Skip to comments.Why I'm reversing course on John McCain
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!
This seems to summarize both of our positions
You should remember that you only got Palin because we held John McCain’s feet to the fire and we can do even more. I don’t have a problem for McCain voters I just hope you’ll all continue to keep the heat on.
I’ll give it a look, Jim. Miss Slippy and I are inclined to agree with you, Sarah Palin’s a game-changer.
After the Saddleback performance, it looked as though McCain had finally hit his stride, connecting with that forum in Orange County, while Obama literally stumbled and crashed.
...The Palin pick was nothing short of brilliant, to quote Rush, and has since cemented the base, and removed my reservations about McCain and the GOP. I will also help to send this team to the Oval Office.
“Palin is the spoonful of sugar that makes the McCain medicine go down.”
Yep, it’s the usual hold your nose and do what is necessary and vote not for the “R” ticket if only to defeat leftist B.O. and the socialists.
Politics is often about pragmatism. McCain has thrown conservatives the largest, juiciest bone he could find in Palin.
He’s made himself a deal with me.
Suddenly McCain’s age isn’t so much of an issue, either. In fact, I find myself wishing he was 20 years older! :)
I can certainly handle four (or even eight) years of McCain in return for eight years of Palin!
BUMP for Sarah!
I agree, and the dimwit media is only helping throught their vicious attacks against the Governor.
..I thought the GOP was dead—Sarah may have just saved it...
While I was never particularly fond of McCain, he came up somewhat in my esimation just for pickng her.
It was a metaphor... but I agree with your summation.
Welcome to the club
A month ago I could only think of two good reasons to vote for McCain - Obama and Biden. Now I have three good reasons (Palin). I told my wife that I would be more enthusiastic if Palin was running for President and McCain VP.
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.
I agree, and we will continue to keep his feet to the fire. I am thrilled out of my mind with Palin.
I am glad to see you coming around :-)
Heard something about your recent illness
and hope you are well.
me too, I have sent in three checks to RNC in last 10 days.
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."
YEAY, Mr. Robinson! But I think a lot of people also saw John Sidney McCain III in a new light, as well.
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.
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.
There is no doubt in my mind that as long as McCain wins, Sarah Palin WILL be the first female POTUS.
For God and the Republic
Good point, I was gonna hold my nose and vote McCain, now I can do so with both hands.
Cue the guitars...
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...
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!!!!
I'm going to pinch one nostril shut.
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.
And I'm one of those folks! Hence my tagline.
mccain even looks more alive since he brought palin aboard!
His pick of a conservative governor from an energy rich state changed that view.
While I still have reservations about McCain, I hope that Sarah Palin’s life-long adherence to ethical standards and Country First beliefs will keep the Maverick in line.
I feel much better about pulling the lever for McCain.
It’s sad to see you suckered by this publicity stunt.
Myself, I’ve decided to sit this one out. McCain is not a Conservative and does not deserve my vote.
Do I care that Obama might be elected? You bet. But I can’t stray from my Conservative principals so far as needed to pull the lever for McCain, especially after the last 8 years we’ve had of “Conservatism” from the White House.
Palin / Hunter 2012
It’s a beautiful day that God has made! :)
To much is at stake not to support McCain.
Even ordered a bumpersticker. Sheesh.
Agreed. There are many reasons to vote for this ticket.
1. The abysmal awfulness of Obama-Biden.
2. Sarah Palin herself is worth voting for. She will be groomed, exposed to the people, educated, and possibly given a major role in energy policy.
3. It’s always good to reward politicians who do something good and punish them when they do something bad. In this case, the Republicans have agreed to do something good after going through a period when they thought they could impose their own worst Country Clubber views on us and get elected by reaching to the left.
4. It’s hope for the future. We have a strong pro-life and conservative party plank. We have the opportunity to groom a possible conservative presidential candidate after a season when there were few or none in sight who were electable. There is hope for more conservative momentum going into the next election.
5. McCain himself has shifted, going from carbon caps and ethanol to drilling, pulling back on immigration amnesty, and generally acting more like a conservative. Maybe he doesn’t mean it, but at least he now seems to understand what he needs to do to get elected, which is more than you could have said last spring.
6. His campaign is much stronger, and more conservatively focused. Great ads.
The dangers of an Obama presidency can hardly be overstated. But now we finally have someone to vote for, and not just someone to vote against.
I'm stealing that line. Hope you don't mind.
To just stand by and let someone as dangerous as Obama get elected is the height of irresponsibility.
Wise words that echo many other's thoughts.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.