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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: airborne

That’s impressive. He even made the grass grow!!


251 posted on 08/19/2008 6:16:41 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (If Obama is elected the U.S. Soldiers in Iraq will have died in vain.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Let me put it in the strongest words I can concerning Romney...if the Pubbies nominate him for VP...they will lose. The creep factor is the worst I've seen. The only person that comes close to that level of creepiness is Joe Biden.
252 posted on 08/19/2008 6:40:31 PM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: itsahoot
David Petraeus

A poll recently conducted by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines selected Petraeus as one of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.[6] And in April of this year, the Static Line Association named Petraeus as its 2008 Man of the Year.[7] In 2007, Time named Petraeus one of the 100 most influential leaders and revolutionaries of the year as well as one of its four runners up for Time Person of the Year.[8][9] He was also named the second most influential American conservative by The Daily Telegraph[10] as well as The Daily Telegraph's 2007 Man of the Year[11] and "America's most respected soldier" by Der Spiegel in 2008.[12] In 2005, Petraeus was selected as one of America's top leaders by US News and World Report.[13]

David Petraeus on the ticket in 2008 would completely defuse the negatives regarding the WOT and Iraq in particular. It will be difficult for the Democrat candidate(s) to debate/discuss the WOT with the man who has the most current intelligence and the best historical knowledge of the current situation.

David Petraeus would energize the base to get to the polls. The electoral calculus is this. Less than half the eligibles vote. It does not take much to make an election look like a landslide. K Rove knew it, and so did Haley Barbour before him. The assorted governors mentioned may throw one state over to McCain. A nationally popular VP nominee would at once bring many states into play as well as shoring up the marginal ones GW Bush carried in 2004.
253 posted on 08/19/2008 6:43:43 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Ben Reyes
To annoy you.

He is doing a fine job. This party is about a certain set of ideas and ideals and he seems bound and determined to change them.
254 posted on 08/19/2008 6:46:15 PM PDT by elizabetty (Voting for McCain is like deciding to cut off your leg because it is stuck in a bear trap.)
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To: NYC Republican

I’m not overly fond of the Deignated Hitter rule myself, but to say he has ZERO chance at the plate flies in the face of rationality.


255 posted on 08/19/2008 8:32:45 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: goodnesswins

No. She’s pro-abortion.


256 posted on 08/19/2008 8:55:43 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
Obama shows up at Saddleback and the VFW, McCain “considers” a pro-choice running mate. Are we all being played?

Was there ever any doubt?

the infowarrior

257 posted on 08/20/2008 2:41:25 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
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?

The ex-brother in law had made threats, and even tased his 10-12 year old stepson, so its not as you might think...

the infowarrior

258 posted on 08/20/2008 2:44:39 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: goodnesswins
I believe Condi is Pro-Choice....

No she is not.She has said that roe/wade was bad law.She wants the decision taken back to the states.

259 posted on 08/20/2008 8:43:54 AM PDT by painter (If you like $4/gal, Thank democrats in Congress!)
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To: painter

Thanks for that clarification.


260 posted on 08/20/2008 9:09:09 AM PDT by goodnesswins (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: Norman Bates

Yes


261 posted on 08/20/2008 9:13:07 AM PDT by LYSandra
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To: Slapshot68

As well as I think of her, I believe it is about 4-10 years too premature for Palin - especially with the Downs child now. She will only benefit from aging and experience.


262 posted on 08/20/2008 9:28:15 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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Dear John
I will not vote for gore's former running mate.
263 posted on 08/20/2008 12:42:23 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: LdSentinal
How much do people really believe that President Bush was actually pro-life personally?

He said pro-lifers needed to change "hearts and minds" before fighting abortion. Did he do one thing to change anyone's heart or mind about abortion in 7 1/2 years?

264 posted on 08/20/2008 1:28:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Did he do one thing to change anyone's heart or mind about abortion in 7 1/2 years?

Alito and Roberts.

265 posted on 08/20/2008 1:30:49 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: SolidWood

I guess i was pretty cranky that day....


266 posted on 08/20/2008 1:42:48 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: LdSentinal

Did that change any hearts or minds?


267 posted on 08/20/2008 2:08:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Did that change any hearts or minds?

IMO, yes, when the ban on partial birth abortion was upheld by the Supreme Court.

268 posted on 08/20/2008 2:14:58 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: tbpiper
maybe you do, but the fact that he is CONSIDERING a ‘pro-choice’ candidate makes it true...
269 posted on 08/21/2008 4:10:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

they wanted CHANGE!


270 posted on 08/21/2008 4:16:59 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: airborne

Good; send you money to worthy conservatives. I’d suggest two: Duncan Hunter in California for congress and Schaefer (spelling?) in Colorado for the senate.


271 posted on 08/21/2008 5:25:04 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Paul Ross

Not doing any rallying here. I’m in California and have the luxury of writing in (as our electoral votes are not at issue). Already sent in my red “NO” sticker....as far as monetary support goes.

If McCain goes off the deep end and nominates a “middle of the road” to destruction pal, then I won’t even give a second thought to maybe voting for him afterall.

Nevertheless, I don’t want Obama to win, or Hillary for that matter. Those in contested States have a very difficult decision to make.


272 posted on 08/21/2008 4:03:52 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Earthdweller

I warmed up to Romney watching him in the debates, and hoped he was now showing his genuine self.

The trouble with the perfect hair and the perfect suits and the Ken doll looks is that it throws up a feeling of artificiality that a lot of people couldn’t get beyond, especially with the political opportunism on the abortion issue. If he’d had a military service record, I think all would have been forgiven vis a vis the bias of some about his LDS religion, but he didn’t.

So, I think the problem with Romney is that not just a chunk of conservatives/evangelicals will never warm to him, but that middle of the roaders that McCain is counting on won’t either.

Sounds like it’s going to be Pawlenty, however, about whom I know precious little, which is always a risky thing to do in nominating someone to national ticket — picking a relative unknown. Never know what the press will dig up.


273 posted on 08/21/2008 4:11:49 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: sefarkas

I always find talk about General Patraeus for V.P. kind of out there.

This general is not Wesley Clark, and not interested in mucking around in politics, IMO.

He still has valuable and critical contributions to make in his chosen career and is not stupid. He won’t give up his real world position for a chimera.


274 posted on 08/21/2008 4:16:10 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: nickcarraway

On changing hearts and minds on abortion, in addition to Roberts and Alito:

Abstinence was added to school sex curricula.
Bill banning Partial birth abortion was signed.
Federal taxes are not funding embryo stem cell farms.
Federal funding of overseas abortions halted by executive order.

Despite the assertions by Obama, I believe the abortion rate is down. Would appreciate some accurate stats if anyone has them.


275 posted on 08/21/2008 4:22:14 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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