Skip to comments.McCain-Jeb Ticket for 2008?
Posted on 06/15/2005 8:53:15 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Is a McCain-Jeb Bush 2008 ticket in the offing?
Some Washington insiders think so.
If McCain is to get the Republican nomination for the 2008 election, hell need the support of President George Bush.
Recently, NewsMax reported that President Bushs top media adviser had signed on with McCain for his expected 2008 run.
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes that before McKinnon announced his support of McCain, got wind of the McCain-Jeb possibility.
Dionne says "a shrewd and loyally Democratic political operative with personal ties to the McCain told him that choosing Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as his running mate could be the key to McCains success.
McCain was estranged from George W. Bush after the Arizona senator ran against him in the 2000 primaries. But then in 2004, McCain brushed aside unofficial offers from John Kerry to run as his vice presidential candidate, and gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that was strongly supportive of Bushs policies in Iraq.
And Bush would like to hand over power to a Republican, like McCain, who is committed to his Iraq policy.
Other front-runners for the Republican nomination are Rudy Giuliani and Condi Rice. But Washington Republicans don't fully trust Rudy -- who had a history of bucking the party as Mayor of New York.
And Condi Rice is said to be preferred by the White House as Bush's successor. But so far, Rice has indicated she won't run.
That leaves McCain.
"The president could well come to see McCain as the only Republican with a chance to push a Republican era forward, says Dionne. "McCain, in turn, knows that his only way around the Republican right is to run with Bushs open blessing, if not his outright endorsement.
Bushs brother could be the "deal-closer, according to Dionne. "If picking Jeb is the price of winning over George W., McCain will pay it.
NewsMax has seem to forgotten that JEB is NOT running either!
This ain't happening.
If McCain runs he does so without my vote and it will be the sole fault of the party.
Bzzzzt. Sorry. I'd rather eat poison than vote for such a ticket.
If it is McCain, I won't vote.
McCain wont be in a position to select a running mate because he isnt going to get through the primaries...
Allen Rice or
Allen Jeb would work....
McCain and ANYBODY is a ticket to Hell, not the White House.
I'd vote for Hillery to keep that Judas from the Presidency.
A mccain Bush ticket would cause a pause.
Rudy endorsed clinton in 1996, hard to forget that manuver.
No McCain. Jeb, I could probably live with as a VP.
I don't think it will happen. But I do think that McCain will be giving it a try. He seems anxious to try one last time and the media loves him (BARF!)As far as Jeb is concerned - it's a definite NO!
If McCain is on the ticket, then I will not vote for him. I do not trust McCain as far as I can spit.
The summer silly season came early this year.
Sounds like a ticket from hell.
Or is that a ticket to hell?
And McCain has more of a chance at winning the Democratic nomination.
We already have a RINO in office. No support for McCain here.
I agree. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR MCCAIN AND I LIVE IN ARIZONA.
This is a losing ticket if I ever saw one.
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