Skip to comments.Activists Fear Opposite Party VP Picks [McCain/Lieberman '08?]
Posted on 07/19/2008 10:08:29 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
That nervous laughter you hear is the sound of party activists responding to speculation that Barack Obama or John McCain might pick a vice presidential candidate from the opposing party.
More specifically, it is reaction to talk that Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel (Neb.) is being seriously considered as a running mate for Barack Obama or that Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.), an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, is a potential choice for John McCain.
Though its nothing more than unfounded conjecture at this point, top conservative and liberal activists nevertheless say that any cross-party selection of that kind would thrust the respective party conventions into turmoil.
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Maybe they could swap, and Lieberman could run with Obama while Hagel runs with McCain. Problem solved for activists; America screwed.
Ain’t gonna happen.
Hagel is pro-life and Lieberman is pro-abortion.
End of story.
I wonder which one wants to lose the most. Seems they are both vying to lose. Lieberman is about as old as MaCain.I suppose the left will like Chuckhead.
McCain has already shown that he doesn’t care what Pro-Lifers think.
Unless we take this country back the United States of American and our Constitution is dead, dead, dead and I just don't see a revolution happening here.
Does the RNC still support this guy? What a disgrace
Maybe McCain and Obama could be each other’s running mates! ;~)
Obviously, McCain has completely written off Conservatives. He is going after Laraza, Moderates, Independents and Democrats. Which explains his continuous pandering and Leftist ideas for the economy and environmental over-kill. Not to mention SHAMnesty.
Yep, that’s why the McCain Campaigners here are going bonkers every time we say we aren’t going to vote for him. And I won’t.
They don’t care how ridiculous the story is. The only thing that they care about is bashing McCain. We have people here on FR, who I have never seen say anything bad about Obama - makes me wonder about that, who have abandoned all logic in their attempt to take personal shots at McCain.
They are going to claim next that McCain was brainwashed by the KGB while in captivity or by the Bavarian Illuminati to bring about a New World Order, or that McCain was kidnapped by the Mexican Centro de Información de Seguridad Nacional (CISN) and brainwashed.
The truth of the matter is that McCain VP selection will probably be Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin. They are hoping that it will be some one they can complain about, because they have done nothing but complain for the last 6 months.
They will probably say that Mitt belongs to a doomsday cult, so we cannot support him, or that Sarah should be at home baking cookies and taking care of her family.
Is this another McCain-bashing thread?
How many is this now?
Sombody needs to get you a bib, quick, you’re spilling all over yourself!
Obama / Mugabe ‘08
Don’t fret, there is another “Gushing for Hero McCain” thread going on at the moment for you to pander to.
I’m afraid that if you stick around here very long, you’ll wind up with your ears trimmed.
Bring it, whiner.
Rubbish. Lieberman is going to be Sec State or Sec Defense. At least Ambassador to the UN. The Veep will be a Governor.
[The only thing that they care about is bashing McCain. We have people here on FR, who I have never seen say anything bad about Obama - makes me wonder about that,..]
As a veteran I consider their work on behalf of nObama a big FU, and frankly they disgust me.
Their efforts to silence anyone who would vote for McCain to prevent a much more leftward leaning candidate from being elected by “labeling” is right out of the leftist playbook.
The transformation to a de facto single party country is nigh. The partisan bickering is a mere bilking mechanism and distraction.
OH, so the name calling starts. Illustrate your intelligence, not your level of maturity. If you can’t debate them, insult them.
No contest. Any other response from you that fails to present a respectful tone or logical discussion to the respondent will not be acknowledged.
One would think, but even the MSM was reporting that Hagel is at the top of the list this morning as he travels with Obama.
You’re the one who said I was going to get my ears trimmed. That’s pretty much a challenge.
Now, you ... “change”.
How very, Obama of you.
I rest my case.......
“Hagel is pro-life and Lieberman is pro-abortion.”
Lieberman is a liberal on EVERYTHING but foreign policy.
Since when is pointing out McCain's flaws "bashing"?
I have written off McCain and the Republican Party because the former is not conservative, and the conservative wing of the latter appears to be on life support. It's only a matter of time before the former pulls the plug on the latter.
“Since when is pointing out McCain’s flaws “bashing”? “
To what end?
Nice George Carlin skit.
Truth is, after all of Mitt Romney’s so-called “conservative” rhetoric during the GOP primary season, his life long support of liberal issues and liberal causes is what people remember most about his public record. These shifts in policy maybe fine for liberals like Obama, who have the MSM watching their backs and protecting them. Frankly, Romney is too big a liability for McCain to take a chance on.
Depending on who Obama picks, this Sarah Palin could be an intriguing choice. Especially with the oil-gas issue front and center, along with ANWR.
I’d rather see someone with solid conservative credentials like Gov Mark Sanford, or even Sen Tom Coburn running with McCain. Haley Barbour would be another good choice.
Would the Governor of Connecticut, RINO Jodi Rell, be allowed to appoint a Republican to Joe’s U.S. Senate seat, if a McCain/Lieberman Presidential ticket did win? If only Rell was a conservative instead of presently being another northeastern state RINO!
What's your point?
You didn’t answer the question.
To what end?
WHY ... are you complaining about McCain at this point?
What is it, you are trying to accomplish?
Do you want him to lose?
Because folks in other states with earlier primaries decided on the nominee before my state's primary.
Because I refuse to get poked in the eye by a "maverick" Republican.
Because I refuse to support a left-wing Republican.
What is it, you are trying to accomplish?
There is no harm in pointing out the flaws of a left-wing Republican...unless you are the left-wing Republican or one of its supporters.
Do you want him to lose?
I want all leftists to lose. Infer from that what you will.
The time for all this, was during the primaries!!!
Now, it’s time to get with the program, and start pulling.
Pick up the rope, and please stop complaining.
What is it with you people?
You won’t be happy until Dems hold the WH and both houses of congress, just so you can say “I told you so”.
Told us what??
All you’re doing it obstruction, and defeatism.
Practically every candidate on the ballot in my state had dropped out by the time our turn came.
You wont be happy until Dems hold the WH and both houses of congress, just so you can say I told you so.
I will not be party to a left-wing takeover of the White House and Congress, regardless of which party is "taking over."
All youre doing it obstruction, and defeatism.
Bending over for McCain and the RINOs and giving my stamp of approval (vote) to their neo-Socialist agenda of carbon taxes, amnesty for illegals, rampant interventionist wars against other countries, higher Social Security taxes, bailouts for everyone but the taxpayer, continued "comprehensive" "compromise" with Socialists and left-wing Democrats, and Bigger Government...is admitting defeat. And that, sir, is not conservative at all.
You’re not the only one who was disappointed with the way things played out.
I wanted Duncan Hunter. He’d be an excellent VP.
If John McCain or anyone who works for him reads FR, and if standing up for him counts for anything ... HINT!! :)
Do you think that's one of the top 10 or even top 50 issues in a national race?
Maybe 25 years ago, but not these days. Especially for a vice-presidential choice.
You’ve about nailed it.
He was makin' some pretty strong pro-life comments the other day in Michigan
[along with pledging to regulate the hell out of the auto industry with mileage and emission standards, subsidizing green car purchases, helping to make all autos flex-fuel, etc. :-( ]
Abortion is still a major national issue for each parties base voter. I don’t expect Obama to buck his liberal pro-abortion base and choose Hagel as his running mate. He’d lose significant support among Democrats. And I seriously doubt McCain is foolish enough to buck the GOP`s conservative base on the abortion issue. Especially these days! Most conservatives will not accept anyone less than a pro-life running mate.
Oh, Joy! /s
Ping me to that when you see it. I won't hold my breath.
Because contrary to the view of campaign operatives on this website, the election is not the end-all. The election was already lost the day that McCain clinched the nomination. Whoever wins the presidency is going to be a liberal and, as conservatives, we should be opposing liberal policies no matter who is promoting them. Amnesty, global warming, excessive regulation, big-spending government programs--I don't care who is promoting these liberal policies, I will oppose them.
Oh, sorry. I didn’t meant to imply that McCain isn’t pro-life, just that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the Pro-Lifers and conservatives in general. Far too many slaps in the face for this conservative to ever vote for that maniac. I have come to the point that I don’t even care. Cynical doesn’t begin to describe my attitude towards the GOP.
Perhaps because conservatives come to this site to comment on politics. And please don't make the mistake of confusing conservatives with Republicans.
“Since when is pointing out McCain’s flaws “bashing”?”
Since he became the Repube nominee. He now has NO flaws, he is as close to a perfect human being as you will ever find, anywhere. If you don’t want to vote for McCain then YOU are the problem in the party, NOT him.
Every ounce of bile and vitriol that bastard has received and will receive, he has CULTIVATED for 10 years. Heck, I might vote for him, but I WILL BE giving him s**t the WHOLE WAY!
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