Skip to comments.RNC: McCain Won’t Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate
Posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:41 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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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 - thats 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!
“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.
Is Whitman pro-life?
Hooray! I hope this is accurate...
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.
Oh, you’re back already! That didn’t take long! LOL
-—”Is Whitman pro-life?”-—
No. She is not.
Gotta go — will post a thread about it later.
Now lets give the McCain camp some names of STRONG pro-life, conservatives, and heres McCain contact info.:
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?)
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.
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.
Let it be Mitt! :-)
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.
What does McCain even have to take a poll if he has REAL beliefs
You can’t have a better team than this for our country.