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GOP VEEP CHOICE: RECONSIDERING KAY
Townhall ^ | August 25, 2008 | Michael Medved

Posted on 08/25/2008 11:36:30 AM PDT by Entrepreneur

The selection of Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate changes the whole dynamic of the Veep choice now facing John McCain.

Sure, Biden brings credibility and experience and reassuring familiarity to the Democratic ticket, but he hardly adds sizzle or novelty. The Democrats feel that they’ve got enough pizzaz with their standard bearer, so it doesn’t hurt that they take a Vice Presidential contender with all the excitement of boiled Brussels sprouts.

I hope that this choice now gives John McCain reason to reconsider the safe, reassuring possibilities of Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty—apparently, the two leading contenders for the running mate slot for the GOP. Both Romney and Pawlenty are fine men, with special appeal in swing states (Michigan and Minnesota, respectively), but neither candidate would contribute an explosive infusion of energy or electricity.

In the same way that the Dems assumed they got enough novelty and excitement from the top of the ticket so they could go with experience and gravitas for the second spot, so the Republicans should recognize that they’ve got plenty of experience and gravitas with McCain so with his running mate they can go with a “breath of fresh air” candidate—someone new, unexpected, thrilling in some way, in order to shake up the electoral dynamic and undermine the big bounce Obama expects from Denver.

I would suggest – strongly – that the campaign reconsider the Senior Senator from Texas, the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Okay, she’s not a dynamo of fiery charisma; in fact, as I’ve noted before, she’s a bland and sometimes boring speaker, and a pleasant if unprepossessing television presence. Nevertheless, she is a she--- and that fact in itself would allow McCain’s choice to upstage Obama’s.

Current polls show that only half of Hillary’s voters currently back The One; a full 20% already support McCain. The remaining 30% of one-time Clinton true believers are undecided or thinking of staying home, and the idea of a first female in national office would, no doubt, appeal to some of them—perhaps even many of them.

Most importantly, in contrast to Obama’s choice – which looks safe, cautious, timid and boring –the selection of a female candidate as Vice President would seem bold, daring, audacious….at the very time that “Hope” looks less audacious than tired. If Johnny Mac took a woman as his running mate, the lesson would be that the Old Guy still possessed his maverick instincts and the ability to shock the world and defy expectations. The press and the commentariat would love the story, and coming out of the dueling conventions of the next two weeks that’s no small matter.

Meanwhile, Senator Hutchison herself – despite her limitations as an orator – is a formidable public servant with the elements of a great tale to tell.

Most importantly, her conservative credentials are solid – and far more consistent than either Romney’s or Pawlenty’s. The American Conservative Union gives her a lifetime rating of 90.27, and a 2007 rating of 88—placing her among the more conservative Republicans in the Senate.

On abortion, she’s always called herself “Pro Life” and NARAL Pro-Choice America—the leading pro-abortion lobbying group – has given her ratings of mostly 0% (like McCain) and never higher than 20%.

She’s a former cheerleader for the University of Texas Longhorns (no mean distinction in a state famous for its beautiful cheerleaders) and went on to get her law degree from U of T. She worked for a while as a legal correspondent for a top Houston TV station before winning election to the legislature in 1972. During a break from politics, she became a bank executive and won conspicuous success as a business woman – the kind of private sector experience that Obama, Biden and McCain all lack. Her executive and administrative expertise includes an acclaimed term as Texas State Treasurer before her election to the Senate.

Her margins of victory in all her Senate races testify to her enormous vote-getting ability in her home state --- she won with 67% in the special election of 1993, then drew 61%, 65%, and even 62% in the notorious Democratic year of 2006. She’s an effective campaigner with a proven gift for connecting with every voting bloc in Texas. Unlike Geraldine Ferraro, there’s no problem here of a thin resume’: in addition to her private sector experience, Ms. Hutchison served three terms in the state legislature, a term as state Treasurer, worked two years as Vice Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and won landslide victories in four different U.S. Senate elections. She’s moved up steadily in the Senate leadership – currently ranked number three among GOP members of the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.”

Her drawbacks and weaknesses? It’s true that she suffered a 1993 indictment for allegedly illegal use of state resources in one of her campaigns, but the charges came from the infamous partisan prosecutor Ronnie Earle and were subsequently dropped with no conviction or admission of guilt or wrong-doing.

More recently, her adoption of two small children in 2001 makes a great (and unusual) human interest story – and would help call attention to John and Cindy McCain’s own adoption of a physically challenged baby girl at the direct behest of Mother Theresa. (now the McCains’ beloved teenaged daughter Bridget). In any event, following a youthful divorce, Senator Hutchison has been happily married for thirty years to a former Republican legislator and gubernatorial candidate.

Senator Hutchison has also written a couple of books – about women in the Senate, and largely unknown but deeply influential heroines of history. These aren’t literary masterpieces by any means (I tried to read one of ‘em to interview the Senator about it on my radio show) but they’re capably put together, and highlight her ability to inspire young women and girls to great achievements.

When it comes to debating Joe Biden, she should do very well – and draw big ratings for only the second candidate’s debate in national history (after Geraldine Ferraro vs. George H.W. Bush in 1984) featuring a female contender. Senator Hutchison’s friendly understated style will provide a winning alternative to Biden’s logorrhea.

In any event, the ho-hum Democratic choice gives McCain the chance to steal some excitement away from the Obama ticket, and the easiest way to accomplish that purpose would be the unexpected selection of a ground-breaking candidate --- either a woman (Senator Hutchison is the one viable female choice) or a person of color (Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is by far the best choice there).

The Obama-Biden combination gives McCain and opportunity to do what he loves to do most in politics – confound expectations, shake things up, and stun the world. He can do so at the same time that he reassures and rallies his all-important conservative base.

Kay Bailey Hutchison may not count as the most exciting individual in American politics, but her selection in the current campaign context could be electrifying. A McCain-Hutchison team might sore into the lead right after the euphoric surrounding the Republican convention, and could fight effectively to hold that lead (and to maintain the euphoria) all the way to November.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008veep; hutchinson; kbh; medved; tx2008; vicepresident
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KBH is the most conservative person I've heard discussed as a realistic choice (she's to the right of Romney, especially economically). She's got a good handle on energy and would make Biden seem foolish in a debate.
1 posted on 08/25/2008 11:36:30 AM PDT by Entrepreneur
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To: Entrepreneur
KBH is the most conservative person I've heard discussed as a realistic choice (she's to the right of Romney, especially economically). She's got a good handle on energy and would make Biden seem foolish in a debate.

She's pro-choice. No thanks!

2 posted on 08/25/2008 11:38:18 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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To: Entrepreneur

Isn’t she another open borders RINO?

Is she pro-life?


3 posted on 08/25/2008 11:38:50 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Entrepreneur

KBH is a poor choice for VP and a bad choice for TX Governor. She would allow the borders to be open and would give in to amnesty. The status quo is for her. Poor choice.


4 posted on 08/25/2008 11:38:55 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Entrepreneur

No Slick Willard, no Pawlenty, no Kay ! Enough with these liberals, subpar RINOs or squishes.

We need a Conservative to be chosen, like Govs. Mark Sanford, Don Carcieri, Haley Barbour or an outside the box pick like General Petraeus.


5 posted on 08/25/2008 11:40:17 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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How does she add excitment to the ticket?

Go for Palin or Jindal.


6 posted on 08/25/2008 11:40:36 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: Entrepreneur

It does not surprise me that Micheal “Moral and Conservative Relativist” Medved would pen this bunch of drivel.

Lately some of those we trusted to communicate the conservative message have gone way off of the reservation.


7 posted on 08/25/2008 11:40:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Comparative Advantage
"Isn’t she another open borders RINO?"

Yup.

"Is she pro-life?"

Nope.

8 posted on 08/25/2008 11:41:17 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Entrepreneur
Palin:

or Palin:


9 posted on 08/25/2008 11:41:31 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Entrepreneur

Kay Bailey Hutchison is a Texan so she definitely knows first hand that low taxes, both personal and corporate, lead to economic success for the individual, business, and the State.


10 posted on 08/25/2008 11:41:35 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Entrepreneur

I was in error. I was thinking of Christine Todd Whitman who was confused last week with Meg Whitman as a potential VP choice. Christine Todd Whitman is pro-choice.

I sometimes confuse these two women.


11 posted on 08/25/2008 11:41:41 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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To: Entrepreneur

Total nonsense. She’s running for Texas govenor.


12 posted on 08/25/2008 11:42:01 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Entrepreneur
For the love of God, stop all this Identity Politics.

She would never, ever be considered if she were not a woman.

We need the best qualified person who is ready to be POTUS on Jan 21, 2009.


13 posted on 08/25/2008 11:43:22 AM PDT by elizabetty (I will write something flattering about John McCain in this space IF HE PICKS THE RIGHT VP!!)
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To: Entrepreneur

What’s with the Kay talking points lately? No thanks on Kay.


14 posted on 08/25/2008 11:43:51 AM 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: bcsco
Where does this stuff come from that Kay is pro-abortion. She is pro life. She hasn't had a purist record, but she is better than most Senators.

Kay Bailey Hutchison on Abortion
Click here for 14 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Rated 7% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
Rated 75% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)

http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Kay_Bailey_Hutchison.htm#Abortion

15 posted on 08/25/2008 11:45:13 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: Entrepreneur
Palin would be my first choice. Sweep up the suburban soccer moms nationwide and put drilling front and center.

If EVs are a problem, go with Jodi Rell from Conn. With Rell as VP and Lieberman as Sec of State, Conn turns Red. Obama would have a tough time making up the EVs if Conn. flips.

That being said, Palin far and away would be my first choice.

16 posted on 08/25/2008 11:45:39 AM PDT by MattinNJ (I would really, really love to depose Obama.)
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To: Comparative Advantage; fieldmarshaldj

ping #15


17 posted on 08/25/2008 11:46:38 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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If McCain chooses Palin, he might have one very strong voting block locked up. The Milf loving block =)


18 posted on 08/25/2008 11:49:31 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: mnehrling

She isn’t a moonbat on abortion, but she isn’t solid on it, and never was. She is not considered pro-life. But that’s not her sole problem. The borders is a VERY serious problem for her. She doesn’t take it seriously.


19 posted on 08/25/2008 11:49:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Entrepreneur
Here is Kay's voting record re OnTheIssues.org

Compare that to, say, Duncan Hunter who no one doubts his Conservative credentials..

20 posted on 08/25/2008 11:50:04 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: Entrepreneur

She’s lousy on open borders and illegals. That’s enough for me.

Doesn’t anyone out there realize that the VP has to be ready and capable of assuming the office of President in an instant? VPs are chosen to attract a certain demographic, and the hell with anything else.

McCain is bad enough, I don’t want his replacement to be a pro illegal, also.


21 posted on 08/25/2008 11:50:14 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Every one of these guys is to the left of KBH.

Mark Sanford...

Don Carcieri...

Haley Barbour...

And for those who want Sarah Palin...

Now, look where Kay Bailey Hutchinson stands...

Source

22 posted on 08/25/2008 11:51:00 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Entrepreneur

A believable woman running mate could easily pull in all of the disaffected Hillary supporters. It would be a winning move.


23 posted on 08/25/2008 11:52:31 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: mnehrling

Check post #11. I admitted my error. Sometimes I get KBH and Christine Todd Whitman confused.


24 posted on 08/25/2008 11:55:35 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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To: bcsco

No prob.. this was more of a ‘for the record’ post because I’ve seen this charge at least three times today.


25 posted on 08/25/2008 11:56:42 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: bcsco
She's pro-choice?

On abortion, she’s always called herself “Pro Life” and NARAL Pro-Choice America—the leading pro-abortion lobbying group – has given her ratings of mostly 0% (like McCain) and never higher than 20%.

Kay Bay Hutchinson's votes on abortion, vote by vote

Her interest group ratings...

2007 In 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Senator Hutchison a grade of 0.

2006 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2006.

2006 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 7 percent in 2006.

2005-2006 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association 6 percent in 2005-2006.

2005-2006 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 75 percent in 2005-2006.

2005 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2005.

2004 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 20 percent in 2004.

2003-2004 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 90 percent in 2003-2004.

2003 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 7 percent in 2003.

2001-2002 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2001-2002.

2001 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2001.

2001 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2001.

2000 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 20 percent in 2000.

1999-2002 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association 0 percent in 1999-2002.

1999-2000 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 1999-2000.

1999 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 1999.

1999 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 1999.

1998 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 1998.

1997-1998 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 1997-1998.

1997 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 1997.

1997 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 1997.

1996-2003 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 11 percent in 1996-2003.

1996 On the votes that the NARAL Pro-Choice America considered to be the most important in 1996 , Senator Hutchison voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

1996 On the votes that the National Right to Life Committee considered to be the most important in 1996, Senator Hutchison voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1995-2004 On the votes that the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association considered to be the most important in 1995-2004, Senator Hutchison voted their preferred position 8 percent of the time.

1995-1998 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 1995-1998.

1993-1996 Senator Hutchison supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 16 percent in 1993-1996.

How can seriously call her pro-choice?

26 posted on 08/25/2008 11:59:21 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: Comparative Advantage
Is she pro-life?

No matter what the uninformed will tell you, National Right to Life says she has voted with us 44 times, against 3, and not rated 2. I looked and stem cell seems to be where she lets us down, but that's sure not choice.

27 posted on 08/25/2008 11:59:49 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS
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To: Entrepreneur

See my post #11 to you. I had her and Christine Todd Whitman mixed up.


28 posted on 08/25/2008 12:01:46 PM PDT by bcsco (Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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To: mnehrling

At this point, I could live with Portman. I was hoping for someone with a little more pizzazz but at least he is solidly conservative. Nobody out there seems to be “the one” this election cycle. I can live with Mitt, though. I just pray that he is done evolving.


29 posted on 08/25/2008 12:02:17 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Entrepreneur
A McCain-Hutchison team might sore into the lead...

Soar subject?

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

30 posted on 08/25/2008 12:02:42 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: bcsco
See my post #11 to you. I had her and Christine Todd Whitman mixed up.

Your post came while I was composing mine. No sweat, though a lot of Texans might get upset if you confuse them with someone from New Jersey. ;-)

31 posted on 08/25/2008 12:04:44 PM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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I’m sorry, but that doesn’t make any sense. What is the grading scale for that ? Being a squish on borders and on the life issue makes her more to the right of Mark Sanford ? What ?


32 posted on 08/25/2008 12:05:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Entrepreneur
This Texan says not only no, but hell no!

{KBH's} Omnibus Bill Includes Border Fence-Gutting Amendment

An excerpt:

“The Hutchison amendment gives DHS virtually total discretion over how and where the fence is built,” says Grassfire.org President Steve Elliott. “In fact, DHS would not be required to build fencing in any particular location -- and the double-layer mandate is totally gone.”

33 posted on 08/25/2008 12:06:17 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Entrepreneur

For some reason, when I see one of these two women on the air, I can’t remember which one of the two they are. And I usually make the wrong call on it.

Oh, well, it’s just me.


34 posted on 08/25/2008 12:07:57 PM PDT by bcsco (Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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To: Entrepreneur
I think the choice of the idiot Biden greatly expands McCain's options.

And, remember - between now and November, McCain's assignment is "just win, baby".

If picking a woman locks up the election, and there's a woman who could serve as President in a pinch, then I think he should do it, or at least think seriously about it.

KBH strikes me as a little old and a little underwhelming, but I defer to the Texas FReepers about that. I absolutely, positively agree with the plan to attack the Hillary base vote as hard as possible, though.

35 posted on 08/25/2008 12:09:53 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: ravingnutter

Exactly. Border security isn’t important to her, and in a state that has one of the WORST problems ! A rich Establishment RINO out of touch with her constituents. Absolutely unacceptable.


36 posted on 08/25/2008 12:10:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Jim Noble

Another reason she is a bad choice is that we can’t have this be the “battle of the Senators.” We’ve got 3 of the 4 Pres/VP candidates with ZERO Executive experience. We need a Governor to be McCain’s running mate. If they want a woman, go with Palin, but she’s a bit too green.


37 posted on 08/25/2008 12:13:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bcsco
On abortion, she’s always called herself “Pro Life” and NARAL Pro-Choice America—the leading pro-abortion lobbying group – has given her ratings of mostly 0% (like McCain) and never higher than 20%.

Hardly pro-choice.

38 posted on 08/25/2008 12:16:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: bcsco

But personally, if he is going to pick a Texan, pick Suzanna Gratia Hupp.


39 posted on 08/25/2008 12:18:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Entrepreneur; mnehrling
That "On the Issues" page is completely unreliable and is laughable if you try to use it to determine a candidate's idealogy. They'll take some statement a candidate made a decade ago, something they've totally disavowed today, and use it to factor the candidate's "position" on a current issue. They'll also take B.S. a candidate said on a TV interview to cover their butts and factor it into the candidate's "record", even if the candidate has voted the exact opposite way every time a bill regarding theat issue came up. It claims the RINO former Governor of Illinois, George Ryan, the most outspoken "end the death penalty" advocate in the country has "No opinion on topic 8: Death Penalty", which is sort of like claiming Charlton Heston has no stance on the 2nd amendment. According to "on the issues", the avowedly pro-choice Arlen Specter has a "pro-life record" and is a "Moderate Libertarian Conservative" (whatever that means)

And for all the freepers who absolutely hate Lindsey Graham with a passion, here's what On The Issues says about him:


Lindsey Graham is a Hard-Core Conservative.

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Some other cute ones:


Al Franken is Moderate.


George W. Bush is a Hard-Core Conservative.


Al Gore is a Moderate Liberal Populist


Bob Barr is a Hard-Core Conservative.

(Like some freepers, On The Issues is apprently confusing the Bob Barr of a decade ago with the Bob Barr of today)


Rudy Giuliani is a Libertarian-Leaning Right Conservative.

40 posted on 08/25/2008 12:22:42 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Support Operation Chaos!)
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To: Entrepreneur

Jindal is very impressive, could end up being in the class of Reagan. Eric Cantor from Va. would also be a boost. Either of these men would do quite well against Biden, and would energize conservatives.


41 posted on 08/25/2008 12:23:56 PM PDT by kenmcg
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To: Entrepreneur

He needs a Governor, not another Senator.


42 posted on 08/25/2008 12:26:46 PM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: BillyBoy

Thanks for swiftly debunking that, Billy.


43 posted on 08/25/2008 12:28:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: varmintman
A believable woman running mate could easily pull in all of the disaffected Hillary supporters. It would be a winning move.

Not unless she's pro-choice. Roe v. Wade is the Democratic Holy Grail, the ultimate thou shalt not touch. Palin wouldn't attract more than a tiny fraction.

44 posted on 08/25/2008 12:29:49 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Entrepreneur
Yeah, that's what the Republicans need, another open borders supporter from Texas...

Gezzz

45 posted on 08/25/2008 12:30:09 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: KavMan

The American people only elected 2 sitting US Senators since 1900. Now Obama has been dumb enough to go with an all US Senate ticket. We need a governor on our ticket and Palin is the best choice this time around.


46 posted on 08/25/2008 12:30:42 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Entrepreneur

KBH is about as charismatic as a rock and not very conservative. She has run away from the immigration issue. Biden would make mince meat out of her.


47 posted on 08/25/2008 12:33:25 PM PDT by DFG
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To: Entrepreneur

Kay Bailey Hutchinson is about like choosing Lindsay Graham. She is a Rino. Which ever way the wind blows. Look at Cornyn if you want a Texas Conservative (except for that gang of 10 sh*t)(Was that coryn?)


48 posted on 08/25/2008 12:34:51 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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Sure, Biden brings credibility and experience and reassuring familiarity to the Democratic ticket,...

Another conservative columnist who apparently thinks he has to say really stupid things to appease his liberal neighbors. Biden most certainly brings no credibility to anything. He is a know plagarist, multiple times. That is not credibility. Sure he brings familiarity, but what experience does he bring? The American public generally votes for executive experience in the presidential race.
49 posted on 08/25/2008 12:39:34 PM PDT by JLS
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HUTCHINSON!!?!!?

NO WAY!

NO MORE RINOS!

NO MORE OPEN BORDER AMNESTY FOOLS!

NO MORE ANTI-FENCE SENATORS!

We have too many senators in this race. The senate beltway is OVERrepresented.

The choice must be a non-senator.

KBH has NO gravitas on the VP debate. Biden will wipe the floor with kbh.

McCain would be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. (see also GOP=stupid party)


50 posted on 08/25/2008 12:43:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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