Skip to comments.Nary a prayer for genuine conservatives McCain's Republican in name only
Posted on 01/31/2008 4:02:35 AM PST by suspects
Conservatives, you might as well put down the prayer book and pick up the Pepto-Bismol. The Republican presidential race is over. Done.
Stick a fork in Mitt Romney and his millions. Florida is the new South Carolina, and the same brilliant voters who couldnt read a butterfly ballot in 2000 have anointed the next Republican nominee.
My fingers sear with pain as I write this, but the nominee presumptive of the Republican Party - less than four years after almost running for vice president as a Democrat - is . . . is . . .
Well, you know who it is.
I need a drink.
Yes, on Tuesday I will trudge to the polls and cast my meaningless vote for any other Republican still on the ballot, up to and including Ron Paul, assuming, that is, that agents of the Council on Foreign Relations dont flatten my tires.
But it will be an act of futile protest. John McCain, with Mayor Giulianis backing (et tu, Rudy?), will run the table from Connecticut to California on Tuesday. Romney will be stuck with the scraps - Utah, Massachusetts, maybe Colorado. But he wont win enough states to stop the Open Borders Express. And, besides, the media will magnify every McCain victory and minimize any Mitt success.
McCain has always been the favorite Republican of The New York Times [NYT].
It will take a few more weeks for McCain to win the 1,191 delegates needed for the nomination, but he has already won the most important prize in GOP presidential politics: inevitability. Tuesday is a mere formality.
And he never won more than one-third of the Republican vote in any state.
How did a Scoop Jackson Democrat win the GOP nomination?
Everyone else lost it.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Fork off, Mr. Graham. Shove it!
I am not that pessimistic. I will concede that McCain will be the big winner Tuesday..with states like CT, IL, NY, NJ and probably alot of CA going to him. I just hope Romney will continue to stay in the race after Huck leaves which will leave it a two man race for more conservative states down the road.
When Michael Graham was on WMAL in DC, he tended to be a little emotional. Seems he hasn’t changed much.
We got Reagan after Carter. We could get a real Republican after McCain loses and Shillary screws up the country for four years. It’s a high price, but most of the Republicans I know simply will not vote for McCain under any circumstance.
I’m not giving up. Romney can still win.
Good article until I got to the end.
No McCain, ever.
Romney did well in the debate last night. He needs to go after McCain harder, and before Tuesday.
i believe there is still time to unite behind Romney as only some 200+ delegates are locked in. unless of course voting doesn’t count any more! but people are going to have to give up their Huckabee delusion.
He said in the article that McCain never got more than a third of the votes in any primary. (Actually 36% in FL). That means 64% voted against him. How can McCain get the nomination? Once Huckabee drops out, most of his voters will go to Romney.
The conservatives have got to coalesce around Romney. It seems clear he is preferable to McCain.
“assuming, that is, that agents of the Council on Foreign Relations dont flatten my tires.”
Huckabee was just a tool to sow seeds of doubt among Iowa evangelicals and keep them from going to Romney. In retrospect it's hard for me not to conclude that conservatives were simply "had".
Actually I was surprised at polling that said the Huckabee voters would move to McCain and the Giuliani voters would go to Romney despite Rudy's endorsement of old Juan McQueeg. Says something about Huckabee voters.
Exactly. Conservatives have to unite behind either Romney or Huckabee, and the choice between the two should be obvious. The combined votes of the two are trouncing McCain, but McCain is winning because splitting the conservative vote allows liberals and moderates to push him to a narrow win.
You would think it would be obvious to conservatives that you are correct.
A vote for McCain is a vote against the United States of America.
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