A Good VP Choice for Mccain?

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  1. Ps104_33

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    What do you think of Bobby Jindal, recently elected Gov. of Loisiana for Mccain's VP choice? He is very conservative and ardently pro-life.

    http://gov.la.gov/
     
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    His credentials are impressive.

    He has been a Rhodes scholar, a consultant for McKinsey, the head of Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals, the executive director of the Breaux-Thomas commission on Medicare reform, president of the University of Louisiana system, and an assistant secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Jindal claims credit for converting the state's Medicaid deficit into a surplus while he ran the state health department (media observers have also credited him).
     
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    I don't see Senator McCain choosing a running mate that the right-wing evangelicals will call "ardently pro-life".
     
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    why not? You can at least explain. I am really impressed with this guy.
     
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    Jindal would never go for it. The risk of defeat in this election is very high, and it would be the end of his political career in Louisiana to run for another office less than one year after being elected governor.
     
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    That is a good point. I am looking for good things from him in the future and I wouldnt want him to jeapordize that in any way. People are calling him the next Reagan. Maybe after four years of high taxes and more socialism he can step up.

    Bobby Jindal 2012!
     
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    Huckabee as a running mate would be a smart move, especially for all those like me who would never vote for McCain otherwise.
     
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    I don't see Huckabee on the ticket.
     
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    Nah. McCain's running mate would have to be someone that one would like to see as president. For me that wouldnt be Huckabee.
     
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    I agree with earlier comments about Gov. Jindal. McCain will probably pick someone who is well respected but who can afford to lose in November. Sort of like Dole/Kemp in '96. While I think McCain has a much better chance than did Dole, mainly if the Democrats keep up the fighting, I think McCain still has an uphill battle. For that reason, I think he will go with someone who is conservative, seasoned, and who can withstand a loss. A person like Newt Gingrich comes to mind. Not that I suspect Newt will be McCain's vp, I don't, but that kind of person. Young, up and coming, conservative, Republican, "stars", will probably not be accepting calls from McCain. The only way I could see that changing is if the Democrats tear each other up and split the party between now and their convention.
     
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    Most likely Huckabee would be a no go. Why? He wants to run again and losing in '08 would not be a good way to start his '12 presidential campaign. Huckabee also wants to be seen as the new conservative leader. I doubt being a vp candidate for McCain would get him that (mainly if they lost).

    Again, I think we will see McCain go with a more seasoned person who can withstand a loss in November.
     
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    Senator McCain is more likely to throw conservatives under the bus than to give in to them by choosing a hardline conservative running mate.
     
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    I dont think I would call Jindal "hardline" but he is conservative in the vein of a Reagan. Dont you think supply-side economics work? Or are you for high taxes that Obama and the democrats are going to sock you with. I am still waiting for that Ron Paul endorsement of Barak Obama.
     
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    No! No! NO!.......You can't have our wonderful new governor. We just got him! :laugh:

    (Don't tell anyone I was here! :cool: )
     
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    Scarlett, keep us posted on his accomplishments over there in LA because I am looking at him as the future of the GOP. He is only 36 years old and has already accomplished much.
     
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    Yes, it works for the rich and powerful and well-connected. I don't approve of trickle down economics.
     
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    Well, what kind of economics do you approve of, Keynesian? Dont you work for a large corporation?
     
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    Whatever is best for the working man and woman.
     
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    Too late I caught you!!!


    McCain will pick someone that is capable of stealing votes from Obama or Clinton....

    Which means it may have to be a moderate.
    He will never win if he picks a conservative...
    The conservatives will vote for him anyway in order to vote against the liberal democrats....

    He has to split the vote in the democratic party....

    His best bet would be if Obama wins the nomination for him to pick Hilary!!!

    :tonofbricks: OK, I deserved that!
     
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    Yes, and that would be supply side economics. I never worked for the government or a poor person. All my employers were medium to large corporations started by an entrepreneur with a good idea, a financial backer who had confidence in the entrepreneur's idea and the by product of his ambition was a good job for me. I dont want to see him taxed and over-regulated out of the country. I once lost a big contract due to quotas on foreign steel because somr metric steel we were importing was held up in customs and we werent allowed to receive it. It is these kinds of regulations that hurt the economy.
     

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