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Why I'm reversing course on John McCain
Vanity | Sept 9, 2008 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 09/08/2008 12:55:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Governor Sarah Palin! Or, actually, what she signifies.

We've often stated on FR that if the Republicans would only run true conservatives then we'd win more elections. We'd keep the White House, build conservative majorities in congress, replace liberal activist judges with original intent constitutionalists, and eventually overturn Roe v Wade and begin rolling back some of the damage inflicted upon our beloved republic by the socialists and liberals.

John McCain's bold choice of the unabashed pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-liberty, small government, strong defense, fiscal conservative, Sarah Palin, signifies a return to conservatism within the Republican Party.

And the fact that Republicans and conservatives of every stripe, including the Christian right are flocking to her side and that the conservative grassroots has been re-energized literally overnight is proof that when offered the choice of truly conservative candidates, conservatives and Republicans will react accordingly.

Even though I've stated in the past that I would not vote for McCain, I will be supporting this ticket. Governor Palin is a God-fearing, kick butt conservative and I'd much rather have her advising and standing in the wings for the presidency than Joe Biden. I'll definitely pull the lever for her. And I'll do all I possibly can to keep the America-hating Marxist Barack Hussein Obama out of the White House.

Do it for Life. Do it for Liberty. Do it for our troops. Do it for America!


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1 posted on 09/08/2008 12:56:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin is the spoonful of sugar that makes the McCain medicine go down.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 12:57:18 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT


3 posted on 09/08/2008 12:57:24 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ok, NOW we are going to WIN!!


4 posted on 09/08/2008 12:57:28 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you JimRob! Palin is amazing and has us all energized!


5 posted on 09/08/2008 12:57:56 PM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin IS hotter than Megyn Kelly.)
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To: Jim Robinson

BOoYah to that Jim!


6 posted on 09/08/2008 12:57:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Bookmark bump, glad to see you posting, JimRob.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 12:58:15 PM PDT by 6323cd ("It is prohibited to make use of such emotional signs in a cellphone!")
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To: Jim Robinson
It's a republic, if you can keep it.

/johnny

8 posted on 09/08/2008 12:58:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Excellent!

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

9 posted on 09/08/2008 12:58:22 PM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE and Help Beat Obama)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump.


10 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:05 PM PDT by Stentor (I'm voting for the white lady.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Much more important than politics ... it’s good to see you back, JR.


11 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:07 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm thinkin' it will be much easier if one's unused thumb "accidentally" covers McCain's name while making a mark next to "Palin".

That's my plan anyway.

12 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:11 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: Jim Robinson
I am with you. But the most fun is watching the Democrats, Libs and the media go ballistic
13 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:32 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Jim Robinson
When I asked my husband his opinion of Sarah Palin, he said "I wish she were at the front of the ticket instead of McCain"

He too is pulling the lever for Palin!

14 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:39 PM PDT by codercpc
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Who are you really and what have you done with Jim Robinson?


15 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:47 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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I’d do it more than once Jim, if they would let me... I even sent them some money. Palin is our future... we have Reagan in the wings!

LLS


16 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Excellent. It’s great to see you online again, Jim. :)


17 posted on 09/08/2008 12:59:58 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: Jim Robinson

Obama’s dead, Jim.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:07 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Governor Palin is a God-fearing, kick butt conservative....

Jim, your words reflected what I am hearing every day out here on Main Street USA!

Go! Sarah!

Katherine

Katherine Jenerette


19 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:18 PM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.org - U.S. Army Paratrooper)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bookmark and I agree!


20 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:18 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: Jim Robinson

Agreed. 2 months ago I said I would never vote McCain. This IS the ticket of change. My Maverick/Barracuda bumper stickers have already been ordered.


21 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:24 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: Jim Robinson

I would have preferred Petraeus/Palin, but I’ll settle for McCain/Palin.


22 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:34 PM PDT by marron
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To: Jim Robinson

Great post, Jim.

And let’s remember, if McCain-Palin wins, Sarah Palin will become a major player in the Republican Party for a couple of decades to come, even possibly becoming president.


23 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:37 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Even though I've stated in the past that I would not vote for McCain, I will be supporting this ticket.

I announced the same to my wife the Friday McCain announced her candidacy. Listening to her speech at the rally, I knew then and there it was a brilliant choice.

I still have to say I'm voting more for Palin than McCain, but it's our job to hold his feet to the fire on issues such as immigration and global warming. And I suspect with Sarah Palin at his side, he's going to be getting an earful anyway.

24 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:41 PM PDT by bcsco (Sarah America! Ignore the lipstik at your peril!)
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Does this mean we can look forward to a Palin/Robinson ticket in 2012?


25 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:42 PM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL! Took ya long enough, soldier!


26 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:42 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to hear. I was not a McCain supporter either.
But I have watched his campaign, the way he has conducted himself, and see that there is character there regardless of the fact I may disagree with him on some points.
Besides, between him and Obama, its a no brainer for me.
Hope you are feeling better too.
Now the real work begins.


27 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:53 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: Jim Robinson

As the fellow said: I am now proud to be a Republican, again.


28 posted on 09/08/2008 1:00:56 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Republicans and Conservatives staying home will give us President Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT


29 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:05 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Jim Robinson

I understand your reasons and also know you won’t stop holding his feet to the fire. Personally I’m holding out for some kind of indications of what kind of cabinet he’s going to pick.


30 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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You should of supported him as soon as he became ‘heir’ purely because of the USSC issues that will come up in the next four years.


31 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:09 PM PDT by realdifferent1 (Mrs. Palin: Let's not build our own 'Messiah'.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Welcome aboard.


32 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:29 PM PDT by Dog (We have entered into the realm of 9/10 all over again...Lord help us.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fight with me. Fight with me.

Fight for what’s right for our country. Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.

Fight for our children’s future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all.

Stand up to defend our country from its enemies. Stand up for each other, for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America.

Stand up, stand up, stand up, and fight.

Nothing is inevitable here. We’re Americans, and we never give up.

We never quit.

We never hide from history. We make history.

Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America.


33 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:30 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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BUMP


34 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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It would be foolish for us to believe he will never ruffle our feathers again. Picking Palin was “putting the ball in our court”, so to speak. We have to support the ticket now.


35 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:41 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Do it for Life. Do it for Liberty. Do it for our troops. Do it for America!”

JR, that last part brought tears to my eyes, I too will be voting for McCain/Palin in November, without any reservations I might add.


36 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:41 PM PDT by stockpirate (Be a maverick like McCain. And support the McCain/Palin ticket)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well old FRiend I too have come around. McCain is Mcain but I see hope for conservatives with Palin...Jindal.

When eating my crow I used a lot of tobasco sauce.


37 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:43 PM PDT by rrrod
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It feels good, doesn’t it? Kinda like the old Goldwater button...

“In Your Heart, You Know She’s Right”...


38 posted on 09/08/2008 1:01:48 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: Jim Robinson

You had me at “Governor Sarah Palin”


39 posted on 09/08/2008 1:02:05 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Annoy the media, end the Obamanation, vote maverick, McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Jim Robinson

Can we be sure there will not be a repeat of abandoning social conservatives after the election, as has happened before? Although it looks more promising now.


40 posted on 09/08/2008 1:02:10 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Jim Robinson

YES! I was planning to vote holding my nose, but now I can vote with a smile on my face.


41 posted on 09/08/2008 1:02:20 PM PDT by Paul Heinzman (Sorry, Hillary, Sarah doesn't need all those cracks. She's just going to melt that glass ceiling.)
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To: Jim Robinson

God Save the Republic!


42 posted on 09/08/2008 1:02:24 PM PDT by mdk1960
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To: RightFighter

Isn’t that the honest truth. I can’t imagine a better choice. I’m pumped and my friends are as well (well, I haven’t talked to my Democrat friends about it, but I’ll bet they AREN’T pumped!)
susie


43 posted on 09/08/2008 1:02:26 PM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: cripplecreek
Personally I’m holding out for some kind of indications of what kind of cabinet he’s going to pick.

As opposed to the cabinet that Hussein Obama would pick?

44 posted on 09/08/2008 1:03:21 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Republicans and Conservatives staying home will give us President Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m voting for McCain to have the opportunity to keep the seat warm until 2012. I’ve seen even the most anti-McCain folks turn based on this announcement. It really does give Conservatives hope (for lack of a better term) for the future of the party.

We can use our leverage through donations and making our voices heard (just like Meyers) to keep McCain in check for a few years- leverage we won’t have with Obama.


45 posted on 09/08/2008 1:03:23 PM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: Jim Robinson

I feel silly saying this on your own website, but “Welcome Aboard, JimRob!” Glad to have you with us!


46 posted on 09/08/2008 1:03:50 PM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: Jim Robinson

We have all have reservations about Senator McCain. However, anyone that is wise enough to pick Governor Palin has got to have something going for him. I’m voting for him without reservation now. It will be fun to see this team go to work.

I also think we may well be seeing a future POTUS in Sarah Palin.


47 posted on 09/08/2008 1:03:58 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree, Jim. As I’ve said in a previous thread, despite my reservations with John McCain I find his choice of running mate inspired. Senator McCain and Governor Palin have my full support.


48 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:08 PM PDT by Doohickey (Wingnut: A small, dense object that spins easily (See: Obama, Barack))
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To: Jim Robinson

When I heard Jimmy Carter say McCain was milking his POW past for political gain, it totally made me change and want to support McCain. Palin was just icing on the cake.


49 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:30 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Jim Robinson

IBTZ :-)


50 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:34 PM PDT by stockpirate (Be a maverick like McCain. And support the McCain/Palin ticket)
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