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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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To: kbennkc
"McCain has contempt for people who make profit ."

We are on the fast track to "Idioacracy".

21 posted on 02/02/2008 12:48:50 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: kbennkc

Of course he lives well off of his wife’s money.


22 posted on 02/02/2008 12:48:57 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Racer1

Don’t have 20 years for a 3rd party to gain strength. Settle for a brokered convention....


23 posted on 02/02/2008 12:50:01 PM PST by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

I’ll bet John McCain couldn’t tell you the price of anything at the grocery!


24 posted on 02/02/2008 12:51:11 PM PST by A. Morgan (VOTE McCain HE'LL REALLY PUT THE ECONOMY IN THE TERLET!)
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To: Tigen

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.


25 posted on 02/02/2008 12:52:23 PM PST by live+let_live
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To: The Forgotten Man

And if brokered convention fails to come into being... then what?


26 posted on 02/02/2008 12:52:23 PM PST by A. Morgan (VOTE McCain HE'LL REALLY PUT THE ECONOMY IN THE TERLET!)
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To: Tigen

et tu Steve?


27 posted on 02/02/2008 12:53:10 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: Racer1

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.


28 posted on 02/02/2008 12:53:21 PM PST by FFranco
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To: Tigen

But isn’t Forbes one of those “Greedy Wall Street people that need to be punished” according to McCain?


29 posted on 02/02/2008 12:53:32 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Tigen

Ijit.


30 posted on 02/02/2008 12:55:00 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: mainerforglobalwarming

Forbes must be pro-illegals.


31 posted on 02/02/2008 12:55:04 PM PST by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

He’s offering the Laffer supply-side economic team.


32 posted on 02/02/2008 12:55:08 PM PST by Perdogg (This space is empty)
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To: Perdogg
He likes that 25% corporate tax plan.

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.

33 posted on 02/02/2008 12:56:48 PM PST by Hoodat (The whole point of the Conservative Movement is to gain converts, not demonize them.)
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To: hellbender

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.


34 posted on 02/02/2008 12:56:53 PM PST by Caravaggio
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To: A. Morgan

I guess it’s a McCain world and the common folk should just be happy to live in it.


35 posted on 02/02/2008 12:57:30 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Tigen

Forbes, from one losing campaign to another, and yet again another...


36 posted on 02/02/2008 12:57:46 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: Perdogg

But can anyone really trust this guy?


37 posted on 02/02/2008 12:58:30 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: A. Morgan
Don’t waste your vote, do as your conscious guides you
38 posted on 02/02/2008 12:58:39 PM PST by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

Versus Hillary’s-Charles Rangle tax plan, what would you do?


39 posted on 02/02/2008 1:01:45 PM PST by Perdogg (This space is empty)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming
Oh God no. Now I have to cancel my subscription to forbes.

I wish I had a subscription to Forbes just so I could cancel it.

40 posted on 02/02/2008 1:02:12 PM PST by Allegra (A chicken in every pot and a pair of new socks every day.)
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To: Perdogg

Vote for McCain and pray I guess.


41 posted on 02/02/2008 1:02:17 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Tigen

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.


42 posted on 02/02/2008 1:06:54 PM PST by Maelstorm ("Christ didnít tell us to go to the government...He told us to do it." Fred Thompson)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming
Steve's father went looney. Early on-set?

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.

43 posted on 02/02/2008 1:06:56 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: mainerforglobalwarming
Oh God no.

My sentiments exactly!! Quick, somebody get me a cool towel for my forhead, and a nice cup of tea.

44 posted on 02/02/2008 1:10:17 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Perdogg
I think Larry Kudlow backs him too.

Yeah?

45 posted on 02/02/2008 1:11:49 PM PST by Huck (Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.)
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To: Calvin Locke

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.


46 posted on 02/02/2008 1:12:21 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Tigen

Hmmmm, I think there’s a word for this ... Oh yeah: “whore.”


47 posted on 02/02/2008 1:12:25 PM PST by lapster
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To: A. Morgan

I would rather it be his skull, but each to their own dreams. ;>)


48 posted on 02/02/2008 1:15:09 PM PST by Gator113 (McCain will lead our country....into the valley of darkness, with Hillary holding our hand.)
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To: Calvin Locke

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.


49 posted on 02/02/2008 1:16:29 PM PST by lone star annie (McCain hates me and I'm glad he does)
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To: yankeedame
I swear to God that I’ve lost my mind over this camapaign nonsense. I want someone to show me how conservatives retake the gop. If we can’t retake the gop, can we start a third party that will replace the gop in a few years? Liberalism keeps advancing, traditional American values seem to be a thing of the past. Even when we were winning elections, we weren’t getting things done. The contract with America was brilliant. And yet the gop went from conservative principles, to a clone of the democrat party in 12 years. and now we have McCain as our front man. and we’re supposed to trust him? He’s fortunate to be running against hillary. If Obama were the nominee I think he’d get crushed.
50 posted on 02/02/2008 1:22:02 PM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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