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Will Bush pull a Coolidge? - "I choose not to run."

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posted on May, 27 2004 @ 10:41 AM
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Many Republicans have privately expressed doubts Bush can win in November. Given the recent polls; bad news of poor performance; and the lowest number of undecided voters remaining, it is doubtful Bush can win. Hanging in the balance is the possibility of a Bush loss carrying Republican congressmen out of office with the President's losing ticket.

Rather than face the loss of congress, too, there are whispers of forming a delegation of Republicans to trip up to the White House, as was done with Nixon, to tell George its time to go back to Crawford.

Who would you propose as a winning ticket for the Republicans in November? And why do you believe your ticket could beat Kerry?


[Edited on 27-5-2004 by gmcnulty]

[Edited on 27-5-2004 by Banshee]




posted on May, 27 2004 @ 11:01 AM
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To respond to the question: I think a McCain ticket would be a close race with Kerry. Internal party politics may give Cheney or someone not as outspoken the nod though. McCain/Powell could probably win, but it would be close.

On a side note: I would consider it VERY unlikely that George Jr. would not run. His entire presidency has been an attempt to reclaim his family's honor (specifically George Sr.'s one term). This was one of the contributing factors to the decision to get Saddam, and I know that Dubya will fight tooth and nail to get a 2nd term.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 11:03 AM
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Although I think this is really not likely to happen, Bush is the wet dream of the powerful ultra conservatives I have to say John McCain is the man. If he was in the race I would vote for him, campaign for him and pretty much give all my money to him. And I am planning to vote for Kerry.

All you have to do is listen to him talk, hear his stand on both domestic and foriegn issues to realize that regardless of his party his is a great statesmen just needing the chance to show the world what makes us great.

No other republican stands out for me and certainly no one who could bring both parties together like the Senator from Arizona. Too bad he was crucified by Bush in 2000, it would be a different world today if he had gotten that nomination, mainly I believe he would have stomped Gore into the ground, giving us a president who won by a larger margin.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 11:05 AM
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I'd vote for McCain over Kerry, but Bush is going to stay, I think. There is just too much money passing hands right now for the neo-cons to go silently into that good night.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 11:09 AM
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Feels good, but it's still just masturbation.
You're taking that he's self aware as a given; he's not. I doubt his handlers give him any clue on how bad things actually are. The Republicans in power don't give a damn about the Republican party; just power. They will pull a Chuck Heston (...."ripped from my cold dead hands")



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 11:15 AM
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I proposed the same and just complete the post.


My choice for a winning Republican ticket in November is a McCain-Powell duo.


My choice for a winning Republican ticket in November is a McCain-Powell duo.

Maverick John is a popular and respected leader who has national name recognition. His name added to a Kerry ticket would provide a landside win for the Democrats. As any other combination of Democratic V-P choices does little to change the current percentages.

Mc Cain has the experience and military record to match Kerrys and is perceived as an honest and strait forward politician while Kerry has been portrayed as a flip-flopper.

Paired with Powell who still is a respected leader, you have two leaders with military and International relations skills. In spite of his misleading speech at the UN a remarkable accomplishment - he is still widely admired. Adding Powell to the ticket would also cut into the Democratic minority voting bloc.

For me, its a no-brainer winning ticket in November for the Republicans. And one America could be proud of.

I also share similar doubts of how Bush would take the news from the delegation. He might have them all sent to Cuba as foreign combatants. Bush frightens me; I think he believes hes above the law and would/could do anything to maintain his power.

I was a life time Republican until the party nominated Bush. I could not be part of any group that gave the Presidency to someone who can't form a proper English sentence; and has the manners of a retard. My God, he even picks his nose in public. Disgusting!

When he won, I registered as a Democrat.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 11:52 AM
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I think Tom Hanks should run with Morgan Freeman as his running mate. I think at this point they'd win and probably do a better job than any other current alternatives.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:32 PM
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That's who needs to run, will win this whole thing hands down. He's middle of the road, a military veteran of Vietnam, his father was super respected Navy Admiral, he's a proven leader who uses common sense and he is a very likable guy. I am telling you McCain could run as an independent and smoke both Bush and Kerry.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:35 PM
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It won't matter if bush collected a billion dollars, he won't win this race. The man is hated world wide and is seen as an idiot.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:41 PM
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If Bush wants to win he should have Cheney fake a heart attack and choose Rudy Guliani as his running mate.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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Rudy G and John Mc. John McCain as the pres, Rudy G as the vice pres, you have a landslide win, no doubt! Not only would the american public love it, the world would also and this giant mess we are in now, would start to go away with renewed hope and credibility.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by GrndLkNatv
. I am telling you McCain could run as an independent and smoke both Bush and Kerry.


I think you may be correct.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by GrndLkNatv
Rudy G and John Mc. John McCain as the pres, Rudy G as the vice pres, you have a landslide win, no doubt! Not only would the american public love it, the world would also and this giant mess we are in now, would start to go away with renewed hope and credibility.


I'm one with you friend.............Anyone but Bush ..........G-d are we in a mess.

They said, "Don't worry because his wattage is not up to the light needed for the WH - He'll hire smart people." Sounded good; but forgot the idiot was going to make the final decision and equated 'pigheadedness' with 'strong leadership'..........what a mess.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Whoever said McCain run as an independent bite ya damn tongue !!!

Too many people in this country tied to thier parties ... it would split the vote and might put the idiot back in office....

I like John McCain myself... I like Kerry too... too bad you can't have a ticket with McCain and Kerry on it... geesh



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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Bush is an idiot, can't even ride a bicycle and Kerry is too much of a double speaking panderer. McCain could run without a party and win.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:54 PM
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Hell I'd probably vote for a rudy and john ticket


but in the end, will it matter?



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:55 PM
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GrndLkNatv I see your point except I think that could help him win the election. It seems right now if you hate Bush you hate America and it causes a huge rally behind him. I also believe if we do see another attack here, he would be re-elected without fail. Scare people, say the French hate him and he is a lock for a 2nd term.



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
but in the end, will it matter?



Damned well better.......'cause then we'll be in deep do-do......what a mess.

The guy's got us in a lose/lose situation.......first President I can think of who did that......



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 12:59 PM
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A better analogy would be LBJ:

"On March 31, 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency became a casualty of the Vietnam War. Johnson announced to a nationwide television audience that he would not seek re-election. He would instead devote his remaining time in office to the advancement of peace talks. As the nation convulsed in a tumult of assassinations and riots, a lame-duck Johnson remained in office for ten more months. The war in Vietnam would continue to rage for five more years and claim an additional 33,000 American lives."
From American Experience on PBS



posted on May, 27 2004 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by nativeokie

. Scare people, say the French hate him and he is a lock for a 2nd term.


I think the concept youre suggesting was first noted by Herman
Goehring if I read your intent correctly....

"People can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. All you have to do is to tell them their being attacked and denounce pacifists for a lack of patriotism..."
www.alttext.com...



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