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A pledge to never vote for McCain (Vanity)
February 5, 2008 | Tree of Liberty

Posted on 02/05/2008 10:11:11 PM PST by Tree of Liberty

If the unfortunate possibility of a McCain nomination comes to pass, I will not work for his election to the presidency, nor will I defend him in ad hoc conversations. He is wholly unworthy for that high office, and it is intolerable for my conscience to abide supporting him.

I will face two options once in the voting booth: 1) cast my ballot for a third party candidate, or 2) simply not vote in the presidential election.

I am curious who among you share my sentiments.


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To: Tree of Liberty

I will not vote for John McCain. Period. I’ll vote for a third party, or I will vote for Obama or Hillary before I vote for McCain.


351 posted on 02/06/2008 7:05:07 AM PST by Salo
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To: TigersEye

You’re welcome.

I served in Vietnam and McCain’s success in the Navy was due to his dad serving as an admiral in the Atlantic / Med. Not in the 5 planes he lost.


352 posted on 02/06/2008 7:19:33 AM PST by Sundog (Cheers.)
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To: org.whodat

McCain blocked a recent attempt to reinstate the fairness doctrine: “Arizona Sen. John McCain has introduced federal legislation to protect talk radio shows from the reinstatement of past rules that required dissenting voices be given equal time on their shows.”— Phoenix Business Journal 6/2007.

But he’s against free speech. Whatever you say.


353 posted on 02/06/2008 7:24:56 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (I'd rather win with McCain than lose with Romney)
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To: I still care
Agree... Obama and Hillary will be social and economic disasters and will reduce the national defense to a joke.

This tread is the “cut your nose off despite your face” rant vehicle.

MCain is not everything I want but he stands well above the alternatives... both of them.

354 posted on 02/06/2008 7:29:35 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: Tree of Liberty

I will withhold my vote or vote third party or write-in.


355 posted on 02/06/2008 7:32:27 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Mitt Romney For President 2008)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
Hillary will stack the courts with Judges that will make Ginsburg look conservative!!

Not necessarily. If the GOP stands on principle they can hold up any and all of her radical liberal judges.

356 posted on 02/06/2008 7:33:50 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Mitt Romney For President 2008)
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To: Tree of Liberty
I will face two options once in the voting booth: 1) cast my ballot for a third party candidate, or 2) simply not vote in the presidential election.

"Then...the Emperor has already won."


357 posted on 02/06/2008 7:39:37 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Bureaucracy is a parasite that preys on Free Thought and suffocates Free Spirit.)
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To: Tree of Liberty
I share your sentiments. In all likelihood, McCain and Clinton will likely follow the same domestic policies. McCain isn't a conservative. He's been a very weak candidate whose wins have powered by liberals and moderates backing his candidacy. He hasn't brought the party together. And a lot of conservatives are looking for the exit in this election. He'll use us as a prop until he wins and then push us back into the closet as President. That's not what conservatives have in mind over the next four years. I'm not going to sell out my principles just see to see Democrat Lite policies in this country destroy the Republican Party. If we must have leftist policies, I'd rather have the responsibility come from the Democrats.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

358 posted on 02/06/2008 7:39:47 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lloyd227
McCain will not get my vote, no matter who the other candidates are.

There is a word for people who would harm their country to spite their political party. It begins with 'A' and ends with 'hole.'

-ccm

359 posted on 02/06/2008 8:08:23 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Tree of Liberty

lets put some things in perspective here.
McCain has 82 lifetime ACU rating 65 in 2006
Hill has 9 and 12
Bama 8 and 8
McCain is no prize but he is progun, prolife, promilitary and much more likely to appoint a conservative judge on the bench.
the dems are definitely not.
i did not vote for McCain in the primary
but i will in the general if he is the nominee


361 posted on 02/06/2008 8:15:32 AM PST by DM1
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To: ccmay
"There is a word for people who would harm their country to spite their political party. It begins with 'A' and ends with 'hole.' "

There is a word also for people willing let the country go to hell just to blindly support their political party. And I'd rather be called the one you gave me than "traitor".

The point is... if John McCain represents the Republican party, then I am very clearly not a Republican so this has nothing to do with spite for "my political party".

Enjoy your new GOP, I'm outta here

362 posted on 02/06/2008 8:19:43 AM PST by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: Tree of Liberty
This is a very difficult time for us all.. if McCain is the Party’s choice.. it would be impossible for our family (now 27 strong) to vote for him.. for all the known and unknown reasons.. Our votes are sacred, they demonstrate our support and conviction that our candidate will bring forth a stronger, viable, economically healthy and valued democracy... McCain is not the answer..
This is the second time I have witnessed our party taking a very sharp turn down the road to destruction... remember Mitt’s father??? He made some stupid statement in the Far East.. and everyone dropped him like a hot potato.. my father was a huge Romney supporter.. he was almost ready for tears when the Party selected that year...
So where will we cast our vote: Sorry dear friends.. for the Democratic choice.. or not at all.. several family members think voting for a socialist for a few years would be better than a certified nut case.. we are still debating..
We have to get this party together for the right reasons.. can there be a dark horse on the sideline???
The Fritz is crushed!!!
363 posted on 02/06/2008 8:45:57 AM PST by Fritzy
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To: blackbart.223

My response was to a post about ending things like waterboarding, my point was McCain has perspectives from the other side of the ledger i.e. his pow time.

Being a Veteran does not qualify one to be President or even General that is true, it does give better experience when it comes to some things that happen during warfare.


364 posted on 02/06/2008 9:25:30 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: padre35

Voting against McCain
is far worse than anything McCain ever did.

He stepped out of line,did not tow the line,
so you are going to vote for the liberals?

So you cant get your way on everything,
might as well have your way on nothing?

This is by far the stupidest thing I ever heard.


365 posted on 02/06/2008 9:33:59 AM PST by pending (TODAY)
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To: bootless
I will not leave a gaping hole in this country for the Islamonazis to stroll in.

What about the gaping hole that McAmnesty refuses to close, allowing every Third Worlder south of the Rio Grande to flood into what is supposed to be our "sovereign" country?

Losing our country at home nullifies any military victory we achieve overseas. Simple as that.

366 posted on 02/06/2008 9:39:19 AM PST by kevao
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To: Tree of Liberty

Count me in. I have not decided on how I will vote yet.


367 posted on 02/06/2008 9:41:15 AM PST by bmwcyle (the Beltway crowd is like a bunch of women who have started menstruating together)
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To: bootless

“Agreed. And he’s not only aiming to change the country ... he’s looking to change the world.

Unacceptable.”

I could very well be kicked off the site for saying this, but the word Antichrist keep popping into my head.


368 posted on 02/06/2008 9:52:24 AM PST by Nirvy
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To: Tree of Liberty

I’ll not only vote third party if McAmnesty is the nominee, but I’ll volunteer for the third party candidate, whoever that shall be.

But I’ll vote for real conservatives in the congressional race.


369 posted on 02/06/2008 9:55:35 AM PST by tabsternager
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To: pending

You commented on the tail end of a 3 post conversation pending...

If “We” want to stay and Iraq and finish the job, McCain is the only candidate who will do that, there are other issues, but we have men and woman being shot at, and to me, that takes precedence.

Hillary said we will be out in 60 days, that is defeat anyway we wish to slice it.


370 posted on 02/06/2008 9:55:57 AM PST by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Isaiah 3.3/Cry havoc and let slip the RINOS)
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To: Tree of Liberty

My loyalty is to the republic, not the republican party. There is absolutely nothing McCain could McCain say or do in the next nine months to make this conservative believe that he is a changed man and would somehow govern against his record.


371 posted on 02/06/2008 9:58:12 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: bshomoic

“I can’t stand McCain, but he’s pro-life and pro-troops and won’t surrender to the Jihadists.”

The problem is one never knows what he is, he’s got such a horrible record of flip flopping on things such as the marriage amendment and lying to try to push amnesty through.

As for his war on terror, he wants to close Gitmo and allow terrorists access to our courts and our constitutional rights. He’s bad news all around.


372 posted on 02/06/2008 10:01:17 AM PST by tabsternager
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To: mrsmel
It's included in the instructions of the

Free Republic Decoder Ring.

Do you have one?

Send me a FR mail and I will get you one.

373 posted on 02/06/2008 10:04:51 AM PST by Syncro
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To: Nirvy
Several here noted that possibility also.

Probably not being the AC himself, but the one to pave the way for him

That takes a slick person, like him or Romney.

It hit me solidly when I saw him give his first primary victory speech.

The charisma and the way people were mesmerized was indeed spooky.

374 posted on 02/06/2008 10:09:05 AM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

LOL, no, but I’m a solid conservative, I think Doughty might vouch for me :) May I join?


375 posted on 02/06/2008 10:12:38 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: Nirvy

That thought crossed my mind.


376 posted on 02/06/2008 10:42:28 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
McCain is for free speech? LOL

McCain says:

"Why don't you shut your political pie hole?"

Stifling the www? Online Freedom of Speech Act (H.R. 1606)

"1606 is needed because federal courts have ordered the Federal Election Commission to regulate "electioneering communications" on the Internet because of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act (McCain-Feingold). If H.R. 1606 fails to become law, your Web site or blog could be shut down for the 30 days prior to a primary election and the 60 days prior to a general election should you express "electioneering communications."

John McCain, enemy of free speech

Not Child‘s Play [McCain/Schumer bill could effect FR?]

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts... (thread by Jim Robinson)

377 posted on 02/06/2008 10:44:50 AM PST by TigersEye (McCain is unfit for office. See my profile page.)
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To: ccmay

Spite has nothing to do with it. Wake up! ; )


378 posted on 02/06/2008 10:48:09 AM PST by TigersEye (McCain is unfit for office. See my profile page.)
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To: bootless

So I’m not the only one...hmmm


379 posted on 02/06/2008 11:10:00 AM PST by Nirvy
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To: TigersEye

Check the Fairness Doctrine, TigersEye. He stopped it.


380 posted on 02/06/2008 11:11:02 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (I'd rather win with McCain than lose with Romney)
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To: mrsmel

No problem there, I don’t question your eligibility.

But you need to read the whole post!


381 posted on 02/06/2008 11:12:53 AM PST by Syncro
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To: mrsmel

No problem there, I don’t question your eligibility.

But you need to read the whole post!


382 posted on 02/06/2008 11:13:04 AM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

I noticed that. There was a young girl who was standing behind Obama, who was practically hyperventilating.

Spooky indeed.


383 posted on 02/06/2008 11:16:11 AM PST by Nirvy
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To: Syncro

Oops, OK :)


384 posted on 02/06/2008 11:17:19 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: Tree of Liberty

I am in a similar situation. However, I have three options:

1) vote for a third party candidate
2) write in a candidate’s name
3) stay at home

I will exercise option 1 or 2.


385 posted on 02/06/2008 11:35:37 AM PST by citizen (Capt. McQueeg: "Have any of you an explanation for the quart of missing strawberries?" (click-clack))
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To: Nirvy

No, not at all.

That’s one of the reasons why I’m thinking long-term, very long-term.

And as I’ve said before (echoing people smarter than I am):

The perfect is the enemy of the good.*

* definition of good, well, YMMV, but I hope I’ve gotten my point across.


386 posted on 02/06/2008 11:41:04 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Tree of Liberty
I will vote 3rd party. Never for McCain who has so much baggage as to pose a threat to this country.
387 posted on 02/06/2008 11:44:17 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

You mean, like Alito? Wait...McCain said that Alito was too Conservative. You must mean like Souter. Or Anthony Kennedy.

Thanks, but no.


388 posted on 02/06/2008 11:45:19 AM PST by Doohickey (McCain 2008: A President with Tourette's will make press conferences interesting...)
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To: egginanest

Hey now, THAT’s a great idea!!! If it comes down to Hillary versus McCain, I’m totally going to vote for “Pedro.”

Vote For Pedro!!!


389 posted on 02/06/2008 11:46:58 AM PST by VegasBaby (No way to McStain)
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To: Doohickey

McCain voted YEA on Alito, Hillary and Obama voted NEA. But they’re exactly the same. Right?


390 posted on 02/06/2008 11:48:49 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (I'd rather win with McCain than lose with Romney)
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To: Tree of Liberty

My sister loves McCain. Why? Because she thinks he’s “cute”. She lives in Florida, btw.


391 posted on 02/06/2008 11:49:46 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: citizen

I will probably go 3rd party, but I haven’t ruled out a write-in. I’ll be mulling over that choice between now and November. No matter what happens, I don’t think I can stay home.


392 posted on 02/06/2008 11:50:53 AM PST by COBOL2Java (If McCain loses, he will have been defeated by his own Inner Shmuck.)
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To: Tree of Liberty

I am voting for the Republican running against the Democrat.


393 posted on 02/06/2008 11:52:57 AM PST by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: bootless
Never Forget - And Never Again

Does your tagline apply to electing liberal republicans?

394 posted on 02/06/2008 12:04:17 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: MortMan

It applies to 9-11. It became my tagline that day and has remained since them. I’m not going to change it.


395 posted on 02/06/2008 12:12:02 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Tree of Liberty
As the lovely Ann Coulter so eloquently put it…

“I’d rather deal with President Hillary than with President McCain. With Hillary, we’ll get the same ruinous liberal policies with none of the responsibility.”

Which is why come November, I’ll go the polls and vote for my Republican Congress Critters. However, when it comes to voting for President… Well my tagline says it all.

396 posted on 02/06/2008 12:14:07 PM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money ("NONE OF THE ABOVE" for President in 2008! Who's with me?)
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To: Tree of Liberty

As a Conservative, I cannot ever, in good conscience, vote for McLame. The man stabbed Conservatives in the back with his gang of 14, amnesty, limits on free speech, etc... and now he claims that Conservatives need to “calm down” and support him. Sorry buddy, you are not getting my vote, EVER.

There was even a paragraph in the Wall Street Journal today that basically said that McLame’s advisers and establishment Republican endorsers think that Conservatives will vote for McLame in November just to keep Hiterly out of the White House. This is a big mistake. Just because establishment Republicans and McLame compromise their principles, they think that Conservatives do the same. It just goes to show you that they do not know Conservatives or principles very well.

I have 5 non voters in my house this November if McLame is the nominee. We will vote in local and state elections but will leave the Presidential line blank.

I’ve said many times before, the more times we Conservatives vote for less qualified candidates, the more less qualified candidates we get. We keep voting for RINOs and it only encourages the GOP to keep giving us piss poor candidates to vote for these days. It’s time to stop it now. DEMAND true Conservative candidates.


397 posted on 02/06/2008 12:14:42 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Former FRedhead looking for a true Conservative candidate to support)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac
And what makes you think McCain would do differently from the Dems?? He’s stabbed the party in the back too many times to now come back and act like he’s a conservative..Better to have 4 years o Hillary or Obama than eight years of McShame !!
398 posted on 02/06/2008 12:18:51 PM PST by bestrongbpositive
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To: Poincare

Well Said....He lost my vote forever when he smeared the Swifties...


399 posted on 02/06/2008 12:26:45 PM PST by bestrongbpositive
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To: bestrongbpositive
Better to have 4 years o Hillary or Obama than eight years of McShame !!

If Hillary Clinton gets into office, her highest priority will be to cement her power, so that she and her chosen successors will maintain control of the Federal government. Implementation of liberal policies will come second.

If Hillary Clinton gets into office, you will not see anything resembling conservatism in federal government for the remainder of your lifetime. McCain represents a four-year case of the flu, from which we can recover. You will not see a recovery from Clinton-cancer.

How will she do this?
Implement the Fairness Doctrine => supress conservative speech.
Appoint liberal judges => ensures a liberal safety net for many years.
Eliminate school choice => close homeschooling as an option and control young minds.
Gun control => eliminate the possibility of an armed revolt.
Use FBI files => She's done it before. Will hush any conservative leader.
Socialized medicine => Once implemented will be impossible to reverse. Example: Social Security
Socialism in general => It is exceedingly difficult to eliminate government services
Change the rules! => Don't expect a thing like the Constitution from limiting her power grab.

Reconsider.

Reconsider casting an anti-Clinton vote. You won't be voting for McCain (and depending on how close the race is in your state, you may not have to)...you'll be voting against Clinton and FOR hope that the McCain nightmare will be relatively brief.

400 posted on 02/06/2008 1:00:44 PM PST by kidd
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