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    Filed at 6:37 am under by dcobranchi

    My man Mike Huckabee managed to win a couple states. His kissee-face with McCain in WV was a thing of beauty. A McCain/Huckleberry ticket in November is probably a near certainty at this point.

    So– McCain wants a new Hundred Years War and Huck wants to hasten the Apocalypse. I like the Dems’ chances against that.

    5 Responses to “IN IT TO WIN IT VP?”

    Comment by
    February 6th, 2008
    at 11:36 am

    I think McCain can beat Hillary, which puts Huck in a position to have influence over who the next AG is. And McCain will probably need to appoint a few fundies to buy some love from the conservative base that still won’t trust him, even if he wins. Then when you factor in McCain’s age, the whole scenario is downright scary.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    February 6th, 2008
    at 12:30 pm

    He’s eminently beatable. Received a few minutes ago from the DNC (Yes, I’m a member):

    John McCain is a media darling, but don’t trust his carefully-crafted image – he’s worked for years to brand himself. From Iraq to health care, Social Security to special interest tax cuts to ethics, he’s promising nothing more than a third Bush term.

    After championing campaign finance reform and ethics legislation to score political points, he now has a staggering amount of lobbyists involved in every aspect of his campaign. In fact, two of the top three sources for John McCain’s campaign cash are D.C. lobbying firms, and he looked the other way as Jack Abramoff bought and paid for the Republican Party and the Culture of Corruption.

    On immigration reform, he’s run as far to the right as he can, aligning himself with the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.

    On the war, McCain scoffed at Bush’s call to leave troops in Iraq for 50 years, saying “Make it a hundred!”

    On a woman’s right to choose, McCain has vowed to appoint judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

    On the economy, one of the issues that the American people care most about, McCain has said: “I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.”

    We can’t afford four more years with a President who drives the economy into the ground. We can’t afford four more years with a President who fights an endless war in Iraq. We can’t afford four more years with a President who gives tax cuts to companies who ship jobs overseas; with a President who can’t get every American the health care they deserve; with a President we just can’t trust.

    Bush is the anchor that will drag McCain under. If Gore couldn’t win when the country was at peace and prosperous due to “Clinton fatigue” what are the chances that McCain can win a 3rd term for Bush when the economy is likely to be in the toilet, housing prices will be down another 10% this year, Iraq will still be a disaster, and the budget deficit will be at record levels? Bush fatigue ? How ’bout utter exhaustion?

    Comment by
    February 6th, 2008
    at 2:00 pm

    The DNC is not exactly a reliable source for unbiased information on Republican candidates. A lot of Obama’s support is people that are primarily anti-status quo. Both McCain and Hillary are status quo candidates. There is a good percentage of them that simply won’t vote if they aren’t voting for him. I not sure how much that would be mitigated if Obama was the VP. The Dems have the ultimate status quo candidate, and the Republicans have a candidate that their conservative base can’t stand. However, they’ll vote for him before they let another Clinton back in the White House.

    This is the best we can do in a country of 220 million people? That’s just sad. I might just stay home on election day if this is my choice.

    Comment by
    February 7th, 2008
    at 11:12 am

    McCain is certainly beatable, but not by Clinton. She is unelectable. I have said since the beginning that there’s no way she can win — there’s still way too much rancor out there against her personally. I don’t understand why no one in the DNC understands that.

    I think Obama can beat McCain.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 8th, 2008
    at 10:41 am

    I think no matter who makes the final tickets, that fierce, committed postpartisan independents (like me of course!) will decide this one. No way the wingnuts are winning anything, not even concessions imo. They are a swelling liability to each party, in fact, not an ace in the hole for the general.

    And I think Maureen Dowd is right — it may not be morning in America, but we’re so sick of all the caterwauling outside our windows from the dark alleys that now we’re looking for some light, or at least, some promise of it we can believe in.