Re: OT: McCain Running Mate
I think Senator McCain would create a disaster in his candidacy if he
where to pick Lieberman for his VP choice! My feeling on this is
that a good 15 - 20% of the Republican base would dessert him over a
selection of this nature and either not vote or vote for an alternate
candidate. A choice of Lieberman would strengthen Bob Barr's
candidacy for President and significantly reduce the intensity of
support for McCain. That is what concerns me. Many people would
continue to vote for McCain, but the intensity of their support would
wane and they wouldn't work as hard. Winning these elections is
about that intensity, without it a candidate can't win and McCain
himself has already done enough to diminish his likely supporters
I think that choosing Tom Ridge would be less of an impact but would
still affect the intensity of support. It would cripple McCain's
abilities to get folks to work on the critically important steps of
getting out his voters. The volunteer base just wouldn't be there.
McCain needs someone to reassure his base.
At 01:01 PM 8/21/2008, Brice Yokem wrote:[color=blue]
>1) There is not as much difference between McCain and Lieberman
>as between Obama and Buchannan.
>2) Lieberman is supposed to be on the short list of McCain's running
>3) After John Kerry tried to poach McCain as his running mate, it is
>ironically fitting that McCain try to 'Poach' the outcast, Lieberman.
>I think if he did chose Joe L. it would practically guarantee him the
>The major concern I have is that the Muslim extremists would then
>start making noise about the amount of Jewish influence in the
>US Government which would be credible on the surface.
>On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:38:38 -0400, Patrick Santucci
> >John McCain choosing Joe Lieberman as his running mate is about as[/color]
> likely as
>Barack Obama choosing Pat Buchanan for his.[color=green]
> >Actually, now that I think about it... <flame suit on> Unlike a[/color]
>McCain/Lieberman ticket, which would just be "more of the same," I think
>Buchanan would balance the Obama ticket nicely. ;-)[color=green]
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