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McCain didnít want to win, and I think I understand why
How to Save the USA ^ | Jacob J Ordinaut

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 McCain’s 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 Barack’s success will help to make things easier on biracial people.

While I’m 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 I’m wrong. I hope he surprises me.

In a few short months, we’ll find out.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: barackobama; biracial; blogpimp; johnmccain; racerelations; stealthvanity
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To: cripplecreek

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.


21 posted on 11/06/2008 8:38:04 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: edzo4
"he should have won in 2000"

???? Juan is W lite. He was rejected by Conservatives in 2000. W has been enough to take. Juan is really unacceptable as POTUS.

22 posted on 11/06/2008 8:38:05 AM PST by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (RINOs? PUMA))
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To: HappyinAZ

I’m sorry, I have to disagree. I really think it was a half hearted campaign.


23 posted on 11/06/2008 8:38:31 AM PST by JJOrdinaut
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To: Paladin2

I didn’t say he deserved to win in 2000 or he would have won in 2000, that was his best chance IMO


24 posted on 11/06/2008 8:40:44 AM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: theDentist

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.


25 posted on 11/06/2008 8:40:50 AM PST by JJOrdinaut
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To: 3AngelaD
"instead sent a me-too, garden-variety white guy nonentity Democrat"

Makes sense given that MD has (that beauty) Mikulski to represent them, LOL.

26 posted on 11/06/2008 8:41:59 AM PST by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (RINOs? PUMA))
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To: JJOrdinaut
While I’m happy to see the race barrier crossed in Presidential Politics....

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.

27 posted on 11/06/2008 8:42:48 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: JJOrdinaut

So McCain was feigning the whole campaign? He did this even though he didn’t really want to win?

Damn that’s idiotic.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 8:44:34 AM PST by Petronski (Things fall apart, it's scientific.)
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To: Salamander

Thanks for the help


29 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:00 AM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: JJOrdinaut

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-


30 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:00 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: softwarecreator

“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.


31 posted on 11/06/2008 8:46:03 AM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( Leftists deserve all the suffering they'll get. We don't. ))))
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To: Blue Turtle

Hell, when you get down to it, Obammy is only half American too!


32 posted on 11/06/2008 8:46:46 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Hell, when you get down to it, Obammy is only half American too!


33 posted on 11/06/2008 8:46:50 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: JJOrdinaut

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.


34 posted on 11/06/2008 8:47:03 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: softwarecreator

Any time...:)


35 posted on 11/06/2008 8:47:19 AM PST by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: Blue Turtle

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.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 8:48:32 AM PST by JJOrdinaut
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To: Petronski
So McCain was feigning the whole campaign? He did this even though he didn’t really want to win? Damn that’s idiotic.

I agree.

37 posted on 11/06/2008 8:48:59 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: JJOrdinaut

Thanks for joining and posting a vanity to plug your website!

< / sarcasm >


38 posted on 11/06/2008 8:49:30 AM PST by Mr Rogers (And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way - Reagan)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
The presidency must be earned

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.

39 posted on 11/06/2008 8:50:01 AM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
We who? McCain was nominated primarily by states that didn't support him in the general election.

New Hampshire! Give me a break!--and a primary vote that counts in 2012!

40 posted on 11/06/2008 8:50:50 AM PST by lonestar
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