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Forbes endorses McCain
Politico ^ | Feb 2, 2008 | Mike Allen

Posted on 02/02/2008 12:31:39 PM PST by Tigen

Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and himself a former presidential candidate, announced his endorsement Saturday of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president.

Forbes had campaigned hard in Florida for former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who dropped out after Tuesday’s primary.

Two other high-profile Giuliani backers — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Solicitor General Theodore Olson — also have switched to McCain.

The backing by Forbes is the latest in a cascade of signs that a once-reluctant Republican establishment is embracing McCain, who could wrap up the party’s presidential nomination in three days on Super Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; bisexuals; forbes; mccain; rino; steveforbes
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1 posted on 02/02/2008 12:31:41 PM PST by Tigen
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To: Tigen

Oh God no. Now I have to cancel my subscription to forbes. I’ve got the limbaugh letter,to read and that’s about it.


2 posted on 02/02/2008 12:32:53 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Tigen

He was supporting Rudy. He likes that 25% corporate tax plan.


3 posted on 02/02/2008 12:33:02 PM PST by Perdogg (Electing Another Carter to get Another Reagan is a Foolish and Dangerous Strategy)
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To: Tigen
The lack of any candidate who is a conservative has really made for some interesting endorsements. I had little enough hair before this campaign season, but with these weird endorsements to McCain, Romney and Huckabee, that have left me scratching my head, I have that much less.

4 posted on 02/02/2008 12:33:54 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Tigen

I don’t know how much more disgusted I can become over this entire election fiasco, but with 9 months to go, I am sure I’ll be finding out.


5 posted on 02/02/2008 12:34:08 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (We've checked, and all your zeroes are OK. We're still working on your ones.)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

He did support Rudy. No biggie here.


6 posted on 02/02/2008 12:34:50 PM PST by Perdogg (I would support Ron Paul if he'd stand up to the Islamofascists and the Alex Jones crowd.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Maybe we can get a brokered convention.


7 posted on 02/02/2008 12:35:29 PM PST by Perdogg (I would support Ron Paul if he'd stand up to the Islamofascists and the Alex Jones crowd.)
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To: Tigen

Lex has not endorsed McCain. And I never will, course the MSM could care less. But I do have my principles!
Freegards,
Lex


8 posted on 02/02/2008 12:36:20 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Perdogg

Better yet. A new third party.


9 posted on 02/02/2008 12:37:07 PM PST by Racer1
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To: Perdogg

I like Steve Forbes but I can’t believe he’s thinking with his brain. McCain is far more likely to raise tax rates than he is to cut them.


10 posted on 02/02/2008 12:37:51 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Tigen

It’s getting very ugly.


11 posted on 02/02/2008 12:38:10 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McCain: RNC will adore him. Get ready for McCain day in photos & Prayer threads. Oh the humanities!)
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To: Tigen

Opens borders are good for American corporations. That’s why Forbes endorses McInsane.


12 posted on 02/02/2008 12:42:01 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Voted for Fred but now for Mitt. Huck sucks and McCain's deranged.)
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To: Racer1
"Better yet. A new third party."

It won't happen and it won't work. Too many people on the government teat.I wish I knew what to do but I don't at this point.

13 posted on 02/02/2008 12:43:10 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Tigen

Seems a little odd, particularly after McCain’s slam on businessmen in the last debate. Oh well.


14 posted on 02/02/2008 12:43:14 PM PST by pogo101
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

He’s got Phil Graham, Jack Kemp, and now Steve Forbes (which I supported for President some time ago). I think Larry Kudlow backs him too.


15 posted on 02/02/2008 12:43:21 PM PST by Perdogg (I would support Ron Paul if he'd stand up to the Islamofascists and the Alex Jones crowd.)
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To: Tigen

Forbes is one of the Eastern elite... blue blood.. a POX on his magazine and web site! And I hope he slips on the ice and busts his BIG FAT @$$!


16 posted on 02/02/2008 12:43:54 PM PST by A. Morgan (VOTE McCain HE'LL REALLY PUT THE ECONOMY IN THE TERLET!)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

McCain has contempt for people who make profit .


17 posted on 02/02/2008 12:44:38 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: Tigen

Gee, this really does show McInsane’s ability to build bridges to disparate elements...the nerds and economics wonks in this case. I wonder when the Log Cabin Republicans will climb aboard and straddle the “Straight (?) Talk Express”..so to speak.


18 posted on 02/02/2008 12:46:16 PM PST by hellbender
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To: Perdogg

What am I missing here? Has McCain promised them things, either jobs or an actual tax rate reduction, for their support?


19 posted on 02/02/2008 12:48:06 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Perdogg
He likes that 25% corporate tax plan.

Then you'd think he'd like Mitt's 20% tax plan better.

20 posted on 02/02/2008 12:48:12 PM PST by tsmith130
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