The McCain Veep Pick
I’ve said for months it was going to be Tim Pawlenty. It is the most obvious choice, though I think Eric Cantor would be the more exciting pick. I am confident, based on conversations, that the top three picks are Cantor, Pawlenty, and Romney. Who do you think it is? Who Will It Be? Eric Cantor Tim Pawlenty Mitt Romney Free polls from Pollhost.com | Read More »
Note to the McCain Camp
Romney is crashing in InTrade and Kay Bailey Hutchison is going up. I’ll remind you all she is pro-choice and I’ll tell you all I will puke on my keyboard if she is the pick and probably will cease being excited about your campaign. She’ll be a good governor. She is not an inspiring Veep Pick. And I speak for a large, large number of | Read More »
A Great Video Metaphor for McCain v. Obama
Snazzy guy with lots of cool moves and flips versus the traditional trench fighter.
No, John, Kay Is Not Acceptable
John McCain, the buzz is that Kay Bailey Hutchison could be your pick. As we said earlier, a pro-choice candidate is unacceptable. Likewise, I know for damn certain that Kay Bailey Hutchison has repeatedly barred conservative staffers from policy meetings in the Senate. John, I like KBH. She blogs here at RedState. She’d be a good governor of Texas. She is not Veep material.
Bill Kristol continues his one man campaign for Lieberman
For a long time Bill Kristol has used John McCain as the empty vessel of Kristol’s hopes and desires. John McCain may not be what Kristol wants, but Kristol imagines him so. Here is his latest. After floating the trial balloon of a Lieberman nomination a while back, it seems clear with today’s column that Kristol was floating the Lieberman nomination on his own, and | Read More »
Miscellaneous Morning Tidbits
Now that the Dem Veepstakes are resolved, on to the Republicans. Here’s what I can tell you. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CN) star has burned out on the veep spot. I’m told McCain very much wanted Lieberman, but the campaign has heard from enough people to know it won’t happen. Expect Lieberman to be a member of the Cabinet, letting Republican Governor Jodi Rell appoint his successor. | Read More »
Putting the Biden Pick in Perspective
When Joe Biden entered the United States Senate, John McCain was in his fifth year of captivity at the Hanoi Hilton. Barry Obama was eight when Biden began his Senate career. Nixon was starting his second term as President. Barack Obama’s campaign says Joe Biden is “not of Washington.” Linda Douglass, formerly of ABC News and now an Obama hack (not that it’d be different | Read More »
Let’s Welcome Joe Biden to the Ticket
He himself said Barack Obama was “not ready to lead.” He’s right. So we should stop them by sending some money to John McCain. While we’re at it, there is an opportunity ripe here for RedState readers. I will truly be ashamed if we do not have creative enough talent to put together a 30 second ad spot on this announcement. Your base material is | Read More »
Has anybody asked Mike Johanns if he’s been vetted?
There is your wildcard pick, ladies and gentlemen. (A) Governor. Check. (B) Federal experience. Check. (C) Catholic voter appeal. Check. (D) Mid-west appeal. Check. (E) No chance his state goes blue if he drops out of his current race. Check. (F) Close to a must win swing state (Colorado) and popular. Check. Has anyone asked Johanns if McCain vetted him? I’m sure the Nebraska GOP | Read More »
A Point Well Made on Obama
A caller to Rush Limbaugh’s show made a great point well. It’s one I have not heard made as well. Let’s go back to Saddleback. Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that Obama via Andrea Mitchell is telling the truth: John McCain had advanced knowledge of the questions (yeah, yeah, I know it is not true, but let’s pretend it is. Let’s humor Barry). Okay, so | Read More »
Nothing Against Joe, But No
I like Joe Lieberman. He’d be a terrific Secretary of State. But I don’t want another old guy, particularly an old pro-choicer (though he was pro-life until he ran with Algore), being Vice President. I realize McCain loves history and we had the whole Lincoln-Johnson ticket at the start of the GOP, but this would be the end of the GOP — bookending the life | Read More »
First Obama Accused McCain of Racism. Now Obama Accuses McCain of Questioning Obama’s Patriotism
We’ve hypothesized all along that Obama cannot take a punch. We’ve had evidence all along that this is the case. Now, let’s go on and call it proof positive. First, Obama has had to use distorted McCain quotes in attack ads designed to scare voters about McCain’s economic policies. It’s no wonder considering polls now show McCain running ahead of Obama on the economy. Second, | Read More »
McCain’s Pro-Abortion Running Mate
It is just too damn coincidental that McCain kicked Obama’s butt all over Saddleback Community Church on Saturday night and now all of a sudden the media is filled with stories about McCain eyeing a pro-abortion running mate. It’s as if someone wants to undermine every gain McCain made on Saturday in a way the “McCain cheated” meme failed to do. What say you? Where | Read More »
Give Fred Thompson a Speaking Slot at the Convention
Today is Fred Thompson’s birthday. John McCain should give Fred a slot at the convention as a birthday present. I think, given Fred’s role in the McCain Kitchen Cabinet, he’d be worth having as a speaker.
The Battered Spouses of the Left
Our side expects McCain to name a pro-life Vice President. He will. The left expects Obama to obstruct FISA. He folds like a cheap suit. The left sends him more money. Our side expects McCain to change his mind on domestic oil production. He does. The left expects Obama to continue his obstruction of offshore drilling. Obama caves on the issue. The left sends him | Read More »
BREAKING: Tom Ridge No Longer Under Consideration
As I told you, the RNC is telling Fox News that Tom Ridge is out. I told you so. The issue of life is non-negotiable. John McCain will choose a pro-life running mate.
Neither Tom Ridge Nor Joe Lieberman Will Be McCain’s Veep Pick
There are a lot of people getting really upset of late worrying that Tom Ridge or, to a lesser extent, Joe Lieberman, could be John McCain’s Vice Presidential Pick. That is not going to happen. People should step back from the ledge. Why do I know it won’t happen? John McCain does not get to be the Republican Presidential Nominee without (A) being a smart | Read More »
How do we know John McCain Did Best at Saddleback? The Media is Pushing the “McCain Cheated” Theory for Obama
“McCain did well because he understands the issues close to the hearts of the people at Saddleback. Obama did poorly because he does not understand those issues and only built up the ‘I’m a man of faith’ narrative to hide that fact.” Remember back in 2004 when George Bush trounced John Kerry in the debates? The left saw a funny shape under Bush’s jacket and | Read More »
Rick Warren Sells Out to the Pro-Abortion & Anti-Israel Crowd This Weekend
As John McCain and Barack Obama head out to Saddleback to sit down with Rick Warren and avoid tough questions about Obama’s support for infanticide (yes, yes does support it, but Warren won’t be filled with enough of the Spirit to ask him about it), the Chicago Tribune is breaking news today with an exclusive about John McCain. Sen. John McCain, who is known for | Read More »
McCain is so Good on the Republic of Georgia the Left Must Seek to Discredit Him
Let’s recap this folks, because this is going to become the next “100 Years” meme from the left. Taegan Goddard, a man of the left, used his platform at CQ to kick it off. The left is accusing McCain of plagiarizing Wikipedia. Yeah, read that again. They are accusing McCain of plagiarizing Wikipedia. There is no proof other than some similarities between McCain’s recitation of | Read More »