Skip to comments.McCain-Cantor? That's the Winning Ticket
Posted on 07/17/2008 7:46:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
ONE LOCAL pol whose name has not been mentioned could make the perfect running mate -- for Republican John McCain.
Rep. Eric Cantor is 44. McCain is 71.
As a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Cantor brings the clout and experience on economic and tax issues that many believe McCain lacks. He was a businessman before being elected to the House in 2000 and has been an eloquent spokesman for pro-growth policies ever since.
Cantor would energize economic conservatives in a way that McCain has not, and he possesses the skill and expertise to attack the Democrats' high tax, anti-trade, big government platform as precisely the wrong medicine for a struggling economy. (His wife, Diana, also plays in the financial major leagues, serving for more than a decade as executive director of the Virginia College Savings Plan. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Media General, which owns this newspaper.)
As the Republican chief deputy whip in the House, Cantor is one of the youngest members of the congressional leadership. And in this year of group firsts, Cantor would be the first Jewish nominee on a national Republican ticket.
His consistent, staunch defense of Israel's interests could strengthen McCain's already respectable standing among traditionally Democratic Jewish voters, many of whom are growing nervous about Obama's pastor's embrace of the anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan. Jimmy Carter's get-together with Hamas terrorists offered another reminder that left-wing Democrats often lend tepid support to Israel.
The congressman from Richmond would keep Virginia and Florida in the GOP column and could help McCain in Northeastern states, such as New Jersey, where the Arizona senator appears to be running better than recent Republican presidential candidates.
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So who ARE you OK with for VP?
It’s all tainted.
Balderdash. He implemented gay "marriage," completely homosexualized state government and the public schools, passed socialized medicine complete with taxpayer-funded abortions, and signed a permanent "assault" weapons ban, saying, "Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."
If you think that's "right of center," in my opinion you need to run a check on your political/moral compass. Something's gone seriously awry.
I could care less who y’all pick. A hundred tons of ballast dumped on the deck of the Titantic makes little difference after the iceberg has already been struck.
I’m terrified we’re gonna get Crist. Did you see he just got ‘engaged’ to a pretty latina?
Ok, fair enough. We both know where we stand but what do you mean by this: “That money is dirty and comes with the kind of strings that will end up choking the party.”?
Like any candidate Romney got most of his support from regular folk. I don’t see any special strings. Granted he will get much more from fellow Mormons than any other candidate but I see that as good because it’s bringing more Republicans into the process who normally incline to sit out.
I know we disagree on this. Just ignore me here. ;-)
If McCain wants the Jewish vote, I can think of a certain senator...
Mormons vote in high percentages. Mostly for Republicans.
So, what do you mean by "bringing into the process"? Money again, I take it.
So according to you the country is just sunk and gone. How sad. Good night.
Money is what allows campaigns to put up signs, host rallies, run commericials. It in itself is not inherently evil.
So yes, Romney will bring in money - money from his base, even money from Mormons. Point out what’s inherently wrong with that.
son are also primed.
I actually like Jeb.
Ewww. Yeah, Crist has a nice beard, don’t he ?
BTW, she should go talk to Dina McGreevey and Mrs. Senator Craig before she actually walks down the aisle (or at least makes sure that when Crist has got to get some “action” down at the Purple Pickle in Key West and the public finds out, and it always does, she gets a nice fat settlement from the divorce).
Very weak. I almost feel sorry for you folks. It’s bad enough that you have to defend McCain, now you have to regurgitate the lying Romney spin that constantly seeks to recreate reality.
With his tainted money, *omney is going to feel he is OWED big time and that entitles him to be in control. We’ve already seen what he did when he was in control of a party apparatus in Massachusetts. We’d be better off turning over the GOP to Howard Dean or Michael Dukakis. Not even those two could kill the GOP in VT and MA when they ran the show.
Barbara Boxer ?
And on your part, very arrogant. Arrogant enough to think that no one could possibly offer any retort or even differing viewpoint on some point of contention you apparently hold dear. That’s bad enough by itself.
And Jeb, after his unwillingness to do his sworn duty in the protection of the unalienable right to life of Terri Schindler Schiavo from her judicial murderers, in keeping with Article One, Section Two of the Florida constitution, isn't fit to be elected dog catcher.
Hey, it’s you whose whole political universe now revolves around money. Good luck with that.
He would be owed. It’s called being picked veep. But being owed doens’t mean it’s tainted. It’s only natural that we would offer him a spot for his help, and that being offered a spot he would help.
I’d rather have it be someone outside of Washington. Mark Sanford is my first choice. Sarah Palin is my 2nd.
Crist looks like he should be hanging out on a yacht shirtless and in speedos in Mykonos harbor with pretty young things named Stavros and Yanni.
Only a someone arrogant would interpret a few non-personal comments as a legitimate view into a soul. I have clearly stated several reasons for picking Romney. I - to my own misfotune here chose to stress his financial aspects to a pennypincher political puritan such as yourself, who would take such comments to their illogical extreme. My mistake.
But what about you? What does your politcal universe, as you put it, revolve around? I grow bored...
With this guy, everything Republican he touches, he ruins. I’m not going to just sit here and pretend he did NOT do what he did up in Massachusetts. That doesn’t sit well with my conscience. The man is BAD news.
“Mark Sanford is my first choice.”
The only "Jewish Senator" I can think of on the GOP ticket is Norm Coleman. McCain/Coleman would be tolerable. The other Jewish Senators are all socialists. And the ultra-liberal pro-abortion, gun-grabbing, illegal alien loving Joe LIEberman stood by side-by-side with Al Gore when then conspired to throw out of the overseas millitary votes. I wouldn't want him for dog catcher, let alone Vice President.
He could resign now and go pursue that dream !
The point is, Crist would be a hispandering coupe de gras.
That worries me. I'd be happier with Cantor than anybody else, but Eric was not on the short list, or even long list. I wish he was/is.
You realize J.C. Watts has said he's "considering" voting for Obama, right?
Norm, EV is a rock-solid Conservative. Some of us still do exist, and we’re not going to drink the Kool-Aid when the cost is our souls.
Cantor’s real goal is to become the first Jewish House Speaker.
Starting from scratch.
I grow bored...
Don't worry. Lots more bread and circuses coming your way from the two-party cartel. They'll keep you well entertained.
But yet he did it. And with that kind of attitude, imagine that happening to state after state like falling dominoes.
Remember, if that can happen to a formerly premier Republican state, it can happen ANYWHERE.
Funny you bring up Key West. The gray gays in the southernmost city are the only folks keeping disco alive these days, aside from the guidos in Staten Island, of course. Maybe the two groups should be introduced.
Well, if they love disco, they can’t be all bad.
Do you think Travolta has crossed over from the latter to the former these days ?
Crist, on the other hand, is too much of a selfish bastard to do anything but pitch...
Palin's the obvious star, maybe even more so than Jindal, but neither can play in '08. Palin is a new mother to a down's syndrome child; Jindal needs to spend a few years cleaning up LA.
I think together they're the perfect team '12.
Like I said, anybody but Crist. I think the gay, murderous Rs in FL and a couple other SE states need to be frogmarched and prosecuted, not elected.
Yeah, he did it. But...what exactly was it? Because presidential party primaries have a way of twisting things.
Let me sum up: Everything I’ve heard is true. Yes? :-)
“Remember, if that can happen to a formerly premier Republican state, it can happen ANYWHERE.”
Please, DJ, I’ll laugh myself awake. Let’s both agree Romney made mistakes. But please the Kennedy’s captured the hearts of Massashusetts for the democrats long before Romney, Swift, Cerlucci, or Weld shown up. Yes, the GOP had a remarkable second-wind run at the governorship but that was due more to Duke screwing the state so badly. That wind has past now and the asylum is back in the inmates’ hands.
G’night. See you on the flipside.
Yes I agree unless Cantor is extraordinary good-looking who would appeal to soccer moms who’s likely to vote for Obama this year.
Soul, conscience, sense of integrity... I stand for certain principles, and I expect the GOP to as well. Perhaps some find that laughable, but I don’t. One is something basic, and that’s honesty. When this party promotes an incompetent, pathological liar, it’s no longer a party I can support in good conscience. I expect the lowest-rent trash from the Democrats, not from the GOP.
22 years ago, I was asked to go along to get along for a Democrat in my state who had a high tolerance for corruption, and I refused to do so. And in part for doing so, I had my academic career ruined for my speaking out openly against the man and becoming a Republican. I stay a Republican until its principles are sacrificed and we demonstrate the same diseased morals and values of our opponents. I felt dirty endorsing a deceitful RINO in a key race in 2006 somebody I knew had no business serving in the Senate. I’m not doing that again, not for any race. I am heartsick to see a lot of soulless cretins shilling for that certain ex-Governor. Facts and record to them be damned. That’s NOT my party.
Blunt troubles me, because he just up and decided to quit rather than face a tough, but winnable reelection this year. As it stands now, his former, future Democrat opponent is going to waltz into the office in November. I don’t like these cut and run types, they’re not leaders.
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