It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by evanmontegarde
I haven't seen any polls that show a Conservative VP would "unite" the base
I have seen polls showing that 14% of McCain supporters are "excited" for his candidacy, compared to 40% of Obama supporters. What that means is pretty clear - Voter turnout will not be as high for McCain as it could be. Evangelical voters (who put Bush in office, twice) in particular are not going to turn out in masses for McCain.
If you want real analysis of the election, I suggest visiting FiveThirtyEight.
Originally posted by soup_sandwich
This is a Republican country. There just in the shadows until then.
"The best way to handle the opposition is to control it ourselves." V I Lenin
Originally posted by TheOracle
And McCain well, for more years of the same thing Bush started. But for many policies dont really matter, they are mostly those who vote out of fear and misunderstanding.
Originally posted by AndrewTB
reply to post by TheOracle
I'd say your incorrect with your statement. When the debates roll around theres going to be people changing sides, i've been into politics since a very young age and it almost always happens.
I'm not going to make a case as to why you should vote for McCain. But a lot of his supporters can't wait for him to get up there with Obama.
Obama may sound like a smooth and articulate speaker, in reality he's almost horrible when he doesn't have a written speech or teleprompter. This in itself will not bode well with Americans.
Its a long shot as i think it may be very close come election time. But I'd say the debates will open up a 15 point lead for McCain.
He already says he has no intention of reducing the military budget, even if we leave Iraq. Why would he ?