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McCain: "I have great respect for Al Gore."
Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 2, 2008 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 10/02/2008 5:27:12 PM PDT by mike-zed

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To: mike-zed

Glad to know he does...but I sure don’t. Hope McCain is not gonna turn out to be another Dubya who plays nice all the time and gets slapped down. I wish it was the other way around on the ticket as Palin/McCain.


51 posted on 10/02/2008 5:43:57 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: indthkr

I figure it will hit McCain around Nov 5th. What the hell happened?


52 posted on 10/02/2008 5:44:58 PM PDT by JessieHelmsJr (Tree hugging liberals call it global warming. We call it summertime.)
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To: DoughtyOne
This is the worst political choice I’ve ever been faced with. Period!

yes, i know... try with everything you've got to vote for Palin... she's really made a sacrifice to be a part of this campaign... she deserves to be compensated...

53 posted on 10/02/2008 5:45:32 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: presently no screen name

Bingo!


54 posted on 10/02/2008 5:45:54 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: I_Like_Spam

I am from Tampa Bay. This reminds me of rooting for th old Buccaneers 0 and 16 teams. UGGG


55 posted on 10/02/2008 5:45:58 PM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: reagan_fanatic
Tell the truth: Wouldn't you much rather the sheeple be blaming Gore for the political mess we're in now than Bush?
There was great opportunity for the GOP in 1994 with the Contract with America and it held both Houses of Congress for 12 years. Plus, directly after Clinton and 9/11 President Bush enjoyed almost a 85 percent approval rating--what happened?
56 posted on 10/02/2008 5:46:13 PM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 100-Jan. 20--and counting)
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To: xDGx

“That’s what you do in a close election, especially when you are courting Hillary voters who may have a soft spot for Gore.”

You’re right. Pander is the game. We keep hoping our candidates will just tell the truth. Silly notion, I know.


57 posted on 10/02/2008 5:46:22 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: mike-zed

You would think that he would keep his stupid pie hole shut on the day his CONSERVATIVE running mate is making an all out effort to save his sorry ass.


58 posted on 10/02/2008 5:46:28 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Cure CINOism- Write in proven conservatives at all levels on the ballot)
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To: mike-zed

FGS! Take off the velvet gloves!


59 posted on 10/02/2008 5:46:55 PM PDT by maggief
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To: mike-zed
MCCAIN, PLEASE BE QUIET! YOU ARE LOSING YOUR BASE WITH THIS SH*T!
60 posted on 10/02/2008 5:47:14 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: xDGx
especially when you are courting Hillary voters who may have a soft spot for Gore.

My step mother is a HUGE Hitlery fan. When I asked today if she is going to vote for "The One" she said no.

I should note that she lives in Pennsylvania. So if you are looking for good news from Pa. there it is!

61 posted on 10/02/2008 5:47:16 PM PDT by bayliving (Democrats used to be funny. Now they're just plain dangerous.)
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To: mike-zed
Hey, what's not to respect?


62 posted on 10/02/2008 5:47:47 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: bayliving

I like Sarah. Her background is great. Her life story is great. She shares almost all my political views. I still wish she had a little more experience under her belt.

Another five years, I would have been a whole lot more comfortable with her one heartbeat away from the presidency.

As for Obama, he’s even less prepared. Biden hasn’t been on the right side of an issue in his life. We’ve sure got a doozie of a choice this year.


63 posted on 10/02/2008 5:47:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: mike-zed

There are only two reasons any conservative would even think about voting for McCain.

1 - Sarah Palin
2 - He’s not Barack Obama


64 posted on 10/02/2008 5:48:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: mike-zed

DOH!!


65 posted on 10/02/2008 5:48:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mike-zed

What planet is he from?

What language does he read?

Has he been imprisoned for the past 20 years?

How can he be so oblivious to what’s going on?


66 posted on 10/02/2008 5:49:15 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: weegee

Please don’t get me wrong, I cringe too, but I think a lot people here ignore the positives about McCain. If McCain were right 80% of time, people would talk only about the 20%.


67 posted on 10/02/2008 5:50:42 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vice President Sarah H Palin - Make it happen !!!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Sure he’s stable. This is what John McCain has been as long as he has been on the public scene. He was the only Republican in the Keating Five debacle. He seems to author leftist bills with Democrats. He owns Democrat’s core beliefs on a number of issues.

This is John McCain, pure and simple. I know a lot of us wish he was otherwise. He just isn’t.

If you think it’s bad now, just wait until he’s in charge.

Yes, I realize Obama is worse.”

What an ugly reality you’ve described. As long as we allow the media to pick our candidates, this is what we’ll get. I can’t believe so many are willing to accept that. McCain is just being McCain, the same guy who has ticked us all off more often than not for 20 years. I do believe for some delusional reason, that McCain still believes the media is fair. I guess he has to dance with the ones that brought him here to some extent.


68 posted on 10/02/2008 5:51:19 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: mike-zed
McWuss could've have this all wrapped up a month ago. A strong military If he had addressed the oil... drill here drill now and pay less (which 75% of the American citizen wants) Close the borders and deport illegals (which 70% of what the American citizen wants) Started naming names in the fanniefreddie fiasco BEFORE the meltdown!..(he always claims he fights corruption...this was lay-ed out for him...any FReeper could have pointed out the scumbags responsible for it and had the proof to use it. As soon as he was the Republican candidate he should have stopped all this bipartisan BS! AND ATTACKED....
69 posted on 10/02/2008 5:51:31 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Iron Munro

Works for me.


70 posted on 10/02/2008 5:51:34 PM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: AuntB

Well he could say’ “Al Gore is a moonbat” which might make some folks happy but probably not garner any votes. In the Senate they regularly call people they despise, “my esteemed colleague” - that’s the nature of politics, because anything less than bland praise can get you into political hot water.

The race is too close to tick any group off. We need every last vote we can get to keep Barry out of the White House.


71 posted on 10/02/2008 5:52:00 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: latina4dubya

My problem with Palin this go round, is that she was simply window dressing for John. Once she was nominated John hasn’t been the focus of the media one time. It worked splendidly. The right loves here, and so much so it doesn’t matter what John is.

When November 5th comes along, it will be “Sarah who?” at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

I could be wrong I suppose, but this is how I see it.


72 posted on 10/02/2008 5:52:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: latina4dubya

I think you are right to love Sarah. Don’t take me wrong.


73 posted on 10/02/2008 5:52:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: mike-zed

The exact reason he is losing! A refusal to speak and expose the truth. Perhaps he doesn’t know the truth? You cannot respect those who are out to destroy you.


74 posted on 10/02/2008 5:52:51 PM PDT by evangmlw
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To: mike-zed

McCain is really unsettling. Something really bothers me about him.


75 posted on 10/02/2008 5:55:32 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Never Forget Hurricane Ike.)
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To: mike-zed
To me, it doesn't matter now. McCain lost my vote when he voted for this pig bailout bill. I never much liked him to begin with, but he was my alternative. He just proved to me he doesn't have the stones and I am sure as hell not going to reward him with a vote for what he just did to us.

Taxation without representation is the story here, 85% of the public wanted that bill to die and burn. The sob's voted it in anyway. McCain just killed himself off I think.

76 posted on 10/02/2008 5:55:48 PM PDT by FunkyZero
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To: jersey117

jersey117: “He’s trying to win the independents so that he actually has a shot at this.”

Oh, I think he’s trying to win independents. The thing is, it’s not a purely political act. No. He really, really means it. John McCain is, for all practical purposes, a moderate Democrat. Nevertheless, I’ll vote for a moderate Democrat over a Marxist any day!


77 posted on 10/02/2008 5:56:08 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Voting proudly for GOVERNOR Palin for VP!)
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To: Perdogg

“Please don’t get me wrong, I cringe too, but I think a lot people here ignore the positives about McCain. If McCain were right 80% of time, people would talk only about the 20%.”

If, if, if....We’re busting our butts trying to see the ‘positives’! He’s not helping.

See post 64.


78 posted on 10/02/2008 5:56:33 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AuntB

To be honest, almost to a man the Republicans in D.C. fail to see the media players for what they are. They fail to see the opposition for what they are also IMO. They just don’t get it. This is one of the most frustrating things.

In baseball the Democrats would be the opposing player that always spiked your team mates. Your whole team despises the guy. Then your own coach is asked about him in the press, and he lauds the guy for publication.

That’s our guys for ya...


79 posted on 10/02/2008 5:57:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: mike-zed

McCain wants too much to be liked. Dangerous quality (but I’ll unhappily vote for him anyway.)


80 posted on 10/02/2008 5:57:33 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: mike-zed
Rush mentioned a few days ago that Algore lost a bundle when Lehman bit it. Any FReepers know if Algore uses a corporation name to buy and sell shares in Lehman?...it would be interested to see if he “cashed in “ before the collapse......(shuuuush insider....shuuuush...well it could be....)
81 posted on 10/02/2008 5:58:17 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DoughtyOne

If McCain is elected, you are going to be surprised that he will run this country from right.

Remember in his first economic speech last year, he said he would only implement environmental regulation if it didn’t hurt the US economy.

He does have an out. He said he would support Kyoto only if China and India did, but they won’t and they never will.


82 posted on 10/02/2008 5:58:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vice President Sarah H Palin - Make it happen !!!!)
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To: AuntB; DoughtyOne
If you think it’s bad now, just wait until he’s in charge.

Yes, I realize Obama is worse.”

In my estimation, McCain has a good chance of being a disaster as President.

On the other hand, Obama is a certain catastrophe.

That's about where we are...

83 posted on 10/02/2008 5:58:47 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Defiant

That sounds like a tag line.


84 posted on 10/02/2008 5:59:09 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: mike-zed

I am begining to think the man is an idiot.

I am voting for Sarah Palin, and that is the only reason this guy will benefit from my vote.

Good Lord, is this really the best we can do?


85 posted on 10/02/2008 5:59:30 PM PDT by Nik Naym (Everyone has a right to my opinion.)
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I can’t believe this is the same guy that used to land jets on carriers.
Gore?


86 posted on 10/02/2008 6:00:12 PM PDT by newnhdad (Naval Aviator or "community organizer", you make the call.)
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To: mike-zed

I hate to say it, but Hillary has more balls than McCain. She fought to the bitter end. She wasn’t afraid to say that she appealed to White voters. She didn’t care that people called her a shameful opportunist when she was throwing back shots of Crown Royal.

And am I the only who is convinced that it was a Hillary supporter way high up at ABC News who decided to air those Rev. Wright videos? I’d bet my life on it. It’s only because of Hillary that the American people got to see those videos. She left no fingerprints, but she was behind it, no question.

There was only so much she could do, seeing as she was appealing to Democrats. But if she were the Republican nominee, believe you me, she would leave no unused bullets in her guns. As opposed to McCain, who will leave warehouses full of stockpiles of WMDs that he should have been detonating against Obama over the past month.


87 posted on 10/02/2008 6:03:42 PM PDT by The Fop (Just say NO to Jesus Lincoln King Jr.)
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To: FunkyZero

“McCain lost my vote when he voted for this pig bailout bill.”

Mine too. I was ready to feel dirtier than a prostitute and vote for him but not now and for the same reason. He has exposed himself too many times for what he is and it’s pure politician. All I can hope for at this point is that if Obama wins, he will be fought tooth and nail all the way by congress and after 4 years of him, America will not want another democrat for a good 20 years. It’s going to be painful.


88 posted on 10/02/2008 6:03:44 PM PDT by LaurenD
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To: mike-zed
He is what he is - a compromiser with little regard for personal freedom or national integrity. Palin is his perfect camouflage.
89 posted on 10/02/2008 6:05:09 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: cmsgop
I can't do an Obama Presidency

Lots of Freepers seem to think that America could not survive an Obama presidency.

For better or for worse, John McCain does not feel the same way.

90 posted on 10/02/2008 6:05:34 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (I'll back the bailout if Angelo Mozilo lets me borrow his Lamborghini on Saturday nights.)
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To: stevio

I want to make it into a bumper sticker, with Obama’s “O” in the o’s of Hope and Vote.


91 posted on 10/02/2008 6:07:21 PM PDT by Defiant (With Barney Frank, a reach across the aisle just becomes a reach-around.)
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To: FunkyZero
To me, it doesn't matter now. McCain lost my vote when he voted for this pig bailout bill.

Indeed.
92 posted on 10/02/2008 6:10:40 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: rabscuttle385

ping


93 posted on 10/02/2008 6:10:54 PM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: bayliving
Take solice that Sarah is only one heartbeat away from being president if they get elected. I was not going to vote this year but have changed my mind and now will vote for Sarah Palin. I think that McCain knows this and is using her to keep us true conservatives in line while he goes after the soft center. I don't like it but I understand

I sympathize with your sentiments.

Everyone knows what I'd like to happen between the young vital potential vice president and the more elderly fellow. There's no way I can say it on Free Republic without sounding mean.

94 posted on 10/02/2008 6:16:26 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson
He said he would involve former Vice President Al Gore in efforts to address the issue. "I would tap him, I would tap people who have been involved in these issues for many years." McCain noted that he disagreed with the Nobel Peace Prize winner about nuclear energy but added, "I have great respect for Al Gore."

This is sickening.

95 posted on 10/02/2008 6:24:25 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the Republic and her citizens.)
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To: Sunnyflorida; 6323cd; roamer_1; AmericanInTokyo; 383rr; djsherin; GunsareOK; calcowgirl; ...

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96 posted on 10/02/2008 6:25:10 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the Republic and her citizens.)
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To: RichInOC

? My German Shepard is smarter than Biden.A lot more popular with the ladies too.


97 posted on 10/02/2008 6:26:14 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: mike-zed
Memo to John McCain:

STFU if you want even 1 single conservative to vote for you!

Just STFU!

98 posted on 10/02/2008 6:36:32 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Maelstorm
" I’d tap Gore too. Not in a nice way though."

Amen!
I've got fist just his size!

99 posted on 10/02/2008 6:39:48 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: screaminsunshine

arrghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Gore is completely insane! John McCain, what the heck is wrong with you?

glad to get that scream off my chest.


100 posted on 10/02/2008 7:03:21 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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