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McCain to open exploratory committee "by tomorrow a.m." (related site already live)
The Hotline ^ | 11-15-06 | The Hotline

Posted on 11/15/2006 1:13:23 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative

Sen. John McCain will formally open his 2008 presidential exploratory committee by tomorrow a.m., an adviser said today.

The committee already a website and it will stream live the two speeches McCain delivers tomorrow before conservatives in Washington.

First, he addresses the Federalist Society. Later, he speaks to GOPAC.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Iowa; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: airheadsforprez; doa; exploreangermgmt; toocrazy; tooold; vietcongbrokehim
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1 posted on 11/15/2006 1:13:26 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: GraniteStateConservative

"already has a..."

sorry.


2 posted on 11/15/2006 1:14:49 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I could save John-o a lot of time, money and wasted effort. HE AIN'T NEVER GONNA GET THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION!
3 posted on 11/15/2006 1:15:35 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
MeCain's head will explode when he doesn't get the nomination!


4 posted on 11/15/2006 1:16:37 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Is he a Republican or a Democrat this week?


5 posted on 11/15/2006 1:19:32 PM PST by linear (Hawking radiation notwithstanding, its usually best to keep your elephant away from black holes.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

We can save McCain the time and money and just say NO to his bid for the Presidency or anything else for that matter.


6 posted on 11/15/2006 1:20:38 PM PST by auto power
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Explore this:

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7 posted on 11/15/2006 1:22:17 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Go away, McPain. We don't want you.


8 posted on 11/15/2006 1:23:04 PM PST by Valpal1 (Big Media is like Barney Fife with a gun.)
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To: TexasCajun
MeCain's head will explode when he doesn't get the nomination!

This effort needs to be stillborn.

We need to spread the message that McCain's run is all about justifying a third party to split the Republican vote and get Hillary elected. /tinfoil

9 posted on 11/15/2006 1:23:26 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are REALLY stupid.)
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To: TexasCajun

Aaaaargh! I'm running for President!

McCain will have a public meltdown shortly after the New Hampshire primary, if not sooner!

10 posted on 11/15/2006 1:23:34 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Carry_Okie
We need to spread the message that McCain's run is all about justifying a third party to split the Republican vote and get Hillary elected.

He's enough of a megalomaniac to do so!

11 posted on 11/15/2006 1:24:42 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: All
As long as we are thinking toward 2008, I think it is only fitting to revise what Senator MacaCain’s actions to sabotage the Republican Party in the past two years, especially as he comtemplates running for President. Let's remember...

http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/HughHewitt/2006/11/08/the_road_not_taken__forfeiting_a_majority


12 posted on 11/15/2006 1:26:06 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

We may have to consider McCain. As an ex-liberal I've never understood the fear of Hillary. But Obama is a real threat. People still think that poverty is caused by racism, not the breakdown of the family, and voting for Obama will be a way to make them feel good about themselves. See also: Shelby Steele's book 'White Guilt.'

If McCain runs he will win. If McCain wins it will *probably* be the end of both Roe v. Wade and the abuse of the interstate commerce clause.

To my mind, it comes down to the quality of McCain's nominees versus another candidates lower chance of winning. Forget about the history.


13 posted on 11/15/2006 1:27:24 PM PST by Jibaholic (Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Explore this RINO !!!


14 posted on 11/15/2006 1:28:54 PM PST by lionheart 247365 (( I.S.L.A.M. stands for -------- Islams Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder .. .. .. ))
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To: GraniteStateConservative
"Get Katie Curic on the phone, she knows about this sort of thing!"

Seriously, I'm looking forward to reading his address at the Federalist Society. There's no telling what he'll spout off to them.

15 posted on 11/15/2006 1:28:59 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Jibaholic
The man is too much of an unstable hothead to be in the Oval Office.
16 posted on 11/15/2006 1:28:59 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are REALLY stupid.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Explore this RINO !!!


17 posted on 11/15/2006 1:29:05 PM PST by lionheart 247365 (( I.S.L.A.M. stands for -------- Islams Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder .. .. .. ))
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I am a broken glass republican in that I will walk over broken glass to vote for anyone but McCain in the primaries. Lets face it, our choices in 2008 will be McCain or Gulianni. I will vote for Gulianni in this case. And Gulianni while a social liberal he is still way better than Hillery


18 posted on 11/15/2006 1:30:08 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: GraniteStateConservative

What kind of "exploratory committee"?

A group fo proctologists to locate his brains?


19 posted on 11/15/2006 1:30:23 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Jibaholic
But Obama is a real threat. People still think that poverty is caused by racism, not the breakdown of the family, and voting for Obama will be a way to make them feel good about themselves.

That didn't help Steele in MD, Swann in PA, or the other man in Ohio. Deval Patrick did get elected though (MA is a case all its own).

20 posted on 11/15/2006 1:30:24 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Rummyfan
I could save John-o a lot of time, money and wasted effort. HE AIN'T NEVER GONNA GET THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION!

I've been a drone for the Republican Party for about 10 years. This year I put in a large number of hours trying to get a RINO elected to the US House. He lost in a landslide...to a Farrakhan devotee, no less.

I won't work on behalf of RINOs ever again. It's a waste of time. I'd even be disappointed to accidentally succeed.

McCain is a HUGE part of the problem and NO part of the solution. If he gets the nod he will lose me, and I'd bet the farm he will lose my state as well. There is a large contingent of conservatives in my state, and they will simply stay home rather than support another RINO, especially one running for President.

21 posted on 11/15/2006 1:31:33 PM PST by stevem
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To: GraniteStateConservative

His site doesn't have any place for "feedback".

Interesting. I love to give him some.

Maybe if I agree to doante $.02 he'll get the point.


22 posted on 11/15/2006 1:32:20 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

He'd have better luck exploring for Atlantis.


23 posted on 11/15/2006 1:32:45 PM PST by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Admiral Byrd's memorial at McMurdo Sound, after his return from Little America.


24 posted on 11/15/2006 1:33:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
He wants to be McPresident.
25 posted on 11/15/2006 1:33:51 PM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Rummyfan
That didn't help Steele in MD, Swann in PA, or the other man in Ohio. Deval Patrick did get elected though (MA is a case all its own). I disagree, I think it helped Steele (although he ran a great campaign on its own merit), but the voters in blue states were not sympathetic to Republicans. He would have won in 2004. More generally, being black is good for a percentage point or three. But it will not win you races if you are a lousy candidate, and it may not be enough even if you are a good candidate. But it is still a help.
26 posted on 11/15/2006 1:33:59 PM PST by Jibaholic (Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets)
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To: ElPatriota

Not to mention he spent most of the summer worrying over the rights of detainees at Gitmo and others captured on the battlefield. The man is dangerous to conservatism, the GOP, and the nation.


27 posted on 11/15/2006 1:34:30 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Jibaholic

Obama won't get the nomination.
For the same reason Jesse Jackson and Doug Wilder never did- bigoted Democrat voters.
He's just for show, like they were.


28 posted on 11/15/2006 1:35:15 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Jim Robinson

Are you saying McCain has little support in Freepland?


29 posted on 11/15/2006 1:36:04 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: stevem

Minnesota, proudly the first state to elect a muslim congressman. Keith X Ellison! God Save the Republic!


30 posted on 11/15/2006 1:36:23 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Hey voters, send cash to Rudy.


31 posted on 11/15/2006 1:36:56 PM PST by GOPologist (When one lowers himself to argue with a fool, then you don't know which one is the fool.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I won't vote for McCain for the same reasons I won't vote for Guiliani, Romeny, Clinton, or Obama...

I will not vote for a bigger government, socialist agenda, liberal... Regardless of party affiliation.

32 posted on 11/15/2006 1:38:56 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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To: TexasCajun

McCain will switch party names if he doesn't get the bid.
It will party name only, Hillery will attest to that. He will be her running mate possible.

...I am predicting some of the newly elected Democrats to change parties within a year. This is about the amount of time the Democrats will crew things up so bad for themselves.


33 posted on 11/15/2006 1:40:33 PM PST by buck61
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Seriuosly, McCain is the candidate of MSM newsrooms. If he were to come up against Hillary though they would turn on him in a minute and destroy him! I wouldn't even call him a RINO - his party is the John McCain Party - he is by no means a consrvative. Yet the MSM touts him that way. Of course they wouldn't know a conservative if one bit them on arse. To the MSM, a conservative is Pat Buchanan - anti-semitic isolationist who does happen to be right about controlling illegal immigration - or Andrew Sullivan - rumpranger who went along with the war initially but who now filters all his views through his homosexuality and who is pissed he can't marry his boyfriend.


34 posted on 11/15/2006 1:42:42 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Rummyfan
Hmmmm... I could add that! If you could provide me with a link where that issue is explained in detail?

I detest this guy... with friends like this who needs enemies :)

35 posted on 11/15/2006 1:42:55 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
And if the media were the only voters he'd win in a landslide. Alas, we all get to vote. I predict his presidential bid will last just a tad longer than Pete Wilson's did.
36 posted on 11/15/2006 1:43:13 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Two Rinos running, and then there is Newt, the only conservative in the race, thus far.

Now let me see, which one of the three will I vote for?

37 posted on 11/15/2006 1:44:42 PM PST by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

38 posted on 11/15/2006 1:44:57 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: PhiKapMom

Wonder whether we'll need a "McClone Alert" ping list?


39 posted on 11/15/2006 1:45:55 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: GraniteStateConservative

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Now that's funny.

And tomorrow I s'pose you'll spring it upon me that Rudolph the Red New Yorker will have one, too?

And Missus Bruno Cli'ton too, why not, while you're in a joking FRame of mind!!??


40 posted on 11/15/2006 1:46:46 PM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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People People please take a look at DUNCAN HUNTER!... I believe he already announced or about to. This guy seems solid, tough, smart, no metrosexual here!

41 posted on 11/15/2006 1:47:52 PM PST by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I heard on Medved that McCain (D)Arizona is essentially without friends on the hill. It says a lot when those human fungi on the Hill will have nothing to do with McCain (D) Ariz.

One other thing, if McCain (D) Ariz were to get the GOP nod, his allies in the old media will turn on him overnight. And, they have much they can use against him in their pre-election jihad against things Republican.

For starters, (and correct me if my history is wrong) I think that McCain left his wife after she became crippled with a neuromuscular disease, and married a wealthy heiress.

McCain (D) Arizona has also alienated what would have been his base (us).

McCain's nomination would lead to my Hillary Nightmare Scenario.

Given a choice between Hillary Rodham and McCain, I would vote for McCain in a heartbeat, but there are those who think that indignantly withholding votes because politics isn't perfect somehow sends a useful message. And they would see to it that McCain (D) Arizona would have no chance at winning.

.

42 posted on 11/15/2006 1:49:24 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: GOPologist

NO RINOs....be they from Arizona or NYC.

43 posted on 11/15/2006 1:49:47 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: Jim Robinson; GraniteStateConservative

<< Explore this:

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You counted only Republicans!

< / joking FRame of mind >


44 posted on 11/15/2006 1:49:56 PM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: BobinIL
Since it appears that there is NOT going to be a TRUE conservative to step up to the plate of POTUS in '08, we better be darn sure that we put ENORMOUS pressure on the RNC to put up some hard conservatives in Senate and Congressional races. We are going to need a tough, hard EXTEMELY conservative Congress to keep either Rudy, McLame, Romney or (God forbid!) Hitlery in check.

LORD, SEND US A TRUE CONSERVATIVE TO VOTE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
45 posted on 11/15/2006 1:55:44 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Barbour/Steele '08)
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To: ElPatriota
From what little I know of Hunter, he would be in my top 3 picks for the GOP nomination.

Which means he is entirely "too conservative" for some of the RINO's here on FR to get behind.

46 posted on 11/15/2006 1:57:13 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be.)
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To: Jibaholic
We may have to consider McCain.

But, he's a nutcase!
47 posted on 11/15/2006 2:01:10 PM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Tancredo/Hunter > Newt Gingrich > Sam Brownback > Mitt Romney > Bill Frist > John McCain > George Pataki > Chuck Hagel > Rudy Giuliani.


48 posted on 11/15/2006 2:01:26 PM PST by NapkinUser (Tom Tancredo for president of the United States of America in 2008!)
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To: ElPatriota

One thing he will have an uphill battle with is, name recognition. Everyone in America (including the sheeple) know who Hillary, Rudy and McLame are. Bet you couldn't find 3 people outside of this site who know anything about him...

He better start getting himself out there and use a big megaphone...


49 posted on 11/15/2006 2:02:40 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (Barbour/Steele '08)
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To: NapkinUser

That list in just my personal opinion and includes only republican candidates whom I think will run. It does not include people rumored to be thinking of a possible run (Mike Rounds) or people who have been mentioned but said they are not running (Condi Rice and Dick Cheney.)


50 posted on 11/15/2006 2:04:14 PM PST by NapkinUser (Tom Tancredo for president of the United States of America in 2008!)
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