Skip to comments.McCain didnít want to win, and I think I understand why
Posted on 11/06/2008 8:17:49 AM PST by JJOrdinaut
I have a full write up on my website but I want to throw it up for discussion here. Did McCain even want to win? I don't think so and I think I understand why.
I have no way of seeing into McCains heart, but I imagine that when Barack Obama officially won the Democratic nomination John McCain felt like the race was already over. It must be difficult to stand against the tide of a historic event and I think being the alternative to the first African American president was not something John McCain wanted to be.
There are several black people I would have loved to see in the highest office in this country. Condaleeza Rice is the first name that pops into my head. Have you ever read about her upbringing? In a very heartbreaking moment for me personally, former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swan recently lost to our truly awful incumbent Governor Ed Rendell. The governorship of a state like Pennsylvania would have been an excellent spring board to the Presidency. My fantasy never-gunna-happen pick is Walter E. Williams.
My own children, like Barack Obama, will be biracial. Biracial people face unique challenges because it is difficult for them to be accepted by both races. I hope that Baracks success will help to make things easier on biracial people.
While Im happy to see the race barrier crossed in Presidential Politics, I can not help but be pessimistic about his potential to be a good president. My next article will focus on my reasons for this, though I'm sure most Free Republic readers are aware of them. In the meantime, I hope Im wrong. I hope he surprises me.
In a few short months, well find out.
What a bunch of BS...you think McCain busted his hump day and night for months to lose? Not an idea worth posting and an insult to him and all of us who worked for him.
he should have won in 2000, he would have made a good president especially during 9-11, unfortuantely his time passed him by
Any idiot can get a website, apparently.
We nominated him.
I got the feeling that McCain didn’t have the fire inside to win. It was just like the Dole campaign. He deserved to be the president, but he needed something more then “it’s my turn”.
He wasn’t very good on the campaign trail or on important issues like global warming and immigration.
By the way, it's been a long time and I've forgotten, how do you change your vanity tag ... anyone?
Let’s be honest here. Obama is HALF WHITE....he is not a hyphenated American. In fact, Obama does not even come from slaves and I believe he is muslim.
Since Nov 4, 2008
McCain wanted to win, I agree. But there were certain lines he was unwilling to cross. For instance, McCain felt duty-bound to go back to Washington to work on the financial bailout. In hindsight that was a mistake. The public was broadly suspicious of the bailout plans — still are.
Obama’s main strategy was to tie McCain to Bush. McCain’s initiative, while patriotic in his own eyes, ‘made’ Obama’s argument. Practically the only people in favor of the bailout were — Bush & McCain.
It wasn’t ju jitsu on Obama’s part. He merely stepped back & allowed McCain to fall over.
“There are several black people I would have loved to see in the highest office in this country. Condaleeza Rice is the first name that pops into my head.””
And that’s why were in this mess. People want the ‘first name that pops into their head. Rice is a bigger RINO than McCain. There are thousands of good, conservative black Americans out there. How many more sell outs like Rice and Obama do you think we need?
“An emotional Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveled Wednesday in Barack Obama’s election, calling it an “extraordinary step forward” for the nation.
A child of the segregated deep South who became the highest-ranking African-American woman ever in American government and was once considered a potential Republican presidential nominee, Rice called the Democratic president-elect “inspirational” and said his victory was proof of America’s promise.”
Next time you make a post, just type whatever you want in the box below the post that says “Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):
My guy is Michael Steele, and I don’t even live in Maryland. The fools had a chance to send him the Senate two years ago and instead sent a me-too, garden-variety white guy nonentity Democrat that no one has heard a peep out of since the election, and who has done nothing. I on’t agree with every last thing Steele says and does, but he has his head screwed on right and he is a star.
it is just above the post button when you post a reply
Now that the election is over, I can officially begin despising Mcqueeg the RINO again. He cost us the election, and for it now we have Obamunism. Watch him become buddy buddy with Obama, Hitlery, Piglosi, Fat Teddy, and all the other far leftist ilk that will be driving this country into the ground for the next 4 years.
I’m sure it will be remembered that he’s half white next time a black man or woman runs as a democrat and they need a “full” black man to run. In fact, being half black gave Obama the option of claiming to be either. Who knows, maybe his birth certificate indicates that he’s white.
Curious thing about the whole racism issue when it comes to politicians. Not voting for a black democrat indicates racism. Not voting for a black republican doesn’t raise any eyebrows.
he’s not the only one. I’ve been of the opinion for a month now that McCain was more concerned about being seen as Mr Nice Guy than winning. His constant chastising of folks on the right, and openly expressing his admiration of liberals. I think he realized it was a loss and was going thru the motions, hoping to try again in ‘12.
And I have my kids in school...second grade...who are already being taught about COLOR. Kids don’t view people like adults do...and the fact that liberal education system points out someone’s color is not something I like at all.
???? Juan is W lite. He was rejected by Conservatives in 2000. W has been enough to take. Juan is really unacceptable as POTUS.
I’m sorry, I have to disagree. I really think it was a half hearted campaign.
I didn’t say he deserved to win in 2000 or he would have won in 2000, that was his best chance IMO
Personally I don’t think that he will run again. Typically once you lose the race for President you step away from things and McCain is not getting any younger.
I think he was only excited about winning during the primaries and then he simply found himself on the wrong side of history.
Makes sense given that MD has (that beauty) Mikulski to represent them, LOL.
What are you babbling about? Obama played the race card throughout the primaries and in the general election. You cannot say the race barrier has been crossed while it is accepted (at least in the Rat party and with the MSM) that voting against Obama means you're a racist while 97% of blacks vote for Obama because he is black.
Many whites, who voted for Obama because of white guilt, will, in the very near future, realize the hard way that they elected a Marxist who despises whites (he said so in his book), craves power to control them, and will forcibly redistribute their wealth to people who didn't earn it.
Believe what you will but this election did nothing to break down racial barriers. Instead, it serves to embolden the racists. Get ready for reparations along with the domestic security force. The people have spoken and now they will be punished.
So McCain was feigning the whole campaign? He did this even though he didn’t really want to win?
Damn that’s idiotic.
Thanks for the help
I will say,, in the last 3 New Mexico campaigns, the Campaign staff took me up on my offer to deliver signs, etc all around the state to part offices.
They freely gave out the bumper stickers, etc,,,
This time, they had no need to send any equipment, 4’x8’ road signs,, yard signs, etc to the county offices.
When i asked for a bumper sticker,, they begrudgingly went over to a drawer where they were hidden away. Almost wouldnt give one out unless you agreed to work the phone bank. Also,, they didnt have much there with Palin on it,,.
When Osama had his big event out here,, it was free,, had tons of entertainment,, was in an easy to get to location. McCains people made you go to headquarters IN PERSON, in advance, to get a ticket. Usually during work hours with one day notice. The notice to get a ticket often came 1 or 2 nights before, via email. And- if you didn’t go down there at some point, and register your email address with them, you didn’t even get -that- email.
In New Mexico, it really was an appallingly bad campaign. It was -almost- as if it was not run by normal republican campaign staff. Strange-
“McCain deserves to be President more than any politician since Reagan...”
To quote Clint Eastwood’s character in Unforgiven right before he kills Gene Hackman’s character, “Deserve’s got nothing to do with it.”
The presidency must be earned.
Hell, when you get down to it, Obammy is only half American too!
Hell, when you get down to it, Obammy is only half American too!
I too had the impression he didn’t want to win, he wanted to be seen by his senate buddies as a good guy.
He couldn’t even wait a decent amount of time to make his concession speech.
You’re absolutely right.
I always thought the dream was for a world where people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin but we’ve gone pretty far from that these days.
It’s very unfortunate.
Thanks for joining and posting a vanity to plug your website!
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And Obama earned it? No, he won it, like a lottery.
Your point is well taken though, McCain just didn't seem to have the fight in him and to win the Presidency you must pull out all the stops, which the RNC didn't do.
New Hampshire! Give me a break!--and a primary vote that counts in 2012!
You mean McCain surrendered the Presidency to the "historical event" of America voting in a Marxist-racist POS as President??
Go stick your "analysis" over at the BET '0bama-Is-God' blogs. You're a joke.
Someone who remembers who McCain was before this campaign.
I held my nose and voted for a man that I had asked to
leave the republican party. It amazed me that he got the
nonmination. I will put on my tin-foil and always believe
that forces unseen were behind even that.
I’m sorry, but your argument is just silly.
May I ask why he> deserves to be President?
Did you actually read my post?
I didn’t suggest that this was a good thing.
It just seems to me like McCain ran out of steam after the primary and I think this is why.
And wasn't it MLK who'd hoped to see "a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
I think SOROS paid him to lose
I am not. I am disgusted and outraged that the "race barrier" even exists. I am outraged and disgusted that people, particularly those with dark skin, are still babbling about "race".
Content of their Character, anyone? Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave.
OBTW, the content of Hussein's character is summed up in his unholy love of killing babies. 0bama = Abortion.
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