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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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To: Jim Robinson

I think it shows a willingness to put conservatives in positions of influence and that’s a good executive decision. I don’t know what he would be able to do with a SCOTUS pick with a democrat held senate but I cannot imagine how leftist the court would become with Barry Obama making the picks.

121 posted on 09/08/2008 1:16:49 PM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Keep the Change!)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree, and we will continue to keep his feet to the fire. I am thrilled out of my mind with Palin.

122 posted on 09/08/2008 1:16:53 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Republicans and Conservatives staying home will give us President Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am glad to see you coming around :-)
Heard something about your recent illness
and hope you are well.

123 posted on 09/08/2008 1:17:21 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

me too, I have sent in three checks to RNC in last 10 days.

124 posted on 09/08/2008 1:17:45 PM PDT by JFC (McCain/Palin 08 BASE IS RALLIED!)
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To: Jim Robinson
When the Republican Party and "The Conservative Movemment" [the true "contract for America"] were going into the crapper, I left politics and FR and went 'that-a-way'.

I too was not going to vote for McCain. If it wasn't going to be a true conservative such as Duncan Hunter or Tom Tancredo, I was going to sit the election out.

Top all that off with my state of Virginia voting in for a POS like Jim Webb and voting out George Allen. The state of Virginia going from Red to Blue and still intending to vote in liberal Mark Warner (to replace RINO John Warner). Our northern neighbor Pennsylvania voting out Rick Santorum, I just figured we were on the path to shut out the lights and close the door on this country.

Then along came Governor Sara Palin. Other names like Bobby Jindal and other names of a new generation of true Conservatives popping up....

Though I still have my problems with McCain and his record, I will vote for him as will our family and begin to look forward again to the future.

The alternative Barak Hussein Obama and his past, his agenda for thee future were downright frightening. To me, Barak Hussein Obama is the same as news from the doctor of "terminal" you've got four years or less to live."

125 posted on 09/08/2008 1:17:52 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (Lifetime member of the "Christian-Radical-Right-Wing-Kook-Factor")
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To: Jim Robinson

YEAY, Mr. Robinson! But I think a lot of people also saw John Sidney McCain III in a new light, as well.

126 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:18 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (Welcome home, former McCain haters and rageaholics!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good on ya, Jim.

McCain's always made me a little nervous, and his bending over for the mexicans still disgusts me.

However, my gut says this Palin gal is the real deal, and perhaps a harbinger for a conservative resurgence in our nation.

It certainly can't be denied that the psychological turnaround on FR the past week has been pretty phenomenal.

So yes, my vote for the P/Mc ticket will likely be the last dance with hope for our nation that I'll have the chance to indulge in this lifetime.

If we can't begin to clean up some of the cesspool in DC this time around, I'm afraid our children, and certainly our grandchildren, will be living in the Socialist States of America.

127 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:30 PM PDT by tomkat (American craftsman)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well I never thought I'd support John McCain for dog catcher but the more I found out about Obama the more I warmed up to McCain. I already decided to support McCain before Palin. Sarah’s a great addition although I though Fred was the best. Onward to defeat liberalism and the mainstream media.
128 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:34 PM PDT by McGruff (Ooooooohhhh, Sarah Barracuda. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Way to come back in from the cold. Now, with Governor Palin onboard, if things go right we could be looking at a conservative restoration for the next 16 years. I can see 8 years for McCain-Palin followed by 8 years of Palin-Jindal, then 8 more Jindal-whomever. It’s not out of the realm. But we need to double down in defeating Obama-Biden. While I feel - and history supports my feelings - Americans are too sensible overall to elect two northern leftists, we can’t rest easy until the finals are in and Mr. McCain and Mrs Palin are sworn into office January 9, 2009.

129 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:43 PM PDT by astounded
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To: sitetest
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.

There is no doubt in my mind that as long as McCain wins, Sarah Palin WILL be the first female POTUS.

130 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:44 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson

For God and the Republic

131 posted on 09/08/2008 1:18:56 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP! It's gonna be a BIG one.)
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To: Jim Robinson

132 posted on 09/08/2008 1:20:03 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: dead

Good point, I was gonna hold my nose and vote McCain, now I can do so with both hands.

133 posted on 09/08/2008 1:20:34 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: anymouse
I gotta do something here, I still can believe it. I gotta give you your dream shot! I'm gonna send you up against the best. You two characters are going to the White House...

Cue the guitars...

134 posted on 09/08/2008 1:20:56 PM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: Jim Robinson
Glad to see you back in the saddle!

I was entirely displeased with the Republican ticket until two things happened:

1) Saddleback - McCain's performance was exceptional. He started me looking his way after comparing his performance with that of obammy.

2) Palin - All I can say is WOW!

I'll be pulling that lever with great confidence in our future, as I really feel that Sarah Palin would skin McCain if he did anything stupid...

135 posted on 09/08/2008 1:21:06 PM PDT by GunnyB (Once a Marine, Always a Marine)
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To: Jim Robinson

Conservatives are at their best when the President truly is a conservative.

Nixon, Bush Sr, and Bush Jr were Republicans, but not necessarily dedicated to the conservative base.

McCain is also not totally dedicated 100% to the conservative base.

McCain has made the right decisions so far to join the very small club of Reagan style Republican conservatives.

Right now, the conservative base is telling McCain GO!!!!

136 posted on 09/08/2008 1:21:42 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Paul Heinzman
I was planning to vote holding my nose, but now I can vote with a smile on my face.

I'm going to pinch one nostril shut.

137 posted on 09/08/2008 1:22:28 PM PDT by null and void (When you bang your forehead on the ground five times a day, it damages your brain.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I won’t be voting for McCain — I can’t conscientiously do so — but I might write in Palin for the top spot. Prior to her nomination, I literally did not care whether McCain or Obama won; now I hope McCain wins and subsequently beats William Henry Harrison’s record for shortest term.

138 posted on 09/08/2008 1:22:45 PM PDT by Sloth (A domestic enemy of the Constitution will become POTUS on January 20, 2009.)
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To: mnehrling; Jim Robinson
I’ve seen even the most anti-McCain folks turn based on this announcement.

And I'm one of those folks! Hence my tagline.

139 posted on 09/08/2008 1:22:45 PM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money ("I'm not voting for McCain... I'm voting for Sarah Palin in November.")
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To: Jim Robinson

mccain even looks more alive since he brought palin aboard!

140 posted on 09/08/2008 1:23:07 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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