Skip to comments.Forbes endorses McCain
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 Tuesdays 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 partys presidential nomination in three days on Super Tuesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
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.
He was supporting Rudy. He likes that 25% corporate tax plan.
|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.
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.
He did support Rudy. No biggie here.
Maybe we can get a brokered convention.
Lex has not endorsed McCain. And I never will, course the MSM could care less. But I do have my principles!
Better yet. A new third party.
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.
It’s getting very ugly.
Opens borders are good for American corporations. That’s why Forbes endorses McInsane.
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.
Seems a little odd, particularly after McCain’s slam on businessmen in the last debate. Oh well.
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.
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 @$$!
McCain has contempt for people who make profit .
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.
What am I missing here? Has McCain promised them things, either jobs or an actual tax rate reduction, for their support?
Then you'd think he'd like Mitt's 20% tax plan better.
We are on the fast track to "Idioacracy".
Of course he lives well off of his wife’s money.
Don’t have 20 years for a 3rd party to gain strength. Settle for a brokered convention....
I’ll bet John McCain couldn’t tell you the price of anything at the grocery!
I believe in Freedom of Speech and of the Press, protecting the borders of the United States of America from invasion, the sanctity of human life, even the unborn. I believe gun control is hitting what you’re aiming at. I believe the Federal Government has no business telling schools what to do. I believe no government has any business telling me I have to buy health insurance.
I believe these are all critical issues. Agreeing with me on some of these but not all of them is not good enough. It’s all or none.
The smart people who run our country don’t seem to agree with me on anything.
I believe I must be a dinosaur. I am a part of the past, but it seems not of the future.
And if brokered convention fails to come into being... then what?
et tu Steve?
A conservative third party might have the effect of making the Republicans realize how much they need conservatives. The new party would need to get enough votes to have an obvious impact on the election.
But isn’t Forbes one of those “Greedy Wall Street people that need to be punished” according to McCain?
Forbes must be pro-illegals.
He’s offering the Laffer supply-side economic team.
That's a shame. I prefer the 0% corporate tax plan. As a business person, I am sure it would be easy to convince Romney of the same.
The thing is, the fact these guys didn’t endorse him UNTIL HE CLEARLY BECAME THE FRONT RUNNER shows they’re not really interested in McCain per se, they’re just rooting for who they’ll think will win probably for their own personal benefit (i.e. a role in the new prez’s admin?)
If Mitt were running away with the nom, you’d bet that the likes of self-serving Gov. Arnold would be supporting HIM.
I just think it’s strange these guys are only coming out NOW with the endorsements when it’s all pretty much over and doesn’t mean as much as if they did it earlier.
I guess it’s a McCain world and the common folk should just be happy to live in it.
Forbes, from one losing campaign to another, and yet again another...
But can anyone really trust this guy?
Versus Hillary’s-Charles Rangle tax plan, what would you do?
I wish I had a subscription to Forbes just so I could cancel it.
Vote for McCain and pray I guess.
I don’t know who else to endorse? John McCain whether we like it or not is the most conservative man standing. I dislike that result but it is the result we have. I hope for a brokered convention but if not McCain is going to be the nominee we can only hope for a good VP choice. If McCain wants to win he will make amends with conservatives who he has rush ed too quickly in the past to distance himself from for political gain with the media. He has clearly, starting with the Iraq war, been making amends. There is no one stronger or clearer on the War effort than McCain left in the race.
MSF, Sr. went gay too, according to a Fortune writer I met at a party shortly after his passing. Then there was the talk of AIDS, added to by the overly quick funeral processing.
Sad. Big disappointment. Supporting a crazy old senator over a proven manager that at least tries to do the right thing some of the time.
My sentiments exactly!! Quick, somebody get me a cool towel for my forhead, and a nice cup of tea.
If McCain is going to support tax rate reduction, I want to hear him explain why he supports them. We all know what happens when tax rates are cut. But I’d like to here McCain say that revenues to the government exploded. If the man doesn’t have it in his soul to be a supply sider, I fear if given to opportunity to “comprose” with liberlas like Bush the elder did, McCain would do it. And whoever he hires to be on his economic team will be shown the door.
Hmmmm, I think there’s a word for this ... Oh yeah: “whore.”
I would rather it be his skull, but each to their own dreams. ;>)
Steve Forbes is realllly ugly and inherited his wealth. Romney is intelligent, handsome and made his money on his own. Everyone is jealous of him. I know how nasty jealousy works.
If any of you have teenage daughters, you know what I mean. Or, if any of you have worked in a company with lots of women...MEEOOOW.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.