Skip to comments.Is it time for conservatives to support McCain?
Posted on 02/25/2008 9:55:55 PM PST by FocusNexus
Unless one of Huckabee's miracles happens, McCain will be the Republican nominee for president. As other presidential candidates have dropped out, some conservatives, such as Senator and former presidential candidate Sam Brownback from Kansas and Jonah Goldberg from National Review have decided to support him. But many conservative Republicans including Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and James Dobson have continued to hold out on supporting him, and may continue to do so right up until the general election.
For those conservatives who have refrained from supporting McCain because he has too many negatives, they must decide whether those negatives outweigh the negatives of having a Democrat in office.
Even so, the most important issue facing the U.S. today is terrorism. McCain has promised to be tough on terrorism and keep our troops in Iraq until we're assured of stability. The thought of Barack Obama handling our approach to terrorism should send chills down anyone's spine. Hillary Clinton wouldn't be much better, because her motive on the war on terror is to score a legacy for herself.
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In the first place, One cannot trust a betrayer to be true to a single thing, not to mention the toilsome and difficult work ahead. Of it's nature, the office requires a man of uncommon character and obedience to God Almighty. One who betrays cannot qualify at all. This trumps any other argument- He is not trustworthy, and his oath is no good.
As to the Marxist bit, forgive me, but now you are merely arguing over brand names and degrees- Republican Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.
This would be the headline and story if Guiliani had been chosen. This would be the headline and story if Bloomberg had been chosen. This would be the headline and story if Chuck Hagel would have been chosen. When does it stop? How about Ted Kennedy change to Republican in 2012 would we have this headline?????
Stipulated that McQueeg is untrustworthy. No quarrel there, either.
I should still MUCH prefer an untrustworthy RINO to an outright Marxist.
I suppose we shall have to agree to disagree.
FReegards to you!
“So true. I cant understand all the people who wont vote for him.”
That’s okay. Not everyone understands the concept of principles. God knows McCain doesn’t.
I sure do. He’ll be easy fodder when we regroup and run an actual conservative candidate in 2012.
“The question is: will you assist, even en passant as it were, in turning over what’s left of the Republic to an absolutely clear-cut Marxist?”
Clearly, that is what the people of both parties have demanded. Hence our current candidates.
And that's about the only compliment I can honestly pay him.
Only in the minds of terrorists and those who are terrified.
I agree with your earlier response. He is the only viable “vote against the marxist candidate” we have this year. He is wrong on so many issues but the other guy/gal is worse.
I will hold my nose and with no enthusiasm check his name on my ballot. I hate it.... but I have two small children and I owe it to them to vote against the defeatocrat socialists.
I re-registered as an independent by the way and many here will find my choice repugnant to conservative thinking. I do too but I must select the lesser evil this year hoping for a conservative revival next cycle. The alternative is just too bad this year....
If I thought it would straighten out the GOP in 4 years to not vote for him on principle I would do it. However, I honestly think 4 years of a liberal socialist in the white house with a liberal congress would destroy us.
I imagine most will ultimately come around to the same line of thinking but I understand if they don’t..... I said the same thing a few weeks ago.
Fixed it for you. America is no more.
For me, the choice is simple:
I can vote for a Republican who is truly a Democrat, or I can vote for a Democrat who is truly, at best, a Socialist or, more likely, a Communist.
The impending SJC appointments are what really matters. If we give those away, we are lost for decades.
I’m afraid a video of the really really bad guy is no way to convince me to vote for the really bad guy. Pedal your wares elsewhere.
Why don’t you write rino backwards on your forehead... we all know it but you need to be reminded. Blame Conservatives for backing one of the two Conservatives that ran is NOT Conservative!
It will never be time to support McNut.
The most apparent thing I can read from this is FocusNexus saying, "I am libelous."
I suggest you study Mike Huckabee's actual, conservative, Republican positions; also, study what socialism is.
As for your impugning a Christian's character, for putting his Christian understanding to use for America's sake, you may be ignorant, but that is merely evil.
blah, blah, blah...
I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure that Americans are not deceived by the eloquent but empty calls for change that promises no more than a holiday from history and a return to the false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than people.
Or comes even close to McCain in supporting our troops and the war against islamo facism.
There's a divide in conservatism on this. It's not quite a disagreement, more a matter of emphasis. What are the most important issues facing the country? If winning in Iraq is the most important task facing the next president then of course McCain is the man. He's got the experience and the credibility.
But what if winning in Iraq is second or third place, after immigration and free speech? Or after taxes and regulation? What if winning in Iraq is optional? That's heresy around here but you know the Wall Street Journal, whatever its editorial policy, is full of people who couldn't care less about Iraq.
I'd bet that if you could do a survey of FR posters that asked what issue mattered most to them and then asked if they supported McCain the people who answered "Winning in Iraq" would give McCain a landslide victory.
Because FR is, on the whole, far more in favor of winning in Iraq than the general public (or even rank and file Republicans if polls are to be believed) McCain's 63% support among Freepers may be greater than his support among the conservative base, which includes people who are not, to put it as diplomatically as possible, encouraged to post on FR.
If so, McCain is in even worse trouble than I thought.
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