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What if McCain drops out of the race in the fall?

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 02:13 PM
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I just read an interesting article regarding the ramifications of McCain dropping out of the race for "health" reasons.

Excerpts and article below:


Here's how it could happen:

At some point in mid August, John McCain will announce that he has decided that he can not accept his party's nomination for president. The reason will be health-related, and that may turn out to be the truth. Anyone who's seen him on stage these days knows he looks like he's about to keel over. And anyone who's been on a presidential campaign knows the physical demands are grueling and can be a challenge for a young man.

The reasons are simple. He can't win. Now that Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee -- the polls all show that McCain's pro-war stance and Bush endorsement make him a lost cause in November. That combined with soft stand on litmus test conservative issues make him an unpopular candidate among the base. I know some Democrats that think the Republicans are planning to let McCain lose and 'sit this one out' so that they can hang the democrats with a bad economy and a war that is a morass. But that just isn't how they play. They play to win every hand -- think about 2000 with a popular Democratic president and good economy and a solid VP running for president. Why did they put up Bush? And why did they fight so hard? Because, you don't ever throw a game. And they're not going to throw this one.


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So. Your thoughts?



[edit on 17-6-2008 by clay2 baraka]




posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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Okay, let me expand this idea further: Who do you think the nominee would become if McCain were to drop out? Perhaps Colin Powell?



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 03:40 PM
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I have had horrible feelings that what this article says could very well happen. I can't believe the Republican party is going to let this slip away and let the war be drawn to a close. They've got a lot into this war and they're not going to let someone else take the control... And they KNOW McCain can't win on his own. So they're just letting it ride until some time when they can pull something to make it so that the White House stays in their hands.

It could be any number of events, but I kind of suspect there will be a false flag operation and they won't need a candidate because the election will be "postponed". John McCain is just like a placeholder.

But as far as who would take over the nomination? I didn't see Rudy up there. If it's a false flag instead of McCain's health, Rudy's "experience" could go a long way to getting him "elected".

Interesting theory.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 03:52 PM
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giuliani or jeb bush would seem to be the logical choices for the republicans if mccain quits.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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why wouldnt it be mitt romney? he was second place behind mccain.

sorry for grammer



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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I think Rudy would be a NO due to similar stances with McCain on social issues. However, if you are looking for someone who will continue our march into martial law, Guiliani's the man.

What about Bloomberg?



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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To be honest, I don't know that much about the top Republicans. I'm not crazy about having any of them in there, but if I had to choose one, I think I'd go with Chuck Hagel. I doubt Colin Powell would be interested. He's not falling for that one again.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Hagel's views are definately anti Iraq occupation, although many are wary of his stint on the board of directors of ES&S (voting machines).

Colin Powell actually hinted that he would not be against voting for Obama.

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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I don't think it's likely that the Republicans are planning to lose. They've been running McCain ads in PA every night. They know they can win PA and NJ, and they know the more people learn about Obama, the less enchanted they will be with him.

I.e., if the election isn't already fixed, there's no chance McCain is going to drop out.

That said, Hillary and Obama both won Senate races when their opponents dropped out. Coincidence, huh?



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Do you have a link to this health issue that they are talking about or is this just speculation?



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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If this is true, It has to be good news. I mean we can all be civil and talk about getting on with life

Such as doing good things like. talking, travelling, looking after the environment, striving for peace with nations again. America will then be able to use renewable energies to be less dependant on oil and in the meantime

Less War
Less people dying
Less hatred
Less resentment
Less pollution
Less ignorance
Less terrorism
Less racism
Less of the superrich

Thats if we get out republicans.



posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by alienstar
Do you have a link to this health issue that they are talking about or is this just speculation?

That Google search took me 30 seconds.
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[edit on 17-6-2008 by clay2 baraka]





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