January 29, 2008President '08
ABC News is reporting (on Nightline) that Rudy Giuliani will withdraw tomorrow and endorse John McCain.
Monument to arrogance and hubris, thy name is the Guiliani presidential campaign.
It shows that Rudy can exercise good judgment … knowing when to get out. Think any horse trading happened? Maybe a promise for Sec. of Defense or Attorney General? I don’t think it would be for VP, because I just don’t see Rudy adding anything to a possible McCain ticket, since they are generally interchangeable on most issues.
Isn’t Senator McCain (based on his voting record in the Senate at least) reliably pro-life, which would be a significant contrast with Mayor Giuliani.
McCain is conservative. He has a 82.3 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union.
Some conservatives view him as too moderate because he split from the base on three major issues: the Bush tax cuts, immigration, and campaign finance reform.
McCain has since come out in support of making the Bush tax cuts permanent and has now prioritized securing the border over putting illegal immigrants on the path to citizenship.
He has been among the most conservatives voices on the elimination pork barrel spending, national security issues and foreign policy–where he has been proven right more often than not.
I think he’ll be a great presidential nominee for the Republican Party and at this point it looks like he will be the nominee.
“McCain has since come out in support of making the Bush tax cuts permanent and has now prioritized securing the border over putting illegal immigrants on the path to citizenship.”
Yeah, now that he’s campaigning for the GOP nomination. I think they are positions he’ll likely soften if he goes up against Clinton or Obama and probably flop-flip on if elected.
If he’s held to certain beliefs without apology for seven years and then modifies them out of convenience. He can’t be trusted. The strategy might help him get elected, but it won’t help our country.
I held my nose to vote Chafee out of office. I don’t know if I can even get out of bed for McCain..
–Some conservatives view him as too moderate because he split from the base on three major issues: the Bush tax cuts, immigration, and campaign finance reform.
AND judges (Gang of 14) – don’t forget he came here to campaign for fellow Gang of 14 member and fellow liberal Lincoln Chafee.
AND the global warming cause ju jour (McCain-Lieberman)
–McCain has since come out in support of making the Bush tax cuts permanent and has now prioritized securing the border over putting illegal immigrants on the path to citizenship.
Yeah, like we’re supposed to forget his record AND believe that he’ll stick with those positions once elected.
JOHN MCCAIN WAS ONCE A REPUBLICAN IN THE SAME SENSE THAT BENEDICT ARNOLD WAS ONCE AN OFFICER IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY.
If he’s the nominee I sit out the race or “throw away my vote” vote for a third party candidate (Ron Paul?).
Better the Republicans lose and we get amnesty, gun control, political speech gag laws and tax increases at the hand of a Democrat President than a “Republican” President.
Those things will occur under a “bipartisan” McCain Presidency, and in the process destroy the Republican Party, for it will no longer stand for anything.
I will not symbolically spit on Ronald Reagan’s grave by voting for McCain.
Fighting Chafee-Laffey all over again is no way to keep the White House.
Of course, I’d be willing to bet most of the words in the posts above mine will be eaten if Hillary gets the Dem nomination.