Skip to comments.Will Bush Put McCain on the Ticket (Vanity)
Posted on 05/24/2004 3:11:38 PM PDT by Iron Eagle
Everyone keeps talking about McCain on the Democrat ticket. What if Bush tapped him as VP?
Think it is not possible?
McCain is pro-life, which fills the biggest concern for most Conservatives. (He trumps other popular names such as Powell, Ridge, Guliani, and Rice -- all of whom are pro-choice).
He brings military credibility, and a no nonsense approach that, while not popoular, is authentic.
More importantly, he is currently being lauded by democrats. In fact, Hillary is talking about supporting him on the Kerry ticket. Naming him now, puts dems in a very uncomfortable position, as they have all been building him up.
You think Bush wopn't do it? He will do and must do whatever he has to to get elected. McCain brings cross-over dems and moderates. He also is very atrtractive to independents. Bush would do it, particularly if Cheney says it is the best move.
You think McCain won't do it. Get serious. The man wants to be President. He ets to play white night in saving this administration. He gets the seat as heir apparent to the '08 nomination, and, in two years, he will be out of the House and campaigning. In essence, it would be a two yaer gig for him, where he will have real say and real independence. This is his last and best chance to be President.
I love Cheney. But he is almost certainly going to go to try to improve this ticket. In addition, he has no '08 future. The party must have an '08 advantage, and he has always known that.
Right now, Mccain is the best pick for all of these political reasons.
NO and HELL NO!
McCain hates Bush. His political ego has to be significantly intense for him to even consider it.
"a no nonsense approach that, while not popoular, is authentic. "
That is a hoorible reason to put a guy on the ticket. I can't begin to name the turds throughout history and living today, who could fit in that sentence. Hell, Saddam was authentic and definitely not popular.
VP Cheney is the Presidents choice. I don't see that changing. PERIOD!
Why would President Bush put his known enemy on his ticket?
LBJ and JFK weren't exactly in love with each other either, but they each figured they had something to gain. Apparently, Ronald Reagan and Bush I weren't exactly a mutual admiration society either. I think if there is a political case to be made, there is sometimes a time to hold your nose and take your medicine. I agree the animosity cuts both ways in the Bush/McCain case and that could be a problem, but if each guy thinks they could benefit, you just might see it.
Hopefully Cheney will see the handwriting on the wall and step down of his own accord.
I think you have to be a Republican to run on our ticket.
No. No. No.
McCain is NOT pro-life. He has made statements favoring the right to abortion on the public record.
McCain is frankly a lunatic as well. Although we hope not to have a vice president fill a vacancy in the presidency, it can always happen. McCain would be the worst president in U.S. history, with the possible exceptions of Carter and clinton.
What does the handwriting on the wall say?
McCain was so savaged by the Bush machine in 2000, he's now damaged goods. What happend to him is the same thing that happened to Bob Dole in '96. Phil Gramm, Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan so savaged him in the primary, he was mortally wounded by time it came time to take on Clinton.
Mondale worked miracles with choosing Geraldine Ferraro. That gathered him tremendous electoral votes.
I am so sick of these vanities. These posters just want to see their names in light for a few minutes.
McCain can join the democRATS. Good Riddance!
What if Bush dressed up as a giant prophylactic and ran down the street?
Wouldn't you too if, escpecially in South Carolina, the Bush machine did to you what they did to McCain. I'm not saying that MCCain was the right man for the job. But in SC, the lies and other tactics went over the top.
McCain could do less damage to Republicans as a Vice-President pushed into some corner office than what he can do in a divided Senate.
But McCain would never do it and Bush would never ask.
And he should raise taxes, pull our troops our of Iraq and name Hillary as his choice for next Supreme Court Justice.
Yeah, the only ticket McLame should be on is a ticket to France!!
Why do people persist in fantisizing about a new VP on the Bush ticket? He's already stated that Dick Cheney is his choice and will be running with him in November.
How about .... no
hahahaha. Then even Willard might be in awe.
IIRC, they did go over the top. Was this the State where they (was it Falwell's people?) went after his adopted daughter? To be honest w/you I don't totally remember the circumstances, can you elaborate?
If McCain were a waitress and Bush a customer in a diner, McCain would spit in Bush' soda and wipe her ass with the hamburger.
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NO! McCain would be a terrible choice.
Unlike CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC and CNN, McCain knows what "torture" is -- and it ain't wearing panties on your head.
no way it ever happens ... only thing McCain is going to be used for is as a comparison, no matter who Kerry picks for VP, they are going to look REALLY, REALLY LAME in comparison.
Is Cheney a better conservative than McCain?
McCain backstabs this administration so much that I think I'm watching a Janet Leigh movie.
McCain will be on the ticket sometime after hell freezes over.
Yours is the lamest "article" I've seen posted in a while. Your so-called rationale for McCain doesn't make any sense and Bush has already indicated Cheney will be the VP. Find something useful to post.
FOFLOL. Get Real ! There has never been, nor will there ever be, a day when President Bush craves power so badly that he'd actually choose to be in the same room with McCain. Ya see the problem with back stabbers like McCain is after the first blow they've lost their advantage.
Probably not. Will Bush suddenly switch parties and seek the Democrat nomination for president?
If the job was open I would pick Zell Miller. That would tick off the liberals and Miller (prolife) might bite. I like cheney though.
Let's see. This is what...the 4th thread today on the topic of Dick Cheney stepping down as vice president?
Discussing this possibility is EXACTLY what the Dims WANT us to do. They put up a rumor or trial balloon and people just reach up and grab it without thinking. You may think you are being clever and taking away their supposed potential V.P. dual-party nominee, but what you are actually doing is dissing President Bush, BIG TIME. You say "I love Cheney, but..." The Dims know this is a weak spot and will use it. They want to divide and conquer because they can't win any other way.
"Any thoughts?" Yes: start supporting the fine man who is already on the ticket for 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney, and cut out the dream team speculation.
And John Kerry will put Al Gore on the ticket, oops, better not give him any ideas.
Right now, this is the only thing I can think of that would make me stay home on Election Day.
BINGO! I'd venture to say that McCain's ego is VERY intense....& he loves controversy. I say this theory is plausable......probably won't happen, but it COULD!
Go ahead and pick McCain.... and kiss the conservative support goodbye.
My only contention was that I think it's useless speculation as President Bush has said all along that Cheney is the man.... thus unless something changes to reverse that then nothing is going to happen. My guess is that if Cheney feels he's a drag or his health becomes an issue for him then he'll be on the ticket. I personally don't think people vote for a ticket based upon the VP all that much. Maybe a state would support a candidate of their own whereby they may not if he were from some other state....
It's about three months to the convention so yes it could change but so far nothing has came out of the White House indicating anything different.
And I'm not so sure McCain still qualifies as a Republican.