Skip to comments.Why I'm reversing course on John McCain
Posted on 09/08/2008 12:55:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Governor Sarah Palin! Or, actually, what she signifies.
We've often stated on FR that if the Republicans would only run true conservatives then we'd win more elections. We'd keep the White House, build conservative majorities in congress, replace liberal activist judges with original intent constitutionalists, and eventually overturn Roe v Wade and begin rolling back some of the damage inflicted upon our beloved republic by the socialists and liberals.
John McCain's bold choice of the unabashed pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-liberty, small government, strong defense, fiscal conservative, Sarah Palin, signifies a return to conservatism within the Republican Party.
And the fact that Republicans and conservatives of every stripe, including the Christian right are flocking to her side and that the conservative grassroots has been re-energized literally overnight is proof that when offered the choice of truly conservative candidates, conservatives and Republicans will react accordingly.
Even though I've stated in the past that I would not vote for McCain, I will be supporting this ticket. Governor Palin is a God-fearing, kick butt conservative and I'd much rather have her advising and standing in the wings for the presidency than Joe Biden. I'll definitely pull the lever for her. And I'll do all I possibly can to keep the America-hating Marxist Barack Hussein Obama out of the White House.
Do it for Life. Do it for Liberty. Do it for our troops. Do it for America!
When McCain was speaking those words, and the people were cheering I got goose bumps. And I could also see the campaign commercial.
The difference is that I am now willing to devote time and money to the cause and more importantly, I feel that this ticket can actually win and win big!
I agree, Jim. As I’ve said in a previous thread, despite my reservations with John McCain I find his choice of running mate inspired. Senator McCain and Governor Palin have my full support.
The RNC had their speakers at the Convention.
Mel Martinez, Joe Lieberman, Rudy, Tom Ridge, Romney, etc.
They have made their choice, it is not toward Conservatism.
I would suggest at least holding off support until the Debates.
For myself, I'm leaning toward the Nuclear Option.
Well said. Palin-McCain 2008!!
Same here. If the VP had been a RINO, I would have stayed home for the first time ever in a presidential election. As it turns out, McCain showed some serious conservative mojo in his first presidential-level decision. This shows that he is listening to conservative advisers, and bodes well for who he would pick for the Supreme Court.
“Even though I’ve stated in the past that I would not vote for McCain, I will be supporting this ticket. Governor Palin is a God-fearing, kick butt conservative and I’d much rather have her advising and standing in the wings for the presidency than Joe Biden.”
And that as they say, is the bottom line.
I understand. I’ve always known that I would vote for whoever wasn’t Obama or Clinton, but the enthusiasm has been gone ever since Fred dropped out. But this Sarahcuda has put the fun and excitement back into the race.
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
I think God hoodwinked the enemy on Palin.
I still don’t trust McChurian any further than I could throw AZ but I’m thrilled with his choice of Palin.
I think we need to pray earnestly for her safety . . . etc.
I am pre-voting for Palin 2012....
Palin is my kinda girl! I only pray that my daughters will grow up just like her.
I’m still not convinced, but it looks like my vote, or rather the lack of it, won’t matter here in GA.
You parallel my thoughts almost exactly, Jim, I think Sarah Palin just cost Chuck Baldwin and (Barr) millions of votes..of which I was one considering it..but now am enthousiastically ON BOARD McCain/Palin! (BOY THIS ELECTION SEASON HAS PRODUCED STRANGE BEDFELLOWS/LOYALTIES OF MYSELF AT TIMES..).
First it was NO REPUBLICAN (During the Primary, then Tancredo, then Thompson, then Huckabee, then Paul)..then when we knew it was McCain..I WAS ACTUALLY PULLING FOR A CLINTON!)..then I was for Baldwin (C), then I was back on board with McCain (when it was finally known that Hillary C. was defeated..and the 100X bad BHO was the Democratic nominee, though begrudgingly)..and now WOW I AM 100% For Palin..almost feels like Reagan/Thatcher all over again!
HOPE YOU’RE HOME and posting!
Health and wholeness to you.
Prayers and hugs.
When will the new servers be online?
Exactly! I was a listless GOPer but now...WOW !! I’m full of energy and ready to work.
I was so sorry to hear of your recent health problems. But it is so good to see that you have caught the Palin excitment too!
My sentiments exactly Jim! I’ll vote for the ticket without having to hold my nose.
Sarah is the one who has made all this possible; we need to take this opportunity and make the most of it!!
Oh my word, wonder what Hussein was doing to get that white stuff around his eyes?
Glad to have you back. Hope you're feeling better.
Doesn't MeCain just piss you off by adamantly claiming he'll put liberals in key cabinet positions! ...good grief man!
PS. Do you think the RNC has learned anything by watching the overwhelming support of Gov. Palin's nomination?
Same here, Jim. I’ll vote gladly for this ticket.
Hey, remember where we all were, a year ago? Grimly anticipating the nominations of Rudy and Hillary? Who thought we’d be this fortunate, to have a young and charismatic conservative on the ticket? I sure didn’t!
I have met the Governor on several occasions and believe me, she is the real deal!
I'll be proudly pulling the lever for McCain/Palin.
I may not need to take these to the voting booth after all..............
Energized Base Bump!
Glad to see you support the ticket Jim. I am lukewarm on McCain as well, but he is fantastic compared to the alternative, and Gov. Palin is one of our future stars...
I hope that they can kick-butt in DC. Herculean task ahead, cleaning out the DC Stables...
Sarah Palin is exactly what this country needs. God bless her, and you, too, Jim!
BTW, Thanks for not banning all of us McCain boosters over the last year or so. I know it has been tough...
I'm still not voting for him. But I am going to vote for her. (unfortunately, in my state, that won't get them very far).
Finally! I was getting worried about you, Jim. Good decision.
I would still rather take my chances with McCain’s picks, than Hussein’s.
I hear you brother! I decided a couple of months ago to vote for McCain but very reluctantly. His choice of Sarah Palin changes all that! I’m very enthuiastic about voting for a ticket that she’ll be on. I think she’s a bright new shining star of the Republican Party and see great things ahead for her and for the party if it can catch up with her.
Exactly Jim... well said!!!!!!!!
I agree with you 100%~
By the way , always you and your family are in our prayers!!!
Palin is the spoonful of sugar that makes the McCain medicine go down.
***Yup, and like Mary Poppins, the chimney sweeps feel more at home with her than the master of the house, but the next generation of the master’s house is who benefits the most.
“...we have Reagan in the wings”
I disagree. We do not have Reagan in the wings. He was unique and is sorely missed. What we have now is the improved version of the Conserative, get it done model of leadership.
Our country has been blessed with outstanding statesmen when we needed them, Washington, Lincoln, Truman, Reagan, and now we have a new one coming onto the stage. And then we can talk about the outstanding statespeople we are so fortunate to have. Thank God.
I will concur with BG....I do have reservations w McCain...esp his recent announcement that he will appoint “democrats” to the cabinet.
McCain is still a big problem to the conservative movement, and still not certain how much influence Palin will have if he is elected.
I respect JRs decision, but we have been burned so many times before
I've disliked McCain for a really long time. Governor Palin is to be respected and encouraged. But McCain is at the top of the ticket and his 25 to 30 years of stabbing conservatives in the back, just won't go away.
There's allot of wisdom in pushing the RINOs over the cliff,
in order to motivate the party into a more conservative mood, through frustration.
Good to see you posting again. Can’t vote for McCain, but he’s going to win due to his VP selection.
McCain’s speech was clearly from the heart, no boiler plate, no phony baloney. Just what the GOP needed from Big Mac.
Hey, this is a family friendly website. None of that weird sexual innuendo talk here, bud.
(Welcome back, boss.)
I see this as vindication. We have listened to people for many months savage socially conservative people. With the choice of Palin, it was the admission that one balances the other. McCain is a lucky man.
I call them the well rounded, Reagan type conservatives that have always been aware that you cannot have one without the other.
uh....there is a song about that....it applies here.
I won't disagree with you, however, there are still questions about McCain that need to have definitive answers, illegals, stem-cell research, etc.
Granted, his choice of Palin was astute and timely, and if he follows his maverick course, the next 4 years will be interesting.
We have seen the new face to the old party of conservatives. We see the future of conservatism as it is rooted in the past.
Sorry for the double post. I got a HTTP 500 error on the first attempt.
I was hoping (but didn’t really expect) he would pick Gov. Palin. I wasn’t really sure I would support them until her speech at the convention. She was great and I will support them with my vote and money.