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LogansPapa
08-10-2008, 11:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's campaign manager would not say whether the Arizona senator planned to commit to serve only one term as president.

Campaign manager Rick Davis was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether McCain, who turns 72 this month, would pledge at the Republican National Convention to serve a single term.

"You're going to have to come to the Republican convention to find out what's going to happen there," Davis said. "And I think everybody should tune in, because it's going to be an excellent event and very interesting to all viewers."

McCain's Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, is 47.

Davis was also asked if there is "any chance" that McCain will pledge that there will be no politics in the White House.

"Well, first of all, if you know John McCain, you know there's not going to be much politics in the White House anyway," Davis said. "I mean, he doesn't grade any of his decisions either as a senator or in the future as president on what the political dynamic is." WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's campaign manager would not say whether the Arizona senator planned to commit to serve only one term as president.


http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/08/10/McCain_adviser_ducks_single-term_pledge/UPI-40631218410388/

Elspeth
08-11-2008, 09:15 PM
I think you duplicated yourself, LP.

LogansPapa
08-12-2008, 10:10 AM
I think you duplicated yourself, LP.

Doíh! If I was Sonnabend Iíd say I meant to do that, but thank God Iím not. ;)

Cold Warrior
08-12-2008, 10:23 AM
There's no principled reason why McCain should do this. However, that said, coupled with a young, energetic VP, it might be a good strategy. With a Jindal or Romney on the ticket, for example, it might play very well. It could sell as the able, experienced McCain can guide us through the existing troubled international waters, to be succeeded by a young, vibrant VP who has gained international experience OTJ.

An interesting question might be how it would play if that young, vibrant VP candidate were a woman! :eek: :D

LogansPapa
08-12-2008, 10:49 AM
There's no principled reason why McCain should do this. However, that said, coupled with a young, energetic VP, it might be a good strategy.

It would be a fantastic strategy if the current president wasnít leaving a gigantic bucket of shit, accumulated since March of 2003. It will take McCain at least 48 months to clear this excrement from the Republican legacy.

For me - and strictly from an Independentís perspective, this tactic screams weakness.

It says: "I know Iím just a heart-beat from death - but weíre going to continue on with the fine policies of the last two terms."

McCain canít (unless he picks Mitt) claim that heís got a vibrant VP waiting in the wings, and if he is dumb enough to chose "Mr. Duct-Tape" and his running mate - his campaign will go down like Monica in a White House closet.

lacarnut
08-12-2008, 10:50 AM
The only "Duck" I get out of this article is the "quacking" (quack, quack, quack) of the author of this article.

megimoo
08-12-2008, 11:03 AM
I think you duplicated yourself, LP.OMG what a fearsome thought ,a pair of bi-sexual beavers!:rolleyes:

LogansPapa
08-12-2008, 11:07 AM
OMG what a fearsome thought ,a pair of bi-sexual beavers!:rolleyes:

:D (okay - funny shit)

biccat
08-12-2008, 12:10 PM
It would be a fantastic strategy if the current president wasnít leaving a gigantic bucket of shit, accumulated since March of 2003. It will take McCain at least 48 months to clear this excrement from the Republican legacy.
So vote Obama, right? I mean, Hope and Change are nice words, so might as well pull the lever for the guy. We all know McCain is going to be exactly the same as George Bush despite opposing views on a number of issues.

LogansPapa
08-12-2008, 12:18 PM
We all know McCain is going to be exactly the same as George Bush despite opposing views on a number of issues.

Not really the point. Playing ĎGarbage Maní is tedious and takes a great deal of time. Already hinting that youíre going to hand the part off to your understudy is idiotic. :rolleyes:

lacarnut
08-12-2008, 12:26 PM
So vote Obama, right? I mean, Hope and Change are nice words, so might as well pull the lever for the guy. We all know McCain is going to be exactly the same as George Bush despite opposing views on a number of issues.

He won't do that because he does not want his taxes to go thru the roof. Arnuld and the Democ. are f...ing up CA but to listen to him it's all Bush's fault. Morons like G. Davis & Arnuld have the state close to bankruptcy. The stupid shits in that state are adamantly opposed to offshore drilling.