Veepstakes are upon us

Discussion in 'Politics' started by CrimsonWhite, Mar 21, 2008.

?

Who wll be McCains runnng mate?

  1. Duncan Hunter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Mitt Romney

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Sam Brownback

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Fred Thompson

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. JC Watts

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  6. Mike Bloomberg

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Mike Huckabee

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. Joe Lieberman

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. CrimsonWhite
    Offline

    CrimsonWhite *****istrator Emeritus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    1,755
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Guntucky
    Ratings:
    +1,757
    Who will be McCain's running mate? Who would you like to see. Personally I would like to see JC Watts. Young, energetic, articulate, experienced, proven leader. JC Watts would swing the conservative vote/ unify the race issue and besides this he will stand the scrutiny of the press.
     
  2. CrimsonWhite
    Offline

    CrimsonWhite *****istrator Emeritus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    1,755
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Guntucky
    Ratings:
    +1,757
    Wow, this poll really went over well.
     
  3. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    I'd venture to guess it went over about as well as McCain being the GOP nominee. There a re lot of base conservatives out there that feel unrepresented in this election.

    It's been bad enough dealing with some of Bush's sellout BS ... now you want us to buy off on someone further from the base than even he is?

    My prediction is get ready for a repeat of 2006. Conservatives are going to stay home. Apparently, actual ideals still mean something to some, not just the party being represented.
     
  4. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    my money is on Lieberman. Who better to point out his platform regarding the mid east? Who better to rob dems of a particular demographic?
     
  5. CrimsonWhite
    Offline

    CrimsonWhite *****istrator Emeritus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    1,755
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Guntucky
    Ratings:
    +1,757
    McCain took 1,325 votes. That tells me that it went over pretty well.The consevatives had their chance to nomiante a conservative candidate. McCain won, by alot.

    Now, what do you think about JC Watts. He is the conservative that the ticket needs and can give that conservative base something to get behind.
     
  6. CrimsonWhite
    Offline

    CrimsonWhite *****istrator Emeritus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,978
    Thanks Received:
    1,755
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Guntucky
    Ratings:
    +1,757
    Lieberman won't do it and McCain won't ask him to. McCain has learned that he does need the conservative vote. Expect his choice to go to the right.
     
  7. onedomino
    Offline

    onedomino SCE to AUX

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,677
    Thanks Received:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Ratings:
    +476
    Despite the bombastic and hyperbolic stuff on message boards that few read, and MSNBC that almost no one watches, November will probably come down to who wins in a small number of swing states. The Blue and Red pattern seen the past decade will not change much. McCain has no chance in California and Obama/Clinton has no chance in Texas. The question is who will win in Ohio and Florida. None of the VP candidates listed above will help McCain very much in either of those states. And he must win in both to have a chance. He should choose Charlie Crist (if he'll do it), the popular Governor of Florida, to help carry that indispensable state. As far as I can tell, there is no one who can significantly help McCain in Ohio. And losing that state will seal the deal for the Dems. The wild cards are the unknown events between now and November that will affect the outcome.
     
  8. midcan5
    Offline

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    10,790
    Thanks Received:
    2,367
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Philly, PA
    Ratings:
    +3,301
    In keeping with the republican politics of tradition he should pick Fred. Just imagine the two old fogies in ads discussing the first automobile and when electricity first came to their town. It would be great stuff. It would be one of those old wine commercial moments, in their rockers on the porch, a nurse all in white with an American flag in her lapel, just behind them. The sun setting and Fred starting to snooze.
     

Share This Page