McCain: Stick A Fork In Him, He's Done

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070702/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_campaign

    Bad choice on the immigration bill, though I don't think he ever stood a chance...
     
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    his position on Iraq would have sunk him sooner or later.
     
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    I think that Bush is done except in the eyes of some die-hard war hawk Republicans. The off-year election should have told him that the public (in my opinion) wants fewer soldiers Iraq. Instead, he throws more soldiers into it. Also, he supported the “amnesty” bill that I think further drove away some of the Republican base. Time is still left but unless there is significant lasting change in Iraq and a strengthening of our borders, the Bush team’s ideology, if not the Republican party, will be finished for a while.

    Of course I have no scientific survey or crystal ball. This is, after all, just reasonable speculation on my part.
     
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    Bush is running again? I thought that was prohibited? :rolleyes:
     
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    I understand that Bush can’t run again. That’s probably why he seems to be doing his own thing (playing the lame duck in my opinion). I meant that he is losing support. Those who strongly support Bush might lose support themselves. Perhaps, as election time approaches, Republicans may even want to distance themselves from Bush. I hope that this better explains what I meant to convey. Bush, himself, can’t run again. Neither could Bill Clinton. Yet, Bush’s policy, views, and position could continue under the next president. That seems to be more and more unlikely.
     
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    What does all that mean?
     
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    If he wants his position, policies, and ideas to continue he should listen to the public and compromise. If he wants to help his political party to win the next election, he should listen to the public and compromise more, or stay out of the way of other Republicans who want to distance themselves from him. Bush’s term will be over soon but his ideas might continue if he becomes more moderate.
     
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    What leads you to think such? His base loathes him on all but the WOT, which he is about to garner hatred on as well.
     
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    He might lose some of his base or right wing war hawks but I think that he would gain some moderates, anti-war conservatives, and some of the undecided crowd – those that think that he has done enough.
     
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    Bush, GW, the Holy Terror is going to pick up 'moderates', 'anti-war' conservatives, right.
     

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