Why not John McCain?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ps104_33, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

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    Just would like to pick a few brains. It seems that for most of those around here, Romney and Giulianni is out of the picture. Although Huckabee is pro-choice, he seems to be a Republican Bill Clinton.
    Why not John McCain?
    He has always been pro-life, which seems to be the single issue most here care about. He has a few personality quirks, but dont we all? Why does he not seem to get any recognition here? What is it that no one seems to like about him? Would his nomination make you run to a third party?
     
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    I do not know why he has not been talked about more. At one time he was the front runner, and lost ground for some reason.

    He is pro life. He served many years and was a POW. I think some Republicans feel he is too willing to compromise with Democrats, such as the endorsement by Lieberman.

    To answer your question, I would vote for McCain in the general election. The only two that are out for me are the two you mentioned.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
     
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    Two words rule McCain out for me (as a choice for nominee; if he wins the nomination, I will vote for him): McCain-Feingold. I view this bill as a direct attack on free speech. It limits the ability of people to voice their opinion about the issues at the most critical time--election time. It provides encumbants the privilege of silencing their critics at election time by denying them access to the airwaves. This is a fault in McCain that goes to the heart of his ability to make judgements. I refuse to overlook it.

    BTW, Fred Thompson voted for McCain-Feingold and I won't support him for the nomination either.
     
  4. Martin

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    ==John McCain is a war hero and has been a public servant all of his life. For that, I admire him and I am greatful to him. However I don't think either of those two things means he is ready to be President of the United States. In my opinion, McCain's wrath is just a bit too easily provoked. I don't want someone that temperamental to be president at this point in history. I remember what happened on the Michael Reagan Radio Talkshow in '00 when McCain did not like the question, blew his top, and then slammed the phone down on national radio. That is not the kind of temperament we need in the White House at this point in history.
     
  5. KenH

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    Ditto. :thumbs:
     
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    I had counted Mc Cain out, i guess like most people...but now i think he is very much the dark horse. I wouldn't be surprised to see him finish as high as 2nd in Iowa, NH or SC...and even to win one of those states.
    I'm still undecided on who i'm supporting in the GOP primary, but if McCain were to be the nominee i could easily support him.
     
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    double ditto... those two names don't belong together...
     

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