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mike128
08-22-2008, 05:14 AM
Karl Rove has successfully kicked sand in the faces of social conservatives, once again. According to CBS news, McCain campaign insiders state that John McCain has already selected Massachusetts Liberal Mitt Romney as his running mate.

Looks like I won't be wasting my vote on Republicans this November. I've had enough! :mad:

Perhaps an Obama victory is just the kick in the teeth that today's Republican Party really needs!

expat-pattaya
08-22-2008, 05:40 AM
What exactly is it about Romney that you hate?

And is this confirmed yet or not?

asdf2231
08-22-2008, 06:53 AM
Karl Rove has successfully kicked sand in the faces of social conservatives, once again. According to CBS news, McCain campaign insiders state that John McCain has already selected Massachusetts Liberal Mitt Romney as his running mate.

Looks like I won't be wasting my vote on Republicans this November. I've had enough! :mad:

Perhaps an Obama victory is just the kick in the teeth that today's Republican Party really needs!

FANTASTIC.

Perhaps you will stop with these retarded threads now.

Since this is like, what?, the billionth "McCain's Veep, blah, blah, blah" tirade out of you?

Frisk. Be free.

We'll trade you for a Hillary PUMA and a broken blender and come out ahead on the deal.

Cold Warrior
08-22-2008, 07:46 AM
Well, if this is true, it's disappointing. Not that "I won't vote for McCain now, blah, blah, blah..." But, Romney is the "safe" choice and I feel that McCain needs to be a bit daring, pull a surprise to shake things up a bit. A woman VP, for example, or Lieberman (I know there are image problems with that) would have, in my opinion, been a better choice. But, we'll see.

linda22003
08-22-2008, 07:52 AM
I agree with CW. :( Let's hope it isn't true.

LibraryLady
08-22-2008, 09:34 AM
Let's hope it isn't true.


The housing remark may help remove Romney from the list. Too many millionaires

LogansPapa
08-22-2008, 09:57 AM
I really hope it is true. Mitt’s a sharp guy. John gets tired, a lot. There will be many naps in the White House and Romney can fill that time gap in the afternoon.

lacarnut
08-22-2008, 10:31 AM
I am still hoping for a conservative but it looks like it's going to be Mitt or Liberman. I vote for the top of the ticket but because of McCain's age I would rather have someone else than these two.

LibraryLady
08-22-2008, 10:35 AM
I am really starting to think it's Pawlenty. How perfect for the convention!

Eyelids
08-22-2008, 12:13 PM
Is there a link to this?

Goldwater
08-22-2008, 12:22 PM
I agree with CW. :( Let's hope it isn't true.

How is he the safe option?

The Mormon thing pisses off a lot of Christians, his flip-flopping has to be a record even for a politician, the way he campaigned he completely went after McCain's balls and the man looks like a mannequin in the window of a suit store.

rjas77
08-22-2008, 12:40 PM
Karl Rove has successfully kicked sand in the faces of social conservatives, once again. According to CBS news, McCain campaign insiders state that John McCain has already selected Massachusetts Liberal Mitt Romney as his running mate.

Looks like I won't be wasting my vote on Republicans this November. I've had enough! :mad:

Perhaps an Obama victory is just the kick in the teeth that today's Republican Party really needs!

If it's from See-BS then it has to be true :rolleyes:

mike128
08-22-2008, 03:46 PM
I am really starting to think it's Pawlenty. How perfect for the convention!
I hope you're right. Although my first choice is Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty is also a true conservative who can rally the base.

I agree. Tim Pawlenty would be a good choice for VP.

But according to CBS News sources, it's Flip Romney.

mike128
08-22-2008, 03:58 PM
How is he the safe option?

The Mormon thing pisses off a lot of Christians, his flip-flopping has to be a record even for a politician, the way he campaigned he completely went after McCain's balls and the man looks like a mannequin in the window of a suit store.
I could personally care less about Romney's Mormonism. It's the 10+ years that Romney spent trying to out-liberal Teddy Kennedy, then having an overnight conversion when he decided to run for president that pisses me off. :mad:

Putting Romney on the ticket is a dealbreaker. It's that simple.

Eyelids
08-22-2008, 05:47 PM
I'm not going to vote for McCain if he picks Romney.

mike128
08-24-2008, 02:00 PM
I'm not going to vote for McCain if he picks Romney.
Many conservatives will not vote for McCain if he picks Romney. Which is why talk radio show hosts like Sean Hannity, who keep plugging Romney, could be steering the Republican Party into its grave.

Eyelids
08-24-2008, 02:49 PM
Many conservatives will not vote for McCain if he picks Romney. Which is why talk radio show hosts like Sean Hannity, who keep plugging Romney, could be steering the Republican Party into its grave.

Well I'm a socialist, so I probably wont vote for McCain anyways.

ReaganForRus
08-24-2008, 05:26 PM
Is there a link to this?

Why you wouldn't read it anyway, you're a socialist communist:D

MrsSmith
08-24-2008, 06:01 PM
Karl Rove has successfully kicked sand in the faces of social conservatives, once again. According to CBS news, McCain campaign insiders state that John McCain has already selected Massachusetts Liberal Mitt Romney as his running mate.

Looks like I won't be wasting my vote on Republicans this November. I've had enough! :mad:

Perhaps an Obama victory is just the kick in the teeth that today's Republican Party really needs!

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Pushed To The Left (1000+ posts) Sun Aug-24-08 03:14 PM
Original message
McCain supporter I know(Republican, not PUMA) says if McCain picks Romney, he's through with him!
Advertisements [?]Edited on Sun Aug-24-08 03:15 PM by Pushed To The Left
He wants McCain to pick Lieberman. Of course, I wouldn't mind McCain picking Lieberman either, because the religious right, Rush Limbaugh, etc. will crucify McCain for doing so!

I'm sure that Obama/Biden would be much better than having Romney for VP. :rolleyes:

Eyelids
08-24-2008, 06:06 PM
Why you wouldn't read it anyway, you're a socialist communist:D

What you just said makes zero sense.

GrumpyOldLady
08-24-2008, 06:38 PM
How is he the safe option?
The Mormon thing pisses off a lot of Christians, .

Which is a really pathetic thing for them to be pissed off about. If they want to be pissed off about something, then be pissed off about McCain's open border policies.

No matter who McCain picks, it'll still be less worse then Obama.
Heck, even Hillary is less worse then Obama.

(I never thought I'd find anyone that I disliked more than Hillary, but Obama managed to open up whole new possibilities in that area!)

mike128
08-25-2008, 01:57 AM
I'm sure that Obama/Biden would be much better than having Romney for VP. :rolleyes:
Then, by all means, go to the polls on Election Day and vote for the McCain/Romney ticket. It's your right as an American citizen.

It's also my right to sit the election out if John McCain picks Flip Romney as his running mate.

GenYConservative
08-25-2008, 02:03 AM
Picking Romney the Mor(m)on is a deal breaker for the two Republicans here in my house. I'd almost rather see Leiberman over Romney, at least Leiberman is up front on his views and honest. Pawlenty would be a good pick IMO.

mike128
08-25-2008, 04:18 PM
Picking Romney the Mor(m)on is a deal breaker for the two Republicans here in my house. I'd almost rather see Leiberman over Romney, at least Leiberman is up front on his views and honest. Pawlenty would be a good pick IMO.
Joe Lieberman as McCain's VP pick would also be a dealbeaker for me.

But you're right, Governor Tim Pawlenty seems like a good VP pick for McCain, so far.

LibraryLady
08-25-2008, 04:21 PM
When McCain picks his Veep, are you leaving here?

GrumpyOldLady
08-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Picking Romney the Mor(m)on is a deal breaker for the two Republicans here in my house. .

Why? Because he's Mormon? What's that got to do with anything? The mormons aren't flying airplanes into buildings or anything like that.

Oh .. I have a question. Why do you put the Mormon word like this - Mor(m)on?? I have never seen it put that way. What is the purpose?

Thank you - in advance - for answering my question.

linda22003
08-25-2008, 04:40 PM
That's so if you take that middle M out, it reads as "moron".:rolleyes:

GenYConservative
08-25-2008, 06:48 PM
I believe the Mormon religion is a fraud. I've lived with my grandparents off and on throughout my whole life due to financial troubles with my parents (and currently because I was attending a Vocational college and they offered to let me stay here). My grandpa is a former Mormon, who was excommunicated from the church because he asked questions. After he was booted, he did research and published papers and books about the falsehoods of the church, which resulted in continued threats against him and our entire family. The local Mormon temple has a spectacular Christmas light display, and I always wanted to go there when I was a kid. One year they took me, and I personally witnessed them threaten to burn our house down and kill our entire family. They continued to make threats and followed us around the property until we left. They continued to do this until my grandpa stopped publishing papers and leading meetings for ex-Mormons a couple years ago.

So yes, I very strongly oppose a Mormon being selected to any high leadership position.

Let me clarify though, I don't think ALL Mormons are bad people. I believe many are good people who lead good lives. They have just been brainwashed by the Mormon cult and don't question their leaders about the true beginnings and beliefs of the Mormon cult.

Cold Warrior
08-25-2008, 07:29 PM
I believe the Mormon religion is a fraud. I've lived with my grandparents off and on throughout my whole life due to financial troubles with my parents (and currently because I was attending a Vocational college and they offered to let me stay here). My grandpa is a former Mormon, who was excommunicated from the church because he asked questions. After he was booted, he did research and published papers and books about the falsehoods of the church, which resulted in continued threats against him and our entire family. The local Mormon temple has a spectacular Christmas light display, and I always wanted to go there when I was a kid. One year they took me, and I personally witnessed them threaten to burn our house down and kill our entire family. They continued to make threats and followed us around the property until we left. They continued to do this until my grandpa stopped publishing papers and leading meetings for ex-Mormons a couple years ago.

So yes, I very strongly oppose a Mormon being selected to any high leadership position.

Let me clarify though, I don't think ALL Mormons are bad people. I believe many are good people who lead good lives. They have just been brainwashed by the Mormon cult and don't question their leaders about the true beginnings and beliefs of the Mormon cult.

After reading this thread, I've determined that McCain's perfect nominee for VP is not a Mormon, but rather...











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MrsSmith
08-25-2008, 10:46 PM
Joe Lieberman as McCain's VP pick would also be a dealbeaker for me.

But you're right, Governor Tim Pawlenty seems like a good VP pick for McCain, so far.

Exactly what would McCain have to do to get your all-important vote, mike? :rolleyes:

Aklover
08-26-2008, 12:34 AM
A lot of the ground McCain has made up with the fundamentalist christians will go right out the window if he picks a Mormon VP. No problem with Mormons personally but a lot of others do.

mike128
08-26-2008, 05:20 PM
Exactly what would McCain have to do to get your all-important vote, mike? :rolleyes:
Select a real conservative as his VP. Mitt Romney is a liberal fraud who became "conservative" once he knew he wanted to run for president. If McCain selects Romney, or any other social liberal, he will lose my vote. I'm surprised you even asked that question after reading this thread. :rolleyes:

asdf2231
08-26-2008, 05:31 PM
Select a real conservative as his VP. Mitt Romney is a liberal fraud who became "conservative" once he knew he wanted to run for president. If McCain selects Romney, or any other social liberal, he will lose my vote. I'm surprised you even asked that question after reading this thread. :rolleyes:


Take your vote, insert it in your anus, and go play pogo stick.

LibraryLady
08-26-2008, 05:32 PM
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Cold Warrior
08-26-2008, 06:17 PM
Select a real conservative as his VP. Mitt Romney is a liberal fraud who became "conservative" once he knew he wanted to run for president. If McCain selects Romney, or any other social liberal, he will lose my vote. I'm surprised you even asked that question after reading this thread. :rolleyes:

Mikie's a troll, that's clear. However, he does make a valid point. I'm a social libertarian, but will hold my nose and vote for McCain despite his views on abortion. Many of the whacky-whackies won't vote for him if he choses someone even like the Mittster, who once, in a land far away and a time long ago, believed in a woman's right to chose. If this election is lost, it will be because of those ignorant hicks.

MrsSmith
08-26-2008, 06:29 PM
Of those I've heard mention any problem with Romney, it's had to do with the way Massachusetts was run, not his religion. Those "fundies" are neither as stupid nor as ignorant as many people assume.

Cold Warrior
08-26-2008, 06:44 PM
Of those I've heard mention any problem with Romney, it's had to do with the way Massachusetts was run, not his religion. Those "fundies" are neither as stupid nor as ignorant as many people assume.

You didn't quote me, but I hope you weren't implying that I thought the "fundies" had a problem with Romney because of his religion. I honestly don't think that. I think they are one issue voters with a litmus test (the horrible lib thing) and will withhold their votes from a McCain/Romney ticket because of that, not because of his religion.

Goldwater
08-26-2008, 06:46 PM
My best pick has changed from Sarah Palin (who is involved in some weird family firing scandal now...) to Kay Bailey Hutchison, she is soft spoken and quite conservative.


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asdf2231
08-26-2008, 07:08 PM
I wuv you asdf!

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Molon Labe
08-26-2008, 08:29 PM
Select a real conservative as his VP. Mitt Romney is a liberal fraud who became "conservative" once he knew he wanted to run for president. If McCain selects Romney, or any other social liberal, he will lose my vote. I'm surprised you even asked that question after reading this thread. :rolleyes:

You're right on...
I am curious who a real conservative would be?

lacarnut
08-26-2008, 10:49 PM
You're right on...
I am curious who a real conservative would be?

Newt is my pick but would he be a good match for McCain and help the ticket? I doubt it. However, Liberman
would help in winning PA & NJ and cinch FL. If McCain can pick off two northeastern states, the election is over with.

mike128
08-27-2008, 01:30 AM
My best pick has changed from Sarah Palin (who is involved in some weird family firing scandal now...) to Kay Bailey Hutchison, she is soft spoken and quite conservative.
Kay Bailey Hutchinson would be another dealbeaker for me. She may be conservative on some of the money issues, but she's just as pro-abortion and socially liberal as any Democrat. No thanks, and no sale.

Sarah Palin? Now there's an interesting thought. Sarah Palin is a true social conservative. It could be the pick that would shore up the conservative base and give disgruntled Hillary supporters a place to go at the same time. And it would be too late for the Democrats to do anything about it. :D

mike128
08-27-2008, 02:09 AM
You're right on...
I am curious who a real conservative would be?
Real Conservatives:
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (my favorite VP pick!)
Speaker Newt Gingrich
Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (so far)
California Congressman Duncan Hunter
Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson

RINO Liberals:
Massachusetts Liberal Flip Romney
Colin Powell
Condi Rice
Joe Lieberman (Independent Democrat)
Tom Ridge
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Rudy Giuliani
Kal-ee-fornia Governor Ah-nold Schwarzenegger

cat714
08-27-2008, 04:25 AM
Mitt is not my first choice for VP, but he seems like a sharp guy. Unfortunately, someone too far to the right would be a tough sell for those who are in the middle. I'm hoping he picks Colin Powell.

Celestron
08-27-2008, 05:09 AM
ACU.org is a good spot to see how conservative your representative is. Link (http://www.acuratings.org/)



Real Conservatives:
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (my favorite VP pick!)
Speaker Newt Gingrich
Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (so far)
California Congressman Duncan Hunter
Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson

RINO Liberals:
Massachusetts Liberal Flip Romney
Colin Powell
Condi Rice
Joe Lieberman (Independent Democrat)
Tom Ridge
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Rudy Giuliani
Kal-ee-fornia Governor Ah-nold Schwarzenegger

Agree with your list , and that Barbour would be a good pick.

GenYConservative
08-27-2008, 05:10 AM
I know he said he was out, but how about the new Louisiana Governor? The bits that I've seen of him, he would be a great pick. And he's technically a "minority" so he could snag a LOT of those votes away from ObaMessiah.

Molon Labe
08-27-2008, 09:13 AM
Real Conservatives:
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (my favorite VP pick!)
Speaker Newt Gingrich
Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (so far)
California Congressman Duncan Hunter
Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson

RINO Liberals:
Massachusetts Liberal Flip Romney
Colin Powell
Condi Rice
Joe Lieberman (Independent Democrat)
Tom Ridge
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Rudy GiulianiKal-ee-fornia Governor Ah-nold Schwarzenegger

Duncan would be on my short list as someone not tainted by the party apparatus, so he's my fav of your list.
Gingrich sold us out after the 94 miracle. I've lost respect for his non leadership.
Huckabee is Bill Clinton with an R beside him....Check out his policies while gov. Not Conservative.

The one's highlighted in Red I consider to be dangerous choices for any elected office. Democrat or Republican. They are mostly socialists puppets who take their cues from whoever fills the void....except Condi...she's just another Neocon stooge. I used to read Foreign policy articles by her in the early 90's when she was making her bones in the I.R. field...but she has dumped those.

Colin Powell may not be a true conservative...but he was principled enough to know that after Bush threw him under the bus, he should jump ship. I respect him.

linda22003
08-27-2008, 09:15 AM
Schwarzenegger is Constitutionally disqualified so I wouldn't worry too much about him. And yet again, I see no one on CU has been able to get Kay Bailey H's name right.

Goldwater
08-27-2008, 10:42 AM
Kay Bailey Hutchinson would be another dealbeaker for me. She may be conservative on some of the money issues, but she's just as pro-abortion and socially liberal as any Democrat. No thanks, and no sale.

Look, McCain is already pro-life, his running mate does not matter on this issue. In terms of "social conservatism" you should be relatively happy with McCain, why wouldn't you be?


I see no one on CU has been able to get Kay Bailey H's name right.

You read my post? Because it ownez you.

mike128
08-27-2008, 04:58 PM
Look, McCain is already pro-life, his running mate does not matter on this issue. In terms of "social conservatism" you should be relatively happy with McCain, why wouldn't you be?
John McCain is 72 years old. Who takes over if McCain becomes too ill to serve as president?? And who typically gets the GOP nod for president once McCain's term is finished??

Molon Labe
08-28-2008, 11:50 AM
OK...after looking it over. Here's the dark horse pick

Sarah Palin...

She's principled, she's happenin', and she's female. duh?

LibraryLady
08-28-2008, 11:57 AM
Palin is under investigation

Molon Labe
08-28-2008, 12:03 PM
Palin is under investigation

And? it's pretty petty.

mike128
08-28-2008, 04:04 PM
OK...after looking it over. Here's the dark horse pick

Sarah Palin...

She's principled, she's happenin', and she's female. duh?
I agree. Sarah Palin sounds like a good pick, so far.

But based on what I last heard, it's going to be either Flip Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Joementum.
All I know is it had better NOT be Flip or Joe!