Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.
As for party crasher, Ron Paul, or the latest Libertarian to throw a hat into the ring, forget about it!
Here’a an excerpt from Ron Paul Hopes to Crash McCain's Party
“ . . .In recent primaries, as many as 25 percent of Republican voters chose a different candidate, with many pulling levers for Paul and former GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, who snagged 27 percent of the vote in the Pennsylvania primary.
A similar phenomenon also occurred in 2000, when 33 percent of Republicans voted against Bush in the Colorado primary though Bush was the presumed nominee by then.”
As for the chance of a Libertarian snagging the presidency - NOT! According to Southern Political Report
“There are at least six candidates, including Barr, who have announced for the Libertarian nomination, but in theory a candidate who kept all the others from reaching the 10 percent level could stand on the stage alone.”
So it’s quite clear that a vote for anyone other than the Republican candidate, John McCain, would effectively split the Republican party. And a vote for any of these others would insure that a Democrat wins the presidency!
Do conservatives really want that to happen?
Many conservatives, including myself until recently, have been so upset with McCain’s stance on immigration that they just haven’t been blogging much about McCain, nor have they quickly jumped on to the McCain bandwagon.
But, like it or not, both Obama and McCain are concentrating on the Latino vote for one good reason. Neither can win without it!
According to UPI May 11th
“Latino voters play an influential role in this year's presidential cycle, the Times said, with Democrats courting the Hispanic vote in GOP strongholds like Nevada and New Mexico while Republicans work for the same in California.”
Tuesday morning I listened as one local “conservative” talk show host spent a great deal of time talking about Obama’s advantage over Hillary while mentioning several times that the McCain’s campaign is woefully short of funds. Well not exactly. According to UPI May 11th, Obama has raised $240 and McCain has raised $80 million. Not bad for a candidate who hasn’t gotten much media coverage unless it’s in the form of an age related joke!
Some half-baked conservatives are actually willing to concede the presidency to a Democrat in the vein hope that conservatives will have a better chance in 2012. Really??? Not hardly!
One of the very important things a conservative president can do when Democrats control congress is to appoint federal judges. If leftist Democrats control both the presidency and congress, by 2012 we could have an irreparable disruption in the balance of power caused by the appointment of leftist “legislate from the3 bench” judges who will serve for life.
Here’s what McCain had to say about his judicial philosophy, about these renegade judges, and what John McCain pledged to do on May 6, 2008.
“ . . .There is one great exception in our day, however, and that is the common and systematic abuse of our federal courts by the people we entrust with judicial power. For decades now, some federal judges have taken it upon themselves to pronounce and rule on matters that were never intended to be heard in courts or decided by judges. With a presumption that would have amazed the framers of our Constitution, and legal reasoning that would have mystified them, federal judges today issue rulings and opinions on policy questions that should be decided democratically. Assured of lifetime tenures, these judges show little regard for the authority of the president, the Congress, and the states. They display even less interest in the will of the people. And the only remedy available to any of us is to find, nominate, and confirm better judges. . .”
“I will look for accomplished men and women with a proven record of excellence in the law, and a proven commitment to judicial restraint. I will look for people in the cast of John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and my friend the late William Rehnquist -- jurists of the highest caliber who know their own minds, and know the law, and know the difference. My nominees will understand that there are clear limits to the scope of judicial power, and clear limits to the scope of federal power. They will be men and women of experience and wisdom, and the humility that comes with both. They will do their work with impartiality, honor, and humanity, with an alert conscience, immune to flattery and fashionable theory, and faithful in all things to the Constitution of the United States.
There was a day when all could enter the federal courthouses of our country feeling something distinctive about them -- the hush of serious business, the quiet presence of the majesty of the law. Quite often, you can still find it there. And in all the institutions of government there is nothing to match the sight of a court of law at its best. My commitment to you and to all the American people is to help restore the standards and spirit that give the judicial branch its place of honor in our government. Every federal court should command respect, instead of just obedience. Every federal court should be a refuge from abuses of power, and not the source. In every federal court in America, we must have confidence again that no rule applies except the rule of law, and that no interest is served except the interest of justice. Thank you very much.”
Hear all the Remarks By John McCain on Judicial Philosophy.
The best argument for voting for John McCain comes from Rick Santorum’s article “The Elephant in the Room: Why conservatives should support McCain”
Here's an excerpt:
Anyone who knows me knows that I don't shy away from offering my two-cents on the issues of the day, particularly in presidential races. And anyone who has heard me talk about the presidential race over the last few months knows that I've had, shall we say, some serious reservations about John McCain's candidacy. . . .
McCain is clearly the candidate with the capacity, judgment, experience and will to confront America's enemies. He's served our country honorably - heroically - in war. I served eight years with him on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and I can assure you he knows our military. Importantly, he also knows our enemies. He understands their capabilities and their aims. He will not sugarcoat the human or financial commitment and cost needed to defeat this enemy. . . .
On judges, McCain has repeatedly made clear that he will, as his Web site states, "only nominate judges who understand that their role is to faithfully apply the law as written, not impose their opinions through judicial fiat." Sounds good to me. . . .
This is but one example of McCain's character - the kind of character I want in the person who answers 3 a.m. phone calls at the White House.
Those conservatives who still question whether they can support McCain should remember this: The next president will make more than 2,700 political appointments, those who really set policy, across the bureaucracy of our government. I, for one, will sleep better at 3 a.m. if Republicans are in the cabinet and in White House positions that make so many critical decisions. The idea of "Attorney General John Edwards" and "Energy Secretary Al Gore" should cause some sleepless nights for Republicans or conservatives - and those in a U.S. manufacturing sector now struggling to stay afloat.
Here's my final argument for John McCain. He's not Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. . . .
As for the Reagan Axiom, given his opponent, McCain is close enough to 80 percent for government work. That is why I am going to vote for my friend - John McCain.
Yup - close enough for government work!
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