A McCain/Gore Ticket?

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
May 13, 2008 6:08am CST
With McCain's speech at Vespa Wind Technologies made it official, the RNC has a candidate, but the Republicans don't. In the speech, McCain said "We need to draw on the best ideas of both parties, and on all the resources a free market can provide." then goes off on a line of blah blah blah, hitting all of the Democrat talking points. Yes folks, John "I left my spine in hanoi hilton" McCain has joined the Al Gore Medicine Show. He has revealled himself to be no better than a snake oil salesman with the latest, greatest elixir to cure your ills, releave your bowels, make the rain fall and change the flow of earth's cycles. Just as the tide is turning, and we are seeing the whole "global warming", "climate change" (or whatever term they will use next week because neither of those terms fit their propaganda anymore), BS for what it is, McCain steps into it and leaves the stink on his shoes. So what's a Republican supposed to do now? Do we continue to support a total RINO simply because he has an R after his name? Why should we? He obviously doesn't support us, so there is no reason he should expect our support. We're still waiting to see who he chooses as a running mate. I suggest he choose Al Gore. Why? Because he's already joined Gore in one dishonest, unethical scam, he might as well go all the way with it. Besides, coming out of the closet and admitting he's just another Democrat would at least be honest. Another bit of evidence into McCain's true political nature would be his refusal to take shots at Democrat candidates. While he says he wants to keep his campaign "above that", he sees no problem with taking shots at Republicans. I would say "his fellow Republicans", but as we clearly see from his own actions, the only "his fellows" in McCain's life are "his fellow Democrats". I have stated before that the only way I would vote for McCain is if he named a running mate who could get me excited for 2012. The VP doesn't do much, but for some reason they do become the heir apparent for the next election. I could still vote for him if he does name a good VP, but even that doesn't look very promising. As much turmoil as the DNC candidates are putting the party through, that's nothing compared to the fusion implosion of the RNC with McCain's finger on the party button.
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@jormins (1224)
• United States
13 May 08
I do have to admit I saw McCain speaking to students at Villanova I think it was and he was sounding very, very moderate which surprised me at the time as a few days earlier I believe he was dancing on the front lawn with George W at the White House. I think to have a chance he must separate himself from Bush and Bush's disapproval rating but at the same time somehow keep conservatives happy. Between Clinton trying to destroy Obama (I believe she wants a McCain win so she can win in 2012) and McCain being very unstable on exactly who he is with, I could see a 3rd party candidate getting some attention this election. I can't see them having a chance at winning without major financial help to keep up with the 2 major parties but if someone like Bloomberg with all his money got involved with one of the independent parties, I could see this mess becoming a 3 way race.
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@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
13 May 08
Whatever happened to Old Ross Perot? I thought he was fun to have around, the way he gave both parties the middle finger. He has the money to run for President on his own and is not beholden to interest groups and I think he could fund a few interesting potential candidates.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
13 May 08
McCain has always sucked up to the liberals. He calls it "reaching across the aisle", but if you notice, he never once expected them to reach back. He's a RINO and he doesn't deserve a single vote as long as he's too big a wimp to stand up for anything on his own.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
13 May 08
ParaTed do I think McRino is an idiot, Yes, but I do not think he is dumb enough to pick AlGe as his VP. The bad thing is I am starting to believe that McRino is not a Rino at all. My be he is what the modern Republican party is. Look at what Newt Gingrich is doing. He now works for Al Gore, and does commercials with Nancy Pelosi about gobal warming. Newt is saying that Conservatives should give up fighting, and just except it. Here are Republicans running around calling themselves Big Government Conservatives. One of them said the Era of Reagan is over. You know my answer to your question, I think you even know the answer to the question. The Republican party will need a total make over for me to come back to them. Do not get me wrong I do want to come back, but I am not willing to leave my beliefs at the door.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
13 May 08
You are right, it isn't the Republican Party anymore, it's the RINO Party. I'm just not willing to lay down and take it like a Democrat.
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• United States
14 May 08
I read today that Huckabee is the top contender for VP, this has not been confirmed by either McCain, or Huckabee, but is the scuttle going around Washington.I said months ago that McCain would talk out his butt one day and then say what he thinks the voters want to hear to get him elected the next. In this he is no different than his running ma... uh opponent Obama. I tell you, I am just about to the point of not even bothering, no matter who wins this election, the American people will be the losers in the end.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
14 May 08
I understand you're ready to throw up you hands, but don't sit it out. Even if you don't cast a vote in the presidential race, we need to get out to vote for good candidates for Congress, state and local candidates. They are going to be a lot more important no matter which loser wins the White House.
• United States
14 May 08
Alright Ted, I just read an article I think says it all for the way I feel this year. See what you think... http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=711
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
14 May 08
I agree 100%! When the Republican Party rejects Conservative ideals... it loses every time... when Conservative ideals are made into national policy, it works every time. This has been true for both major parties.