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McCain Starts Planning for 2008 Run
AOL NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2006 | LIZ SIDOTI

Posted on 11/10/2006 10:19:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. John McCain, considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, intends to launch an exploratory committee next week, party officials said Friday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a public statement from the four-term Arizona senator.

McCain, the Republican maverick who unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination in 2000, already has opened a bank account for the committee, officials said.

"The senator has made no decision about running for president," said Eileen McMenamin, a McCain spokeswoman.

Aides to McCain say the senator will discuss a presidential bid with his family over the end-of-the-year Christmas holiday.

McCain, 70, is a former U.S. Navy pilot who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was elected to the Senate in 1986, and served in the House of Representatives for four years before that.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: captainqueeg; election2008; hillaryclinton; johnmccain; keating5; mccain; presidency; rino; stopmccain08; whitehouse
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To: RussP
Reagan turned 70 a month after the inauguration.
51 posted on 11/10/2006 11:10:10 PM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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To: Echo Talon

A poll was already done here per my suggestion by Jimrob regarding Romney versus Rudy versus McCain versus sit it out, and McCain got about 4%. McCain may win the gold, but it won't be due to this "precinct."


52 posted on 11/10/2006 11:13:39 PM PST by Torie
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To: packrat35

I would like to see Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi (even though he lobbied for Mexico), Senator JD Hayworth,
or Rep. Duncan Hunter. For VP, possibly Michael Steele, or someone similar. The new president should appoint Newt as Secretary of Defense.


53 posted on 11/10/2006 11:14:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: Echo Talon

You now will get another redux 4% poll result. Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.


54 posted on 11/10/2006 11:15:05 PM PST by Torie
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To: James Ewell Brown Stuart

"Reagan turned 70 a month after the inauguration."
I knew President Reagan, and John McCain is NO President Reagan!


55 posted on 11/10/2006 11:16:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: Torie
A poll was already done here per my suggestion by Jimrob regarding Romney versus Rudy versus McCain versus sit it out, and McCain got about 4%. McCain may win the gold, but it won't be due to this "precinct."

Who won that poll?

56 posted on 11/10/2006 11:16:59 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He'll waste a lot to time effort on his part, an a lot of words, time and effort on "our" part - but no way will he represent conservatives in the 2008 election.

He's damaged goods - the "gang of 14" and "campaign finance reform" were enough to doom him.....I hope!!

57 posted on 11/10/2006 11:17:03 PM PST by HardStarboard (Give Pelosi and Reid Enough Rope to Hang Theselves.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good job. Not QUITE as well written as your first one...but this will suffice.

Carry on.


58 posted on 11/10/2006 11:18:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: Jim Robinson
The for is about the same as would vote for a democrat over a republican on last poll. LOL
59 posted on 11/10/2006 11:18:29 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There aren't many attractive candidates for us though.

Frist showed himself incompetent.
Allen screwed himself over.
Guliani's basically a RAT.
Romney is a pandering whore.


60 posted on 11/10/2006 11:18:39 PM PST by zendari
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To: Echo Talon

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=158;results=1


61 posted on 11/10/2006 11:21:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No he is not. Not even in his wildest fantasies. Say no to McCain.


62 posted on 11/10/2006 11:21:50 PM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL


63 posted on 11/10/2006 11:22:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Echo Talon
Hopefully before his sinility kicks in and he really makes a fool of himself.
64 posted on 11/10/2006 11:23:23 PM PST by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Jim Robinson
Wow you're fast!
Thats exactly what I thought the results would be(Rudy would win)
I know he's not a "Pure Conservative" but I like him for some reason, some people are just likable I guess OR maybe we just respect them for what they have accomplished.
65 posted on 11/10/2006 11:23:50 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain is a passive puke that contributed to the loss of the Republican control of both Houses. He master minded the gang of 14 RINO's in support of the DemoRATS.

I have noticed how hard the Dems want to NOW work bipartisain, because they fear that the Republicans will do exactly what they did for last 12 years, obstruct, bitch and complain about EVERYTHING, micro complain about the war in Iraq, block Judicial nominations, lie about war intelligence, hold one investigative committee after another, basically prevent the Republicans from accomplishing anything, and then run against the Republicans failure to get anything done. The Dems had absolutely no agenda of their own, just pointed out the failure of the Republicans.

The Dems could not have gotten away with this fraud upon the American people without the help and support from McCain and his gang of 14 RINO's!

WE need to move forward and push for the conservative agenda, and continue to eliminate the RINO's from the US government. We are off to a very good start, but, we really need to continue to purge them, including McCain!

If McCain thinks he can get elected President after his record, he really is delusional. He has a better chance of becoming the demoRAT that he really is, and then run for President under the DemoRAT party banner.

McCain is nothing but Pain in the a$$ for the conservative party! We do not need another RINO President.
66 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:09 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN wounded and home recouping with my family!)
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To: Echo Talon

Giuliani 44.8% 1,341
Romney 31.0% 927
Sit it out 19.5% 582
McCain 4.7% 141
100.0% 2,991


67 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:19 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he gets the nomination, he will lose. Another Wendell Willkie.


68 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Delta 21

LOL


69 posted on 11/10/2006 11:24:59 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
yep thanks
Post 61.
70 posted on 11/10/2006 11:26:20 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Rudy got about 50%, Romney somewhat more than half that, McCain about 4%, and sit it out the rest, as I recall. You can pull up the poll if you wish. I may be a bit off, but not by much.


71 posted on 11/10/2006 11:28:05 PM PST by Torie
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To: Torie

Well, the thread is moving fast.


72 posted on 11/10/2006 11:30:27 PM PST by Torie
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To: zendari

It is still 2006. Wow, let us have some patience. In politics, two years is a lifetime. Who was definitely said they are running for the republican nomination. Duncan Hunter and ....????


73 posted on 11/10/2006 11:31:59 PM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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"McCain Starts Planning for 2008 Run"

Henchster starts planning for 2008 McVain implosion.

74 posted on 11/10/2006 11:33:20 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: paratrooper82
If McCain thinks he can get elected President after his record, he really is delusional.

Well, yeah! That is McCain's whole problem.

Strawberries!

75 posted on 11/10/2006 11:33:53 PM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheesh..!

76 posted on 11/10/2006 11:34:02 PM PST by Jay Howard Smith (Retired(25yrsNCO)Military)
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To: MinorityRepublican

"For some reason nowadays, I don't think voters would put as much stock on person's age like they did when Bob Dole was running for President"

But, Bob Dole got his butt whipped just ten years ago, so I hope you are joking.


77 posted on 11/10/2006 11:34:04 PM PST by FastCoyote
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To: zendari

"Frist showed himself incompetent.
Allen screwed himself over.
Guliani's basically a RAT.
Romney is a pandering whore."

Gringrich is damaged goods.
McInsane

Someone else needs to step to the plate.


78 posted on 11/10/2006 11:38:14 PM PST by FastCoyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don't like McCain either, and he would never be my #1 choice for president, but what if he was Romney's VP? Romney would sweep up the Northeast and with McCain on board we might even win California? Too crazy?


79 posted on 11/10/2006 11:40:53 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Romney/Hunter 08?)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

As someone said earlier: "that's crazy talk!"


80 posted on 11/10/2006 11:43:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like your picks.


81 posted on 11/10/2006 11:45:10 PM PST by ChiMark
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To: ChiMark
Thanks! We are being force-fed RINOs and losers by the MSM and defeatocrats (am I being redundant?) and we need conservative patriots that can win!!
82 posted on 11/10/2006 11:47:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: redgirlinabluestate
Giuliani 44.8% 1,341

Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions. Opposes ban on gay marriage.

How is this going to play in the south?

83 posted on 11/10/2006 11:49:45 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Romney/Hunter 08?)
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To: bonfire
And after this election; I'm convinced the majority of voters ARE SHEEPLE.

I'm convinced you are 100% correct!

84 posted on 11/10/2006 11:53:58 PM PST by top 2 toe red ( If you bury your head in the sand, one thing's for sure, you'll get your rear kicked...or worse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I'd give it a think.


85 posted on 11/10/2006 11:54:26 PM PST by SoDak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thanks! We are being force-fed RINOs and losers by the MSM and defeatocrats (am I being redundant?) and we need conservative patriots that can win!!

Romney is pro-life, anti-gay marriage, anti-amnesty, tough on national security, vetoed a stem cell research bill and he just slashed $425 million from the budget. Additionally, he is extremely articulate and quite good looking. Nobody is perfect.

86 posted on 11/10/2006 11:54:40 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Romney/Hunter 08?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DOA


87 posted on 11/10/2006 11:55:13 PM PST by Brimack34 (I hate the MSM)
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To: FastCoyote

Yup. I like Governors Bob Riley and Huckabee, both from the South with high approval ratings in their own states.

We only have 22 governorships left now, most of which are either ineligible (Arnold), liberal (plenty here), or unelectable (Bush, Perry).

It's a wide open race for both parties; no incumbent President or Vice President running.


88 posted on 11/10/2006 11:55:25 PM PST by zendari
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To: redgirlinabluestate
Romney 100% pro-life?
89 posted on 11/10/2006 11:56:51 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Nobody at 70 years old is interested in being a Vice President.


90 posted on 11/10/2006 11:57:22 PM PST by zendari
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would never, under ANY circumstances, vote for McInsane.

He has done more to damage the pubbi party than anyone.

He is a first rate a**hole.


91 posted on 11/10/2006 11:58:01 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Libertarians are more conservative than pubbies. Strictest interpretation of the constitution,)
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To: unspun
Romney 100% pro-life?

That's what he says. And Rudi still supports partial birth abortions! How can that be?

92 posted on 11/11/2006 12:01:09 AM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Romney/Hunter 08?)
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To: Jim Robinson

c) All of the above.


93 posted on 11/11/2006 12:19:44 AM PST by AliVeritas (God Bless Our Veterans!)
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To: bonfire

*"considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination"


BY WHO???***

The MSM that's who! When you gonna get with the message??? =P


94 posted on 11/11/2006 12:22:55 AM PST by kuma (Mark Sanford '08 http://www.petitiononline.com/msan2008/petition.html)
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To: zendari

I don't know if the country will vote for President Huckabee. It's the name. He needs a new one. (Shallow I know, but this is America we are talking about)


95 posted on 11/11/2006 12:24:02 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL

I'll go with...

C) All of the above

;)


96 posted on 11/11/2006 12:24:04 AM PST by kuma (Mark Sanford '08 http://www.petitiononline.com/msan2008/petition.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nobody's posted his picture yet? Well here goes...

What? Oh, sorry, this is McBain...wrong guy.

97 posted on 11/11/2006 12:32:22 AM PST by xjcsa (John Kerry is a despicable person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

<< McCain Starts Planning for 2008 Run >>

Stop at the planning stage, Mac.

Otherwise you'll fail tired.


98 posted on 11/11/2006 12:45:41 AM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

I'm gonna do you one better. Mark Sanford =)

Sanford/Romney '08


99 posted on 11/11/2006 12:47:25 AM PST by kuma (Mark Sanford '08 http://www.petitiononline.com/msan2008/petition.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain's an idiot, the press loves him because of his Maverick image they gave him, but they will turn on him and when they do, his nuttiness will come out and sayonara.

The point will be moot anyhow, for the most part unfortunately now a days, style and looks matter in Presidential races.

But in Mclames case it's fortunate for us because have you seen him lately? He's looking real old and decrepit. It's night of the living dead time, he's whiter than dead E.T. He looks like he died last year and just doesn't know it. Nobody's going to vote for a guy who scares little children
100 posted on 11/11/2006 1:04:17 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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