Skip to comments.Why McCain Lost
Posted on 11/06/2008 5:49:40 PM PST by DocT111
Barack Obama is president-elect of the United States because the Republican Party and John McCain handed him the presidential election on a silver platter.
The Republican Party and the Bush White House walked away from Republican ideals, and they walked away from Republican values.
George Bush allowed the Republican Congress to overspend in the first six years of his administration without once using the veto pen; he blindsided the conservative Republican members of Congress on many occasions, and walked away from the base of his party on immigration reform and other issues such as Medicare and No Child Left Behind.
He refused to sit down and break bread with the conservative members of his own party on Capitol Hill, yet believed that he could break bread with the liberal Democrats in Washington the way he did with the Democrats in Austin, Texas. And when he discovered it didn't work in Washington, it failed to stop him from trying and trying and trying over again what was obviously impossible.
Finally, the coup de grace was Dick Cheney's endorsement of John McCain in the waning days of the campaign, which gave Barack Obama the final nail to put in the coffin of McCain's campaign, which was striving mightily to distance him from the Bush administration.
Then there was McCain's campaign itself. It was the worst campaign since Bob Dole's on the Republican side, and the best campaign since Ronald Reagans on the Democrat side.
The McCain campaign was a campaign out of the 20th century, while the Democrats were running a campaign in the 21st century.
We need to understand that this was not a referendum on Reaganomics and Ronald Reagan. This was a referendum on George Bush, and Bush-ism, and Bushs lack of leadership.
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the bushes are liberal republicans.
mccain-feingold 2008 is a liberal republican.
bob dope 1996 is a liberal republican.
YES,YES, YES, I have been saying this since late 2006. THANK YOU!
Right about now I am glad he lost. Now we can really draw a bright line between socialism and capitalism. Out with all RINOS!.
Uh... because Republicans don’t want to vote for a DEMOCRAT
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Ronald Reagan showed the way to win, crystal clear conservatism, attract the center to your side. Of course, you have to be conservative to have any chance of that strategy working in the first place.
Rats, “Who stole my cheeze” rats ye say.
Never again. No more Mamby Pamby sell out beholden thiefs.
Buuuhhh bye, bye. Now, get outta here. We want and need nothing more to do with these enemies within.
I worked as a get-out-the-vote volunteer for McCain and can attest to the inferiority of our effort relative to the Obamites. No question about it, they beat us like a rented mule.
Liberal Republicans never win. Ever. Under any circumstances. Ever.
I hope we all get that now. It won’t ever change. Ever.
How many "Christian" folks voted for Obama because they were totally stupid and ignorant of his stand on abortion/late term abortion and his voting record of allowing abortion survivors to slowly die?
Maybe if RINO McCain would have hammered him on that, they'd have not been ignorant of it.
RINO McCain performed almost exactly like those of us who were unhappy with him being chosen as our candidate were afraid he'd do. A long career of kissing rat butt made him a LOSER!
His concession speech proved that - just what exactly are the 50 million of us who voted against Obama supposed to unify with the rats on? Abortion, Taxes, Surrender in Iraq? More welfare? Bigger government?
Thanks for posting! Michael Reagan has nailed it!
PURGE THE GOP OF ALL RINOS AND MODERATES!
Five things the Republicans must due by 2010:
1) Make Mike Pence or Thaddeus McCotter the minority leader in the House.
2) Make Michael Steele the RNC chairman
3) Take out John McCain in the 2010 Arizona Republican Sentae Primary
4) Destroy Mitt Romney and his camp
5) Provide Sarah Palin the forum to allow the country to see who she really is.
Good on Vice-President Cheney!!!! How many times did lord McCain stand up for and stand beside President Bush and or Vice President Cheney over the past 7+ years.
lord McCain spent these past years throwing one temper tantrum after another and to be accusing President Bush as the one siding with liberals for the spending removes responsibility from those that write the legislation to spend it in the first place.
I am really tired of the bash Bush/Cheney when this nation has been protected from any more terrorist attacks. I cannot say I believe this will continue. lord McCain is allll about closing gitmo and moving those terrorists to Forth Leavenworth, Kansas. Oh I did vote for Sarah!
Good list, and Romney HAS got to go, the back-stabbing smarmy-CEO-weasel.
You know what Democrats call Republicans who reach across the aisle?
If the party doesn’t end open primaries there is an excellent chance that another Dole/Bush/McCain will be nominated yet again in 2012. And conservatives had better start identifying and supporting candidates that hold conservative views and running these against RINOs. This will take unity and unity is achieved by agreeing to a minimum set of principles that makes a conservative a conservative. This does not have to be long or complicated but it must embody the overall principles of conservatism. Things like supporting strong national defence, support for a pro-life agenda, fiscal responsibilty, low taxes and limited government would likely be on such a list.
Democrats don't play fair and they never will, until the Republicans grow a pair and hammer back, we will continue to lose in future elections.
We need a candidate who is truly a Conservative and can actually talk and know what they are talking about.
RE “plan of running from the center,:
He went ‘right’ in summer on drilling and started beating BoB. But in September he tried that reformer not republican work with democrat crap and it was a disaster. So in October he went purely negative and claimed that he was against the bailout bill in september, which everyone knew was crap. Now going negative was great, it was key to next year for us. But by october he had already flipped all over the place and had no believable positive message required to win that last 4 %. I do thank him for going negative, key to opposition in 2009. Thank you (seriously)
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