Skip to comments.Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?
Posted on 05/02/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Yesterday, I noted Sen. John McCains recent comments, where he lamented: There are times these days when I feel that I have more in common on foreign policy with President Obama than I do with some in my own party.
Today, my bloggingheads colleague Bill Scher ups the ante, positing the theory that a Rand Paul nomination for president might cause the McCains of the world to jump on the Hillary bandwagon.
From his column at The Week, Scher asks:
Where might the new Republican internationalists go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, its not hard to envision a Republicans for Hillary campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.
If McCain were to jump ship and endorse a candidate from the other party (as his friend and former 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, Joe Lieberman did when he endorsed McCain in 2008), it would be a big deal. McCain was, after all, the 2008 nominee....
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Of course McCain would help the Hillary trash. He shilled for “The Divine One” causing the latter to be elected.
McCain is a freaking democrat, he just refuses to confess.
Judas Goat McCain.
To the headline: yes
Short answer: Absolutely, they would.
“I learned what party loyalty means. It means the conservatives have to support the liberals, but never the other way around.” — Senator Richard Schweiker (R-Pa), returning from the 1976 Republican National Convention in Kansas City (at which he supported Ronald Reagan.)
The only way that Rand Paul would win against Hillary would be to seriously have him campaign as a serious candidate because after the last 8 years (or will be), we need to explain to people that being President is NOT a popularity contest, a hollywood star, a clown, etc. If we do not take that approach then we WILL lose because Rand Paul is BORING!!!!!
Now that I think about it I wonder if we could stir enough interest in having people sign a petition requesting: (a) McCain resign; (b) if he thinks resignation is too severe then he could change his party affiliation to Democrat.
Given Paul Rand recently said it was okay for same sex couples to adopt, I’d probably vote for Hillary or third party. Clearly Paul Rand doesn’t derive his values from the same source I derive mine.
Besides Paul Rand’s budget that attempted cut transfer payments instead of fix the unemployment is wrong on many levels.
Lets add Olympia Snow and Chuck Schumer to the line up so we get a full house of interchangeable choices instead of only three.
I would support neither
Rand is just as much a Globalist as Hillary....he supports Open Borders, Illegal Alien Amnesty, Economic Anti-American trade deals, and he just seems to be the low-calorie version of his father
Michelle Bachmann, Duncan Hunter, Jr, and Ted Cruz (if he is eligible) are better candidates
If McCain were to jump ship and endorse a candidate from the other party...
Not a question of “if”. Just a matter of when.
I’d give real money if McLame would just STFU!
I don’t think Rand Paul could even win the Republican presidential primary in KY, much less in the states required for the nomination.
John McCain supported Obama over the Republican nominee in 2008.
Of course he will support Hillary in 2016.
What difference does it make?
What difference does it make?
Pray tell, how many John McCains are there in this unhappy world? Isn’t one enough?
Well, not officially. When asked, hell give the response that Nelson Rockefeller gave about supporting Barry Goldwater: Im a Republican.
I wasnt with Rocky in the voting booth, but Im as certain as I can be that he voted for Lyndon Johnson. Similarly, Im pretty sure the RINOs would privately support Hillary.
The establishment would attack Rand Paul ferociously if he ran. Any presidential candidate with anything approaching "classical liberal" or "libertarian" political beliefs would represent a monumental threat to the Tyrannical authoritarian and/or collectivist mindset which dominates both national parties in DC.
I, for one, would love to see anything like a, shall we say, "classical liberal" candidacy...
resignation isn’t to severe, SHOOTING HIM, then hanging him and then beheading him MIGHT be to severe.
BUT it’s what he deserves.
He is a worthless piece of trash and was born that way. Was his DAD as WORTHLESS as he is??