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McCain refuses to endorse Palin for president in 2012: 'I can't'
CNN.com via NYDailynews ^ | December 15th 2008

Posted on 12/15/2008 3:42:38 PM PST by paudio

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To: paudio
"I can't say something like that. We've got some great other young governors. I think you're going to see the governors assume a greater leadership role in our Republican Party," he said.

Whatever, McCain. You're pretty much irrlelvant these days, anyway.

In fact, your refusal to endorse Sarah is probably a benefit to her.

61 posted on 12/15/2008 4:34:18 PM PST by Allegra
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To: paudio
McC_nt

You know, actually, I'm glad he lost. Because now, all his Democrat buddies are going to get the blame they deserve. God bless you Sarah, most of us out here *know* how cool you are. As for the jerk that catapulted you to fame, F him.

62 posted on 12/15/2008 4:34:47 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: ThreePuttinDude

McWho?


63 posted on 12/15/2008 4:35:08 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: Allegra
irrlelvant = irrelevant

My typing sucks. ;-)

64 posted on 12/15/2008 4:36:15 PM PST by Allegra
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To: sionnsar

Ha Ha Ha, I got ya’
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It doesn’t take me too long....LOL


65 posted on 12/15/2008 4:37:11 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude (-)....Election 2008, the year Affirmative Action won the Presidential race....(-)
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To: jeltz25
"McCain’s inexplicable behavior from 9/22-9/26 along with his lacklsuter debate performaces skewed the vote totals in the end by at least 2-3 pts I believe."

McCain was NEVER going to get my vote. I am certain that I was not alone holding that sentiment among conservative types.

66 posted on 12/15/2008 4:38:57 PM PST by Radix (There are 2 kinds of people in this world. Those with loaded guns & those who dig. You dig.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

btw, did you see the article where MCCain’s top pollster and campaign manager appeared at Harvard and were asked about not using Wright? The pollster said, well if we used Wright we would have gotten 273 EV but we would have lost the popular vote big.

Uh, who cares about the popular vote. If you had gotten the 273 EV that means you win.

It’s like The Patriots complaining they won the Super Bowl last year because they got more total yards than the Giants.

And Obama’s guy said Palin totally ended McCain’s experience argument even though McCain crushed Obama 93-7 on experience in the exit poll, a much greater amount than Obama beat McCain by on change.

Maybe what hurt McCain was totally losing control for a few days in late September, suspending his campaign, threatening to quit the debate, heading to DC to lead talk that ended in failure and revolt by his own oarty, and then continuing to harp on earmarks even as he just voted to spend 700B in taxpayer money that far dwarfs any earmarks.

Palin did she was put there for in the main. She kept the % of white women up near where it needed to be(actually increased over GWB from 2004 in FL), and 10-15 pts higher than McCain was polling throughout the summer and after the Dem Convention. She kept close to 20% of Hillary voters, especially in states like OH, PA, FL and other key states. She got GOP support at 90% and conservative support at near 80% when those numbers seemed unthinkable for McCain at one point and certainly would have been with Ridge or Lieberman. She made sure the pro lifers and the gun owners and NRA were on board which probably won him MO and would have been the difference in NC, IN and OH. She gave him his first sustained lead of the campaign for close to 2 weeks before the economic collapse finished him off. She actually got his fundraising going for a few days before it didn’t matter anymore because he basically disarmed himself by agreeing to the public financing.

Anyone who knows anything about politics knows that she’s way down the list of why McCain lost, and to be honest, once the economy tanked in September, he really had no shot of winning.

If she had known that would happen back in August she would have declined the offer.

But things happen.


67 posted on 12/15/2008 4:48:19 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: ThreePuttinDude

*\;-)


68 posted on 12/15/2008 4:52:53 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“So let me get this straight McCain, she was qualified to be the Vice President of the United States, but you won’t endorse her in 4 years to run for President, Ok John, actually I am kinda grateful that he did not endorse her, his endorsement is like the kiss of death, Sarah needs to distance herself from that RINO”

He most likely wants to endorse Schwarzenegger. After all if McCain and Obama could run, Schwarzennegger can too! It does not matter any more if the President is a “natural born” citizen. The Constitution doesn’t matter to any of them anyway. :(


69 posted on 12/15/2008 5:04:03 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: RegulatorCountry
She was supposed to be the little lady on the ticket, quiet and agreeable, as a sop to draw disgruntled Hillary voters. He didn’t count on such a visceral, positive reaction from a large segment of conservative Republicans. She outshone him. And, contrary old cuss that he is, self-destructive fool that he has always been, he really resents her for it.

Somehow, I think in the back room she told him he was not fighting hard enough. I wondered if he had the stones to be president at all. She had more backbone than he did and he is just a jealous old loser at this point and he cannot get over it. He cannot blame his own lack of strength, so he must blame her for the loss. Let him go. She is the future, even if he cannot face it.

70 posted on 12/15/2008 5:05:21 PM PST by Rapscallion (Where is Judge Dread when we need him?)
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To: paudio

F@#K John McCain and the RINO he rode in on, he is a pos in every sense of the word.


71 posted on 12/15/2008 5:10:28 PM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: paudio

IF Sarah Palin decides to make a run for the Presidency in 2012, the last thing she needs is an endorsement from McCain who has been living on the dark side for years and by that time may even have become a Democrat.


72 posted on 12/15/2008 5:20:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RetiredArmy

So, I guess he is not a war hero any longer.


73 posted on 12/15/2008 5:20:53 PM PST by LauraScudder
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To: paudio
The sooner McCain goes away, the better.

I've had it with that pompous ass.

74 posted on 12/15/2008 5:21:22 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: paudio

Come on Gang. I endorse Sarah. I expect that others do not right now.


75 posted on 12/15/2008 5:23:18 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: diverteach
Leo Thorsness, Bud Day, and Jim Stockdale got shot down over Vietnam and ended up in the Hilton, too.

Therefore, as a veteran, I'd like to tell you to take your baseless accusations of cowardice on the battlefield and cram them into your sigmoid colon.

76 posted on 12/15/2008 5:25:07 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: paudio; Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
What an ungrateful bastard. What a user. What a loser. What an insult to someone HE chose, who cheerfully and tirelessly worked her guts out for HIM, who sacrificed her home-state popularity, her family's privacy, and perhaps even her own political future to try to elect HIS worthless ass.

How hard would it have been for him to say something like, "I'll support whomever we nominate, but going into this thing, you bet I'd like to see her win. She'd be a terrific President." Wouldn't burn any bridges with anybody who might eventually win. Wouldn't cost him in any other way. I really think he just got jealous of her popularity, and is looking for a scapegoat for his own failures. Bastard.

I look forward to voting against him in the 2010 Republican primary. I would like to see Jeff Flake kick his ass. John McCain, you served your country bravely, now do one more honorable thing and GET OUT.

-ccm

77 posted on 12/15/2008 5:25:14 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You have to give McCain credit for putting Sarah on the ticket. That we are talking about a formerly little known governor of Alaska in terms of her being a superstar is a major miracle in itself. But that’s as charitable I am going to get towards McCain. McCain-accept the fact that your time has come and gone. Get out of the way-Sarah is about to come through.


78 posted on 12/15/2008 5:28:01 PM PST by techno
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To: paudio
I'm glad he lost. Which is not to say I'm glad obambi won. We had no good choices, except Sarah.

I hope she tosses him into dustbin of history and emerges victorious without him.

79 posted on 12/15/2008 5:28:59 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: x

What McCain should have said was that if Sarah did enter the 2012 Presidential contest she would ba a formidable candidate, but as she has not formally entered yet, my policy is to not to comment on whether I support anybody before they even enter any contest. Ask me that same question if she enters the race.


80 posted on 12/15/2008 5:34:16 PM PST by techno
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