Skip to comments.ALAN KEYES FOR PRESIDENT: McCain sees nuclear as part of long-term answer [to oil dependence]
Posted on 04/05/2008 6:08:44 PM PDT by Steve Schulin
Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was interviewed tonight by Greta van Susteren for her Fox News Channel show, "On The Record". She asked him what he can do, short-term and long-term, about rising gasoline prices. There's not much that can be done short-term, he said, because we're too dependent on foreign oil. But we can, in the not-too-long-term, develop hybrid cars, and develop a battery that will take a car 100 miles. "We can reemphasize and dramatically increase nuclear power", he added. "We can do so many things in alternate energy to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil."
COMMENT: Nuclear.com is delighted that nuclear power is held in such high regard by the presumptive nominee of the Republicans. Your humble editor doesn't find this one important issue enough to warrant voting for the man, and you can read more about that in the coming months at nuclear.com's political activism site of choice: Steve Schulin's ConstitutionPartyMD.org. Yes, I've switched my voter registration from Republican to Constitution Party. My goal is to help Alan Keyes -- the candidate who has best represented my views on the wide range of important issues over the past twenty-some years -- win the Constitution Party nomination, get high enough poll numbers to be included in the national presidential debates, get on the ballots in as many states as possible, and win the election. I urge all of you, dear readers, to help in these matters. I hear that C-Span may cover the Constitution Party convention, April 23-26. I'll be there in Kansas City, perhaps as a voting delegate from my state, Maryland. If you see a fellow with sign that proclaims "I'm pro-nuclear because I'm pro-life", that'll probably be me. Please let C-Span know that you'd like to see the convention on TV, gavel-to-gavel. And please feel welcome to call me at 240-751-7286 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for other ideas on how to help.
[Transcript of interview: "John McCain Goes 'On the Record'", FOXNews, April 4, 2008]
Oh yes, does it make you feel like VOMITING when he starts with "My friends, I was WRONG!.."
If you disagree with Alan Keyes on important matters, I hope you'll talk about them. Maybe you think McCain-Feingold campaign finance law is great. Or maybe you think Lieberman-McCain CO2 cap bill is great. Or maybe you like anybody who gets an "F" grade from Gun Owners of America. Speak up, by all means, for what you believe warrants your voting for McCain.
Thanks to you McCain! no drilling! No new refineries! And now were supposed to wait for the magic hybrid. Hey McInsane, I'll believe that when I see you and your botoxed old lady driving a Prius on your campain stops! No way in hell am I voting for this idiot!
I guess you didn’t see my tag line.
I also worked for Reagan when he first ran for gov.
ACLU wants to help defend alleged Sept. 11 mastermind 5 April 2008.
Libertarian Bobb Barr has been on the payroll of the ACLU for years.
1992 Pres. results
Third party also gave us Carter.
After the third party gave us the disasters in the Middle East, Corruption, etc. I guess that isn’t enough.
Maybe another 9/11. But then again the L Ron Paulites are anti war and many think 9/11 was staged.
Enjoy your third party or should I say Obama and the finish of our country
Too tired to read it right now self-ping.
Anybody who can't stand the thought of Hillary or Obama being President has at least that in common with me. McCain said Hillary would make a good President. The only kind thing I can say about McCain, after watching him in the Senate these many years, is that its possible he may justly be considered a casualty of war.
Prove it, because 2+2 most certainly doesn’t=5!
Kerry - 2,891,550 - 55%
Bush - 2,345,946 - 44%
2002 - A sacrificial lamb year for Illinois Senate
Durbin - 2,080,411 60%
Durkin - 1,320,621 38%
Keyes ran 17% behind Bush in one of his weakest states. SO many people who voted for Bush voted for Obama against Keyes. He ran 11% behind Durkin in another democrat year in Illinois, 2002. Durkin was a sacrificial lamb and got what should be a bare minimum in Illinois. That's not counting the fact that Keyes has run numerous times for president in the past and went nowhere each time.
I'll go so far to say that I blame two people more than anything else for making Obama into a media star. One is Jack Ryan for screwing up and letting Jeri Ryan get away (dropping out of the race), and the other is Alan Keyes for carpetbagging and running a Charlie Foxtrot of a campaign.
Keyes needs to back out of running and go back to the speaker's circuit where he does best. He gave us Senator Obama. I don't need him to give us President Obama.
Dear Darren - all else being equal, one could expect similar results. But this year already has many significant guaranteed differences from prior elections, and there’s still eight months to go. That’s significantly longer than the entire 2004 Keyes campaign in Illinois — he agreed to run 86 days before the election in that case. Eight months is a very long time.
But nothing gives me more hope than my abiding belief that with God, all things are possible. I’ve never had a whit of desire to attend a political convention, but I’ve made my hotel reservations for the Constitution Party’s Kansas City convention. I don’t even know whether or not I’ll get to be a Maryland delegate yet. But these times seem extraordinary to me, and if I don’t support the only candidate who comes close to representing my views, well, I’m not satisfied with displaying a “Don’t Blame Me” bumper sticker or tagline. A vote for McCain would be a vote to give the global governance crowd the keys to our economy and way of life, via carbon dioxide controls. I can not imagine ever casting such a vote.
As to castigating Keyes for carpetbagging in Illinois, I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree. My take on it is that he accepted a challenge and displayed great courage. Who would you have preferred to have been placed on the ticket by the Illinois Republican Party?
A couple of facts : US buildings use 1/3 of the energy produced, and it takes 3 KW in the power system to deliver 1 KW to your electrical panel. If every building in the US was super-duper insulated the demand for new energy supplies would drop dramatically. Also, fish have tapered tails, semitrucks have flat backs(thus enormous drag from turbulence), why?
What bothers me most about conservative attitudes towards Keyes including some talk show hosts (wtmj's am 620 Charlie Sykes for example) when his name crops up is they are repeating the same mantra which was offered by MSM and echoed by Topinka and company .
When Keyes gets criticized on his Illinois race thats the reason and I've taken Sykes as much as I respect him for the great work he's doing in Wisconsin to task in my website http://www.theusmat.com/ for failing to dredge up the dirty deeds done to Keyes by Illinois RINOS ...As far as Keyes positions on social issues go they're not much different and than Huckabee's and no reason to be vilified as Keyes has been..But I am sticking by the old man as the lessor of two evils. Any fool who sees it differently with a 3rd way is a recipe for disaster. What we should be doing is targeting, guys like Murtha, Durbin,and Obey, making sure that if Obama gets in he doesn't have the horses to stampede US off the cliff
Keyes is a loser pure and simple. It isn't just his loss in IL but look at all his attempts, MD, Presidential primaries and IL. The voters have rejected him by huge margins yet he can't understand that. That makes me wonder about his judgment or ability to recognized the landscape.
As far as a 3rd party effort I agree with you totally that is a recipe for disaster. Those spending time and effort on a 3rd party effort know full well they can't win and that the President is going to be elected from either the Republican or Democratic nominee.
Down ticket candidates from the local to the state to the Federal level is where we need to place a lot of effort. It is these positions that will help conservative hold ground and reduce losses that can be induced via the President and his/her policies.
Loser for losers thread.
Did I leave any out :-)....
Oh ya also....
Coal to Oil for our airliners and trucks vis the Fisher-Tropsch process.
Breeder Nukes, 50 of them in 5 years, 1 per state, the heck with Jimma Carter and his ban and Jane Fonda too. No need for Yucca Mountain as we reuse the fuel.
Natural Gas Baby, for our cars, T-Boon Picken's loves it, that is good enough for me.
These will all make the Chevy Volt even better, now GM make it run on CNG.
One gasoline please these Boutique gasolines are killing us EPA.
Enough with the Ethanol Boondoggle already....
Does your comment, that 3rd party can't win, mean that you disagree with my previously voiced (in this thread) motto: "With God, all things are possible."? I think Keyes would be a great President and I think he can win by running as nominee of Constitution Party.
I have felt foolish on occasion in the past, such as when I supported the Dole-Kemp ticket. The campaign waged by those fellows seemed like as big a zero as could be.
I've very much enjoyed the Keyes campaign public conference calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 pm ET. When I dialed in the first time a few months ago, I didn't consider it might be possible that my very high esteem for Dr. Keyes could be raised. But after hearing him answer questions thoughtfully and thoroughly night after night, I do indeed support his candidacy more now than any time prior - including the days I enthusiastically voted for him in 2000 and 2008 Republican presidential primaries.
Alan Keyes will campaign with enthusiasm for the principles I hold dear, starting with the Declaration of Independence's statement that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights. If elected, I am convinced that he will keep those principles in mind when it comes to making the many decisions that a president must make. If this election is important, as I think it is, I would be doing my fellow Americans and all our children a disservice by not helping others learn of Keyes' candidacy.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
(refers to the liberal freakiness of the state)
Nuclear power always comes with a risk of a meltdown. I'm afraid I'm going to have to be NIMBY about this issue. Especially being on the West Coast, where we get frequent earthquakes.
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