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RNC: McCain Won’t Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate
FOXNEWS.com ^ | 8/19/08

Posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:41 PM PDT by LdSentinal

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To: JennysCool

I agreed (past tense) until the most recent of the bunch, where McCain attacks Big Tobacco, Big Corporations, and especially, Big Oil. Yes, Washington IS broken, but the problem is that our SINGLE-DIGIT CONGRESS is broken.

The mess we are in is solely and absolutely the fault of Congressional meddling, and now this “gang-of-10” wants to meddle even more.

Meddle with commodity markets, where traders have knocked the price of oil dowm from $147 to $113 as soon as they thought the US might actually get serious about drilling, thus PROVING that the issue is best addressed on the SUPPLY side.

Meddle with the product itself, with its infamous “ethanol mandate” that has stolen two miles from every gallon of adulterated gasoline I buy, and raised the price of virtually everything else I buy.

Meddle with the oil companies, by removing tax deductions, raising the amount these companies must collect from their customers - that’s us, folks - by $68 billion so they can misallocate and misdirect the funds into blind alleys of meaningless, politically correct “research” that is really more about the fine art of “grants-manship”.

CONTINUE to meddle in the process of exploration and extraction of our own AMERICAN energy resources with nonsensical restrictions and limitations on locations and technologies. 50-mile limit? There MIGHT be oil there, but we KNOW there is oil much closer to shore.

MY PERSONAL CONTEMPT FOR THE SINGLE-DIGIT CONGRESS KNOWS NO BOUNDS!


101 posted on 08/19/2008 1:35:50 PM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!)
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To: LdSentinal

“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.”

McCain “got the message”? Coming from McCain, not the most reassuring phrase they could have chosen. We’ve heard that phrase before.


102 posted on 08/19/2008 1:36:49 PM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Is Whitman pro-life?


103 posted on 08/19/2008 1:37:58 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Norman Bates

Hooray! I hope this is accurate...


104 posted on 08/19/2008 1:38:11 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: LdSentinal

No doubt the polling data following his appearance at Saddleback was quite the eye opener for McC and his advisers.

Americans respect life whether they are pro life or not. A lesson McC needed to learn and thankfully, it would seem, he did learn the lesson.

The ‘debate’ has been a turning point in this election, IMHO.


105 posted on 08/19/2008 1:38:12 PM PDT by Carley
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To: mkjessup

ROFL


106 posted on 08/19/2008 1:38:40 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: TitansAFC

Oh, you’re back already! That didn’t take long! LOL


107 posted on 08/19/2008 1:39:41 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: rfp1234
Is Whitman pro-life?

Does a bear use toilet paper when he craps in the woods?
108 posted on 08/19/2008 1:40:37 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: Mr. K







109 posted on 08/19/2008 1:40:56 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: rfp1234

-—”Is Whitman pro-life?”-—

No. She is not.

Gotta go — will post a thread about it later.


110 posted on 08/19/2008 1:41:59 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: All; LdSentinal

Great news!!!!!!!!!!!

Now let’s give the McCain camp some names of STRONG pro-life, conservatives, and here’s McCain contact info.:

John McCain 703-418-2008 and e-mail jpblack@mccain08hq.com and http://www.johnmccain.com/Contact/

Here’s who I like, because they are STRONGLY pro-life, and very conservative in other ways, as well. Mark Sanford, Bobby Jindal, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rob Portman, Rep. John Kasich and my very favorite would be Duncan Hunter (I can hope for Hunter, can’t I?)


111 posted on 08/19/2008 1:44:48 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: LdSentinal
All this talk about pro abort running mate is to engage conservatives and get them into this election. Also to get some coverage on the media who likes to pretend MCain does not exist.

He won't choose Lieberman. Why would you choose a previous VP loser from the other party? Even McCain won't do that. Lieberman will be in the cabinet.

The midwest is the hot spot. Will be someone who can help deliver that area. Hope for Romney but doubt it since that makes too much sense. Palin is about as experienced as Obama, so won't be her.

112 posted on 08/19/2008 1:46:19 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: seekthetruth

Given Romney’s liberal record, particularly regarding abortion (until maybe a year ago, he was adamantly in favor of Roe v. Wade), I would hope for another runningmate for Senator McCain. There are many solid conservatives that he could choose: Gov. Pawlenty, Congressman Cantor, Congressman Portman, Gov. Jindal and Gov. Palin would all be far better choices.

As for Michael Steele, he’s 100% pro-life and is fairly conservative on other positions, and I was heartbroken when he lost to Ben Cardin in the 2006 Senate race. I hope Steele runs for Governor of MD in 2010 (with former Gov. Ehrlich running for the Senate). If Steele can win the governorship, he would be well on his way to a spot on a presidential ticket in 2012 or (more likely) 2016. But John McCain can’t pick a former single-term Lt. Gov. of a Democrat state as his runningmate.

BTW, Michael Steele is one of two black conservative Republicans that would be strong candidates for the VP had they won in 2006; the other, former OH Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (who is actually far more conservative than Steele), would probably be a no-brainer for VP had he won the governorship of swing-state OH.


113 posted on 08/19/2008 1:48:00 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Norman Bates

Let it be Mitt! :-)


114 posted on 08/19/2008 1:54:30 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: tobyhill
This means the MSM is trying to ruffle Conservative feathers by floating the idea. Once again they're trying to pick our candidates.

This did not come from the Drive-Bys...Rush reported today that he has heard from delegates who were receiving phone calls from Carly Fiorina about the idea of a Leiberman VP pick. It sounded like they were giving them the heads up. It certainly freaked me out hearing it from Rush.
115 posted on 08/19/2008 1:55:03 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: LdSentinal
I like Ken Blackwell. He is more then qualified. And he is pro-life.

Link to Ken Blackwell's Biography: http://www.kenblackwell.com/

Just some of his many many accomplishments. You cam find many many many more at the above link.

In 1998, Mr. Blackwell delivered the Becket Lecture on Religious Liberty at Oxford University. Since the spring of 2004, he has been a member of the Arlington Group, an influential national coalition of pro-life, pro-family and religious leaders and organizations.

In 2004, the American Conservative Union and the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs honored Mr. Blackwell with the John M. Ashbrook Award for his steadfast conservative leadership. Past recipients of the award include President Ronald Reagan, Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick and Charlton Heston.

116 posted on 08/19/2008 1:56:20 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: Norman Bates

117 posted on 08/19/2008 1:56:54 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: LdSentinal

What does McCain even have to take a poll if he has REAL beliefs


118 posted on 08/19/2008 1:57:57 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Norman Bates

You can’t have a better team than this for our country.


119 posted on 08/19/2008 1:58:55 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Grunthor
McCain-Palin Says the site is owned by McCain for President 08
120 posted on 08/19/2008 2:00:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (We will have world government. The only question is whether by conquest or consent.)
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To: keepitreal
I don't know. Some of us “soccer moms” want somebody who can step into the presidency in the event something happens. Palin has only been governor for two years. What if something happens to McCain in the first month of his administration? Is Palin ready to take on the job, especially with the Russians’ saber ratting?

I'm not crazy about the idea either.
121 posted on 08/19/2008 2:00:38 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
Ms. Palin needs to finish her term as Governor. I agree.
122 posted on 08/19/2008 2:01:41 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: LdSentinal

I wrote my name in for John McCain’s senate seat instead of voting for him in 2006. I plan to vote for him this year for POTUS...UNLESS he chooses a liberal, pro-abortion running mate.


123 posted on 08/19/2008 2:02:20 PM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: Miss Didi
If any Adviser of McCain is floating this out there it is very counterproductive because they know the MSM will play the prospects to the hilt just so they can create more controversy.
124 posted on 08/19/2008 2:03:31 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Carley
No doubt the polling data following his appearance at Saddleback was quite the eye opener for McC and his advisers.

Indeed. Just watching FR in the last few days since the Saddleback forum, McCain can pull this out....the Saddleback forum greatly impressed me..... If McCain doesn't dink it all up with a crappy VP choice.... I'm still leaning toward Palin...

125 posted on 08/19/2008 2:04:14 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: LYSandra
I called the RNC today and said I am holding the letter asking for money for McCain campaign but I am only sending it in if McCain picks a prolife conservative - after I had listened to Rush say they were floating Lieberman’s name. The lady who answered said she would pass message along and took my name. Any one else?

I also called and spoke to a nice young woman. She said she would pass along the information.
126 posted on 08/19/2008 2:05:05 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: GOP_Lady

Do you have the pic of Mitt and John together on the plane?


127 posted on 08/19/2008 2:09:36 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: GOP_Lady
Seems like the guys are more thrilled about Palin than the gals. ;)
128 posted on 08/19/2008 2:09:43 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
Seems like the guys are more thrilled about Palin than the gals. ;)

I noticed that as well.......;)

129 posted on 08/19/2008 2:11:28 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: mnehrling

You are winning. This proves they are hearing you. Keep it up


130 posted on 08/19/2008 2:11:44 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: mnehrling

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Welcome to McCainPalin.com—the best source for information on the
John McCain - Sarah Palin 2008 Republican Presidential Ticket.

Stayed tuned for important announcements.


131 posted on 08/19/2008 2:12:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (We will have world government. The only question is whether by conquest or consent.)
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To: LYSandra

Is the letter from John McCain 2008 or RNC Victory 2008?


132 posted on 08/19/2008 2:13:08 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: ScreamingFist; GOP_Lady

Now there’s a rumor about Ms. Whitman (new thread up). My head is pounding.


133 posted on 08/19/2008 2:14:12 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MNJohnnie
You We are winning. This proves they are hearing you us. Keep it up

Had to fix this.

134 posted on 08/19/2008 2:17:23 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: nikos1121

No Lieberman, No Rice.

No Palin.

We need someone strong on leadership, strong on respect, strong on foreign policy!

None of them are the right candidate.

And... PS.. Lieberman is still a dem. FYI.


135 posted on 08/19/2008 2:17:32 PM PDT by BillyA
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To: LYSandra

“Any one else?”

From the confab I had with the campaign volunteer, he understood where I was coming from on the VP pick and stated that I was by far NOT the only call that they had fielded this past week on the issue.


136 posted on 08/19/2008 2:18:09 PM PDT by Grunthor (When your only principle is winning, you value nothing.)
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To: mnehrling

Fine, just ruin my good mood. :*(


137 posted on 08/19/2008 2:18:59 PM PDT by Grunthor (When your only principle is winning, you value nothing.)
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To: itsahoot
That domain name was purchased way back in January of this year, long before McCain even had the nomination. Don't read too much into it. Most likely it is cyber-squatters.
138 posted on 08/19/2008 2:19:25 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: ScreamingFist

It’s easy to respect someone with principles that are heartfelt.

Clearly everyone can see that Obama has no core principles at all. Not a one on any topic. He’d sell out his grandmother.....oh wait, he already did.


139 posted on 08/19/2008 2:19:38 PM PDT by Carley
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To: LdSentinal

What a relief.


140 posted on 08/19/2008 2:19:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Grunthor

That doesn’t mean he isn’t considering her. I just haven’t seen them together or other evidence besides grass roots enthusiasm.


141 posted on 08/19/2008 2:20:44 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: LYSandra

I changed up a bit from that. I stated that I WILL vote for McCain if he picks a conservative pro-lifer. I have been leaning heavily towards NOT voting for him.

I know that no matter who he picks next week, my decision will be made much easier.


142 posted on 08/19/2008 2:21:01 PM PDT by Grunthor (When your only principle is winning, you value nothing.)
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To: itsahoot

If he picks her, I vote, I donate and I work the phones and knock on doors for that ticket, and I do it all very enthusiastically.....and I don’t even like John.


143 posted on 08/19/2008 2:22:58 PM PDT by Grunthor (When your only principle is winning, you value nothing.)
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To: airborne

I’d love to see Hunter as VP. I just don’t see McCain choosing him, but perhaps he will surprise us all.


144 posted on 08/19/2008 2:24:28 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BillyA

who?


145 posted on 08/19/2008 2:29:33 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: Miss Didi

“Seems like the guys are more thrilled about Palin than the gals. ;)”

I think you’re right!


146 posted on 08/19/2008 2:30:59 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: MattinNJ

Brilliant!

www.mccain-palin.com


147 posted on 08/19/2008 2:31:31 PM PDT by omega4179 (B.Hussein Keep the change!)
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To: Norman Bates
Experience/leadership -- experience leadership ...


148 posted on 08/19/2008 2:31:49 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: keepitreal

Well, that’s guys for you. :-)


149 posted on 08/19/2008 2:32:35 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Didn’t men complain about women voting for JFK because of his looks?? Didn’t some men say that this is why women should never have been given the right to vote?? hmmmm ;)


150 posted on 08/19/2008 2:35:08 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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