Who Do You Want To Get the Opposing Party's Nomination & WHY?

@anniepa (27238)
United States
January 21, 2008 3:41pm CST
This goes out to you partisans from both parties: Who do you hope gets the other parties nomination and why, in other words do you hope for the one you feel your party's nominee will have the best chance of defeating in the general election or do you hope for the one who, in your partisan opinion...lol - will do the "least harm"? I'm still thinking about this myself, which is why I haven't answered my own question as of yet plus like I've seen others post when they've started discussions I don't want to influence your answers. So, how do you feel about your party's potential opponent come November? Annie
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• United States
22 Jan 08
As a Dem, I also would be OK with John McCain. Ron Paul may be OK, given his integrity, and the fact that he'd probably be stymied by congress in some of his more libertarian positions. Fred Thompson I'm opposed to on almost every policy, but he does seem to have more integrity than the others, and seems to pander for votes less. Romney is a weasel, to my mind, and Giuliani a bone-head. Huckabee may be OK, but for his theocratic tendencies. All in all, no real stand-outs; just a bunch of blow-hards, reactionaries and big business cronies.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
29 Jan 08
You're the second poster in a row to say McCain would be OK, yet when it comes to ending the war in Iraq he's the one who will NEVER let that happen. I once really liked and respected him but the way he sucked up to Bush, even after the way the Bush campaign treated him in 2000. But his insistence on the surge working and still calling for "victory" without even attempting to define it makes him as bad as the other GOP losers. Annie
• United States
29 Jan 08
McCain would not be ideal, simply better than the alternatives. Possibly ending the war should be a top priority, which would make Ron Paul a better choice. Except that Paul's social conservatism is a big concern, as is his general 'America first' isolationist positions.. Ugh.. the best we could hope for is a president hamstrung by a Democratic led congress.
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• United States
22 Jan 08
I am a democrat so I would love to see the weakest Republican in the race. Who is the weakest? I don't know. But if McCain gets the nod, I wouldn't be too upset if he won.I like that he says what he really feels. He reminds me of Truman, only as a Republican.
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