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Why I'm reversing course on John McCain
Vanity | Sept 9, 2008 | Jim Robinson

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!


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To: TrueKnightGalahad

When McCain was speaking those words, and the people were cheering I got goose bumps. And I could also see the campaign commercial.


51 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:36 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Republicans and Conservatives staying home will give us President Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I had been planning all along to support the McCain ticket but Sarah Palin actually gives me a POSITIVE reason to vote the ticket as opposed to voting AGAINST the dangerous ticket of Obama/Biden (maybe the two most liberal senators in Congress).

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!

52 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 97 days away from outliving Sam Sheppard)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


53 posted on 09/08/2008 1:04:58 PM PDT by Doohickey (Wingnut: A small, dense object that spins easily (See: Obama, Barack))
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To: Jim Robinson
Gov. Palin is only on the ticket to make Sen. McCain palatable.

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.

54 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:01 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: dead
Palin is the spoonful of sugar that makes the McCain medicine go down.

Well said. Palin-McCain 2008!!

55 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:05 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: Jim Robinson
Even though I've stated in the past that I would not vote for McCain, I will be supporting this ticket.

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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.

56 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:11 PM PDT by stillonaroll (McCain/Palin 2008!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“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.


57 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:10 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Jim Robinson
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58 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:17 PM PDT by pipecorp
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


59 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:21 PM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


60 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:33 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Jim Robinson
I am not voting for McCain...

I am pre-voting for Palin 2012....

61 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:42 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Finally a Conservative on the RNC ticket....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin is my kinda girl! I only pray that my daughters will grow up just like her.


62 posted on 09/08/2008 1:05:48 PM PDT by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m still not convinced, but it looks like my vote, or rather the lack of it, won’t matter here in GA.


63 posted on 09/08/2008 1:06:26 PM PDT by Politicalmom (President McCain: "Ok, Ted, I want your list of supreme court nominees on my desk by Monday.")
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To: AxelPaulsenJr
As opposed to the cabinet that Hussein Obama would pick?

As opposed to a rubber stamp on every liberal idea to cross McCain's mind.
64 posted on 09/08/2008 1:06:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I've changed my mind as well, but I didn't go as far off the farm as you. I'll only pull the lever for the McCain ticket if California is in play, which I don't expect. If the McCain ticket is within 5 points of the Obama ticket according to Rasmussen (the only reliable pollster), I'll hold my nose and vote for Johnny, but only for Sarah's sake.
65 posted on 09/08/2008 1:06:48 PM PDT by Rockitz (NObama 2008- Strange we ain't believin')
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


66 posted on 09/08/2008 1:07:10 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Jim Robinson

HOPE YOU’RE HOME and posting!

Health and wholeness to you.

Prayers and hugs.

When will the new servers be online?


67 posted on 09/08/2008 1:07:12 PM PDT by Quix (POL LDRS GLOBALIST QUOTES: #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


68 posted on 09/08/2008 1:07:23 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Jim Robinson

My sentiments exactly Jim! I’ll vote for the ticket without having to hold my nose.


69 posted on 09/08/2008 1:07:25 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So What!? I'm still a rock star!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Roger that, Jim! Best wishes to you and all of us as we CRUSH Obama, Biden, the dem party and the media this fall! There is so much riding on this election. We must keep the pressure on and the excitement up! Double your vote -- take a friend!

Sarah is the one who has made all this possible; we need to take this opportunity and make the most of it!!

70 posted on 09/08/2008 1:07:35 PM PDT by libsrscum (Vote Palin-McCain! (or is it the other way around?))
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To: pipecorp

Oh my word, wonder what Hussein was doing to get that white stuff around his eyes?


71 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:07 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Republicans and Conservatives staying home will give us President Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Hey Jim!

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!

McCainPalin 2008

PS. Do you think the RNC has learned anything by watching the overwhelming support of Gov. Palin's nomination?

72 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:09 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


73 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:18 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Jim Robinson
Welcome Aboard!

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.

74 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:27 PM PDT by Species8472 (Alaska girls kick ass!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I may not need to take these to the voting booth after all..............

75 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:27 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: Jim Robinson

Energized Base Bump!


76 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:37 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Jim Robinson

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...


77 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:38 PM PDT by RobFromGa (It's the Spending, Stupid! (not the method of collection))
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To: Jim Robinson

Sarah Palin is exactly what this country needs. God bless her, and you, too, Jim!


78 posted on 09/08/2008 1:08:44 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Jim Robinson

BTW, Thanks for not banning all of us McCain boosters over the last year or so. I know it has been tough...


79 posted on 09/08/2008 1:09:03 PM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: All
Sarah Palin has saved McJuan's bacon -- there's no one who doesn't know that.

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).

80 posted on 09/08/2008 1:09:07 PM PDT by workerbee (Sarah Palin's very existence is a threat to the Left.)
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To: Jim Robinson

ENCOURAGING WORDS!


81 posted on 09/08/2008 1:09:21 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Jim Robinson

Finally! I was getting worried about you, Jim. Good decision.


82 posted on 09/08/2008 1:09:46 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: cripplecreek

I would still rather take my chances with McCain’s picks, than Hussein’s.


83 posted on 09/08/2008 1:09:57 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Republicans and Conservatives staying home will give us President Hussein Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


84 posted on 09/08/2008 1:09:59 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT


85 posted on 09/08/2008 1:10:15 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly Jim... well said!!!!!!!!
I agree with you 100%~

By the way , always you and your family are in our prayers!!!

Polly


86 posted on 09/08/2008 1:10:17 PM PDT by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: Jim Robinson
Cannot agree more with you, Jim. This pick makes voting for this ticket easy to do. It was going to be hard to do before Palin was on the ticket.
87 posted on 09/08/2008 1:10:26 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: dead

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.


88 posted on 09/08/2008 1:10:49 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: Jim Robinson

bttt


89 posted on 09/08/2008 1:10:50 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“...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.


90 posted on 09/08/2008 1:10:53 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: BGHater

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


91 posted on 09/08/2008 1:11:23 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Why Is It That The People Who Claim Ron Paul Is "Nuts"...Are Actually Nuttier Themselves..)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sorry, McCain's still on the top of the ticket and I jut can't stomach him. But I'm still thinking...

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.

These links are McCain's actions,

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.

92 posted on 09/08/2008 1:11:31 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to see you posting again. Can’t vote for McCain, but he’s going to win due to his VP selection.


93 posted on 09/08/2008 1:11:32 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

McCain’s speech was clearly from the heart, no boiler plate, no phony baloney. Just what the GOP needed from Big Mac.


95 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:05 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Jim Robinson
I'll definitely pull the lever for her.

Hey, this is a family friendly website. None of that weird sexual innuendo talk here, bud.

;-)

(Welcome back, boss.)

96 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:07 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


97 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim,

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.

FReegards

98 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:54 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: All

Sorry for the double post. I got a HTTP 500 error on the first attempt.


99 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:55 PM PDT by Doohickey (Wingnut: A small, dense object that spins easily (See: Obama, Barack))
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


100 posted on 09/08/2008 1:12:58 PM PDT by Jaxter (Everything I needed to know about Obama I learned by Googling "Black Liberation Theology".)
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