Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

John McCain for President in 2012? He Says No [don't you dare run again, you scumbag RINO]
US News & World Report - Washington Whispers ^ | 2009-06-07 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/07/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

No often means yes in Washington, but we hear from Sen. John McCain's posse that he is not considering a 2012 rerun of his failed 2008 presidential campaign. (W beat him in the 2000 primary, remember.) Word came this week that he is mulling over another try, but a key insider says, "Ridiculous."

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; anyonebutmccain; justsayno2juan; mcbama; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainantigop; mccainantipalin; mccainantisanford; mccaintruthfile; mccainunfit; mcdemocrat; mcqueeg; neveragain; no; notnownotever; rino; rino5thcolumn; traitor; trojanhorse
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

1 posted on 06/07/2009 7:58:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Dick Bachert; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; AvOrdVet; MaggieCarta; indylindy; ...

The Juan McCain Truth File.

"I have great respect for Al Gore."
—John McCain, October 2, 2008

FR Keywords: mccaintruthfile, mcqueeg, mcbama

Please tag all relevant threads with the aforementioned keywords.

This can be a very high-volume ping list at times.

To join the ping list:
FReepmail rabscuttle385 with the subject line add  mccaintruthfile.
(Stop getting pings by sending the subject line drop mccaintruthfile.)
 
Republican Commissar’s Warning: By joining this ping list, you may be subjected to the delusional rants and ramblings of McCainiacs, of "moderate" Republicans, of pragmatic conservatives resigned to voting for the lesser of two Democrats, and of countless RNC shills who simply want to meet a new overlord.


2 posted on 06/07/2009 7:58:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
[don't you dare run again, you scumbag RINO]

Ok. My humble opinion. Title Fields are for titles, comment fields are for comments.

3 posted on 06/07/2009 7:59:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Death to Databases.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

N - O !!!! NADA. NINE. NYET. NIX. NEGATORY!


4 posted on 06/07/2009 8:00:10 PM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

Duly noted.


5 posted on 06/07/2009 8:00:24 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

God I loved that headline! LOL!


6 posted on 06/07/2009 8:00:31 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Square brackets covered you, I think.


7 posted on 06/07/2009 8:01:28 PM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Get out of the way and let the real conservatives run.


8 posted on 06/07/2009 8:01:50 PM PDT by Eddings
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Thanks for the parenthesis in the headline. Reflected my views from a year ago and longer...


9 posted on 06/07/2009 8:01:55 PM PDT by vox_freedom (global cooling is upon us)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
And take Mitt and Rudy with you....
10 posted on 06/07/2009 8:02:30 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Blogger; the invisib1e hand

If I have to alter the headline, my own additions (never deletions) are always in brackets.


11 posted on 06/07/2009 8:02:50 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

...yeah, that’s a guarenteed 2012 winner. *laughs*


12 posted on 06/07/2009 8:03:14 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Let him run again...he’ll never win the nomination


13 posted on 06/07/2009 8:03:29 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama's Plan B - Payday Loans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

He did so well the last time.


14 posted on 06/07/2009 8:03:48 PM PDT by CaptRon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

>> Title Fields are for titles, comment fields are for comments.

It’s quite clear what part was the title, and what part was the comment.

And the comment was dead on.


15 posted on 06/07/2009 8:04:20 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

The bracketed words took the words right out of my mouth.


16 posted on 06/07/2009 8:04:51 PM PDT by BattleHymn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

It’s amazing that anyone would even think this is remotely plausible.


17 posted on 06/07/2009 8:05:13 PM PDT by Dan Middleton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

No way Jose.

Palin/Cheney or Cheney/Palin!


18 posted on 06/07/2009 8:05:29 PM PDT by bergmeid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Blogger

Wait a minute, what are you trying to say? Stop tapdancing around it and spit it out.


19 posted on 06/07/2009 8:06:28 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Hmmmmm
Does McCain think Obama needs his help to get elected again?


20 posted on 06/07/2009 8:06:43 PM PDT by DaltonNC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

RINO yes, scumbag no. His time is past, like Dole in 2000.


21 posted on 06/07/2009 8:07:59 PM PDT by steve8714 (Modern liturgy; touchy, feely, inane.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Mox nix.


22 posted on 06/07/2009 8:10:06 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

But what do you think of Mitt Romney?

(Just kidding, I already know.)


23 posted on 06/07/2009 8:10:26 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (22 shopping days to Graybeard58's 64th. b/day. Selah.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Blogger

What’s the difference? We’ll all be behind barbed wire and searchlights due to being right wing extremists.


24 posted on 06/07/2009 8:10:31 PM PDT by max americana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Let him run against Sarah in the 2012 primaries. Watching him try to explain why he’s a better candidate would be priceless. He’d get his usual crowd of 500, and she’d be drawing 20k screaming fans. Good luck, John.


25 posted on 06/07/2009 8:10:32 PM PDT by joejm65
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

I would rather have Meghan McCain in 2012. If you have to do a Titanic, you might as well have the ship do a double backflip onto the iceberg.


26 posted on 06/07/2009 8:10:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

He’s seeking to insure obama’s reelection.


27 posted on 06/07/2009 8:11:23 PM PDT by Salvey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58; fieldmarshaldj

Romney is a good-for-nothing political chameleon. Unfortunately, the libertarians I know aren’t nearly as suspicious of him as I am.


28 posted on 06/07/2009 8:12:08 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

Rabs did fine. Your opinion is right to be humble, as hard as it must be.


29 posted on 06/07/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

lol can you imagine McCain and Huckster doing their little dance again oh crap.


30 posted on 06/07/2009 8:13:22 PM PDT by exist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

You were too kind. ;-)


31 posted on 06/07/2009 8:16:35 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RECALL Abel Maldonado; DEPORT Arnold Schwarzenegger)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: CaptRon

to be fair, he did about as well as could be expected once the credit, financial and stock markets all collapsed at the same time.

If you look at the Fair model by that guy at Yale who plugs in the economic data and predicts the election, and who’s pretty much been right with every election of the past 100+ years, what McCain ended up getting was around what the economic data said he’d get.

He has a tool on his site where you can plug in different variables. If the economic data last year(GDP growth rate, inflation, market performance) was the same as it was in 2004 or 2000, McCain would have won, just as Bush did. Converseley if the data in 2004 was the same as it was last year, Kerry would have won, just as Obama did. It was basically the economic collapse that determined the outcome of the election.

In a way it’s a shame that a guy who did what he did for this country, then went through 2000, waited 8 long years to run again, was totally finished throughout most of 2007 and amazingly won the nomination, saw his shot at the WH ended because of an economic collapse that he really had little if anything to do with.

That said, he was never my first choice, and it’s time for someone new.


32 posted on 06/07/2009 8:17:28 PM PDT by jeltz25
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: jeltz25

Is part of his calculation a “stimulus package” that will never, ever be repaid and which will cripple the American economy lonf after I’m worm food?


33 posted on 06/07/2009 8:19:45 PM PDT by CaptRon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: jeltz25

Well said.


34 posted on 06/07/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT by Dan Middleton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: jeltz25
And what Obama data did he use. The One never gave one concrete statement on any policy, whether it be economics or national security.

Oh wait. Wrong abuut the national security thing. He promised to close Guantanamo. Now he's not so sure.

35 posted on 06/07/2009 8:24:38 PM PDT by CaptRon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

First things first. We need a true fiscal conservative majority in Congress in 2010, or this country is toast.


36 posted on 06/07/2009 8:25:32 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (US out of GM... NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: max americana

We can at least have the satisfaction of keeping the bitter little man away from the candidacy again.


37 posted on 06/07/2009 8:26:22 PM PDT by Blogger (It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. - Ben Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: exist

Well you can rest assured we’ll have to see the Huckster again. Just looking at that guy makes me want to vomit.


38 posted on 06/07/2009 8:29:36 PM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

His four year plan should be “don’t die” not run for president. Surely he has at least the self awareness to know that if people thought he was too old in ‘08 he definitely will be in ‘12.


39 posted on 06/07/2009 8:34:05 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
Just go away,Mr McLame.You've done enough God damn harm to this country during the 20+ years you've been in Congress.
40 posted on 06/07/2009 8:35:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
"I'm just resting up, damnit!"


41 posted on 06/07/2009 8:36:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dan Middleton

I remember last year on FR when the Juan McLame supporters couldn’t relize that the “jig was up”, “game over” or “game-set-match” until the very end (election night). Then came the sniping on Palin, deniles and finger pointing.

And what did McLame do afterwards? Well, suck up to the winner and the Demmies.

John, to put it bluntly, you can go suck an egg. You were Bob Dole redux (aka: It’s my turn, I earned it) and stabbed your VP pick in the back via proxies.

Go home old man.


42 posted on 06/07/2009 8:36:36 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: SlowBoat407

Not at all first.

Quite frankly, the pain the country is in is worth it if it yanks the people back to the right and educates the youth.

I and many others will work to oppose any and all social liberals. Even if it means more of what we have had for the last half of a year.

You want to try in 2012 without a unified conservative movement again, go ahead and get a dishwater conservative who is only conservative fiscally. But it won’t work a bit better than 2008.


43 posted on 06/07/2009 8:37:30 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Time for Juan McLame and his larda$$ daughter to retire to that lettuce farm he’s always dreamed of! He’ll never pay $50 per hour like he claimed but he will give the illegals a sanctuary to gather.


44 posted on 06/07/2009 8:38:59 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrEdd
And take Mitt and Rudy with you....

Ditto that!
45 posted on 06/07/2009 8:55:43 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
McCain v Obama in 2012 would be the ultimate national IQ test.
46 posted on 06/07/2009 9:00:26 PM PDT by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

He shouldn’t be running NEXT year for the Senate, either.


47 posted on 06/07/2009 9:21:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ponygirl

“Well you can rest assured we’ll have to see the Huckster again. Just looking at that guy makes me want to vomit.”

Ditto. Every one of those losers from the last election should have the common courtesy to go away and stay away. Our party was horribly split last time because we had no truly acceptable choice that could please the majority of us. The worst of ALL of them was John McCain, a candidate who was not only not elected, but probably unelectable. With Sarah Palin in the game now, I think we have an option that can unite most of our party – if we don’t allow the RATS and media to destroy her before that time comes.


48 posted on 06/07/2009 9:26:25 PM PDT by Pravious
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: CaptRon

no. he pretty much just looks at the GDP growth rate for the year of the election, the rate of inflation, and the number of qtrs in the preceeding term that were greater than 3% or so. I think market performance and unemployment may also be factored in.

You plug in those figures and it pretty much tells you who’s going to win. Defnitely who wins period and within 1-2 pts of the actual total. His final total was for data through Sept 30 and he had the GOP getting about 48%. Once you factor in that thet 3rd qtr started in Oct and was the worst qtr of growth in 25 years and factor that in, the 46% it ended up with is about right.

My point wasn’t to pump McCain, just to point out that given the date, he did about as wlel as could be expected or hoped for. If the economy was the same as it was in 2004, he would have won, arguably with a greater % than Bush did. The economy was much, much worse in 2008 so he lost. Not his fault really, but it happens.


49 posted on 06/07/2009 9:35:06 PM PDT by jeltz25
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

He says no; we say Hell No!


50 posted on 06/07/2009 10:08:42 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I've conquered my goddam willpower." Don Marquis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson