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    Default There is a good explanation as to why McCain is the leader for Republican nomination

    He had the least amount of money for his campaign. Michael Moore was talking on Larry King last night and he said many Republicans are upset with Wall Street due to mortgage crisis and stuff so these voters are backing the candidate with least ties to Wall Street, aka McCain.


    In other words, McCain's success is more of a rejection of money in politics than anything. I expect a resounding defeat for McCain in the general election. I suspect he will not get more than 35% of the votes from total in the general election.

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    Default Re: There is a good explanation as to why McCain is the leader for Republican nomination

    I suspect he will not get more than 35% of the votes from total in the general election.

    Big this is a pipe dream. He is more to the center than either of the Dems and conservative republicans will vote for hime because they dont want a true raise taxes, big government and spend a lot dem in the white house. It will be a close race either way.

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    Ha Ha Ha. There would be big government alright in the form of military spending. McCain wants huge government that will be dedicated to building the military.

    In any case you are wrong. McCain will be defeated very easily. Very easily!

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    If Obama winds up being nominated I think its entirely possible that he could smoke McCain, due to the aura and enthusiasm surrounding him, and the general distaste for McCain from some of the fundies in the Republican party.

    If the Democrats are dumb enough to nominate Hillary, then it'll be close. Everyone on the left will be backing Hillary, and it'll unite the right to make sure the Clintons don't wind up back in the White House.

    Kind of odd how that works out too, Obama being rated the "most liberal" out of anyone in the Senate, and Hillary being the more "moderate" one.
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    If voters were interested in backing the guy with less money or the fewest ties to Wall Street, they would back Huckabee rather than McCain. But, I don't think McCain will be the bust that some are making him out to be. The consverative base will come out in force for whoever the Republican nominee is, if for nothing else just to make sure that Obama or Clinton won't win. McCain poses a real threat to the Dems because he can get a lot of votes from the centrists and even some from the left.

    Sure, he has done some things that aren't as far to the right as some people would like, but, like I said earlier, that won't drive the base away from him -- who else would they vote for?? At the same time, he could draw in a lot of moderates and even some from the left.

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, I guess.

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    I agree Skipster this election will be close more so if Clinton is the nominee but even if it is Obama it will be close. The key for McCain will be to bring over the moderates and left-center Dems. Wish I think he can and will do.

    I guess there is a possibility the republican base wont vote for him but it is unlikely because they don't want a Democrat in the white house. Especially since the dems will gain a majority in both the house and senate.

    My question now is how long does Huckabee hang on and who will McCain name as his vice presidential nominee. I would assume it will be a base conservative to ensure he can get the base vote. Huckabee seems to get a lot of talk for the position but I cant see it happening right now. Huckabee only gives McCain the religious right not necessarily the Reagan conservatives.

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    Default Re: There is a good explanation as to why McCain is the leader for Republican nomination

    Why McCain is the nomination:

    He obviously has more appeal to independent voters.

    --He's shown he can think on his own, and is just not just a party slug with a pretty hair-do. In other words, he comes across as a little more real than some of the other candidates.
    --He's demonstrated an ability to work with the other party, and lead, on complex legislative issues (contrast to "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists").
    --He's been to war. He's walked the walk, and not just talked the (tough) talk.
    --He's a good speaker (I watched some of the speeches on Super Tues, and my initial impression was that his speech to his supporters was better than Clinton's).
    --He's white and his wife has blond hair.

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    Default Re: There is a good explanation as to why McCain is the leader for Republican nomination

    He's white and his wife has blond hair

    Clone what does that mean Clone?

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    Default Re: There is a good explanation as to why McCain is the leader for Republican nomination

    Ugly, that means, if he gets the nomination, and Obama gets the nomination, McCain will have some advantage in terms of color.

    I don't mean to make a big deal of this, but a lot of white Americans are in total denial on race issues.

    I hear over and over this idea (from pundits) that Obama is more electable than Clinton (because she's been pilloried so long by the right). But I frankly think it's the other way around. The only people who really don't like Clinton are the talk radio crowd (a minority). They're going to vote Republican no matter what. But I think she still has broad appeal to independents. On the other hand, if Obama is elected, I predict some white people who usually don't vote (there are a lot of people, mostly on the poorer and less educated end of things, who don't vote in each election) will--and it won't be for him. I haven't heard anyone else express this point of view. It's mine for better or worse.

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