Skip to comments.Welcome to the party John McCain
Posted on 06/03/2008 5:48:57 PM PDT by Salena Zito
Welcome to the party John McCain PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito Spokesperson Jeff Sadosky said tonight that Sen. John McCain is not your typical Republican, which explains the non-traditional geographic pick of New Orleans for the launch of his general election campaign for president.
"We believe Senator McCain's vision for reforming government is particularly meaningful for the people of Louisiana who know all too well the tragic cost of government's failure to act," said Sadosky.
It's the same city where Democrat John Edwards launched and docked his candidacy for president.
Sadosky said McCain's speech tonight on the occasion of the final Democratic primary "will chart the course to November and draw contrast on some of the great issues that this debate will revolve around."
Here are excerpts from McCain's speech as prepared for delivery:
(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...
John McCain will be the next President of the United States.
I watched a portion of McPainâs speech tonight on FOX. This guy is a joke, he calls himself a ... get this ... âa conservative republicanâ. McPain is the best the GOP can come up with (?) ... it’s all over folks ... this guy is a disaster.
You said: John McCain will be the next President of the United States.
I hope you are right. And then we will fight him hand and foot on just about every issue of consequence until we can replace him with a conservative either four or eight years from now.
Napolean should take a vacation until the first Tuesday in November. If he keeps his mouth shut, he probably cannot lose. Still, I wouldn’t hold my breath. You can go broke over estimating the intelligence of American voters. It did vote for Peanut Boy. And, McCain is a lot like Ford; no charisma, uninteresting, no vision, old.
Hee haw. I can hardly wait for the general election campaign.
Obama’s is a doomed candidacy.
The major concern of all conservatives when voting at the federal level is the total political makeup of the next Congress. If there are enough TRUE conservatives that are part of the next Congress, then conservatism has a serious chance for some kind of decent political comeback sooner rather than much later, but if the next Congress is truly a super-majority of socialists in both the House and Senate, then U.S. conservatism as well as the entire U.S. as a capitalistic country is truly finished. The political left in complete charge will truly create serious long-term damage on all of the issues that eventually succeeds in turning the U.S. into a socialistic third world country for the long-term.
I hope you are right, but both of you are nuts.
There is a less than 10% chance that McCain will be the next President. There are too many factors against the “Republican” Candidate.
1. Iraq — We all know the situation is getting better, but the average voter does not.
2. Economy — We all know the situation isn’t as bad as the Media make it out to be and we know why the down-turn occurred, the average voter does not.
3. Gas Prices — We all know who is really to blame, the average voter does not.
4. He’s the “Republican”, read Bush guy, the average American is not a fan of Bush (unfairly, yes).
I just don’t see the cause of optimism, despite, the demographic advantage McCain should have amongst middle-class and blue collar voters, I just don’t see many of those voters crossing the aisle. I just don’t see it happen.
President Obama would be an unmitigated disaster (Jimmy Carter by a factor of 10), but I think its what we are going to get.
The current electoral map has them just about tied, but McCain will pretty much keep all of the Bush electoral votes, and he might pick up Michigan, if his VP is Romney, and there is actually something really really negative in Obama’s radical associations and in his inexperience and in his really odd gaffes.
We shall see.
But Ray Nagin is still in office, right?
Who is going to vote for him?
But I think one will see Colorado, Iowa, and New Mexico flop, which would be enough to counter a Michigan flop.
And if the VP nominee is Romney (to boost him in Michigan and on Economic terms), I think that could cost him in KY and some of the border states when Evangelicals (the 25-30% who said they would never vote for a Mormon) stay at home or vote for Bob Barr.
I hope and pray you are right. I’m just not optimistic (granted, I usually am never optimistic in regards to politics).
I, for one, don't care if pandering is the reason, I would love Gov. Jindal to be on the ticket. If only to quiet the MSM's inevitable "racism" stories. After all, with a minority on our ticket, Obama won't be able to use the "race" card over and over.
Plus, a young Conservative is just what this party needs.
I think the evangelical will vote for a McCain/Romney ticket because an Obama/CommieIslam ticket is unspeakable.
I would agree with that statement. I ultimately just don’t see the White Blue-Collar voters who right now are Anti-Obama sticking it out. Give it another 5 months of listening to their unions and they will be Obamaniacs.
I would be open to either Gov. Palin or even Lt.Gov. (Ret.) Steele. I think both would be great Conservative support for the ticket. Ditto with Bobby Jindal.
It depends, of course, on the new media to counter the old media + come up with enough $$$ to lauch a few counterstrikes in the old media.
There’s a TV commercial in there someplace just screaming to get out.
I prefer red-meat:
(Picture of Obama)
(Picture of 9-11)
(Reverend Wright denouncing America)
(Obama praising Wright)
(Wright damning America)
(American Flag — Do you damn America, do your friends?)
I love it.
When do you start production?
If you know any 527s, feel free to pass them along. I sadly am just an amateur strategist (plus military, can’t do them professionally).
My other idea:
(American Flag flying in the Wind)
(Arlington National Cemetery)
(Kid saluting the Flag)
(Soldiers going to War)
(Michelle Obama - for the first time in my life I am proud of my country)
(Are you proud of your country?)
I agree. McCain is a loser candidate. And he doesn’t need Obama to make him look doddering.
I just saw him on TV and he does dodder. What a joke.
The majority of the people of this country are getting the government they deserve. Which unfortunately is ruining it for the rest of us. Face it folks, we are a minority.
Why don’t you make that and put it on YouTube?
Very unfortunately, he IS a typical Republican these days. That's the problem.
If a Pres. McCain is calling the shots and forming party policy, what difference will a Conservative VP make? Except to discredit the VP’s conservative “street cred”....
IMO, no way McCain will ever beat Obama. Obama’s use of the “four more years of Bush” rhetoric is all it will take. I think that even the most unaware voter is accutely aware they don’t want another 4 more years and will risk either other Dem option. I’m just sayin.
That’s what is beginning to dawn on me. We no longer put people like Regan into power, because the average Republican is no longer conservative.
We had several Republicans in our extended family at one time. Now most of them are voting for Obama. The most conservative one was for McCain early in the Republican primary, when there were some real conservatives in the running.
Steel now, Palin / Jindal in 2012.
> but McCain will pretty much keep all of the Bush electoral votes,
No, and he may very well lose Ohio, NM, Colorado and Iowa, and the dems will spend heavily in Virginia and the Carolinas to keep him honest there
>and he might pick up Michigan, if his VP is Romney,
Yes, he might.
My analysis is that if Hillary joins the ticket then the dems will pick up near 300 electoral votes
This is going to be a McLiberal McLandslide victory. 30% of the Hillary voters swear they will never vote for Barack Fitzgerald Obama. The 60% of soccer moms and nascar dads in the mushy middle may be too busy to pay attention to politics daily, but they usually do get it right.
No way will they ever vote for an America hating Marxist.
I don’t even think “Bama will be the nominee of the Dimocrat party.
Don’t ask me who. But I just don’t think he will make it through.
Are you serious? Not only will he get a lot of apolitical/non-ideological voters, he will get a lot of moderate Republicans. McCain was about my fifth choice for nominee, but I never got a chance to vote before the issue was decided in previous primaries. He certainly is not the best candidate, but he is the candidate. And millions will vote for him.
...and may God have mercy upon our Republic.
So you cut from a young black man with groups of happy smiling American faces surrounding him to Senator McCain's picture (almost any one) and you see the same old tired rerun of castrated Republican Liberal Appeasement.
Add to the fact that McCain's message (which I believe consists mostly half-hearted promises that will soon revert to color) that is monotonically delivered, wrapped in a tenuous belief that "We" are united, is unenergetically received.
And so, the now 'United' Republican party steps lightly through the cemetary whistling its protective mantra. This is another Bob Dole campaign in the making.
You and I both know that the Republican Appeasement machine will NEVER put an add like that out.
I’ll agree that BHO will beat McC on the stump, but McC will win debates.
If the wrong thing comes out in the media, they will stampede away from him.
Listened to most of his speech last night.
Chock full of generalities.
The left will be in charge of the Presidency no matter who wins the election.
That is part of what I’m saying.