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Election 2004 John McCain for VP Bush

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#21 Rhea

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 06:53 PM

Unfortunately, McCain is way too moderate for the current Republican party honchos, where the extremists from the religious right seem to have finally found a home with Bush (oh, for the years when people like Falwell were a joke  :wacko: ).

McCain is one of the few Republicans I'd vote for, but it ain't gonna happen in the current Republican climate.
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#22 tennyson

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 07:15 PM

They're still a joke. Bush has very little if anything in common with the likes of Falwell except for his professed faith in God.
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#23 G1223

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 07:18 PM

The Democrates are known for their own small special interest groups.  Some whom are so full of Stuff that they make the water equally as muddy. Personally I am not voting for Bush. I am voting aginst those groups and bush is the sad thing that comes along.

It is why I voted against Gore becasue from where I was sitting he was going to damage the economy with Kyoto and go onto other useful things that would take 10 yrs to repair. Kerry looks like Gore with a sillier hairdo.

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 07:55 PM

EDIT: Thanks for the link. Damn! Would have been nice, but it was always unrealistic.

Edited by Javert Rovinski, 10 March 2004 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 08:51 PM

Javert Rovinski, on Mar 11 2004, 12:53 AM, said:

EDIT: Thanks for the link. Damn! Would have been nice, but it was always unrealistic.
Methinks it was a little bit of McCain making Bush and Rove sweat as payback for their behavior in the 2000 primary.  That, and a sign of the genuine bonds between the Vietnam veterans in the Senate.  Kerry, McCain, and Hagel are all very good friends.
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#26 Robert Hewitt Wolfe

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 08:52 PM

Javert Rovinski, on Mar 10 2004, 09:00 PM, said:

Since the odds of the Democrats retaking congress are rather slim, that means the best option for fiscal conservatives is to vote Democratic, and encourage congressional gridlock.

OMG, Rov and I agree on something politically!  The end is nigh!

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#27 Chipper

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 08:54 PM

I'll tell you this much.
If McCain had the Republican ticket in 2000, my parents would've voted for him.
They are Democrats.  They hate Bush.

think about it. ;)
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#28 Uncle Sid

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 09:04 PM

Of course, I can't in good conscience, vote for most Democrats, but I would have to second the notion that gridlock can be a really nice thing.  I've always said that a lot of the good stuff that happened during the 90s was because no one could push through either side's lamebrained schemes.
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#29 Rhea

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 01:02 PM

Let's hear it for checks and balances! We all love gridlock.  :love:
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#30 Nick

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 08:37 PM

G1223, on Mar 10 2004, 03:34 PM, said:

Also it might force the party into a less stringent positionoh the issues of the far right. I mean both McCain and Bush favor a strong America.
But not Kerry . . . Kerry favors a weak, anemic America ripe for invasion by the stick-wielding armies of a third world nation . . . :rolleyes:

#31 GiGi

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 08:41 PM

^ROTFLMA!!!!!!!   :lol:  :hehe:
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 08:42 PM

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But not Kerry . . . Kerry favors a weak, anemic America ripe for invasion by the stick-wielding armies of a third world nation . . .

Well, duh.  Isn't that a central plank of the Democratic platform?  After all, if they needed to repair the anemia at short notice, they could always use their National Health Care System to revive it.  

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#33 the 'Hawk

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 08:48 PM

Nick, on Mar 11 2004, 08:35 PM, said:

Kerry favors a weak, anemic America ripe for invasion by the stick-wielding armies of a third world nation . . . :rolleyes:
Canada, for example.

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#34 Delvo

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 09:00 PM

the'Hawk, on Mar 11 2004, 07:46 PM, said:

Nick, on Mar 11 2004, 08:35 PM, said:

Kerry favors a weak, anemic America ripe for invasion by the stick-wielding armies of a third world nation . . . :rolleyes:
Canada, for example.

:cool:
We'd just have to hold out until spring; then their snowball arsenal would malfunction.

#35 the 'Hawk

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:12 PM

^ Hey, we have empty beer cans, and we're not afraid to use them!

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#36 G1223

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:43 PM

Nick, on Mar 12 2004, 01:35 AM, said:

But not Kerry . . . Kerry favors a weak, anemic America ripe for invasion by the stick-wielding armies of a third world nation . . .
Could well be. Thenagain Kerry seems the sort to want the UN to support any action and would take a stand till the UN said back up a couple of steps.

But that would be based on the actions of LBJ,Carter,Clinton.



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