August 12, 2005

CHASING AFTER THE FRONT-RUNNER:

Romney to pay new visit to a primary state (Scott S. Greenberger, August 12, 2005, Boston Globe)

At least one of Romney's potential competitors for the GOP nomination, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is also scheduled to appear at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, where more than 1,000 elected officials, campaign contributors, conservative advocates, and candidates for a wide range of Michigan political posts will be gathering.

Some people won't believe the Senator is running until they cast their vote for him....

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 12, 2005 11:18 AM
Comments

...which will be never.

Posted by: Shelton at August 12, 2005 11:29 AM

2008 is a long ways off (a thousand ages politically), however, I cannot imagine that I'll be any more likely to vote for McCain in '08 than I was in '00 (I voted for "W" that year in the Michigan primary). I may be wrong (in '77 I would have said "no way" had some one told me that in '80 I'd vote for "RR"), but I don't believe so.

BUSH*ROMNEY~2008

Posted by: Dave W. at August 12, 2005 12:07 PM

Dave:

You are. You'll vote for the nominee and that'll be McCain.

Posted by: oj at August 12, 2005 1:19 PM

I will too, but I won't like it.

Posted by: Rick T. at August 12, 2005 2:31 PM

Being a Republican isn't about our feelings.

Posted by: oj at August 12, 2005 3:25 PM

I'm a McCain supporter, but you shouldn't vote for someone merely because he's a Republican, vote for them based on your own personal beliefs, your own convictions.

Posted by: Spencer Fontaine at August 12, 2005 5:19 PM

If voting against Hillary means I have to vote "for" McCain, I can hold my nose and pull the lever.

Posted by: John Resnick at August 12, 2005 5:59 PM

Mr. Fontaine:

Then you're a Fontaninian, not a Republican.

Posted by: oj at August 12, 2005 7:52 PM

You're assuming loyalties that do not begin to exist, Orrin. Actually you're demanding them. That good old leading-the-parade thing of yours again.

Posted by: joe shropshire at August 12, 2005 8:00 PM

joe:

You're demanding candidates who agfree with you on every issue, which don't exist either. That's why you'll vote for the nominee after beating your chest for a few years.

Posted by: oj at August 12, 2005 9:09 PM

No chest-beating from this boy.

Posted by: joe shropshire at August 12, 2005 9:26 PM

Of course Republicans will vote for McCain if the alternative is Hillary.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at August 12, 2005 9:44 PM

I thought I was an Independent but I guess I'm a Fontaninian who generally votes conservative. I could hold mt nose, but wouldn't like it.

Cheney/Rice in 88 would really excite me ..."big time."

Posted by: Genecis at August 12, 2005 10:08 PM

If W tells me that McCain is the guy, I'll vote McCain. But it won't happen 'cause he's not running.

Posted by: David Cohen at August 12, 2005 10:32 PM

Genecis:

Then you're a Republican.

Posted by: oj at August 12, 2005 10:43 PM

"You don't have to fall in love, you just have to fall in line."

Now, is that damning with faint praise or what?

Posted by: jim hamlen at August 13, 2005 10:59 PM
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