over once again to everything the dems want concerning drilling...the one issue which could have propelled republicans to victories in November! Surely one of these thugs—Lindsay Gramnesty for example—could fill all of the requirements for a McCain running mate.


23 posted on 08/09/2008 7:46:20 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Will88

Clever boy, Juan. Liebeman and Cantor on short lists, or, at least that’s what the news wants us to believe. Romney, too.


24 posted on 08/09/2008 7:46:59 AM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: Ben Chad; Mamzelle
Yeah, a couple more Ruth Ginsbergs in the SCOTUS is just what the USA needs. /s

Your sarcasm aside, just what makes you think that McCain will do any better at picking a Supreme? If he picks Lieberman as VP, he is capable of nominating liberals to the Supreme Court.

25 posted on 08/09/2008 7:47:46 AM PDT by calex59
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To: All

Whomever he picks, it has to be AFTER Boma makes his pick so the selection can at least be a calculus of the Dem ticket.


26 posted on 08/09/2008 7:48:42 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: John123
...it is nice to confuse the heck out of Obama’s strategists... I think Obamamesiah has to pick out a VP before the Democrat convention... and if John is picking folks all over the map... the Obamamists must be going nuts...

Hope you're right!

27 posted on 08/09/2008 7:48:48 AM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Will88

MSM idiots fooling around. Lieberman is imaginable as Secretary of State, but no way Veep.


28 posted on 08/09/2008 7:48:58 AM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: paddles

“The up-side would be the Republican Governor in CT would be able to appoint an “R” to his seat. That would really frost the Dems..”

If McCain/Lieberman wins.... I’m surprised McCain is doing as well as he is. If he thinks adding Lieberman helps him win, he nuts and deserves to lose.


29 posted on 08/09/2008 7:49:22 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Mamzelle
There are many days that I believe conservative America just might be better off with Obama.

In your dreams! I think B. Hussien Obama will tilt the US so far LEFTWARD, it won't recover. I think with the SOCIALISTS in congress - starting with Queen Nancy and King Harry - they'll pass a few laws that'll limit the RIGHTS of the American citizens.

And if B. Hussien - who will make Jimmy Carter look like JFK - get a few judges on the SC, I think we'll have our laws based on what the world - not on what the FOUNDERS wanted. (Same with the military - he'll put it under UN control.)

30 posted on 08/09/2008 7:49:28 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (Psst... Serious questions Conservatives - want McCain or a Marxist in the White House?)
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To: calex59

Didn’t McCain oppose Bush’s noms?


31 posted on 08/09/2008 7:49:39 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: calex59

“I think it is because he knows that most conservatives will vote for him because of Obamaosama and he feels he can do anything he wants and get elected.”

I think you’re probably right, but he’s acting like someone with limited intelligence. He’d only have to really insult a few thousand conservatives in some swing state and his stupid maverick posturing and ego could cast him the election.

Two big turnoffs in a row for many: the Gang of 10 yesterday and now more of this.


32 posted on 08/09/2008 7:49:43 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: Comparative Advantage

“We’ll survive 4 years of Che Obama”

I don’t think so. I was asked on a phone call during the last POTUS election what I thought of a one-party system. I think this is what Obama and the Soros gang want, or a ‘rewrite’ of the Constitution. Maybe we’ll even have one time zone to boot, like the COMMUNIST Chinese.


33 posted on 08/09/2008 7:50:00 AM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: calex59

Yep! And what’s worse - is that, once again - the Republicans will get the BLAME for all the bad things that will happen with the crazy lib policies he will push for!

Juan McCain is DEATH for conservatives!


34 posted on 08/09/2008 7:50:39 AM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

Hey, don’t flame me when I’m tryin’ to make chicken salad outta chicken sh*t.


35 posted on 08/09/2008 7:52:30 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Will88

I suppose if the media names enough names eventually they’ll “predict” the right one.


36 posted on 08/09/2008 7:53:03 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: y6162

“If McCain/Lieberman wins”

If the Obamanation wins, we’ll have years and years of supporting abortion that can leave live — but aborted — babies lying on cold steel or the tops of garbage, waiting to die.


37 posted on 08/09/2008 7:54:03 AM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: EagleandLiberty
There were many times that I looked back to 94 and realized that Clinton was pretty helpless in imposing a socialist agenda on the US. Instead, he eliminated welfare as we knew it.

McCain has been the most effective anti-conservative legislator in our lifetime. But. being vain and stupid he was only able to do that by selling out Republicans. What do you think would be different about a McCain presidency, particularly if he demanded and got party loyalty like Bush did when he inflicted Medicare Prescription coverage on us?

I still think we were on to something with Operation Chaos. Hillary still looks like the best of the three. She was the crook we know, not the sellout or the empty suit.

38 posted on 08/09/2008 7:54:23 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Will88
But the Romney-haters should be pleased that maybe Joe has catapulted above Mitt on the short-list.

Um. No.

While both are liberals, Romney would be a better choice than Alf. Although, just like Cantor, Alf would attract Jewish voters who would be (absurdly) inclined to vote for nObama.

What bothers me about your statement is that because a Freeper has conservative values and advocates them against a proposed liberal candidate (Romney), he or she is being labeled a "hater". That is right out of the demoncrat playbook my FRiend.

39 posted on 08/09/2008 7:54:35 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: SolidWood

“MSM idiots fooling around. Lieberman is imaginable as Secretary of State, but no way Veep.”

Several have said that, but do you really believe that his article is just made up out of thing air, and there was no McCain adviser who supplied quotes, and that Lieberman is not being considered?

If there is nothing to this, then the McCain campaign should clarify immediately because this sort of story does nothing to energize the base.


40 posted on 08/09/2008 7:54:44 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: Mamzelle
There are many days that I believe conservative America just might be better off with Obama.

If McCaine goes with Joe, and pulls a William Henry Harrison, there wouldn't be much difference, apart from Iraq/Middle East policy...

41 posted on 08/09/2008 7:55:07 AM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Who is John Galt?
Not to mention this week's "Gang of Ten"--

McCain hates Republicans, and he really hates conservative Republicans.

But every day, in the darkness of my mailbox, he begs for my money.

42 posted on 08/09/2008 7:59:20 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
McCain hates Republicans, and he really hates conservative Republicans.
But every day, in the darkness of my mailbox, he begs for my money.

(LOL! How true! ;>)

43 posted on 08/09/2008 8:03:55 AM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Hazwaste

“I suppose if the media names enough names eventually they’ll “predict” the right one.”

Again, several commenters react as if this story is just made up by the media. The writer is quoting a McCain adviser, and attributing very specific statements to that adviser.

So, unless the writer totally fabricated a story, a McCain adviser put Lieberman’s name out again as being on the short-list.

I don’t expect it to be Lieberman, but it’s not helpful for the speculation to be floating around. But I wouldn’t be completely shocked it if does prove to be him, the maverick being the maverick and all.


44 posted on 08/09/2008 8:04:29 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: calex59
I think it is because he knows that most conservatives will vote for him because of Obamaosama and he feels he can do anything he wants and get elected.

I admit I resemble that comment. This is turning into an immensely depressing election.

45 posted on 08/09/2008 8:04:35 AM PDT by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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To: Will88
re: I think you’re probably right, but he’s acting like someone with limited intelligence.)))

Yeah--stupidity compounded with a preening vanity. I laugh about the O-Messiah, but I also get sick of McMartyr, my friends.

46 posted on 08/09/2008 8:09:52 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Will88

McCain-Lieberman 2008!

I am SOOOOOOO there!

A perfect selection to wrap up that elusive 30% of voters who actually decide elections.

Add a dash of a Black-Militant Muslim-Christian...albeit one espousing Black Liberation Ideology....and we have this headline on November 5th, 2008

McCain Elected the 44th President of the United States in Reagan-like landside.

NOTE:

As you Ramble on thru life brothers,
whatever be your goal.
Keep your eyes upon the donut
and not upon the hole!


47 posted on 08/09/2008 8:12:39 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Mamzelle

“Yeah—stupidity compounded with a preening vanity. I laugh about the O-Messiah, but I also get sick of McMartyr, my friends. “

I know what you mean. After it became apparent that McCain would win the nomination, I definitely felt that McCain and a Dem. Congress would cause more long-term damage than Obama and a Dem. Congress. I thought that for several months.

Then, the Messiah’s trip to the Middle East and Europe, and the weeks since, about convinced me that I was wrong and should support McCain.

Now, the past few days have about convinced me that my first reaction was correct and that McCain would do more long-term damage.

He and his campaign are making some very stupid blunders (unforced errors), and they seem to almost enjoy it.


48 posted on 08/09/2008 8:16:00 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: Will88
Again, several commenters react as if this story is just made up by the media. The writer is quoting a McCain adviser, and attributing very specific statements to that adviser.

Good point.

So, unless the writer totally fabricated a story, a McCain adviser put Lieberman’s name out again as being on the short-list.

I wouldn't rule out the former, but I suppose it was probably a trial balloon to measure response. Whether they will piss off conservatives less than enough to lose them while bringing more independents into their tent.

I don’t expect it to be Lieberman, but it’s not helpful for the speculation to be floating around. But I wouldn’t be completely shocked it if does prove to be him, the maverick being the maverick and all.

Nothing really surprises anymore right? He might gamble that conservatives' love of country (and desire to avoid the disaster that Obama would bring) would overrule their desire to make a political statement by staying home. I don't know if he really understands the angst out here in conservative-land.

49 posted on 08/09/2008 8:16:03 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: Hazwaste

“He might gamble that conservatives’ love of country (and desire to avoid the disaster that Obama would bring) would overrule their desire to make a political statement by staying home. I don’t know if he really understands the angst out here in conservative-land.”

And he’d probably win that gamble in most states, but all he has to do is lose the gamble in a swing state or two and he’s lost election. And that loss can come by pissing of a few thousand or a few tens of thousands here and there.

A stupid way to conduct a campaign.


50 posted on 08/09/2008 8:22:56 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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