Skip to comments.Former McCain ally touted for Obama's VP (Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel)
Posted on 08/12/2008 2:33:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Former Republican Rep. Jim Leach endorsed Barack Obama's White House bid Tuesday, and said he hopes the Illinois senator considers a former GOP ally of rival John McCain as his running mate.
Speaking on a conference call with reporters to announce a new effort among Republicans in support of Obama's candidacy, Leach said he thought Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel should join the Democratic ticket.
"There are a number of impressive potential vice presidential candidates and this is a singular decision for one person, and that is Barack Obama," Leach said. "But personally I'd be hopeful in the list of serious candidates to be considered would be Chuck Hagel, whether it be for the veep position or a serious position in an Obama administration."
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Ironic, McCain getting “McCained” by his buds.
If Obama picks Hagel and McCain picks Lieberman, this will officially be the most bizarre and depressing election ever.
Is Chuck Hagel in the same position John Edwards was?
I mean Edwards ran for the presidency because he would never have been re-elected by his state to the senate.
Would the folks of Nebraske re-elect this p.o.s.?
Seriously, folks, I think these people (pro-Obama RINOS) are suffering from a bad case of ‘Stockholm syndrone.’
I wish Obama would pick Hagel. It’s not like they would carry Nebraska. And can you imagine the revolt that would occur in the Democrat party, especially among Clinton supporters? Hagel would hurt Obama far more than help him, IMO.
Chuck Hagel is pro-life, pro-gun, and for lower taxes. He is conservative on every issue except the war and borders.
So this makes no sense.
It won’t be Hagel. The pro abortion team won’t allow it.
I second that notion
“Chuck Hagel WAS pro-life, pro-gun, and for lower taxes”
I think the lust for power and influence leads him to the dims. If the oba-messiah picks him he will have and immediate, public, mea culpa on abortion and the 2nd Amendment.
Hagel and Leach are presumable the type of people that McCain would hope to impress by picking Lieberman. Seems to me that he would be throwing away the conservative vote for nothing if these guys are any indication.
Yea - name him to the Liquor Cabinet.
Nebraska is in the unique position of having a Democrat Senator who is better than their Republican Senator.
Leach was always a weenie. He lost in 2006 because he refused to let conservatives save his ass against a Democrat write in candidate. He was squeamish about a anti-gay mailer and threaten to leave the party if it was distributed. Obama can have him. Hagel isn’t going to be Obama’s VP. It will probably be Bill Richardson. Now a real coup on Obama’s side would be to get someone on the ticket like Powell but I don’t see it.
Not to worry. I'm sure the Hillary Clinton/Duncan Hunter ticket will come riding in to save the day. :)
Absolutely not. He would never be re-elected here.
Senator Obama would need a Governor Bill Richardson on the ticket to have even a chance with Hispanics. Polls aside, I don’t know one Hispanic that’d vote for Obama.
>>Is Chuck Hagel in the same position John Edwards was?<<
If so, Mrs. Hagel is gonna be pissed.
It would be a smart move by Obama, but might not make his base happy. McCain would pick Evan Bayh to get revenge.
Er, Hot Air that is.
Sad Sack Hagel....LOL!!! He is PATHETIC.
Who is touting Hagel, Obama? Jeez, we already have one RINO in the race. WTF would Hagel bring to the ticket? The premise is insane.
No, and that's why he moved to Iowa City because it was obvious that he still wanted to be in the game. He was and is generally highly regarded by many locally on both sides; after this, I don't know, figure most folks in his districts won't hold any of it against him. I can live with some moderate views, not the life issues, and there is no question about his intelligence, education, and capabilities.
Not liking McCain I can understand but cannot fathom how and why he could endorse Obama. What could be the underlying motive? I sure don't like to think it was revenge, would at least like to believe he is above that.
Obama’s leftist base would explode. I truly hope Obama is stupid enough to try this manuever.
I think they mistook Hagel for Chafee.
Are you a Nebraskan? Are you living there now?
How come the normally conservative and solidly proAmerica Nebraskans elected this RINO turd? Several times.
I mean we’re not talking about Vermont here.