Skip to comments.With Thompson out, Tom McClintock leans to Ron Paul
Posted on 01/25/2008 12:59:01 PM PST by CautiouslyHopeful
With Fred Thompson out of the presidential race, who's a self-respecting conservative to go for? Could it be, maybe, perhaps, a certain Republican-libertarian from Texas?
That's one question perplexing California state Sen. Tom McClintock, possibly the second-most-famous California Republican currently in office after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
McClintock created a stir two months when he endorsed Thompsons presidential candidacy. Having run for governor, lieutenant governor and state controller, McClintock has shown that while he has not won a statewide contest, he can win GOP primaries, which conservatives tend to dominate. So heading into the Feb. 5 primary, McClintocks endorsement is seen as important in California.
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So Ron Paul will position soldiers in tall buildings?
Why wait? If your loyalty to our country is so frail, leave now.
“War does not equal conservatism”
No but anti-war and anti-american does equal liberal!
Surrendering to a Rebel government in Richmond, to the Germans, Japanese and Alquaeda aint sure as hell aint conservative.
As far as your 7 out of 10 comment, tell me again where you differ from the anti-war left? Cause you sure sound like a kos kid to me.
McCain supported Amnesty. McCain opposed the Bush tax cut and actually used class warfare rhetoric straight from the Democratic handbook in doing so. McCain is fully on board the whacko Al Gore "glocal warming" kick. Republicans can't stomach that. Romney was not my candidate, but McCain has far more warts.
Good! I've been elected as a delegate, from my precinct, to my county convention. I intend to keep supporting Fred. He might have dropped out of the race, but he could still bring some delegates to the national convention.
I’m voting for Fred in the primary. At least I can feel good about it, which I could not voting for any of the others.
Is anybody sincere anymore?
I have to agree...his 'Economic Revitalization Plan' (posted at his website) is a conservative's wet dream; repealing the death tax, eliminating capital gains taxes; taxes on tips and social security, etc.
Given the choices, what’s insincere about supporting what you believe to be the lesser of five evils?
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World Wars 1 and 2
Yea call me picky but I would rather vote for a Mitt or a Rudy who actually cares whether we win than that clown you call a leader.
By the way if you are so for Ron Paul, why wouldnt YOU vote for the ‘Rats? Dennis Kucinich loves your guy:
The only people here close to voting for dems are anti-war Ron Paul supporters.
Much like the vacuum in Paul's HEAD!
The party can't, but lots of voters will. I'm voting for him because he's far better than "none of the above".
I have found myself liking Paul more and more in the past few weeks. I always thought that in the grand scheme of things that there is a dimes worth of difference between R's and D's (for the most part). What I particularly like about Paul is that despite his low poll numbers and nonexistant media coverage up to this point, he hasn't changed his Constitutionalist views. The rest of these guys change their views, or at least try to conceal them, whenever they think it might get them a few more votes and then attack everyone else for changing their views.
Just imagine, if McClintock would have become gov of CA, now the Gov of CA would be endorsing Ron Paul!
Great choice Tom! Guess you’ll be going down with the ship MMMMMMM
Me too. No Romney for me, no way, no how.
There are two things with Paul that keep me from supporting him. His isolationist stance on the MiddleEast and his support for legalization of drugs and support for other neoliberal causes. As for the Primary. I’m voting for Fred Thompson and I may just write him in for the General Election depending on how the nominee behaves himself. McCain and Romney are going to watch themselves because if they start using “compassionate conservative” rhetoric then I’m not voting for either of them.
I’m sick of it. I gave it a try with GWB and all it got him was beating by the left and it has shattered the GOP into splinters. It also blurred in the minds of the general public the differences between Republicans and Democrats.
Now we have to reestablish ourselves as the party of fiscal responsibility. I don’t think it will be too hard because looking at the proposals coming out of the left fiscal responsibility isn’t even on their minds. What they are proposing will make the spending of Republicans look like an account only slightly overdrawn. One thing is certain is that if the GOP nominee decides to play nice with the left he will be destroyed.
The gloves are off and there is a reason the Democrat controlled Congress is rushing to implement a tax cut rebate. They see it as an investment with hopes of more spending and future tax hikes.