Skip to comments.McCain Starts Planning for 2008 Run
Posted on 11/10/2006 10:19:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. John McCain, considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, intends to launch an exploratory committee next week, party officials said Friday.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a public statement from the four-term Arizona senator.
McCain, the Republican maverick who unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination in 2000, already has opened a bank account for the committee, officials said.
"The senator has made no decision about running for president," said Eileen McMenamin, a McCain spokeswoman.
Aides to McCain say the senator will discuss a presidential bid with his family over the end-of-the-year Christmas holiday.
McCain, 70, is a former U.S. Navy pilot who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was elected to the Senate in 1986, and served in the House of Representatives for four years before that.
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Not another McCain for POTUS thread. XD
McCain certainly contributed to the Republican loss with his gang of 14...he also prevented conservative judges from making it to the bench. He is also against tax cuts. Rino piece of...you know what if you ask me.
No way. No time. No how.
He's got my vote. I don't want Frist nor the others unless its Condi or General Powell.
He could START by helping our POW and MIA families that he's snubbed and betrayed....
I sure second that statement.
"considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination"
He was born in the Panama Canal Zone. I think he should run for president of Panama.
Can't trust him. Very little difference between him and a liberal.
Isn't 72 a bit old to start out as President? Hell, he'd be 80 by the end of his second term. And those years in a POW camp couldn't have extended his lifespan. How old was Reagan when he became President?
I'd rather vote for Rudy. McCain won't get our support.
NO McPain. No, No, No, No, etc., and so forth and so on.
NO MORE RINO'S PERIOD.
Ok, here is my unbiased poll on McCain:
Would you be for or against the turncoat anti first amendment John McCain or would you rather vote for a real conservative?
a) Not only against, but hell no on McCaine
b) I'll go with the conservative please
LOL, thats a good question.
The MSM again reporting what they want to happen, as opposed to what is actually going on.
nobobody wants this guy running. how many times does he have to lose for them to get this through their collective heads?
"He's got my vote."
That's crazy talk.
all of the above?
I'll support McCain, although I would prefer Giuliani. I suspect McCain is too old for a first run at the presidency, and he has an awful lot of personal issues.
At 70 years old he better have a good running mate.
If they say it enough the sheeple will believe them. And after this election; I'm convinced the majority of voters ARE SHEEPLE.
I'll never vote for that sob, unless it's a vote for retirement.
I'll vote for him right after Hillary! changes her affiliation to the Republican party.
IOW, when they have to sprinkle rock salt where hell froze over.
I think they are both nasty slugs that need salt poured on them...
I'll pass. Unless of course he wants to pay me $50/hour to pick lettuce.
For some reason nowadays, I don't think voters would put as much stock on person's age like they did when Bob Dole was running for President
Barack Bandana is the future, McStain is the past.
I'm not endorsing McCain in any way, shape or form, but I do think it would be sorta fun to watch the MSM morph him from "Straight-talkin' Maverick John McCain" into "Loony-tunes, Anti-Choice, Crypto-Fascist, Eeevil Republican John 'Keating' McCain".
Our local rag had a special in the "living" section on
O-damn-bama, made me sick...
If conservatives abandonded the Party and allowed the GOP to get killed by the Dems this election... WHAT oes this Mclame idiot think will happen in 2008????
He will NEVER be voted for by most conservatives.
Here you go:
"Sen. John McCain, considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, ..."
The drive-by media has been using that line for years now .. and yet in every poll taken on FR in the last few years, John doesn't get more than a few percentage points on any of our polls.
It appears the media is going to try to force this idiot on us .. and I'm not voting for him !
The Republicans better come up with somebody for 2008 besides McCain, Guillani, or Newt Gingrich. Unless we just want to surrender to the democrats like in 1996 with Bob Dole.
All 3 of these have been pushed as good candidates but all come with so much baggage that a large part of the Republican base will not vote.
McCain - Keating Five, think we won't hear it. Plus hes insane. Lots of folks can't stand him period, no matter what the media and his fans here at FR say.
Guillani - cheats on wife, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-gun and people HERE on FR are actually pushing this guy. By 2008, it will have been 7 years since 9/11 and hes been out of the public eye too long. The tales of the heroic mayor will be ancient history. Plus he chocked and dropped out of running against Hillary twice.
Gingrich - cheats on not one, but two wives. That'll get the base going TO STAY HOME. Plus the book deal and other general crap, plus he choked and then quit also. Been out of politics too long. He has some good ideas but does anyone really think he is electable nationwide?
Thank you sir, I was just curious. :)
We've got to do everything in our power to keep the SOB from getting the nomination. He's spent the last six years positioning himself to the left of the administration by being a stumbling block. He won't attract conservatives to vote for him and we'll be out of power for years to come.
I will vote for whoever the Republican nominee is.
He doesn't seem to be doing so well in our poll so far... maybe he should just save some $ and retire. :)
and Guilani is not the top in that scenario either. But Romney at the top, with Guilani or McCain as 2nd seat, and then you have something.
Who wants to serve under Captain Queeg? I for one do not.
Tell everyone you know that will at least consider it. Don't give a dime to McCAIN or the RNC who will be funding this guys primary campaign. They want to push popular media figures like McCain and Guliani.
Randy Graf in Arizona had 250 grand thrown at him in the primary and then the RNC pulled a million in the general and he ended up with 43 percent.
It's time to get smart that the Natl Committee establishments won't help conservatives but they dumped money to help that a hole Chafee