Skip to comments.If McCain wins the nomination, will you support him?
Posted on 01/09/2008 8:11:46 AM PST by Perdogg
1) Vote for McCain
2) Vote Dims - Kevorkian vote
3) Don't vote
4) Third party?
An easier decision than being forced to vote for a Rino. Eegad. Ron Paul will probably be the 3rd party (constitution) choice so I don't even have that one to fall back on. No matter what looks like I'm going to need one of those clothes pins.
Gore, Al 76,897 49.73
Bradley, Bill 70,502 45.59
Democrat: 154,000 total votes
McCain, John 115,606 48.53
Bush, George W. 72,330 30.36
Forbes, "Steve" 30,166 12.66
Republican: 236,000 total votes
Third Part. McCain is a Democrat in RINO clothing. I will NOT vote for him and I will campaign for the third party.
Really? That’s a hard call.
Second, if the nation elects a Dem and it is a disaster, who will the country turn to? It will be to my 20% party that supported true conservative principles. If you elect a liberal disguised as a conservative and it is a disaster, you have destroyed the GOP and have placed the Dems in power for years. Think through the 1976 election and maybe you will understand.
I've been hearing this "vote for the lesser of two evils" crap for decades.
What has it gotten us?
Count me out.
And don't blame me if evil (whether lesser or greater) gets elected.
Blame the people who voted for evil. Especially blame the people who voted for evil in the primaries ... and blame the party hacks who gave institutional support to evil.
If you have to "hold your nose" ... you're voting for evil.
The Republican Party doesn't give a $#!+ what you do with your nose. All they care about is what you do with your ballot.
If you (continue to) cast your ballot for a lightweight socialist, they'll know that they can continue to serve up lightweight socialist candidates, without consequence.
That's nice, if you're a lightweight socialist.
If you're conservative, or libertarian, or federalist ... it's stupid.
I'll tell you what's stupid: Your post is stupid.
The Republican Party is made up of individuals. You aren't a Republican, evidenced by your repeated use of the pronoun "they" to refer to members of the party.
As a non-Republican, it behooves you to foster the defeat of Republican Presidential candidates.
As a Republican and a conservative, it behooves me to foster the defeat of Democrat Presidential candidates, as even RINOs are more conservative than ther Socialists currently comprising the Democrat Party.
Non-Republican "conservatives" are all phony, because they enable the election of Democrats like Edwards, Obama and Hillary.
NO CONSERVATIVE ENABLES SUCH SCENARIOS BY VOTING THIRD-PARTY OR BY STAYING HOME.
You guys are as transparent as Hillary's tears.
from the number of posts even here in FR - with their blindness - I guess I'll crank up my old singer sewing machine and crank out burkas - and hopefully make enough money to disappear deep into the woods somewhere for a few years of safety -
I don't know who frightens me more - letting the Socialists in or people whose egos get in the way of common sense...
Looks like it'll be 2006 all over again - "teach the pubbies a lesson" - that worked out well = gave us Reid and Pelosi...
and it looks like none of you who cut off your noses to spite your face then have learned a da*m thing.
Remember how we ended up with 8 years of the Clintons? It pains me to admit that because Bush 41 pulled out of Iraq without taking out Saddam, I voted third party.
UNLESS YOU WANT HILLARY OR OBAMA, DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID IN ‘92.
Hunter or Thompson are my first choices, but I will absolutely support McCain if he gets the nomination.
I don’t trust Snake/Maverick McCain. But I trust the leftist/socialist DemocRat candidates even LESS.
I’ll do what I gotta do (per usual) to try to keep the DemocRats from sliming their way back into power.
Sidenote: In this current political system and environment.....voting for a third party equates to essentially:
a) wasting your vote, b) throwing the election to the DemocRats, c) a really, really stupid thing to do.
I wish it were not so. But that’s the reality.
Doug post 498...is absolutely perfectly truthful!
Oh my.......That woman makes me shudder!
We have a country here with 300 million plus people, nonsense about a political party “deserving” Hilary or Obama is just that. Sorry, but soreheads like you are part of the problem.
If there were a "jumping to conclusions" event in the Olympics, I'd advise you to try out for the team.
>>>If McCain wins the nomination, will you support him?
5) Write in
Third Party - Better to go outside the party than to reward them for going down the toilet with McCain.
But anyone interested in winning this one has to go elsewhere. You've nothing to offer them, but smugness about ensuing national disaster.
But I will work to get a better crop of candidate in the meantime. If I am doing that I have earned the right to complain. If I don’t help to get better Rep’s nominated; I have no right to complain.
do you have any reason to believe mccain would nominate good judges?
the blue dog dems will be our greatest hope.
I’ll vote 3rd party.
More than Comrad Shrillary"
More than turning Iraq Afghanistan and the rest of the world over to the barbarians?
On a "Scare-scale", people like you are right up there
1. Shrillary - 2.Obama 3. the blind (people like you) 4. Romney 5. McCain/Huckabee/Guliani
I may be forced to be independent of Mr. Independent.
I will vote for McCain.
Grow up, disgruntled FReepers.
” Good for you - and if voters like you let the Socialists in = after they turn Iraq, Afghanistan and the world back to the islamofacists - you can look in the mirror every day and see someone who has/and will continue to have, the blood of, first, many of our troops, and then, increasingly around the world, blood of tens of thousands of civilians, on your hands.”
VS electing a Republican socialist?
I won’t have blood on my hands - the RINO’s who nominated these goombahs, and the Bushes, and Roves who enabled them will.
That dog don’t hunt anymore.
I wonder if Bloomberg will run with obama or run obama as independent if hilary is nominated.
I wouldn’t support him as lettuce picker. There’s no office that I would ever pull the lever on for insane McPain.
If McCain is widely considered as representative of the Republican Party (who is the first Pubbie to cross the aisle to make nice with the Dems on virtually every contentious issue we've faced in the last 20 years), then I am not a Republican. He routinely votes against my interests. He's a "big government" status quo kind of guy who'd be the last person on earth I'd expect to really try to promote federalism, to reform or downsize Washington.
Though he gets high marks for some reason on international relations and military affairs, I can't even trust him there (e.g., his pontificating, self-serving hostility to waterboarding).
IMHO, he's an arrogant, nasty narcissist, a spoiler and disrupter of a once-great political party. His election as president would tell me the GOP is dead, de facto if not de jure.
You just know I’m gonna steal that-right? lol
>>>>If the candidate isnt Thompson, Hunter, or Paul, Im voting 3rd party.<
>>Good for you - and if voters like you let the Socialists in = after they turn Iraq, Afghanistan and the world back to the islamofacists - you can look in the mirror every day and see someone who has/and will continue to have, the blood of, first, many of our troops, and then, increasingly around the world, blood of tens of thousands of civilians, on your hands.
How exactly does that result differ from what would happen with a RINO (read Socialist-Lite) in the White House? You present a false dichotomy.
that's the line of thinking in 2006 that gave us Reid and Pelosi 0 that worked out well.
That aside - if the Comrades get in the WH now - dedicated to turn Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the world over to the barbarians - we'll have a hellava lot more to worry about long before any next election.
We've become a nation of ostriches - many here in FR
No, it’s people who will eat whatever the party will serve that are the problem.
Enjoy your lunch, whatever that may end up being.
When a RINO wins in New Hampshire and FReepers cheer, the GOP is dead.
ditto that here!
>>That’s politics. You give up some of what you want and get some of what you want so that you don’t end up with none of what you want. I visualize it as cutting off my foot to save my life. Call me “Mr. Cheerful” this morning.
So this election you cut off one foot, and in the next election you cut off the other. The problem with your line of thought is that eventually, you WILL run out of body parts to sacrifice.
just Wow - didn't YOU make a big difference
>>NO CONSERVATIVE ENABLES SUCH SCENARIOS BY VOTING THIRD-PARTY OR BY STAYING HOME.
You seem to be confusing “Republican” with “Conservative”. The two are not necessarily the same thing.
I’d rather eat dirt than vote for McShame! And I’m an Arizonan!
Truer words were never spoken, B4.
Wanna buy a burka?
If there were a "jumping to conclusions" event in the Olympics, I'd advise you to try out for the team.
What a chump reply. De rigueur for phony disenchanted "conservatives."
AND, an article posted on FR said eating dirt was good for you. :)
I will not be voting for McCain. I remember who this guy is and he is as ugly as Hillary.
You seem to be spouting learning-disabled rhetoric.
Third party. McCain is worthless - I might as well vote for Hillary.
That man’s off his rocker. lol
“That aside - if the Comrades get in the WH now - dedicated to turn Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the world over to the barbarians - we’ll have a hellava lot more to worry about long before any next election.”
Perhaps we won’t make it to the next election, if that happens.
The premise of your question is entertaining (especially in view of all of the comments)! It is, however, false! McCain’s success is entirely dependent upon primary votes! If voters, in this forum, vote for either Thompson or Hunter, in the primaries, the issue of McCain’s succession is moot!
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