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McCain Starts Planning for 2008 Run
AOL NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: captainqueeg; election2008; hillaryclinton; johnmccain; keating5; mccain; presidency; rino; stopmccain08; whitehouse
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I don't want him. What are your thoughts?
1 posted on 11/10/2006 10:19:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Me neither.


2 posted on 11/10/2006 10:20:47 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Feed me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ditto


3 posted on 11/10/2006 10:21:15 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO GO!


4 posted on 11/10/2006 10:22:20 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AAAGGGGGHHHH!

Not another McCain for POTUS thread. XD


5 posted on 11/10/2006 10:23:20 PM PST by kuma (Mark Sanford '08 http://www.petitiononline.com/msan2008/petition.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 11/10/2006 10:23:27 PM PST by nyconse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way. No time. No how.


7 posted on 11/10/2006 10:23:48 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He's got my vote. I don't want Frist nor the others unless its Condi or General Powell.


8 posted on 11/10/2006 10:23:58 PM PST by ma bell ("Take me to Pristine. I want to see the "real terrorists", Former Marine)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, could you post an unbiased poll(you know normal question would you be for or against) about John McCain's intention to run for President?

Thanks

9 posted on 11/10/2006 10:24:30 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's trying to 'ride in on a white horse' right now.

Huge ego/opportunist!

10 posted on 11/10/2006 10:25:01 PM PST by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He could START by helping our POW and MIA families that he's snubbed and betrayed....


11 posted on 11/10/2006 10:25:42 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: kuma
Not another McCain for POTUS thread. XD

I sure second that statement.

12 posted on 11/10/2006 10:25:58 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( Go Sooners! Thanks Aggies for your 12th Man!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination"


BY WHO???


13 posted on 11/10/2006 10:26:14 PM PST by bonfire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was born in the Panama Canal Zone. I think he should run for president of Panama.


14 posted on 11/10/2006 10:27:23 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can't trust him. Very little difference between him and a liberal.


15 posted on 11/10/2006 10:28:10 PM PST by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century Democratic Party when he wrote 1984)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


16 posted on 11/10/2006 10:28:20 PM PST by RussP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I'd rather vote for Rudy. McCain won't get our support.


17 posted on 11/10/2006 10:28:31 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO McPain. No, No, No, No, etc., and so forth and so on.

NO MORE RINO'S PERIOD.


18 posted on 11/10/2006 10:28:45 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I sure hope there's a good third party candidate to vote for...
19 posted on 11/10/2006 10:29:18 PM PST by babygene
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To: Echo Talon

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


20 posted on 11/10/2006 10:30:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: bonfire

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?


21 posted on 11/10/2006 10:30:50 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: ma bell

"He's got my vote."

That's crazy talk.


22 posted on 11/10/2006 10:31:15 PM PST by babygene
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To: Jim Robinson

all of the above?


23 posted on 11/10/2006 10:31:34 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: Jim Robinson

Dare you.


24 posted on 11/10/2006 10:31:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


25 posted on 11/10/2006 10:32:19 PM PST by Publius (A = A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At 70 years old he better have a good running mate.


26 posted on 11/10/2006 10:32:36 PM PST by 38special (I mean come'on.)
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To: KOZ.

If they say it enough the sheeple will believe them. And after this election; I'm convinced the majority of voters ARE SHEEPLE.


27 posted on 11/10/2006 10:33:02 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Jim Robinson
LOL!!!!!!!! thanks JIM!!!

A Twice.

28 posted on 11/10/2006 10:33:13 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I'll never vote for that sob, unless it's a vote for retirement.


29 posted on 11/10/2006 10:34:27 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


30 posted on 11/10/2006 10:35:44 PM PST by BLS (If it breathes, tax it, and if it stops breathing, find its children and tax them (DNC))
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To: BLS

I think they are both nasty slugs that need salt poured on them...


31 posted on 11/10/2006 10:37:09 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I'll pass. Unless of course he wants to pay me $50/hour to pick lettuce.


32 posted on 11/10/2006 10:37:55 PM PST by unionblue83 (Duty is ours; consequences are God's. -- Stonewall Jackson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See tag.


33 posted on 11/10/2006 10:38:15 PM PST by quantim (Universally incurable => Senators that think they should be President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


34 posted on 11/10/2006 10:38:52 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: 38special
The guy's as old as dirt. Who going to elect this fossil come 08'?

Barack Bandana is the future, McStain is the past.

35 posted on 11/10/2006 10:39:23 PM PST by zarf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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".


36 posted on 11/10/2006 10:40:00 PM PST by pawdoggie
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To: zarf

Our local rag had a special in the "living" section on
O-damn-bama, made me sick...


37 posted on 11/10/2006 10:43:19 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


38 posted on 11/10/2006 10:48:24 PM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Starts Planning"??? What are they talking about? That idiot RINO has been on the campaign trail for a couple of years now. I would also like to know who considers him the front runner besides the media. Thankfully, I don't think he has a prayer of getting in.
39 posted on 11/10/2006 10:49:29 PM PST by Colorado Doug
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To: Echo Talon

Here you go:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=165


40 posted on 11/10/2006 10:49:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

"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 !


41 posted on 11/10/2006 10:50:01 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


42 posted on 11/10/2006 10:50:45 PM PST by packrat35 (guest worker/day worker=SlaveMart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
100% "NO" on the sidebar poll. I was the second one in! Yippy for me.
43 posted on 11/10/2006 10:50:56 PM PST by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you sir, I was just curious. :)


44 posted on 11/10/2006 10:54:06 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


45 posted on 11/10/2006 10:55:47 PM PST by sailor4321
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will vote for whoever the Republican nominee is.


46 posted on 11/10/2006 10:58:08 PM PST by BonnieJ
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To: Delta 21

He doesn't seem to be doing so well in our poll so far... maybe he should just save some $ and retire. :)


47 posted on 11/10/2006 11:00:11 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain? didn't they learn from Bob Dole? maybe in the vp slot with a young, strong, top. but as top? no. especially if they are trying to pull in the female vote... which votes more by looks then anyone.

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.

48 posted on 11/10/2006 11:07:49 PM PST by sten
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who wants to serve under Captain Queeg? I for one do not.


49 posted on 11/10/2006 11:08:48 PM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


50 posted on 11/10/2006 11:09:17 PM PST by TheEaglehasLanded
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