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Friday, February 08, 2008

Why vote for McCain???

I will be the first to admit that I do not like McCain. I am not happy with yesterday's turn of events. Nonetheless, I give you one reason to vote for McCain. It's called the war, baby, the war!

In yesterday's speech to the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) Mitt Romney let us all know that he was bowing out of the race.

""If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney told the crowd."This is not an easy decision for me," Romney continued. "I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters ... many of you right here in this room ... have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming president. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."

At first I was doubtful that McCain would be supportive of our efforts in the war. Then I read what Patrick said over at Born again Redneck. He quoted McCain:
"Senator Clinton and Senator Obama will withdraw our forces from Iraq based on an arbitrary timetable designed for the sake of political expediency, and which recklessly ignores the profound human calamity and dire threats to our security that would ensue. I intend to win the war, and trust in the proven judgment of our commanders there and the courage and selflessness of the Americans they have the honor to command. I share the grief over the terrible losses we have suffered in its prosecution. There is no other candidate for this office who appreciates more than I do just how awful war is. But I know that the costs in lives and treasure we would incur should we fail in Iraq will be far greater than the heartbreaking losses we have suffered to date. And I will not allow that to happen."
I especially liked what Patrick said of this, "Of course I know that McCain is a double-dealing two-faced lying politician but he's OUR double-dealing two-faced lying politician and maybe - just a small maybe - us Republicans can hold his feet to the fire. " Emphasis added by me. We cannot do that with the Democrats.

Hillary or Obama will have us out of that war faster than you can blink an eye and you think things are bad now. McCain is right on this is Mitt.

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On Friday, February 08, 2008 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Brooke wrote...

That is a HUGE maybe!

On Friday, February 08, 2008 1:37:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Brooke, I can hear that HUGE loud and clear. I have some REAL problems with McCain. But, I also have some REAL problems with the alternative.

I am NOT happy about this. Believe me!!

But sometimes we must do what we must do.

On Friday, February 08, 2008 9:05:00 PM, Blogger mimiscraps wrote...

I am glad that Mitt sees the big picture! But still think he dropped WAY too early. I was sick when I first heard it !I am glad that he sees what the long run holds. But that scares me to death. I told Carl I would rather have Obama then McCain. We don't like him here in Arizona much. I am disappointed that he took this state, despite his stands on immigration.

On Monday, February 11, 2008 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Joubert wrote...

Kelly, I've never expected much from politicians but I do not want the Clintons back in the WH.

On Monday, February 11, 2008 11:40:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Patrick, OH NO DOUBT!!! I have told my kids, "If Hitlary is elected I will fly the Old Glory upside down."

I do not want them back in the WH either. I will support McCain whole heartedly to keep them out.

A friend of mine was watching an interview with Hillary. The interviewer was asking her about her healthcare agenda. She was elusive as to the nature of the extent she would take it.

Phelonius said...
Break out the popcorn, and keep your copy of the Constitution handy. There are socialist movements afoot that would make Fidel Castro very happy indeed.

I was listening to an interview with Hillary tonight about her view of universal health care. That should give me some credit for perseverance, because my eyes kept clouding up and I vomited in my mouth a couple of times. I know better than that, but I wanted to be able to say that I had actually done that.

She is a socialist on a level that just makes me ill to think about. The reporter asked her three times if she was talking about garnishing the wages of people that did not want to participate. Her answer was that she thought the reporter was "missing the point." She said that the point was that nobody is going to "miss out" on health care. So, the answer was a resounding YES, but like her husband, she is too crooked to answer a simple question.

Plain and simple...she scares me. They scare me.

On Monday, February 11, 2008 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Mike's America wrote...

This is the first election where I am so utterly disappointed with the prospective nominee of our party.

The whole process got messed up from the beginning and a lack of any clear conservative choice early on.

I would like to be more optimistic, but the writing is on the wall for 2008 and it may make the 2006 defeat where some GOP voters stayed home look like a victory by comparison.

And don't take my word for it. Already, total vote cast for Dems in all their primaries has exceeded 19 million. Only 12 million+ have voted in GOP contests.

If Obama is the Dem nominee, he'll have all this energy and enthusiasm on his side. As much as I would like Hillary Clinton to be defeated by her own party, she might be the only thing that can save us this year.

On Monday, February 11, 2008 1:50:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Mike, the worrisome part of this is so many disgruntled conservatives would rather vote for Obama than McCain.

This election has me very disappointed.

On Monday, February 11, 2008 4:03:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Any person that throws away their vote this time in favor of a third party POTUS candidate, decides not to vote, or actually crosses the line and votes for the Commies (er...I mean the mainstream Democrats) is guilty of voting for the Dems in one way or another.

Besides, foks, there may be more surprises in store for the Republican party before the primaries and the convention end.

Have hope that the Republicans can cobble up a ticket that is winnable and at least somewhat tolerable.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:23:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Disturbing?? YES! BUT...

Thanks to Mike's America for posting excerpts from Newt Gingrich's speech given at CPAC. It comes down to this, as Newt spelled out, "As a citizen, I would rather have a President McCain that we fight with 20% of the time, than a President Clinton or a President Obama that we fight with 90% of the time."

Read the rest of Newt's speech.

On Friday, February 15, 2008 8:40:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...


i thought you'd post the poem from your schweetie?

On Friday, February 15, 2008 9:07:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Ok, Nanc, Next post!!


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