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Old 10-01-2008, 03:32 AM
 
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Default If McCain wants to win he needs to oppose the bailout...

If McCain wants to win the 2008 election for President he should change his position and oppose the bailout. The conservative base and Main Street USA would be with him. He could regain his credibility after losing so much when he backed the scheme to give Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants.

Bush, the Democrats and McCain have been wrong on:

Iraq: Bush Lies about WMD, Congress blindly goes along, McCain as well. McCain still supports this nonesense, but so does Obama.

Amnesty: Bush wanted Amnesty, Democrats supported, McCain helped sponsor it. Conservative Republicans get a backbone and stop it. McCain loses credibility.

Bailout: Bush pushes for it, strong backing by Democrats, McCain not sure what to do, House Republicans stop it and are heroes to the American people.

McCain could ride the populist wave right into the White House, but given that he is a creature of corrupt beltway politics it is unlikely. Obama seems to have taken the high ground on this issue already.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:47 AM
 
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If McCain wants to win the 2008 election for President he should change his position and oppose the bailout. The conservative base and Main Street USA would be with him. He could regain his credibility after losing so much when he backed the scheme to give Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants.

Bush, the Democrats and McCain have been wrong on:

Iraq: Bush Lies about WMD, Congress blindly goes along, McCain as well. McCain still supports this nonesense, but so does Obama.

Amnesty: Bush wanted Amnesty, Democrats supported, McCain helped sponsor it. Conservative Republicans get a backbone and stop it. McCain loses credibility.

Bailout: Bush pushes for it, strong backing by Democrats, McCain not sure what to do, House Republicans stop it and are heroes to the American people.

McCain could ride the populist wave right into the White House, but given that he is a creature of corrupt beltway politics it is unlikely. Obama seems to have taken the high ground on this issue already.
how has obama taken the high ground on this issue? he is knee deep in this bailout.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:08 AM
 
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I wish both would remember why they were elected to the Senate in the first place, and vote the way their constituents(SP?) have been telling them.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:23 AM
 
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i agree that i have to stop just blaming democrats for this bailout because there are certainly republicans who are willing to sell our country off to bail out the moneylenders. hopefully both parties can energize again and defeat this bailout bill one more time!
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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McCain can't switch his position AGAIN!!! He has switched so many times on SO MANY issues, it would be inconceivable for him to do it yet AGAIN.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Obama is noticeably SILENT about the bailout. He is for it but he's not really talking about it. He's missing in action.

But you are right, most Americans oppose the bailout. I can't believe people seem to act like they don't care about it and are just resigned to the fact that it's going to happen. It doesn't have to happen and there are better alternatives that don't stick the US taxpayers with the bill.

If there was a candidate who opposed the bailout and took a strong stand on illegal immigration, I'd vote for that person. Neither of the candidates we have are doing that.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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The problem is that McCain has already said he supports it. Not only does he support it, he took ownership of it saying he has played a big role in the process. It too late now. besides most Americans are blaming republicans for this mess.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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McCain can't switch his position AGAIN!!! He has switched so many times on SO MANY issues, it would be inconceivable for him to do it yet AGAIN.
Maybe this would be the "October Surprise."
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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It wasn't just Republicans that voted against the bill.

But, I do agree with you that a vote against this bill would win points with voters and have wondered why neither of the candidates is willing to do so.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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Default He can switch his views quite easily -

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The problem is that McCain has already said he supports it. Not only does he support it, he took ownership of it saying he has played a big role in the process. It too late now. besides most Americans are blaming republicans for this mess.
I don't think he would have any problem voting against this bill. The people would approve. If he could kill it tonight in the Senate he would be a hero to Main Street America.

All he has to do is say the bill does not serve the interests of the average American.

If things get better on their own - he can say I told you so.

If things do get worse the economy won't fall apart before Novembe. McCain might already be in the White House, assuming he voted against the bill. He can then propose his own solution.

Either way he wins.

But McCain has to stop this bill tonight. His chances of being President will be based on whether or not this bill is stopped dead by him.
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