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Powell would be a mistake. For one thing, the Dems are trying to argue that McCain's administration would be a continuation of Bush. Picking Colin Powell as VP would feed that notion -- Powell was George Senior's right hand during Desert Storm, and led the charge into Iraq. If McCain were to pick Powell, the Dems would continuously run the footage of Powell at the UN going over all the evidence to prove that Saddam had dangerous WMD programs.

Powell would be good at throwing the race card into the discard pile, but otherwise, he used up his collateral when he argued the case against Iraq in the lead up to OIF. Great guy, highly intelligent...but politically spent.

McCain would be better served with a VP that had bona fide conservative credentials, to help reassure those on the right that don't trust his leanings.

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Actually The lefties have freely admitted that a mccain powell ticket out there and they would be done. Dont know if anyone else does it but I like to listen to air america a little bit for enterianment purposes and They come out and say that with powell mccain is unbeatable.

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Air America is off its leftist rocker. Powell would sink McCain because the connection to the Iraq war justification would have the left frothing at the mouth and his leftist leanings would seal McCain's fate with the right. Powell really isn't that conservative.

I've got to think that Air America's intent is to play "Anything but that", thinking the Republicans will bite on it believing it's what the left is afraid of - when that's what the left wanted all along. It's straight out of Sun Tzu -- feign weakness to lure the enemy into doing what you want him to do.

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That is true about the comunist air america. But, a majority of the conservitive radio host are also talking about powel as vice president as being a good thing. Unfortunately Mccain is the only option this year and in 4 years I would plan on seeing obama back. He maybe not a good option but atleast with Iraq(he says) that he is willing to get the job done. Alot of people forget but a big reason Al Queda got as powerful as it did was because when we helped the afgans originally after USSR left we did too. Thus allowing the hardline muslim groups to come in and provide support for a country that didnt really have a plan or a means to reach it. I do believe that we both are on the same page more or less.

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csumerall wrote:
Alot of people forget but a big reason Al Queda got as powerful as it did was because when we helped the afgans originally after USSR left we did too. Thus allowing the hardline muslim groups to come in and provide support for a country that didnt really have a plan or a means to reach it. I do believe that we both are on the same page more or less.

If you want to go there, then we need to point out that the guy who cooked up the covert scheme to help the mujahedin in Afghanistan, Charlie Wilson, was a Democrat.

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Let us not forget that a large portion of the problems in the middle east can be traced back to another Democrat..........Jimmy Carter. He is far more responsible for the problems in that region than most people realize.

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i realize that wilson was a democrat. I dont think of myself as a democrat, I am fairly conservative. I think that as far as this race goes I have to go with mccain but only due to the fact that with either of the democrats we would be speaking spanish in a matter a few years. All the choices are horrible none of them have any plan to do anything, except to pander to their own special intrests, or socialist agendas.

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What is this a Republican only forum? You fellers must be part of those die hard 30% who can't see the forrest for the trees and what this current admin and your party has done to this country for the last seven years. I am a veteran, a hunter, obviously a gun owner, and will never vote for a repub EVER!

You guys are hunters right? Do you care about having land to hunt on or being able to afford to hunt? Affording to fill up your tank to go hunting? Unless you are really wealthy guys who it doesn't affect do you realize the middle class of this country it taking it in the shorts? Not to mention all the lies and deceit the last seven years have given us. There are liars and morons in both parties but your guys' party has taken the cake when it comes to idiocy and corruption in recent times.

What's wrong with you guys?

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Ha ha...what a hoot. Corruption among Republicans? Don't get me started on Dems and things like $100K stuffed in a freezer. The difference is that Republicans hold crooks in their midst accountable while Democrats make excuses for them and back them. Republicans are also consistent in their condemnation. You won't hear a Republican attacking a Democrat's deviant behavior one day and then defending a Republican the next because it's his "personal life."

And as for sportsman's issues, check out every anti-gun, anti-ammo, anti hunting and anti-access issue in political discourse anywhere in the country right now and see who's pushing it-- tally it all up, come back, and we'll discuss which party supports sportsmen. Bring facts, not rhetoric, and we can discuss.

And if you want to branch out, we can discuss limits on speech, personal liberty, and hypocrisy when it comes to disenfranchised voters.

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expatriate wrote:
Ha ha...what a hoot. Corruption among Republicans? Don't get me started on Dems and things like $100K stuffed in a freezer. The difference is that Republicans hold crooks in their midst accountable while Democrats make excuses for them and back them. Republicans are also consistent in their condemnation. You won't hear a Republican attacking a Democrat's deviant behavior one day and then defending a Republican the next because it's his "personal life."

And as for sportsman's issues, check out every anti-gun, anti-ammo, anti hunting and anti-access issue in political discourse anywhere in the country right now and see who's pushing it-- tally it all up, come back, and we'll discuss which party supports sportsmen. Bring facts, not rhetoric, and we can discuss.

And if you want to branch out, we can discuss limits on speech, personal liberty, and hypocrisy when it comes to disenfranchised voters.

That would boil down to you posting Rush talking points and I'm not even going to entertain the idea of that. Like I said I hunt, I own guns, I am a vet, and I as well as plenty of other guys I know who are similar to me hold the same views I do.

You are going to be sorely disappointed this fall and as much as you love to believe that all your guns will be taken away from you if a Dem gets elected you will fail to see this happen. However, you will create some new rhetoric to get your blood pressure up so you can wail about the Dems ending the world as we know it.

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