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McCain Has Yet to Exceed 50% in Texas Polls
POLITICAL LORE.COM ^ | 18 FEBRUARY 2008 | AP

Posted on 02/18/2008 7:13:12 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Recent polls show that John McCain is in for a struggle in the Republican primary contest in Texas. Despite a recent endorsement from former candidate Mitt Romney and a declaration by much of the American press that McCain is the Republican Nominee, McCain has been forced to stay on the campaign trail and fight for the final delegates needed to win the nomination.

If we have learned anything from this election cycle it is that the polls are not to be trusted. So a 4 point lead in Texas is negligible at this point for McCain. McCain could be further ahead or it could mean a virtual dead heat. A loss or even a close call in Texas would expose McCain as extremely vulnerable in the general election and would not encourage Republicans to consolidate behind a candidate who is not able to carry Bush’s home state even with the President’s stamp of approval.

McCain not being able to crack 50% in his own party after Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment is beginning to line up behind him spells big trouble in November for the GOP.

McCain’s two remaining competitors, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul, are showing no signs of dropping out and in Ron Paul’s case; he has stated that he will remain in the race at least until the Republican convention.

How did it get to this point? Well the Christian right refused to put Romney over the top or give Ron Paul, who reflects their values, a closer look. Instead they tried to push Huckabee from the back of the pack to the frontrunner with their support alone, and it just wasn’t going to happen.

It is increasingly looking as if many Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul supporters will never fall in line with McCain. Those that don’t write in or go third party will likely sit this election out, making a Republican win in November highly unlikely. This exposes the fatal flaw of the two party system; it ostracizes well meaning citizens from being able to participate in the process with out holding their nose or feeling their vote is being wasted.

Looking ahead, this year’s election cycle could very well have an effect on the Republican Party for years to come. Romney’s early exit tells us that he hopes to have a future in the Republican Party, possibly to run for President again in the near future.

If McCain goes on to lose in the general election and Romney runs again in four years, it could very well mean the permanent fracturing of the Republican Party, with the Christian Right only supporting the mainstream candidate when he is one of their own. Romney was flatly denied the nomination by the Christian Right and by not taking no for an answer and receiving similar percentages in four years, he would be paving the way again for a centrist Republican candidate who is able to do well in the delegate rich states as McCain has done, but would likely lose to a Democratic incumbent.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: huckabee; mccain; texasprimary; tx2008; txprimary
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1 posted on 02/18/2008 7:13:14 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Just standing around outside Home Depot making the vulgar catcalls at our women that Americans won’t make and urinating on the landscaping that Americans won’t urinate on.


3 posted on 02/18/2008 7:26:29 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think there will be a significant amount of crossover vote in the TX primary.

But even given the considerable crossover vote, I wonder why does McVain think he *deserves* an easy outing in the Lone Star State?


4 posted on 02/18/2008 7:26:42 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bush elder headed up the cia. the cia is a liberal agency that follows the money. big money wants the worlds countries united under one big UN umbrella. They can’t do it directly so they’ll do it by grouping states together. In the new world it will be the NAU and some latin american federation. But that will be followed by a new world superstate.

by this time no one will give a rats ass about any of these superstate things and they’ll just be able to merge the new world superstates into oceana europe and asian states. all under the UN.

The criticism of mccain is perfectly appropriate and fair. McCain buys into the whole stupid mess. The way it will be implemented is that the illegals will be legalized.

This is just about the last election where the english speaking America has control over the issue.

The democrats are also sold out to the same thing. They’ll do it faster.

That’s the difference between McCain & the dems. He’ll do it slower and more deliberately. the dems will do it faster and with less deliberation.


5 posted on 02/18/2008 7:29:06 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

” . . . Ron Paul, who reflects their values . . .”

WHAT??!

I am a member of the Christian right, thank you, and Ron Paul does not reflect either my values or my political leanings.

I consider him an amusing nutcase and resent the erroneous assumption.


6 posted on 02/18/2008 7:30:11 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah
I am a member of the Christian right, thank you, and Ron Paul does not reflect either my values or my political leanings.

STATEMENT OF FAITH BY RON PAUL

7 posted on 02/18/2008 7:32:29 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He might break 50% of Republicans by next November but I would not be surprised at all if it doesn’t happen even once during the primaries.

McCain will go down in history as a GOP version of: Dukakis /McGovern /Kerry /Mondale.


8 posted on 02/18/2008 7:33:36 PM PST by bpjam (My party has fallen and it can't get up)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m trying to recall if McCain exceeded 50% of the vote anywhere yet. Do you recall?

I think he’s Captain 35%!


9 posted on 02/18/2008 7:34:39 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (I'm a Maverick Republican: I'll oppose the Party Nominee if I want to, and you have to like it!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I guess the good news is that anyone who’s endorsed him will either lose a future job in government (dole) or will be flushed by the history books.


10 posted on 02/18/2008 7:36:33 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I don’t understand all the opposition for someone the media, GOP elite and McCain himself repeatedly tell us he is a Conservative? ;O)


11 posted on 02/18/2008 7:37:17 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
A big part of the reason Huckabee never got far out of the gate is because he was no conservative. In fact, he was so far left on a lot of issues (illegal aliens, criminal pardons, economic populism), he actually made the fairly Moderate Mitt Romney look conservative by comparison.

Romney still leads Huckabee by 1.4 million votes two weeks after he has dropped out. The Huckster's main function then was to saddle us with John McCain by shooting at the guy in second place. His main function now is to feed his ego.

12 posted on 02/18/2008 7:38:33 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Looking ahead, this year’s election cycle could very well have an effect on the Republican Party for years to come. Romney’s early exit tells us that he hopes to have a future in the Republican Party, possibly to run for President again in the near future.

Romney, the Mormon, the candidate of the Christian Right?

ROTFLMAO!

In my case I don't much identify with the so called "Christian Right", but Romney was only my third choice, at best.

And I still haven't gotten to VOTE

for any choices at all. I intend to vote for my first choice in the Texas Primary.
13 posted on 02/18/2008 7:39:24 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Uncle Miltie
McCain has cracked 50% in exactly four states, all Republican strongholds: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. < / do I really need a sarcasm tag >.

He didn't even crack 50% in his home state of Arizona!

14 posted on 02/18/2008 7:41:40 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Uncle Miltie
McCain has cracked 50% in exactly four states, all Republican strongholds: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. < / do I really need a sarcasm tag >.

He didn't even crack 50% in his home state of Arizona!

15 posted on 02/18/2008 7:41:42 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Uncle Miltie
“I’m trying to recall if McCain exceeded 50% of the vote anywhere yet. Do you recall?”

So, what you’re saying is you don’t recall LAST Tuesday? McCain got 50 % in Virginia, 55% in Maryland, and 63% in DC. This isn’t a Congressional committee, it’s OK to remember things.

16 posted on 02/18/2008 7:43:31 PM PST by jpf
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thank you.

Dr. Paul and I do indeed agree in matters of basic religious faith. No problem there.

But the article said that he shares my values, and “values” is a much broader term. To say that he reflects the values of the Christian right is a stretch.


17 posted on 02/18/2008 7:43:45 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The article is flawed in several respects, especially the fact that the latest CNN poll from 2/15 - 2/17 shows McCain w/ 55%; Huckabee is at 32%. That’s a sizable lead (and 55% is greater than 50%).


18 posted on 02/18/2008 7:46:02 PM PST by AlternateEgo (Fred Thompson for the Supreme Court)
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To: Vigilanteman

Not EXACTLY 4, it’s five actually, including the very Republican state of Virginia.


19 posted on 02/18/2008 7:48:52 PM PST by jpf
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To: Vigilanteman
He didn't even crack 50% in his home state of Arizona!

So?

With bare majorities in many district races, the Democrats took control of Congress simply by winning close elections.

"Recent polls show . . ."

Nothing, unless you apply some parameters and even then, the meaning is a guess based upon a snapshot.

I pay attention to polls. They're very useful. Can be very important. But I sure wouldn't bet on or against a horse based solely on one.

20 posted on 02/18/2008 7:49:30 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

imho McCain will get a lot of crossover democrats. maybe enough to make up for his losses among conservatives.


21 posted on 02/18/2008 7:52:31 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: AlternateEgo
The article is flawed in several respects, especially the fact that the latest CNN poll from 2/15 - 2/17 shows McCain w/ 55%; Huckabee is at 32%. That’s a sizable lead (and 55% is greater than 50%).

I think, but don't know, that these guys are lifting bits and pieces from the Opinion Strategies and Hamilton Campaigns survey commissioned by the Texas Credit Union League. Rather an interesting survey of likely voters. Has a margin error of 4.9%

22 posted on 02/18/2008 7:54:20 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"This exposes the fatal flaw of the two party system"

I know that I'm supposed to invoke Italy as a cautionary tale any time that someone lambastes the two party system.

But if there were a Conservative party that had about 25% support among the populous and got 25% of the seats in congress, then we could form real coalitions with the RINOs, but ONLY if they gave us some of the things we wanted.

This is the way that the religious parties get anything at all in Israel. If there were a two party system in Israel, there might not be an Israel. The RINO or DINO equivalents would have ceded over most of the country to the Palestinians by now.

23 posted on 02/18/2008 7:55:09 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: El Gato
And I still haven't gotten to VOTE

I think I'm going to vote for Romney.

For the first time in my life I'll probably not have a yard sign and will not be working FOR the GOP candidate. My first was Goldwater.

24 posted on 02/18/2008 7:57:41 PM PST by lonestar
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To: ckilmer
imho McCain will get a lot of crossover democrats. maybe enough to make up for his losses among conservatives.

Crossover votes from Socialists will serve the GOP well and endear them to Conservatives in the future.
25 posted on 02/18/2008 7:58:38 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Vigilanteman
He didn't even crack 50% in his home state of Arizona!

Like algore, I don't think he can carry it this fall either

26 posted on 02/18/2008 7:59:01 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: bpjam

McCain will go down in history as a GOP version of: Dukakis /McGovern /Kerry /Mondale.


I bet its like McGovern....because McCain will get little true conservative support


27 posted on 02/18/2008 8:06:32 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (UCFRW On McCain: "You can remove the stink-shooter from a skunk's butt....but it's still a skunk")
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To: Man50D

Crossover votes from Socialists will serve the GOP well
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true

and endear them to Conservatives in the future.
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false


28 posted on 02/18/2008 8:07:55 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Vigilanteman

The only way I see McCain will win is if Hitlery wins, Obsama splits the demonrat party and goes independent


29 posted on 02/18/2008 8:11:21 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Gosh, I love Texans!!!


30 posted on 02/18/2008 8:16:36 PM PST by SOSUSA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
McCain not being able to crack 50% in his own party after Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment is beginning to line up behind him spells big trouble in November for the GOP.

Well, no.

It spells trouble for McCain.

Those of us who vote our conscience will continue to sleep at night.
31 posted on 02/18/2008 8:17:59 PM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“Romney was flatly denied the nomination by the Christian Right”

A lie! A disgusting lie! I know many Evangelical Christians voted for Romney. The reasons I heard were because he had experience as a governor, he had corporate experience, he was a successful businessman. He was a moral family man with no closet skeletons. Also mentioned, and something that cost Huckabee votes, was the lingering odor of the Hope Arkansas Clintons. I personally know of not ONE Evangelical Christian that voted against Romney because of his faith. It needs to be understood that a vote for Huckabee was not necessarily a vote against Romney but that is what the MSM would have everyone believe.

32 posted on 02/18/2008 8:18:53 PM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: Vigilanteman; CounterCounterCulture

I’ll be staying home in the general unless Mitt Romney is McCain’s VP pick.


33 posted on 02/18/2008 8:21:46 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“if there were a Conservative party that had about 25% support among the populous and got 25% of the seats in congress, then we could form real coalitions with the RINOs, but ONLY if they gave us some of the things we wanted.”
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There are far more than two parties - Libertarian, Constitutional and Green quickly come to mind. You don’t think of them because they have little power; they have little power due to the dynamics of politics where people want their votes to count.

For example, if the election were to be between a Democrat, a Republican and a ‘Conservative’, and the polls showed 40% for both Democrat and Republican and only 20% for ‘Conservative’, when it came time to vote, many ‘Conservative’ voters will vote for the candidate that has the best chance of defeating the candidate they want the least. The third party thereby keeps getting weaker and weaker.

There are intrinsic reasons we have only two ‘major’ political parties. Review what happened to the Whig party.


34 posted on 02/18/2008 8:22:25 PM PST by AlternateEgo (Fred Thompson for the Supreme Court)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Dc 68percent
Md 55 percent
Va 50 percent
New York 51 %
New Jersey 57 %
Mccains 50 %


35 posted on 02/18/2008 8:28:51 PM PST by TinaJeannes
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To: Man50D
Crossover votes from Socialists will serve the GOP well and endear them to Conservatives in the future.

From what I've been reading on FR and elsewhere, the GOP seems more interested in expanding leftward, to the exclusion of shoring up their right. With both parties moving left, it leaves a big hole that could eventually be filled with a new party, if more Conservatives would stick to their core beliefs instead of the party that has abandoned them.

36 posted on 02/18/2008 8:34:19 PM PST by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bill Clinton was elected POTUS twice without ever getting 50% of the vote.


37 posted on 02/18/2008 8:34:24 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Saundra Duffy
I’ll be staying home in the general unless Mitt Romney is McCain’s VP pick.

If you prefer not to vote for a presidential candidate, please consider going to the polls and voting for local, state, and other national candidates of your choice.

38 posted on 02/18/2008 8:36:26 PM PST by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: AlternateEgo
In other countries representatives are allotted by the percentage of vote received, not by who gets the most votes in each district.

This is what would have to change if we wanted a multi-party system.

I am on the fence as to whether we should have a multi-party system, but I am certain that the only way to achieve it is to adopt some election process like what they have in countries with multi-party systems.

39 posted on 02/18/2008 8:44:04 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: TomasUSMC
"The only way I see McCain will win is if Hitlery wins, Obsama splits the demonrat party and goes independent"

A Democratic split could occur without a third party.


40 posted on 02/18/2008 9:26:30 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
At this point, McCain is the only choice for Republicans. Yet, I feel some satisfaction in knowing he has to work hard for the nomination.

Many of the talk show hosts want all Republicans to get behind McCain now and get a lead on democrats. But I think McCain should bear the brunt of conservative displeasure for a while longer.

He needs to know where he's transgressed.

41 posted on 02/18/2008 9:36:55 PM PST by TheThinker
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To: Vigilanteman
A big part of the reason Huckabee never got far out of the gate is because he was no conservative. In fact, he was so far left on a lot of issues (illegal aliens, criminal pardons, economic populism), he actually made the fairly Moderate Mitt Romney look conservative by comparison. Romney still leads Huckabee by 1.4 million votes two weeks after he has dropped out. The Huckster's main function then was to saddle us with John McCain by shooting at the guy in second place. His main function now is to feed his ego.

I'm not an evangelical, I'm an agnostic. I also know Mike Huckabee personally, which you obviously do not. And he not only "got out of the gate," he was leading in the polls until a lot of bought-and-paid-for hit pieces started sliming him (OMG, he actually used taxes to pay for desperately needed roads and schools instead of heaping the cost onto the deficit. SOCIALIST!!!) I have supported him from the beginning, through all the ridiculous slander and twisting of his record by his political opponents, the media and the litmus-test loudmouths who flitted from one fantasy "perfect conservative" to another (Paul to Hunter to Thompson to Romney) like Paris Hilton flitting from bar to bar. And I fully intend to vote for him in the Texas primary, the party mouthpieces be damned.

In case nobody's noticed, we now have four candidates still standing (five, if you count Paul) for the most difficult executive job in the world, and only one of them, Huckabee, has any executive experience whatsoever. Granted, since the MSM refers to him only as "former Baptist minister," most casual observers might not even realize he was a lt. governor, a very successful governor for 10-1/2 years, chairman of both the National and Southern Governors' Associations and one of Time Magazine's 5 Best Governors in America for 2005. If I'm stuck with McCain in November, I'll hold my nose and vote for him. But I'm not flushing my choice away, just because the GOP was stupid enough to frontload their selection process with liberal states with open primaries. I will use my vote to make a political statement, while that much, at least, is still legal.

42 posted on 02/18/2008 9:37:31 PM PST by HHFi
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To: DannyTN

Obama gets the nomination and whites cross over in protest.


Yep, I forgot the obvious. By the tens of millions.

The Dems know this too. Thats why they will not allow obsama on the ticket.

Expect more Larry Sinclair types coming out from Obsama’s past.


43 posted on 02/18/2008 9:38:35 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Lost in the great hoopla of Super Tuesday was the shocking fact that, among white Republicans, McCain only beat Romney 44%-42% in McCain’s home state of Arizona. I’m not surprised that Texas could be a serious embarrassment for McCain.


44 posted on 02/18/2008 10:57:42 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Uncle Miltie

The only states McCain got more than 50% are New York, New Jersey, Conn., Maryland, and Wash. D.C. These are rock solid blue states that McCain has no chance of carrying in November.


45 posted on 02/18/2008 11:03:16 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Man50D
Crossover votes from Socialists will serve the GOP well and endear them to Conservatives in the future.

Seemed to work before, but then they were called Reagan Democrats, rather than McCain Democrats...

46 posted on 02/18/2008 11:04:12 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Of course, he’s beat pretty much everyone else... With more than a two man race it would be rare for ANYONE get more than 50%; it’s really who gets the most and so far that’s been McCain.


47 posted on 02/18/2008 11:05:13 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: Xenalyte
Those of us who vote our conscience will continue to sleep at night.

Well our consciences will not be keeping us awake

Worry and fear for the future of our Republic probably will. Not to mention the projectile vomiting.

48 posted on 02/18/2008 11:09:32 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
McCain’s “conservative” record. My collection.

FR links on McCain's record from Feb. 2000. MrChips collection.

49 posted on 02/18/2008 11:12:03 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Romney was flatly denied the nomination by the Christian Right...

BALONEY!!! He was denied the nomination because of his flip-flopping past and oppturnistic, "be all things to all men", "say anything to get elected" campaign game-plan. People just did not trust him. Rather the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

Romney did not come across as a man of principle and conviction. Don't blame the Christian Right for his demise. McCain is not exactly a wild-eyed Fundamentalist, and he won over Romney.
50 posted on 02/18/2008 11:17:42 PM PST by no dems (Global Warming advocates have the IQ of a can of Spam.)
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