Skip to comments.Lieberman ‘on McCain short-list’
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 McCains 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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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.
Another MSM wet dream. Isn’t going to happen.
“Lieberman on McCain short-list”
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.
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 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.
...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...
“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.
Yo...McCain...you better choose a from ROMNEY to a more Conservative choice or you are screwed...which in turn means WE are! Thaaaanks.
“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 Dennys 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.
“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
Sure hope not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, a couple more Ruth Ginsbergs in the SCOTUS is just what the USA needs. /s
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.
Clever boy, Juan. Liebeman and Cantor on short lists, or, at least that’s what the news wants us to believe. Romney, too.
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.
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.
Hope you're right!
MSM idiots fooling around. Lieberman is imaginable as Secretary of State, but no way Veep.
“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.
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.)
Didn’t McCain oppose Bush’s noms?
“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.
“Well 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.
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!
Hey, don’t flame me when I’m tryin’ to make chicken salad outta chicken sh*t.
I suppose if the media names enough names eventually they’ll “predict” the right one.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
If McCaine goes with Joe, and pulls a William Henry Harrison, there wouldn't be much difference, apart from Iraq/Middle East policy...
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! ;>)
“I suppose if the media names enough names eventually theyll 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.
I admit I resemble that comment. This is turning into an immensely depressing election.
Yeah--stupidity compounded with a preening vanity. I laugh about the O-Messiah, but I also get sick of McMartyr, my friends.
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.
As you Ramble on thru life brothers,
whatever be your goal.
Keep your eyes upon the donut
and not upon the hole!
“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.
So, unless the writer totally fabricated a story, a McCain adviser put Liebermans 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 dont expect it to be Lieberman, but its not helpful for the speculation to be floating around. But I wouldnt 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.
“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.