Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday!

Predictions? Anticipations? Thoughts? Feelings? Rants? Experiences?

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Blogger J_G said...

Well Word, there was a surprise upset victory in the superbowl and it would be great if Tuesday evening John McCain would be throughly defeated, even in Arizona(which has a good chance of happening)and he conceded to Mitt Romney and bowed out of the race to fade into oblivion. That's what I'd like to see. The insider crowd down in DC want McCain so bad because Romney would come in a upset all of their little deals and gigs. What gets me is how all these people fall for McCain's bullshit. He's a bullshitter and has always been one and everyone in DC knows it. He flies off the handle and bludgeons everyone with insults and threatens to wreck their legislation they let him do his thing. Some hero, some maverick, he is a big time phoney in my book and it looks like we're going to have him as a nominee. Sorry, I'll have to sit this one out if he is. That's not sour grapes. I can't bring myself to vote for John McCain no matter what the circumstances are, it offends my integrity and sensibilities.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 1:54:00 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

My thoughs are these, in fact I wrote on them today, because that is what we bloggers do. LOL

I have major irritation with McCain, but believe he will be the victor after today. So do we sit on out laurels and allow Hillary or Obama to become President or do we stand on our life long fight against liberals and their Socialist agenda and back the GOP ?

I say we vote and then fight as citizens against Wahsington as we did with the amnesty bill. Hillary nor Obama even care about what we say at least the GOP will listen!

If we protest with a non- vote we have no right to gripe!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:06:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

New York and NJ are going heavily McCain. As of this writing Romney has a 7-point lead on California. I already voted absentee in CA. And it WASN'T McCain.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:46:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I was listening to Laura Ingraham on my way to my client's; and she was reading James Dobson's anti-McCain non-endorsement, with excitement in her voice, as if it were a devastating piece. What she read didn't sound like anything revelatory or "devastating" at all to me, but just more McDS hyperbolic bile and hysteria, with nothing new to add.

I pulled the lever for Romney, via absentee, but I'm not happy about any of this.

I can't bring myself to vote for John McCain no matter what the circumstances are, it offends my integrity and sensibilities.

jennifer, I do respect your reasons. But a thing to consider: When I support Romney, I'm not supporting him because I personally like him. I know your animosity runs deeper than my indifference for Romney personality and character-wise. But consider the following from Hugh Hewitt (his context is in regards to putting majorities in the House and Congress; but I believe it's also true for putting a Party President in office, as well):

If the theory of majorities and their importance gets laid out and is really absorbed before particular candidates get out there among voters, it is much easier to remind voters why they want to hold their noses and vote for the party despite misgivings over the individual.

When you explain the importance of majorities, use a familiar example, like a church congregation or a homeowners association. Ask your friends if, faced with a vote of a congregation to keep or dismiss a pastor or of an HOA to allow or reject a home addition or other remodeling project, they want to be on the winning side of the vote. They will answer "yes" if they are anything other than permanently irascible.

Once they say they want to have a majority on their side in any particular situation, then ask them if they care about the various motivations behind the votes of those who agree with them.

Most people might pause, but in practice the answers are almost invariably "no." If your friend wants the pastor to get tossed out, he doesn't care why others are voting for the pastor to get the boot. It doesn't matter why others in the majority are voting no. What matters is the tally that conclusively ousts the minister.

If you want to add an upsairs level to your home, it doesn't matter a bit if the three votes on the five-member homeowners assocation board denying your plans are cast for different reasons [nor whether or not I like them, personally]. The result is a unitary one: no building that second story. The majority dictated the result.

jennifer, if you sit out the general election because of McCain, I can respect where you are coming from, as it's not like you don't know what I'm telling you, and you have deep-seated feelings, and are expressing yourself from a position of principled reasoning, and not ignorance.

In general, however, ken is right, in that preventing a Clinton(s) or an Obama and their extremely liberal voting record into the White House is more important than going to bat for McCain. Doing one, enables the other, and vice versa.

I'm not voting for McCain: I'm preventing a Hillary or Obama. That's how I look at it.

I suppose I can only hope that Romney gets the nomination nod.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree with you, Wordsmith. I hope Romney can beat McCain too. I think some are simply so angry that McCain has been given all the boost from the MSM that he has enjoyed, and also that McCain isn't as conservative as we would wish him, that they feel they must not vote for him even if he is the frontrunner. Of course I disagree. I refuse to be complicit in placing a Dem in the White House.

Some conservatives accuse McCain of being a Democrat. That isn't true... he is a conservative on National Security. The Dem's are not! Yes... he's wishy-washy and even liberal on some internal issues, but still preferable to a Democrat who is liberal on all issues!

I came back to see some of the suggestions for the "Caption This" post that you had here. What happened to it?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Drop in the live chat tonight Word:


Tuesday, February 05, 2008 2:59:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I tried, Mike, but got there late and couldn't get into the flow. I had trouble changing the login name. Being at work, I had no idea what transpired throughout the day.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:21:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I came back to see some of the suggestions for the "Caption This" post that you had here. What happened to it?

Er...gayle....you do know to scroll down for older posts, right? lol.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:32:00 PM  

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