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McCain for president in 2008
vanity | Oct 30, 2008 | polishproud

Posted on 10/30/2004 5:39:06 PM PDT by PolishProud

In the Friday's edition of the Arizona Republic Chip Scutari opines that John McCain is the GOP front runner for 2008. He claims that McCain is the most "influential politician not living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave." He's a national statesman with star power to match Hillary Clinton. He has hosted Saturday Night Live, appeared on Letterman and Leno and is a constant fixture on the Sunday talk shows.

Scutari goes on to write that If Kerry wins, McCain will run in 08. He can garner crossover vote from moderates and independents and will appeal to "pragmatic conservatives."

McCain thinks there should be more women in office and complains that there are no Hispanics in the Senate. Scutari writes that McCain is a regular guy that has a lot of charisma and claims that McCain has mended his fences with the White House as evidences by his recent stay at Bush's Texas ranch, the only second member of congress to get that honor.

My question to Scutari is, what have you been smoking? McCain has so alienated the Republican base that he could not get elected to national dog catcher. If I was Bush I'd use McCain too.

There are a lot voters out there, moderate and independents, that think because McCain is loved by the press, Larry King and late night show hosts that he would make a good president. But without the Republican base McCain doesn't have a chance.

I will never forget McCain's recent appearance with Senators Lugar and Hagel on a Sunday morning talk show in which he criticized President Bush. President Reagan once said "don't speak ill of a fellow Republican." And McCain did so in the middle of Bush's reelection campaign.

This conservative will stay home if its Clinton Vs McCain in 2008.


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1 posted on 10/30/2004 5:39:07 PM PDT by PolishProud
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To: PolishProud

Aaaauuuuggggh! Nooooo! Don't make me choose!


2 posted on 10/30/2004 5:40:27 PM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: PolishProud

I hope it doesn't happen. I think he'll be in his 70's by then so hopefully he won't run.


3 posted on 10/30/2004 5:40:43 PM PDT by whershey (www.worldwar4.net)
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To: PolishProud

I sure as hell hope not.
He is the absolute worst candidate I could imagine.
Democrats hate him. Most republicans don't like him.
What the hell?


4 posted on 10/30/2004 5:40:51 PM PDT by TruthCanHurt
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To: PolishProud

front runner my butt


5 posted on 10/30/2004 5:41:11 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: PolishProud

Somebody is smoking too much crack. Sad.


6 posted on 10/30/2004 5:41:35 PM PDT by Torie
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To: whershey

He'll never make the primaries...not to worry


7 posted on 10/30/2004 5:41:42 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: PolishProud

I will NEVER vote for McCain.

He's no better than a DEMONcrapper.

I will stay home and forget about politics if he is the best the GOP can do.

I despise him almost as much as Kerry/Edwards. He SHOULD be running with Kerry as his VP.


8 posted on 10/30/2004 5:41:56 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: PolishProud

As a Democrat he would win...as a Republican he will be lucky to make it out of NH.


9 posted on 10/30/2004 5:42:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Absalom, Absalom, Absalom....)
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Anybody but McCAN'T


10 posted on 10/30/2004 5:42:47 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: PolishProud

You forgot to mention a "barf alert".


11 posted on 10/30/2004 5:42:49 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: PolishProud

Hillary or McCain? Hillary or McCain? Hillary or McCain? What a choice

Well, maybe Nader will run again.


12 posted on 10/30/2004 5:42:50 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: PolishProud
I'd vote for McCain if he was the nominee, particularly against Hillary, but I would vote for someone - anyone - else in the primaries.

Heck, I'd write my name in on the ballot if I had to.

13 posted on 10/30/2004 5:43:02 PM PDT by K1avg (Mel Martinez for US Senate!)
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To: nmh

Mayor Giuliani would be the best I can think of. He is highly respected by both parties... His biggest flaw is that his name is difficult to spell.


14 posted on 10/30/2004 5:43:11 PM PDT by TruthCanHurt
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To: PolishProud

I couldn't even hold my nose and vote for the traitorous slug. If Kerry was running against him it wouldn't make ANY difference.


15 posted on 10/30/2004 5:43:28 PM PDT by Nov3 (Is it just me or has correct titling, formating, and linking of posts become a lost art?)
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To: PolishProud
First he has to get past the primaries
16 posted on 10/30/2004 5:43:30 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Betty Castor the real Florida Disaster)
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To: PolishProud

Let's wait til Wednesday, ok???


17 posted on 10/30/2004 5:43:41 PM PDT by Perdogg (Dubya - Right Man, Right Job, at the Right Time!)
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To: nmh

LOL mind reader


18 posted on 10/30/2004 5:43:51 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: PolishProud

The MSM loves him, but he will be way too old. 2000 was his last shot. He knows that.


19 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:16 PM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: All

he couldn't get the nomination before and he'll have less of a chance in 08. i know of no one that likes him.


20 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:21 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Goose hunt? Looked more like a snipe hunt to me.)
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To: PolishProud

I will NOT vote for John McCain. Period.


21 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:34 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Let's REALLY Split The Country! (http://righteverytime3.blogspot.com))
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To: PolishProud

I could never vote for McCain after he wouldn't stand with the SBVs.


22 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:41 PM PDT by Merry
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To: TruthCanHurt
Mayor Giuliani would be the best I can think of. He is highly respected by both parties...

That should tell you everything you need to know. I would stay home.

23 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:57 PM PDT by Nov3 (Is it just me or has correct titling, formating, and linking of posts become a lost art?)
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To: Hotdog

HA HA HA, I was typing whilst you were posting....your quick


24 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:58 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Betty Castor the real Florida Disaster)
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To: prion

NOooooooooo is right!!ZELL MILLER 2008!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 10/30/2004 5:44:58 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: PolishProud

We don't need no stinkin' retreads in 2008.


26 posted on 10/30/2004 5:45:04 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PolishProud

It depends-- President of what?


27 posted on 10/30/2004 5:45:50 PM PDT by RobFromGa (A desperate man is a dangerous man, and Kerry is getting desperate.)
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To: PolishProud

Judging a presidential candidate is simple. Look at his top paid staff. If they are top shelf he has a chance. If his campaign manager is his little sister, write him off as a vanity candidate.


28 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:09 PM PDT by bayourod (Old Media news is poll driven, not event driven, not fact driven, not newsworthy driven.)
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To: pollywog

I would consider him as well.


29 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:10 PM PDT by TruthCanHurt
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To: PolishProud
Trash post.

McLame as POTUS is to LOL!

30 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:14 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: PolishProud
I've been very disappointed in his tepid support for Bush and still criticizes him on news programs occasionally too when he disagrees with Bush about something. Nope, he will not get my vote!
31 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:18 PM PDT by dmw
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To: PolishProud
John McCain is the GOP front runner for 2008.

No. He's not.

Trial balloon go PFFFFFFFT.

32 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:37 PM PDT by Phsstpok (often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: pollywog

Condi in 2008!


33 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:48 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: PolishProud

Tradesports already has a 2008 GOP nominee section (which is a little nutty, but anyway). McCain is coming in first, with Rudy G second. That's obviously purely based on name recognition right now.

McCain will be 72 in 2008 and has had serious health problems. There's no way he'll be the nominee.


34 posted on 10/30/2004 5:46:59 PM PDT by RW1974
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To: PolishProud

Can't be a Senator. Must be a Governor.


35 posted on 10/30/2004 5:47:03 PM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: PolishProud
Sorry, I used to be a big McCain fan, but after seeing that last interview, he can go pound sand, or jump to his real party along with the rest of the RINO herd.

I just don't trust him anymore, and if he's the candidate, I may not vote.
36 posted on 10/30/2004 5:47:34 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: TruthCanHurt

No, his biggest trouble is he's too damn liberal!


37 posted on 10/30/2004 5:47:49 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: TruthCanHurt

I HATE McCain. He has been the worst 'helper' in this election. Why would the Republicans back him? How about Tom Tancredo? How about Arnold? How about Rick Santorum? How about Newt Gingrich? How about ... ?? (give me a few minutes). Tammy Bruce. John Kyl (AZ). How about Zell Miller? How about ....


38 posted on 10/30/2004 5:48:18 PM PDT by bboop
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To: Ramcat
Can't be a Senator. Must be a Governor.

Or a mayor of a very large city :)

39 posted on 10/30/2004 5:48:44 PM PDT by silent_jonny (I voted on October 26, 2004---GO BUSH, BURR, BALLANTINE!)
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To: PolishProud

McCain is too liberal!


40 posted on 10/30/2004 5:48:49 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Voter Fraud is one of the primary campaign strategies of the Democrats!)
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To: PolishProud

He's a legend in his own mind. Give me Condi in 2008!


41 posted on 10/30/2004 5:48:54 PM PDT by toupsie
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To: PolishProud
NO THANK YOU!
42 posted on 10/30/2004 5:48:57 PM PDT by airborne (God answers all prayers. Sometimes the answer is ,"No".)
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To: RW1974

McCain holds sway over one constituency: the mainstream media.


43 posted on 10/30/2004 5:49:26 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: PolishProud

Friggin 'A' gang..........let's take 'em one at a time!


44 posted on 10/30/2004 5:49:39 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: All

Lets think about 04 right now......


45 posted on 10/30/2004 5:49:43 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: PolishProud

OK. So now where is the obligatory graphic of the McCain RINO.


46 posted on 10/30/2004 5:50:05 PM PDT by armymarinemom (Children and kids don't wear wings or blood stripes.)
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To: PolishProud

I had to drink lots of tea and hold my breath for a full minute just to be able to vote for the commie loving RINO for the senate again. It gets harder each time...Kolbe, no way. Voted Libetarian. Arizona Republicans are baaaaad.

The People's Republic is a crummy, left leaning rag anyway.


47 posted on 10/30/2004 5:50:05 PM PDT by Luke21 (Christ is wonderful)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Well, maybe Nader will run again.

LOL!
48 posted on 10/30/2004 5:50:22 PM PDT by BlindGuardian (Re-elect George W. Bush!)
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To: KoRn

Amen!


49 posted on 10/30/2004 5:50:30 PM PDT by dmw
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To: PolishProud

NO.


50 posted on 10/30/2004 5:50:43 PM PDT by Libertina (Please Lord, grant America a leader who loves you.)
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