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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

This seems to summarize both of our positions

101 posted on 09/08/2008 1:13:02 PM PDT by Zakeet (Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it)
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To: Jim Robinson
There are two reasons I'm voting for McCain - Sarah Palin and Barack Obama. To just stand by and let someone as dangerous as Obama get elected is the height of irresponsibility.

I don't care much for McCain himself, but the alternative is something I cannot stomach.
102 posted on 09/08/2008 1:13:09 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

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.


103 posted on 09/08/2008 1:13:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll give it a look, Jim. Miss Slippy and I are inclined to agree with you, Sarah Palin’s a game-changer.


104 posted on 09/08/2008 1:13:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I too echo your sentiments...

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.

105 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:06 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: dead

“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.


106 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:06 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Jim Robinson
JimRob: Maverick McCain, you just did an incredibly brave thing. What you should have done was land your campaign! you don't own that campaign, the voters do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash. You've been busted, you lost your qualifications as section leader three times, put in hack twice by me, with a history of high speed passes over five air control towers, and one admiral's daughter!
Sarah Barracuda: Hillery Clinton?
[Maverick McCain shrugs]
JimRob: And you asshole, you're lucky to be here! Sarah Barracuda: Thank you, sir.
JimRob: And let's not bull**** Maverick McCain. Your family name ain't the best in the Navy. You need to be doing it better, and cleaner than the other guy. Now what is it with you? Maverick McCain: Just want to serve my country, be the best pilot in the Navy, sir.
JimRob: Don't screw around with me Maverick McCain. You're a hell of an instinctive pilot. Maybe too good. I'd like to bust your butt but I can't. I got another problem here. I gotta send somebody from this squadron to Washington. 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.

107 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:18 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


108 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:28 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Jim Robinson

Suddenly McCain’s age isn’t so much of an issue, either. In fact, I find myself wishing he was 20 years older! :)


109 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:30 PM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Big BUMP!


110 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:33 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

I can certainly handle four (or even eight) years of McCain in return for eight years of Palin!


111 posted on 09/08/2008 1:14:54 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

BUMP for Sarah!


112 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:28 PM PDT by Fawn (Who are these idiots who would vote for 'Obama Bin Biden' ????)
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree, and the dimwit media is only helping throught their vicious attacks against the Governor.


113 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:30 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats: Supporting America's enemies since 1824)
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To: Jim Robinson

..I thought the GOP was dead—Sarah may have just saved it...


114 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:43 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yep...Sarah has rescued the conservative base.

While I was never particularly fond of McCain, he came up somewhat in my esimation just for pickng her.

115 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:45 PM PDT by Allegra (Prayers up for all in Ike's path. Please be safe.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Now you're talking buddy. Good post! Welcome aboard!!!

Palin/McCain '08

116 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:46 PM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: ProudFossil

It was a metaphor... but I agree with your summation.

LLS


117 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:50 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Now you're talking buddy. Good post! Welcome aboard!!!

Palin/McCain '08

118 posted on 09/08/2008 1:15:59 PM PDT by NYC Republican (Infuriate the MSM- vote for Palin/McCain)
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To: Jim Robinson

Welcome to the club


119 posted on 09/08/2008 1:16:00 PM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


120 posted on 09/08/2008 1:16:08 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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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
McCain/Palin

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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To: Jim Robinson
Prior to the Palin pick I was with the Anne Coulter wing of the GOP “get drunk and vote for McCain”.

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.

141 posted on 09/08/2008 1:23:33 PM PDT by Brytani ("The First Amendment doesn't say anything about giving you a hug if you're offended.")
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To: Jim Robinson

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


142 posted on 09/08/2008 1:24:08 PM PDT by WackySam (The Constitution is not an a la carte menu.)
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To: dead
One concern I have for Gov. Palin is this: McCain will pull some immigration crap and Palin will be tarred and feathered with it in the future. I am fully on board with this ticket. I just hope she doesn't get lumped in with all of the Democrat appeasement that I am sure McCain will attempt.
143 posted on 09/08/2008 1:24:53 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Barry, IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s a beautiful day that God has made! :)


144 posted on 09/08/2008 1:24:52 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Jim Robinson

To much is at stake not to support McCain.


145 posted on 09/08/2008 1:24:58 PM PDT by proudpapa (McCain - Palin'08)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yup. I'm in the same boat. Previously I was trying to figure out whether it was better to vote for the Constitution Party candidate or simply stay home on election night, but now I'm voting McCain-Palin.

Even ordered a bumpersticker. Sheesh.

146 posted on 09/08/2008 1:27:10 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


147 posted on 09/08/2008 1:28:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: reagan_fanatic
There are two reasons I'm voting for McCain - Sarah Palin and Barack Obama.

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.”

Albert Einstein

149 posted on 09/08/2008 1:29:00 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hoo-yah!


150 posted on 09/08/2008 1:29:45 PM PDT by Silly (McCainLove.com)
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