Sen. McCain Open to Being Kerry's VP

  1. I think this could be very interesting althoug unlikely. I have heard some rabid Republicans stating they will abstain from voting rather than vote for Bush. Maybe this would make a difference for some:

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...kerry_mccain_1

    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain allowed a glimmer of hope
    Wednesday for Democrats fantasizing about a bipartisan dream team to
    defeat President Bush (news - web sites).

    McCain said he would consider the unorthodox step of running for vice
    president
    on the Democratic ticket - in the unlikely event he received such an
    offer from the presidential candidate.

    "John Kerry (news - web sites) is a close friend of mine. We have been
    friends for years," McCain said Wednesday when pressed to squelch
    speculation about a Kerry-McCain ticket. "Obviously I would entertain
    it."

    But McCain emphasized how unlikely the whole idea was.

    "It's impossible to imagine the Democratic Party seeking a pro-life,
    free-trading, non-protectionist, deficit hawk," the Arizona senator
    told ABC's "Good Morning America" during an interview about illegal
    steroid use. "They'd have to be taking some steroids, I think, in
    order to let that happen."

    McCain gained a reputation as a party maverick who appeals to
    independent voters during his 2000 race against Bush for the
    Republican nomination. This year, McCain has campaigned for the
    president and said he would continue to do so.

    Unlike some other Republican senators, he hasn't railed against Kerry,
    a fellow Vietnam veteran. McCain called the Kerry-Bush contest "the
    nastiest campaign so far that we have seen" and said he preferred
    campaigning for candidates instead of against their opponents.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    I love McCain. I would vote for him in a second and I am about as un-Republican as it gets. I think he's a man of integrity, which is certainly rare in politics.
  4. by   duckboy20
    I would also vote for McCain in a heartbeat, as for Kerry or Bush, don't know because I really don't care for either
  5. by   wjf00
    Ditto. McCain is the one Republican I would vote for. One of the reasons I so dislike Bush is because he ran such a savage attack campaign against McCain. He CONSTANLY speaks up about pork barrel spending no matter who proposes it, he had the gumption to push forward campaign finance reform (even though it sadly got watered down way too much). He even urged some restraint before charging headlong into Iraq. If it were a 3 man race I vote McCain no hesitation.
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from fergus51
    I love McCain. I would vote for him in a second and I am about as un-Republican as it gets. I think he's a man of integrity, which is certainly rare in politics.
    Agree! Would definately be a nice mix. I was ready to vote for him in the last election.
  7. by   fergus51
    That's what I don't get about the Republican party. If they had chosen McCain to run the last time it would've been a landslide win. They have some really talented and well-liked people to choose from, but they always seem to pick someone like Bush. And say what you like about Bush, he doesn't have the cross party appeal or respect like McCain or even Powell.
  8. by   jnette
    Quote from fergus51
    That's what I don't get about the Republican party. If they had chosen McCain to run the last time it would've been a landslide win. They have some really talented and well-liked people to choose from, but they always seem to pick someone like Bush. And say what you like about Bush, he doesn't have the cross party appeal or respect like McCain or even Powell.

    Yep. And you know what? I used to think the world of Powell and Condoliza both, but the way they have bowed to this admin. has really disappointed me.

    Seems like they have both lost what made them really stand out... their individuality. Become mere clones.

    I still think they'd be great if they could be "allowed" independant thought once again. :stone
  9. by   fergus51
    I'm with you on Powell. I still like him, but that UN presentation based on a plagarized college paper and other information that turned out to be untrue made me sad. I would still vote for him though.

    I like Rice because I think she is a great example of a strong, educated, well spoken woman, but I have never been for her politics and I do think she is a puppet at this point. I couldn't vote for her any time in the future.
  10. by   movealong
    How interesting. I would vote for McCain, no problem.

    Connie Rice? I had such high hopes for her. I'm very disappointed. I would not vote for her unless something changed and changed alot. I no longer respect her at all.

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