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Michael Reagan Asks: Who in the GOP Race Should Step Aside?
Michael Reagan Show ^ | 2/6/08 | Self

Posted on 02/06/2008 4:28:30 PM PST by RadioCirca1970

Mike Reagan on his show is soliciting opinions from the base: who should step aside: Romney? Huckabee? McCain?

Call in and tell Mike--you deserve to be heard.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huckabee; mccain; reagan; romney; supertuesday; talkradio
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Call in and let Mike know!
1 posted on 02/06/2008 4:28:36 PM PST by RadioCirca1970
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D. All of the above.
2 posted on 02/06/2008 4:29:25 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Happy birthday, President Reagan)
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To: RadioCirca1970

All three.


3 posted on 02/06/2008 4:29:31 PM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Do the simple math.

You need 1,191 delegates to win.

Right now McCain has 680 Delegates.

Romney has 270

Huckabee has 176.

There are 1254 left to be awarded.

McCain needs 511

Romney needs 921

Huckabee needs 1,015

Even if Romney drops out right now, Huckabee cannot win. He is too far behind in the delegate count. He would need to win almost every single remaining state to win. He cannot do it. He has neither the money, the organization nor the political support to do it. Huckabees campaign is dead. It cannot be saved.

Even for Romney it is an almost impossible long shot but with his money, media support and organization, he has a chance. Not a very good one but his shot is doable. Huckabee doesn’t even have a shot at all.


4 posted on 02/06/2008 4:30:07 PM PST by MNJohnnie (So in November, is it going to be our Liberal or their Liberal?)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Perhaps there should be a cage match?


5 posted on 02/06/2008 4:30:24 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: CounterCounterCulture

all of them.


6 posted on 02/06/2008 4:31:51 PM PST by xcamel (Two-hand-voting now in play - One on lever, other holding nose.)
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To: pissant

Well we can hope for a 3 way split of the remaining delegates and a brokered Convention. That is sort of a “None of the above” vote.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 4:31:55 PM PST by MNJohnnie (So in November, is it going to be our Liberal or their Liberal?)
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To: MNJohnnie
Romney and Huckabee should bury the hatchet and make a run for a brokered convention and then a joint ticket...but because of the antipathy, I do not believe it will ever happen. Huckabee may think he will be McCain's VP, but I do not believe McCain will do so.
8 posted on 02/06/2008 4:32:07 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: pissant; CounterCounterCulture

Thanks you folks. You make responding to these threads so easy.

You’re both right.

None of these man have the qualifications to represent our party.


9 posted on 02/06/2008 4:32:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (That's right John McStain, you'll get my vote when you peel it from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: MNJohnnie

But Romney can’t carry the Red states, Huckabee can. It’s pointless to support Romney when it means during the general election we lose the red states that didn’t vote for him in the primaries, and we don’t get the blue states that did.


10 posted on 02/06/2008 4:32:55 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: pissant
All three.

After hearing his comments on FOX this morning I suspect he would agree. He called Hillary's speech last night "Reaganesque"
11 posted on 02/06/2008 4:33:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Yes, I am so sick of media (including Mike) telling candidates that they have to drop out. Why? Each of them have spent a fortune and have huge staffs and supporters relying on them. Do not pull the plug until you have to. Besides, we hear McCain’s acceptance of matching funds will leave him poor in the general (unless he cheats on the hallowed McCain-Feingold law).


12 posted on 02/06/2008 4:33:48 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Jeff Head

I don’t think Romney works that way either.


13 posted on 02/06/2008 4:34:07 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: cripplecreek

Both parties should step aside.....


14 posted on 02/06/2008 4:34:12 PM PST by seeker_two
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To: MNJohnnie
The only hope for thwarting McCain is if both Romney and Huck stay in and each get about 372 delegates.

That will deny McCain an outright win.

But all that means is that he will do a deal with one or the other and we will have Mitt or Huck for VP ... most likely Huck.

15 posted on 02/06/2008 4:34:32 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: RadioCirca1970

BROKERED CONVENTION... they all three should step aside!!!


16 posted on 02/06/2008 4:35:14 PM PST by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: RadioCirca1970

What a politically superficial and pedestrian question.

Perhaps Mike should ask how we got parsed down to such a dismal selection in the first place.


17 posted on 02/06/2008 4:35:32 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: MNJohnnie

Huck and McCain have some kind of agreement. I don’t know if McCain will honor that agreement once he has what he wants, but clearly Huck will stay in the race just to deny Romney the chance.


18 posted on 02/06/2008 4:35:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DannyTN
Are you suggesting that McCain would carry more votes in the red states than Romney? Huckabee is not going to win, so there is no point in hoping that he will.
19 posted on 02/06/2008 4:36:25 PM PST by chaos_5 (McStain and Suckabee 2008)
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To: RadioCirca1970
I'll just paste what I have previously posted about a "rapproachment" with McCain & conservatives:

The only way is if McCain does the right thing and bows out of the race, citing McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Leiberman, and the Gang of 14 Betrayal as unforgivable breaches of his oath; abjectly, publically, and thoroughly apologizes for his violation in letter and spirit of the Constitution in those instances; and vigorously endorses a strong conservative candidate (JC Watts, Hunter, Thompson etc), and does so because he acknowledges that his actions, his behaviour, and his backstabbing caused this all. Then we can admire him for being conservative enough to sacrifice his ambition and ego for the good of the country. There is no other rapproachment possible.

20 posted on 02/06/2008 4:36:55 PM PST by Republicanus_Tyrannus
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To: Paleo Conservative

>Perhaps there should be a cage match?<

I would pay to see that!


21 posted on 02/06/2008 4:37:01 PM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: Jeff Head

Huckabee has been used. McCain’s VP will be Liberman!


22 posted on 02/06/2008 4:37:23 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I say all 4 should stay in. The more they can pull from McCain the better.


23 posted on 02/06/2008 4:37:45 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: RadioCirca1970

Ditto on the D: None of the Above!


24 posted on 02/06/2008 4:38:22 PM PST by AFreeBird (No Romney, No Rudy, No McLame, No Huck, No Paul! Toss the GOP into the ashcan of History.)
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To: Jeff Head
Huckabee may think he will be McCain's VP, but I do not believe McCain will do so

Huckabee, craves too much attention to ever be considered by McCain.

This is all about John McCain, he's going to chose a waterboy, someone who can't out perform him, unfortunately there will be no shortage of inferior companions.

25 posted on 02/06/2008 4:38:24 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: pollywog
Go into a brokered convention then Huckabee will scratch McCain’s back just like McCain did for the Huckster. There is only one way to stop McCain and that is if Romney wins in the count. Right now, with Huckabee in the race, it is not going to happen.
26 posted on 02/06/2008 4:38:33 PM PST by chaos_5 (McStain and Suckabee 2008)
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To: MNJohnnie

Michael resents McCain trading on his fathers name.
He just talked to a guy who says its time to accept mccain as inevitable and for romney supporters to get on board...


27 posted on 02/06/2008 4:38:39 PM PST by RadioCirca1970 (ISLAM and its Adherents ARE the enemy: Teach your kids Before their learn the hard way!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I was wondering if maybe we should just get out of the way.

The Party boys are telling us they can win without us icky right wingers. They got this brilliant “moderation” strategy based on polling data taken over a year before the election.

Maybe we should just get out of the way and let them try it. Fighting all the way to the Convention gives them a fig leaf to hide behind. They will say “Well if you had not made us fight it out, we could of won”

At least that way if they get destroyed with McCain in the General, they will have no one to blame but themselves.

28 posted on 02/06/2008 4:40:07 PM PST by MNJohnnie (So in November, is it going to be our Liberal or their Liberal?)
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To: RadioCirca1970

All three ... they are all onions.

Once you peel back the layers to find out more what they are about and have been about ... it stinks and makes you cry.


29 posted on 02/06/2008 4:40:12 PM PST by bluebeak
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To: RadioCirca1970

All three ... they are all onions.

Once you peel back the layers to find out more what they are about and have been about ... it stinks and makes you cry.


30 posted on 02/06/2008 4:40:19 PM PST by bluebeak
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To: chaos_5

Huckabee is on a mission. I would think a deal between McCain and Romney would be more likely.


31 posted on 02/06/2008 4:40:31 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: MNJohnnie

I was wondering if maybe we should just get out of the way.

excellent!


32 posted on 02/06/2008 4:41:07 PM PST by RadioCirca1970 (ISLAM and its Adherents ARE the enemy: Teach your kids Before their learn the hard way!)
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To: MNJohnnie

“Even for Romney it is an almost impossible long shot but with his money, media support and organization, he has a chance.”

This analysis is correct - But there’s a problem with this approach. We shouldn’t be asking ANYONE to step aside. The reason Romney isn’t beating Huckabee is because - he just isn’t. I don’t like Huckabee, but pleas for him to step aside only entrench his delusioned followers, and they make Mitt look bad. How long before we hear that Mitt should step down.

Huckabee preaches a narrow brand of conservatism. But it is a brand of conservatism and it deserves to be heard. Romney preaches a strong brand of traditional conservatism, but in truth, hasn’t proved he has conservative “street creds”. This is how you get them. Take Huck on. Challenge him to a one on one debate. Call him out on the double team tactics. Make an issue of the Conservatives for Choice McCain endorsement. Something other than ask him to quit.

Mitt needs to Create the Energy, not ask it be delivered.


33 posted on 02/06/2008 4:41:41 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: RadioCirca1970

None. Fight for what you believe. Then get behind whoever wins.

We can’t have Ms. VRWC back in the WH.


34 posted on 02/06/2008 4:42:05 PM PST by The_Republican (Dumb it Down and then Tart it Up!)
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To: seeker_two

McCain will never beat Hillary or Obama. He’s going to come across as a mean Bob Dole or G Bush Sr. Old and tired looking.


35 posted on 02/06/2008 4:43:44 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: MNJohnnie

You spent more time on your excellent answer than this deserved. Obviously McCain has a lock. The only relevance on whether Romney and/or Huckabee drop out now is based on other considerations, e.g. influence at convention, etc


36 posted on 02/06/2008 4:43:56 PM PST by plain talk
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To: MNJohnnie

sorry but the BROKERED CONVENTION IS UTTER NONSENSE.

The RNC leaders have let it be known they expect whoever has the plurality to get the nod and the others to tow the line.

Brokered convention talk, respectfully is more illusory than huckabee thinking he has a legitimate shot at the candidacy OR the VP slot.


37 posted on 02/06/2008 4:46:11 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DannyTN
But Romney can’t carry the Red states, Huckabee can.

Huckabee can? No way. He could only win in the Deep South. He is a ridiculed in the swing states & even the red states of the Midwest & The Plains.

38 posted on 02/06/2008 4:49:06 PM PST by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: DannyTN

Huckabee is done.

he has NO MONEY.

he is out of gas.

finished.
finito
done
running on fumes.

He has nothing to fight with to get his “i hate mormons and the IRS” message out.


39 posted on 02/06/2008 4:50:29 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MNJohnnie
I believe that it is legal to be a member of more than one political party at the same time.

When you register to vote, you are not telling them what party you are a member of, you are telling them what primary you are going to vote in.

There is no reason for us not to start a third party, or swell the ranks of the Constitution Party.

We can all be members of both by giving the smallest possible contribution to make it "official".

Then we just sit back and let them guess which party we will be supporting in the next election.

40 posted on 02/06/2008 4:50:56 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: RadioCirca1970

None of them.

If Huck steps aside it helps McCain. That might not have been the case a week ago, but that is the case today.

If Romney steps aside it helps Huck, but no amount of help is going to get Huck the votes.

In both cases McCain gets the nomination.

The only way to avoid a McCain nomination is to keep both Huck and Romney in the race and push for a brokered convention. Then work like mad between now and then to keep McCain out.


41 posted on 02/06/2008 4:51:15 PM PST by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: DannyTN
NO, Huckabee cannot. He has NO money, NO political support and NO organization. He cannot win. That just the hard factual data. Of the up coming states none of them are going for Huckabee. Based on the hard data Huckabee is a non factor. He cannot win. People need to make peace with that. Hoping for a miracle is not a campaign strategy yet that is what the Huckabee campaign is doing.
42 posted on 02/06/2008 4:53:00 PM PST by MNJohnnie (So in November, is it going to be our Liberal or their Liberal?)
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To: RadioCirca1970

Huckabee first. He has mastered the Eddie-Haskellian art of appearing angelic as he does mischief, sweetly saying spiteful things, feigning innocence while his method and motive are obviously base. And I say this as one of Romney’s more ardent critics. Huckabee is as far beyond Romney in hypocrisy, as Romney is beyond John Kerry. I could tolerate a Romney presidency, and there’s a chance in a thousand he might actually do something conservative in office. But Huckabee is a snake.

McCain...of course McCain should go. Not saying he’d be bad for America, since he’ll never get that close in November. But if he had any regard for the party (the GOP), he wouldn’t be running. He will take the party down in flames. Our only hope is that he flames out soon enough to replace, like Eagleton.


43 posted on 02/06/2008 4:53:37 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( There is still time........brother.)
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To: RadioCirca1970

And by the way, Mike Reagan. Why aren’t YOU running? Ok, you’ve written some boneheaded opinions once every blue moon, but you’re a thousand times better than McRombee.


44 posted on 02/06/2008 4:57:35 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( There is still time........brother.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Oh Yeah, McCain is the nominee even if we had a brokered Convention. I just wonder which school of thought is best.

A. Fight to the last bloody ditch. Make the party bleed. Maybe next time they will not take Conservatives for granted.

B. Get out of the way. Let the "we don't need no stinkin' Conservatives" faction lead by McCain crash the party on the rocks of a landslide defeat, come back after and pick up the pieces.

45 posted on 02/06/2008 4:58:40 PM PST by MNJohnnie (So in November, is it going to be our Liberal or their Liberal?)
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To: MNJohnnie

Well maybe MH and MR should both drop out and give RP their delegates.
The comedy alone would be worth it.


46 posted on 02/06/2008 4:59:02 PM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Perhaps there should be a cage match?

This'll only work if the rules include:

1. No two opponents may tag team
2. No opponent may spit or bite
3. No opponent may kick or hit below the belt line
4. No inanimate objects, such as Bibles, are allowed in the cage

47 posted on 02/06/2008 5:00:38 PM PST by lonevoice (McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: RadioCirca1970
Michael Reagan Asks: Who in the GOP Race Should Step Aside?

The voters. And they will.

48 posted on 02/06/2008 5:01:50 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: MNJohnnie

But a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain.


49 posted on 02/06/2008 5:04:54 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Ref. post #2.

Sorry, I tuned in late.

I agree with you. All of the above (and more...much more).

Regards.


50 posted on 02/06/2008 5:05:01 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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