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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Are you trying to say BHO is a centrist, he is the MOST LIBERAL POTUS we have ever seen
    Dont start celebrating yet, the true conservative arm of the party will gain back control and give fiscal conservatives, and social moderates a much needed voice
    I actually believe he is more pragmatic and moderate than many of his supporters believed he would be, although still more liberal than the center of public opinion. I think McCain self destructed as a candidate because of the his age, Bush's extreme unpopularity, his own personality, his running mate, his continuous bumbling efforts to appease the more conservative end of the party, and the fact that the American public clearly blamed Bush and Republican policies for the economic collapse. Absent those problems, and especially the last three, he might well have won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    I actually believe he is more pragmatic and moderate than many of his supporters believed he would be, although still more liberal than the center of public opinion. I think McCain self destructed as a candidate because of the his age, Bush's extreme unpopularity, his own personality, his running mate, his continuous bumbling efforts to appease the more conservative end of the party, and the fact that the American public clearly blamed Bush and Republican policies for the economic collapse. Absent those problems, and especially the last three, he might well have won.

    What did he do to appease conservatives?

    To the contrary, his efforts to appease the left were disturbing and hurt him!

    McCain was far to liberal for any true conservatives liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    What did he do to appease conservatives?

    To the contrary, his efforts to appease the left were disturbing and hurt him!

    McCain was far to liberal for any true conservatives liking.
    But he had those votes. Palin was to appease the rightwingers. She did zero for the undecided voters. He needed the center but as Franco stated the deck was stacked against him.

    Elections are won and lost with the 20% of the middle voters. The other 2 groups of 40% vote the party line. I think I may have stolen that theory from Tom Clancy, but am not for sure.

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    Using the term conservative and McCain in the same sentance makes me laugh.

    We had 2 candidates for Presidential election to vote for last election, left and borderline socialist.
    "Communism only works in Heaven, where they don't need it, and in Hell, where they already have it" Ronald Reagan

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    Someone had to vote for McCain in the primaries in order for him to be on the presidential ticket. Looks like the right picked the wrong guy. Hey, I know lets have a do over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    Someone had to vote for McCain in the primaries in order for him to be on the presidential ticket. Looks like the right picked the wrong guy. Hey, I know lets have a do over.
    Roger, why would you want a do over?
    Aren't you ecstatic with the results??
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Roger, why would you want a do over?
    Aren't you ecstatic with the results??
    Why would I be ecstatic. I have said before Obama was not my choice for President.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    Why would I be ecstatic. I have said before Obama was not my choice for President.
    Well, I can assure you, McCain was not mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Well, I can assure you, McCain was not mine!
    Then it must have been the democrats that were told to change their voter registration and vote for McCain, then change their registration back to democrat.

    Damn democrats!

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    Roger, I have acknowledged the fact that the world has changed and that this is what the majority want.

    I am just not mature enough to accept it!!
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