Skip to comments.Hagel, Lugar To Serve on Obama Cabinet?
Posted on 03/01/2008 9:30:09 PM PST by Fox_Mulder77
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And when did FR become PC?
That's right, it hasn't.
I don’t think that Lugar would accept an appointment under those circumstances. He might if Mitch Daniels is reelected. That could happen, more because none of the Democrats running for Governor in Indiana have inspired any enthusiasm than anything else. Daniels is highly unpopular in northern Indiana, but seems to be fairly popular in the Indy area.
Yup. If Lugar does indeed resign.
If McCain wins, there is some consolation in that he is not as left wing socialist as Barack Hussein.
If McCain loses, there is also some consolation in that he is the worst choice amongst republicans running for president in 2008.
So I can’t lose.....whoopee.........
I thought I saw polling showing ex-Rep. Jill Long-Thompson tied or slightly leading Daniels. Daniels seems like he was too wonky to be an effective Governor all around. The GOP losses on his watch have been fairly bad (a flip of the House delegation from 7R/2D to 5D/4R, the first minority delegation since 1992, and the loss of the State House). I would think it might prove irresistable to Lugar to become a Cabinet Secretary, especially if the GOP drops to the low 40s in the Senate, meaning he’ll probably never become a Committee Chairman again unless he stays in the Senate until he’s Robert Byrd’s age.
You mean 1996. It’s hard to tell, from the disgust most of us have shared towards McCain, he should duplicate Dole’s performance, but the difference here is that it’s an open seat and against an empty suit like BHO, he may do far better. My state, TN, which voted only a few points for Clintoon in ‘96 (though Dole came within only 45,000 of winning), could very well vote for McCain over BHO by as wide as 62-38% (identical to the Nixon-McGovern percentage from ‘72). A lot of rural White Hillary Democrats will be voting for McCain in November (BHO did not carry TN in the Dem primary last month).
LOL-we can lose, but we can’t win either.
If he was running against a true conservative maybe, but John McCain has voted with the Dems these last eight years. The water is muddy.
Come on, you don’t see any rats goin’ down?
No, no, I meant that regardless if Hill is defeated by Sodrel again, he’d probably get the appointment if Jill Long-Thompson becomes Governor. We might knock off a few Democrats this year, but overall, we’re going to lose seats based upon retirements alone (and worst of all, the party has very little money — the rodents have a fortune and will be using it ruthlessly to pad their slim majorities. When we were in the majority, we had to drastically outraise the Dems to be competitive, because we’re not just competing against them, but the media, Hollyweird, the culture, the education system, etc.).