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Why we can't nominate McCain, in cartoon form.

January 11, 2008 09:29 AM


The GOP race is all about un-electability, impossible standards, and yammering on about what candidate is most kinda-sorta like Reagan.

The guy who wants it the least, Fred, is the only guy who passes the test for the largest swath of the party faithful. But everyone is *much* more interested in talking about why some other guy is unfit.

All of these issues should have been discussed months ago - there's nothing new about any of it. It's all been on the table.

While we are endlessly jabbering about Reagan, I'd like to point out that he was, more than anything else, inspiring to the Nth degree. There is nothing, no ideas, and no candidate in the current field that seems capable of creating any inspiration whatsoever on the part of voting Republicans, much less the independents or cross-over Democrats, who Reagan won in droves.

This thing is deadly.

Brendan   ·  January 11, 2008 10:22 AM

At least McCain is mostly consistent in his views, showing some integrity -- unlike your boy, the schizo Romney.

Interested Observer   ·  January 11, 2008 10:34 AM

I still think it's Fred's race to lose, and he's trying his best to do just that.
After Thompson, I'm just praying who ever gets elected doesn't do too much damage.

Christ, are these really the best people they can come up with?

5chw4r7z   ·  January 11, 2008 10:49 AM

Interested Observer:
McCain is consistently LIBERAL in his views. Even assuming what you say about Romney is true (that he's a flip-flopper) isn't it better to have someone who's taking the conservative line on things? If you elect McCain, there's no way he's going to be conservative, period. Your fears about Romney are predicated on the ASSUMPTION that he's going to flip his position. With McCain we KNOW he's on the wrong side of so many conservative issues.

Why is it better to pick someone who we definitely know will not do the right thing, rather than someone who may?

NBS   ·  January 11, 2008 10:53 AM

You sound like a Romney or Guiliani supporter. The Neocons at National Review probably love you.

So you either want a car salesman or a crime lord to be President. Great, send them some money and see what you bought.

Here you go, the old test. Leave your wallet, your girl and your car with:

The rich boy who never looks anybody in the eye when he's answering a question, or

The wife-cheater/one issue candidate who you are pretty sure owes big-time to the wrong people, or

The expericenced old soldier, who at least you are sure loves America at the expense of himself but who makes compromises, or

The former preacher and crunchy-con, who you are pretty sure will do better in a debate then all-of-the-above, but who you know will be anti-big business and big government, which really puts you off...

ok. which one?

Anonymous   ·  January 13, 2008 10:56 AM

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