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Grizzly Mama

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ugh - McCain

While old Grizzly Mama may have seemed to have been caught up entirely in domestic matters, an eye has been watching the primaries.

I am heartbroken that Fred bowed out after SC. There is all kinds of speculation, and for me atleast it is wishful thinking, that Fred is positioning himself to accept an invitation as VP for the winning nominee. They said he was lackluster, not interested, no 'fire in the belly'. We all thought that was good, see? It wasn't about personal ambition. It was about accepting the burden and doing the right thing for our country. What a bunch of suckers we were.

Anyhoo - on to McCain. The RINO who I am shocked to see has apparently won in FL. Troll and I always wonder what Florida does with its absentee ballots. It feels too much like hanging on to a hope by the skin of our teeth to wonder about such things. It never works, anyway. Already problems reported at several precincts. Dang. Those Floridians have such a hell of a time doing the ballot thing, don't they? I am really blown away by Giuliani's terrible showing. Amazing, isn't it, that his strategy could go THAT wrong? For a minute there, I thought it might work.

No matter, we've got Super Tuesday coming up. What will happen then? We'll just have to wait and see. Giuliani's out. And he endorsed McCain? Oh My God. Why are so many people endorsing a guy that the Republican base despises???

If he's it, we'll have to vote for him. Have to. Can't let the socialists have it. I am afraid that many Republicans will just sit it out if McCain is it. It looks like things could get dicey within the Republican camp, soon.

I have to go with Romney. It's all I'm left with. Not perfect, but better than McCain. I could do it - I could vote for Romney, warts and all, without the bile rising in my throat. So. Romney it is for Old Grizzly Mama.

Cross posted at A Tangled Web.


Blogger J C said...

Bummer! It's a mess, ain't it? I like Huckabee, all except for his income tax thing. A sales tax would be hard on us retirees plus, how about state income and state sales tax?

Problem is, if I vote for Huckabee and he doesn't win, my otherwise Romney vote would count for the Demopublican, McCain. He's almost like a Mr Hillary. What to do,-what to do...

31 January, 2008 14:53  
Blogger Kate said...

I was SO bummed about Fred too... So I am going for Romney. I would have to be dragged to the polls to vote for McCain... Lord help us!

31 January, 2008 22:05  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

JC - I liked Huckabee until I learned of his record as Governor. I don't trust him as much as I dislike McCain. It's a terrible mess.

Kate - Romney for me, too. I've heard from a lot of Republicans who say they will sit the election out if McCain is it. I think that's a terrible idea although I understand where they're coming from. McCain - as horrible as he is - would be better than the Hildebeast.

31 January, 2008 23:55  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Its' likely that by the time you guys vote on April 22nd it will be all over and McCain will be doing his victory laps.

I hate to say it, but I see McCheese so far ahead in so many Super Tuesday states that it may be mathematically impossible for Romney to win if he doesn't score a STRONG second in the delegate count on Feb. 5th.

And with 353 delegates being awarded in winner take all states on that day (out of a total of 1081) it's hard to see how Romney pulls it off.

McCain has exploited a perfect storm in the GOP where the base was not very excited by any particular candidate and McCain was able to get the libs and moderates to come out for him.

Here's a graph from the Florida exit polls which illustrates this:


The problem is that all these squishy moderates and libs aren't exactly the ones you can count on to do all the campaign grunt work: put up the yard signs, make the phone calls, go door to door, donate the money....

And McCain has made it such a point to tell conservatives (as he did personally to me and said "tell your blogging friends") that if we disagreed with him on issues X, Y and Z he didn't want our vote.

If he wins, we'll be stuck with a President who will actively undermine what little GOP leadership there is in Congress to advance his personal agenda.


01 February, 2008 22:35  
Blogger Abouna said...

Does it really matter any more, who we elect? With the cast of characters that are front runners in the G.O.P., there is NO difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.

01 February, 2008 22:56  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

I agree Mike - THIS SUCKS! lol. I am looking forward to Super Tuesday. It will be mightily bad if McCain gets it, I've heard too many staunch conservatives say that they'll sit it out if he wins. That sucks.

Abouna, it doesn't much matter when we've got a McCain in there. He is no Republican - he is a RINO and might as well be a democrat. Although I do think McCain would be a tad better for the country than either Obama or Shrillary, it won't be more than just a tad better. The tiniest tad that you can imagine...

02 February, 2008 23:57  

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