One of my favorite bloggers, Laura Lee Donoho, wonders why some conservatives are jumping on the McCain-Lieberman bandwagon. She suggests a Giuliani-Romney ticket in 2008.
I’m at a loss to understand why some prominent conservative thinkers are seemingly shrugging their shoulders and jumping onto the McCain-Lieberman 2008 bandwagon. Some are of the opinion that McCain-Lieberman would make a good Republican team for the 2008 Presidential election..
I couldn’t disagree more. While John McCain served honorably during the Vietnam War that was what?…..Thirty something years ago. There have to be more achievements in his record of public service to compel conservatives to rally around him. I don’t see any. I have noticed that McCain has been on a very quiet tour through the Bible Belt, trying to make up for those uncalled for, hateful comments about Christians he made in the 2000 primaries.
I for one am not buying his apology tour but that’s not the only problem I have with the “maverick” Senator. The McCain-Feingold campaign finance regulation and his membership in the gang of fourteen (gatekeepers to the Supreme Court) are just two examples why McCain has been anything but a loyal Republican so I’m surprised that any Republicans or conservatives are even considering his candidacy.
Rudy Giuliani has been my pick for President in 2008 ever since 911 and like Roger Simon I viewed his appearance on Hannity and Colmes the other night.
Rudy was very impressive. Forget George Allen, John McCain and every other wannabe Republican nominee. I predict today that the 2008 Republican nominee will be Rudolph Giuliani.
Yes, I am pro-life and more conservative in my social views than Rudy appears to be. But in these perilous times we need a man who understands the dangers we face in the ongoing war against Islamo Fascism. Rudy’s already proven he’s a man of fortitude with a big heaping of, yes, that old word, gravitas. Rudy understands that Americans want their civil liberties but the number one civil liberty is “Life.” Without that we no longer exist as a nation.
I propose a Giuliani – Romney ticket. As a southerner I understand my part of the country very well and I know we will support a Giuliani-Romney ticket in a New York Minute.I have written previously about my feelings about McCain and reasons I believe Rudy would be a great presidential nominee, despite the disagreements I have with him over abortion and other issues. I still think there are other worthy candidates that will be considered that are not even really being discussed much yet. The 2006 elections are months away, but there is no doubt that the race for 2008 has been going on for some time now. Anyone with any hope of raising money and support for a presidential race has a lot of work to do over the next year. There are going to be some really important things for Republicans to consider and some big decisions to make. The next 18 months or so will be an incredibly important time for the Republican party.