Skip to comments.A pledge to never vote for McCain (Vanity)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I will withhold my vote or vote third party or write-in.
Not necessarily. If the GOP stands on principle they can hold up any and all of her radical liberal judges.
"Then...the Emperor has already won."
"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
There is a word for people who would harm their country to spite their political party. It begins with 'A' and ends with 'hole.'
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Count me in. I have not decided on how I will vote yet.
“Agreed. And hes not only aiming to change the country ... hes looking to change the world.
I could very well be kicked off the site for saying this, but the word Antichrist keep popping into my head.
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.
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.
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.
“I cant stand McCain, but hes pro-life and pro-troops and wont 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.
Free Republic Decoder Ring.
Do you have one?
Send me a FR mail and I will get you one.
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.
LOL, no, but I’m a solid conservative, I think Doughty might vouch for me :) May I join?
That thought crossed my mind.
"Why don't you shut your political pie hole?"
"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."
Spite has nothing to do with it. Wake up! ; )
So I’m not the only one...hmmm
Check the Fairness Doctrine, TigersEye. He stopped it.
No problem there, I don’t question your eligibility.
But you need to read the whole post!
No problem there, I don’t question your eligibility.
But you need to read the whole post!
I noticed that. There was a young girl who was standing behind Obama, who was practically hyperventilating.
Oops, OK :)
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.
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.
You mean, like Alito? Wait...McCain said that Alito was too Conservative. You must mean like Souter. Or Anthony Kennedy.
Thanks, but no.
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!!!
McCain voted YEA on Alito, Hillary and Obama voted NEA. But they’re exactly the same. Right?
My sister loves McCain. Why? Because she thinks he’s “cute”. She lives in Florida, btw.
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.
I am voting for the Republican running against the Democrat.
Does your tagline apply to electing liberal republicans?
It applies to 9-11. It became my tagline that day and has remained since them. I’m not going to change it.
Id rather deal with President Hillary than with President McCain. With Hillary, well get the same ruinous liberal policies with none of the responsibility.
Which is why come November, Ill go the polls and vote for my Republican Congress Critters. However, when it comes to voting for President
Well my tagline says it all.
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.
Well Said....He lost my vote forever when he smeared the Swifties...
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 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.