Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Do you remember Mary Jo Kopechne?
If I had been McCain, I would have switched to the dems. They would have given him the nomination on a silver platter. They love him in New Hampshire - he would have been strong right out of the gate. A McCain/Clark ticket would have been unbeatable. I think McCain is never going to make a strong showing in the Republican Party. He really represents the dying gasps of intellectual conservativism in that party, and now he is simply too smart for them. Some other guy who can play the Guns, God and Gays angle will knock him out in 2008. The real kingmakers in the Republican Party have become the talk radio titans, and they hate McCain. Even if a re-elected Bush endorses him, those guys will crucify him.
I wish McCain, Hagel, Scowcroft and Lugar - what's left of the Republican pragmatists, would lead a mass exodus from the Republican Party over to the Libertarian Party - it actually is more in line with what they believe - and leave whatever's left to Pat Robertson and the gang, so the Repubs can be what they seem to want to be - a third world-style religious party like Hammas or Hezbollah. Then I could go back to voting for fiscal conservativism in the form of the Libertarians. When I hear people blame Bush for what was done to McCain, to me thats only half the story - the real story is what the Republicans did to McCain.