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Old 10-11-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Interesting.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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"It is irresponsible not to have a well organized, thoughtful vigorous transition, right now," said Mickey Kantor, a Clinton administration official who was there for the 1992 transition and who has consulted with the Obama campaign about its efforts. "I am surprised that John McCain would take that position. This government is very complicated. And I don't care how many years you have spent on it you don't truly understand it until you get to the middle of it."
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Perhaps the Senator will move quickly similar to his prior vetting process.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Remember how critical they were when Obama put a transition team together a couple of months ago? Who does McCain the Maverick have did is really part of his team to run a government with? His campaign is being run now by Bush people if he brings them in then he really is the son of Bush? Being a Maverick does not lend itself to governance.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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I think it's just that he knows he's going to lose. Might as well have all hands on deck to lessen the degree to which he'll get beat.

Also, what Bush tool would you "transition" with? Perino? Cheney? Rice?.....They're clueless idiots.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Irresponsible to say the least.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Sounds odd. Unless he's just going to use the same characters that are in W's cabinet.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I think it's just that he knows he's going to lose. Might as well have all hands on deck to lessen the degree to which he'll get beat.
Either that, or he's planning to keep all of Bush's people in place. Personally, I hope he understands that at this point, only Diebold could give him a win.

I don't believe the Republicans tried very hard this go round. It's like they wanted to lose.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Either that, or he's planning to keep all of Bush's people in place. Personally, I hope he understands that at this point, only Diebold could give him a win.

I don't believe the Republicans tried very hard this go round. It's like they wanted to lose.
I certainly hope he's better prepared than the VP selection..

Oh good grief, how many time's is J. Gordon gonna hit the wall?!!!!


I think they were trying to win, or at least want to, Senator McCain came from a field they really didn't like and some of the choices didn't really get a fair shake or pull themselves to the fore and stand out.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Maybe he's facing reality?
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:42 AM
 
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Irresponsible to say the least.
Agree.
Guess the Republican Party isn't as concerned for the health, safety and future of America as previously indicated.
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