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VANITY: A Conservative Nightmare in 2012: will McCain run again?
FR | 2010-03-14 | rabscuttle385

Posted on 03/13/2010 6:02:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385

The RINO McCain is in New Hampshire now campaigning for Kelly Ayotte, who is running for Senator from that state.

According to the Nashua Telegraph, he's also co-hosting a town hall with Ms. Ayotte.

The Boston Globe notes that the town hall meeting was

"reminiscent of those he held during his two presidential campaigns."

Fox News also reports that

McCain did over 100 townhall meetings leading up to the crucial "First in the Nation" New Hampshire Presidential Primary and won, once again becoming the GOP frontrunner.

So, my question for my fellow FReepers is, McCain's 2010 re-election race with J.D. aside, what happens if McCain wins in 2010 and then makes a power play to take the 2012 GOP nomination against Obama? What will you do? Whom will you support?

Even worse: what if McCain triangulates and runs alongside Romney?


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With regards to me: piss on Romney, piss on McCain, and piss on their buddy Obama.
1 posted on 03/13/2010 6:02:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ...
*Ping!*
2 posted on 03/13/2010 6:03:52 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

(((SHUDDER)))


3 posted on 03/13/2010 6:04:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rabscuttle385

You mean ex-Senator McCain will run against Zero in the Democrat primary ?


4 posted on 03/13/2010 6:05:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

No chance.


5 posted on 03/13/2010 6:05:45 PM PST by americanophile
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To: rabscuttle385

If Palin is the GOP nominee, I will vote for her and pray that she has what it takes to restore America as a free country. If McCain is the media/GOP/RINO nominee, I will still vote for Sarah Palin and pray that she has what it takes to restore America as a free country. Either way, I know that Palin is on God’s side and that with Him all things are possible.


6 posted on 03/13/2010 6:06:04 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
LOL

You mean like this?


7 posted on 03/13/2010 6:06:11 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
"With regards to me: piss on Romney, piss on McCain, and piss on their buddy Obama. "

Elegantly put sir.

Count me similarly in the ranks of the pissed.

8 posted on 03/13/2010 6:06:35 PM PST by trek
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To: rabscuttle385

"The American people need a break.
Let’s screw them all again."

"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
 which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."

--  President Ronald Reagan


"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan

9 posted on 03/13/2010 6:06:41 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is not going to get the nomination. Heck, there’s a good chance that Hayworth will send him into retirement.


10 posted on 03/13/2010 6:07:11 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: rabscuttle385

No. I will run in 2012.


11 posted on 03/13/2010 6:07:38 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: rabscuttle385

This is really silly, a 76 year old weak candidate from 2008 is not going to run in 2012.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 6:08:16 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dont worry about it. Not a chance he will run again.


13 posted on 03/13/2010 6:08:19 PM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think I will puke. I don’t think McLame has a chance this time. He is too old and stupid, not to mention he is a proven loser.

That said, Romney is no prize and Huckleberry isn’t either.

The GOP needs to energize. So far they are all RINO’ed up.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 6:08:22 PM PST by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385

urp


15 posted on 03/13/2010 6:08:31 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: rabscuttle385

I wouldn’t be surprised. Juan knows that Barry is going to need all the help he can get with getting a second term. McCain is probably Barry’s last hope.


16 posted on 03/13/2010 6:08:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If the RNC backs another liberal like McCain aghain, it may, indeed, be time for a conseervative body to emerge in revolt.


17 posted on 03/13/2010 6:09:11 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: rabscuttle385

No. By the way he ran his last campaign, McCain clearly never wanted the Presidency, only the nomination of his party. Been there, done that now.


18 posted on 03/13/2010 6:10:37 PM PST by Drew68
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To: rabscuttle385

Why....


19 posted on 03/13/2010 6:10:42 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL, so true.


20 posted on 03/13/2010 6:10:56 PM PST by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385
won't make this mistake again. No third party. McLame is dust. Go JD!


21 posted on 03/13/2010 6:11:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Red Steel

Has Hayworth really got a chance? I haven’t seen any polling data.


22 posted on 03/13/2010 6:12:09 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: rabscuttle385

Naa, not going to happen. Why borrow sorrow?


23 posted on 03/13/2010 6:12:54 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: Paperdoll

I can get rails and feathers, if someone else can supply the tar.


24 posted on 03/13/2010 6:17:02 PM PST by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain has always done well in NH. Prolly just helping out with the Senate campaign.


25 posted on 03/13/2010 6:17:48 PM PST by byteback
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To: rabscuttle385

>With regards to me: piss on Romney, piss on McCain, and piss on their buddy Obama.

Honestly, I’d rather vote for Obama who, despite being a big ****head, is predictable and to whom the American people will stand up against, rather than McCain.

My reasoning is this: Obama is poised on being a lame-duck president, especially with the mid-term elections coming up. If we get a truly conservative {note: NOT “Republican”} Congress then we, as a people, can start getting spending down. BUT, considering that historically the Congress gains more members of the opposite party (one reason I dislike the two-party system) as the President’s... it wouldn’t do to let the “Democrats” make the otherwise-nonexistent gain by electing the Democrat-disguised-as-a-Republican we all know: John McCain.

Romney, likewise, seems to be a democrat-with-an-’R.’ There’s Romney-care, there’s flip-flops on abortion on who he’s talking to...

It is ESSENTIAL that we have Representatives that actually, you know, represent the people in their districts. THAT is far more important to our nation than ‘D’ or ‘R.’

And for all the “Sarah for Pres” people out there, I disagree... I think she would be much better in the position of Attorney General than in the office of the President because of how she handled the corruption & mismanagement in Alaska which we have federal laws against...


26 posted on 03/13/2010 6:19:02 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: rabscuttle385
what happens if McCain wins in 2010 and then makes a power play to take the 2012 GOP nomination against Obama? What will you do?

Move to another country.
27 posted on 03/13/2010 6:19:51 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain:”[Senator Obama] is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared about as President of the United States,” he said, before adding: “If I didn’t think I would be one heck of a better president I wouldn’t be running.”

The crowd groaned with disapproval.

http://www.thoughts.com/forums/showthread.php?p=159741


28 posted on 03/13/2010 6:20:29 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (i prefer my-partisan over bi-partisan)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s put it this way. McCain certainly wants to run again. But hopefully the party pros have more sense than to let him.

Although if it were up to Steele, he’d probably say, “Sure, Juan, go ahead!”


29 posted on 03/13/2010 6:20:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rabscuttle385

As former President George W, Bush said: “Fool me once, shame on .....you....If you fooled me you can’t get fooled again!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A&NR=1


30 posted on 03/13/2010 6:20:38 PM PST by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: rabscuttle385
what happens if McCain wins in 2010 and then makes a power play to take the 2012 GOP nomination against Obama?

If he wins in 2010, then McCain continues to be a Senator. McCain has very little base to draw upon to make a second presidential run. Conservatives don't want him in the White House, and moderates already thumbed their nose at him. McCain would not make it past Iowa in the primaries.

31 posted on 03/13/2010 6:20:40 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: rabscuttle385

I would love to piss on McCain, only if he was dieing of thirst.


32 posted on 03/13/2010 6:21:07 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

He’s got a chance. The polls had Hayworth even with McCain then McCain ran ads against him for a month before Hayworth was officially running in the race. McCain pulled ahead. The Primary is in late August which is over 5 months of campaigning to go. A long time in politics.


33 posted on 03/13/2010 6:22:03 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: trek
"It's always better to be pissed of than to be pissed on...unless you are Barney Frank." - Jess Duntno
34 posted on 03/13/2010 6:22:59 PM PST by jessduntno ("our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." - Sam Adams)
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To: rabscuttle385

There ya go.


35 posted on 03/13/2010 6:23:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Red Steel

*Note To Self!

Send more cash to JD on payday!


36 posted on 03/13/2010 6:28:23 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If you want to get into the game then worry about stopping Mitt Romney, not this silly idea of McCain.


37 posted on 03/13/2010 6:31:58 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: rabscuttle385

‘.... will McCain run again?’

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! my head just exploded !!!!!!!!

If the Republicans have ANY clue, they will surely not have McCain as their candidate.


38 posted on 03/13/2010 6:33:29 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: rabscuttle385

I doubt it. America will not accept him period.


39 posted on 03/13/2010 6:37:45 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385
what happens if McCain wins in 2010 and then makes a power play to take the 2012 GOP nomination against Obama?

I'd put his chances of winning at under 1%. Here is hoping he actually runs again, so we can crush him for good this time.

40 posted on 03/13/2010 6:40:09 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: rabscuttle385

Only if he learns how to use the internet by then.

Just kidding, I wouldn’t vote for him for dog-catcher.


41 posted on 03/13/2010 6:40:38 PM PST by TSgt (RE-ELECT NOBODY - VOTE THEM ALL OUT!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ridiculous.


42 posted on 03/13/2010 6:40:41 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Paperdoll
Well I hope the tea partiers will bring the Republican party back to the right where they belong and give the middle finger to anyone who wants to appease the left.
43 posted on 03/13/2010 6:40:51 PM PST by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

better question: what conservative is going to defeat mittster in newHampshire?

Don’t assume Sarah will make an effort there.


44 posted on 03/13/2010 6:42:48 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: rabscuttle385

I will not vote for McCain or Romney. Period.

I don’t care who the Democrats run. I don’t care how dire the situation is in 2012. I simply will not compromise my values to vote for Democrat Lite ever again.

I refuse to vote for anyone who thinks that our most basic rights are negotiable or thinks that our sovereignty and national security are up for grabs to the highest bigger.

So many of rabid McCain voters tried to make the rest of us feel guilty for refusing to support his train wreck of a candidacy.

They said that if only we’d vote for him, they’d work tirelessly after the election and they’d make it known to all that McCain was the last privileged, lying, elitist, out of touch screwball any of us would ever have to vote for again.

So, to anyone who who wheedled, begged, pleaded with or tried to coerce the rest of us into swallow our decency and voting for that liberal loser....

Y’all better get to work mucking out the barn. That giant pile of RINO poop you promised to get rid of is getting dangerously high & deeper by the day.


45 posted on 03/13/2010 6:43:45 PM PST by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney is the answer to the question no one asked.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Of course McCain will seriously consider running again - he hasn’t the wit to retire to “senior statesman” status like Bob Dole did in 1996, after losing to a clearly inferior opponent.

A rematch in 2012 between McCain and Obama in 2012 serves nobody.

If anything, McCain SHOULD have resigned his seat in the US Senate in 2008, and run full-time for the office of President. So should have Obama, too, but we aren’t going to get any do-overs now.


46 posted on 03/13/2010 6:45:01 PM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: rabscuttle385

How is this a conservative nightmare?

McCain isn’t a conservative. And everyone knows it.

We will have his sorry butt kicked to the curb early in the primaries.


47 posted on 03/13/2010 6:47:24 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let him try; but, let’s face it, McCain is not going to go down easily, he thinks too highly of himself; and, he wants to gum things up for the more conservative candidates in the GOP.

Go J.D., beat the hell out of McS—thead!


48 posted on 03/13/2010 6:54:02 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

You probably will see little if any polling data.

McCain is down by 15 points easy.

Say goodnight John.


49 posted on 03/13/2010 6:54:47 PM PST by bigoil
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To: OneWingedShark
Honestly, I’d rather vote for Obama

rat...It's the new conservatism.

50 posted on 03/13/2010 7:00:00 PM PST by Once-Ler (ProLife ProGun ProGod ProSoldier ProBusiness Republican To The Core)
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