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Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in 16?
The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis

Posted on 05/02/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday, I noted Sen. John McCain’s 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, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.

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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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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; 3liberalchoices; hillary; mccain; randpaul; whocares
Is that a trick question? He's probably got Linseed Grahamnesty already up in Harlem decorating her election headquarters as we speak.
1 posted on 05/02/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course McCain would help the Hillary trash. He shilled for “The Divine One” causing the latter to be elected.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 2:42:50 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is a freaking democrat, he just refuses to confess.

Judas Goat McCain.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 2:50:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To the headline: yes


4 posted on 05/02/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.)


5 posted on 05/02/2013 2:53:28 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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!!!!!


6 posted on 05/02/2013 2:53:44 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 2:54:24 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 2:55:35 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets add Olympia Snow and Chuck Schumer to the line up so we get a full house of interchangeable choices instead of only three.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 3:11:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

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


11 posted on 05/02/2013 3:14:31 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If McCain were to jump ship and endorse a candidate from the other party...
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Not a question of “if”. Just a matter of when.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 3:19:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d give real money if McLame would just STFU!


13 posted on 05/02/2013 3:19:46 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Rand Paul could even win the Republican presidential primary in KY, much less in the states required for the nomination.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 3:22:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably


15 posted on 05/02/2013 3:26:12 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain supported Obama over the Republican nominee in 2008.

Of course he will support Hillary in 2016.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 3:35:12 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference does it make?


17 posted on 05/02/2013 4:10:09 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference does it make?


18 posted on 05/02/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

Pray tell, how many John McCains are there in this unhappy world? Isn’t one enough?


19 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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20 posted on 05/02/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, not officially. When asked, he’ll give the response that Nelson Rockefeller gave about supporting Barry Goldwater: “I’m a Republican.”

I wasn’t with Rocky in the voting booth, but I’m as certain as I can be that he voted for Lyndon Johnson. Similarly, I’m pretty sure the RINOs would privately support Hillary.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 7:57:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?

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...

22 posted on 05/02/2013 10:00:09 PM PDT by sargon
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To: DannyTN
You're thinking of Rep. Paul Ryan, not Sen. Rand Paul --

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/297111-paul-ryan-now-supports-right-of-same-sex-couples-to-adopt

23 posted on 05/02/2013 10:02:20 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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24 posted on 05/03/2013 8:55:10 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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??


25 posted on 05/28/2013 10:07:14 PM PDT by Chainsawj
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