Skip to comments.RNC: McCain Won’t Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate
Posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:41 PM PDT by LdSentinal
As speculation grows around who John McCain will select as his vice presidential running mate next week, Republican National Committee officials said Tuesday that McCain is no longer considering former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.
Several sources at the RNC told FOX News that in the last 36 hours, senior McCain advisers and aides have told RNC officials that McCain got the message last week that choosing a running mate who supports abortion rights would not be helpful.
GOP pundits had been vocal in urging the presumptive presidential nominee not to pick a running mate who supports abortion rights. Ridge, the first homeland security secretary, was said to be on McCains short list, and the only candidate who explicitly supports abortion rights.
The National Review reported Monday that the McCain campaign has been calling key state Republican officials around the country in recent days to weigh the consequences of picking a candidate who backs abortion rights. The conservative magazine interpreted that as a sign that the McCain campaign is seriously considering Ridge or another abortion rights defender.
I think its a hard sell and I dont see much upside to Tom Ridge except for John McCain likes him a lot, National Review Editor Rich Lowry told Fox News Tuesday.
I dont think hes going to be a big benefit in Pennsylvania and even if he is, I think the downside is the rest of the country among conservatives are going to be upset about this, just at the moment theyre beginning to work up being excited about John McCain.
Conservative commentator David Limbaugh went even further Tuesday, labeling a McCain-Ridge ticket political suicide.
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Ah, a question in the midst of the daily McCain love fest. :D
thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife
or his ass
If McCain chose Walter Williams, I would risk serious injury running to vote for them. Alas, it ain’t going to happen...
According to Hannity, the domain name “McCain - Palin 08” has been purchased.
This is (possibly) very good news.
The truly sad thing about this issue is that it can be handled in a compassionate way without giving away the farm. And if President Bush had focused on border and immigration security while 9-11 was still in the rear view mirror, he could have achieved miracles.
Just as was the case in Iraq, nothing can be accomplished until security is established. While security is being established, a sensible system to handle immigrants can be created. Once we have control of our borders, then we can reform our immigration laws.
But security comes first.
so...McStupid can take a hint...
I find that remark sophomoric and offensive.
I’ve already decided not to send McCain money.
If he picks a pro-choice VP, he will lose my vote also.
No thanks. It sounds like some Cajun dish with beans and crawdad tails.
Easy. Ridge will announce that he is now pro-life.
“thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife”
Heh...then I’m in trouble. ;)
Hallelujah - Hallelujah!
I heard she’s in a bit of a scandal...something about using her powers to fire a state tropper who was her ex-brother in law. Anyone know what’s up?
Is it just me, or does this make McCain a venal hypocrite?
There he was at Saddleback saying that life begins at conception while he was considering a pro-abort VP?
What am I missing?
Does he think that by alienating his base, he will mobilize the perfidious “middle” to his side?
I’ll vote for him, but I DON’T TRUST HIM.
Yes he was a hero, but that was a LONG TIME AGO.
I don’t think he’s the same man today.
As a man of convictions who really believed that life begins at conception, I could not choose a pro-abort VP for ANY reason.
It sure is looking that way.
“Why is John McCain even in the Republican Party?”
Because, despite his flawed positions, McCain is at the core a patriot. There is no room for patriots in the other party.
My first reaction was that this was a bit of crap the left dug up because they fear her.
More information revealed that this guy was a piece of work - wife abuse, abuse of authority as a LEO, etc.
Are you kidding?We have enough liberals in the party without putting them on the ticket as well.
I believe Condi is Pro-Choice....
McCain got a message from me last week. He also got a message yesterday with a donation after his performance this past Saturday.
If McCain chooses a pro-choice VP after what he said so STRONGLY on Saturday night at the Saddleback Forum he just might lose in November.
I have a 25-year pro life record in the Congress, in the Senate, and as president of the United States, I will be a pro life President and this presidency will have pro life policies. Thats my commitment, thats my commitment to you.
After that statement, a pro-life VP will most certainly flush down the drain any gains he made with very many conservatives. Why? Lack of trust....yet again!