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The aides and officials indicated that McCain “got the message” from pro-life advocates that picking an abortion advocate like Ridge was non-negotiable and could cost him votes.

Now he just needs to get on board with the rest of the conservative agenda.

1 posted on 08/19/2008 4:14:38 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; 8mmMauser

Pro-Life Ping


2 posted on 08/19/2008 4:15:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Unfortunately, the report comes from the RNC and not the McCain camp. After this report - AFTER - Lieberman submitted info to team McCain and aides said Ridge is still very much under consideration.

See National Review for an update as such.


3 posted on 08/19/2008 4:17:35 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: wagglebee
Rediculous and worrisome that such an exercise was even conducted...as if though if there had not been significant push back he would have done so.

His own moral compass and his own position on that issue...as stated in the debate...should have been his guiding light and obviated the need for such an exercise.

4 posted on 08/19/2008 4:18:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: wagglebee
Well, that was a no brainer, and after his solid performance at Saddlesore, it would have been a shame to blow that momentum.

In all objectivity, if one looks at the McCain campaign since he got his new campaign manager, it has been on fire, even if McCain himself has been low key. He has obliterated a heavy Obama lead in almost every state.

5 posted on 08/19/2008 4:18:23 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: wagglebee

I’m thinking Sarah Palin.


6 posted on 08/19/2008 4:23:23 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Let's PRAY that this will be the case.

After his Pro-Life response SAT night it seemed more certain. He would be contradicting himself w a Pro-Abort pick.

8 posted on 08/19/2008 4:25:37 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee
Hang up all your cares and woe on the old oak tree......McCain will not select a pro-infanticide running mate. His choice will be Mitt Romney and it's already decided and has been for a number of weeks.

All the noise going on is beanbag.

Leni

10 posted on 08/19/2008 4:31:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home in Nov & Vote for Obama-ization, More Regulation, Taxation, Litigation and Ginsburgization)
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To: wagglebee; HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; MHGinTN
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has also been mentioned 4 Huessien Nobama.

She would be the perfect Abortion running mate. She is friends with Tiller the Killer and IIRC hosted some type event for him in the Guv’s mansion. She's a public Pro-Abort Catholic. Her bishop has admonished her publicly and I think said she may not receive Communion. She and Huessien are the match made in hell.

12 posted on 08/19/2008 4:35:05 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee

I’d like to see a good, strong conservative, but pro-life is the bottom line for me. I WILL NOT VOTE for an abortionist. And neither will millions of Evangalicals.

McCain is pro-life, with the stem cell exception. If he values the lives of the unborn, why on earth would he want to forward the career of a baby-killer? Or maybe it doesn’t really mean anything to him after all?


13 posted on 08/19/2008 4:43:02 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wagglebee

“John McCain has reoprtedly confirmed he will not be picking a running mate who takes a pro-abortion position”

MAJOR sigh of relief.


21 posted on 08/19/2008 5:34:06 PM PDT by Grunthor (When your only principle is winning, you value nothing.)
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To: wagglebee

Guess he got my letter. :-}


22 posted on 08/19/2008 5:35:14 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Obama (Marxist), Manchuria)
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To: wagglebee

I’m sooo glad that he laid this one to rest. It’s troubling that he even considered it.


24 posted on 08/19/2008 5:39:52 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: wagglebee

When I called the campaign today the staffer I talked to was pretty adamant that McCain is pro-life and that’s the end of it.

I took it with a grain of salt out of principle, but I have to say she sounded convinced and convincing.


31 posted on 08/19/2008 6:20:56 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: wagglebee
-- The aides and officials indicated that McCain "got the message" from pro-life advocates --

The cynic in me says that the McCain camp never had an intention of choosing a pro-choice veep. By floating the option and appearing to "capitulate," they gain the appearance of being responsive to conservative voices. IOW, "got the message" is baloney. They knew what they'd hear.

The campaign gains ground with conservatives who think THEIR voices somehow made a difference and prevented the selection of a pro-choice veep.

32 posted on 08/19/2008 6:22:11 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: wagglebee

I doubt McCain seriously considered a pro-abortion person as his running mate; and even if he did, he seems to be listening to the reactions of pro-lifers.


34 posted on 08/19/2008 6:30:45 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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