Would a McCain Presidency doom the GOP?
I have seen and heard so many Conservatives sound off more loudly than Clinton supporters that if McCain is their only choice, they will vote Democratic to send him a message...McCain still is having trouble in states even though he is the only candidate that is actually on the ballot. What gives with the GOP?
So many of Ron Paul supporters are also saying that they will switch their votes to the Democratic party. Could this be the breaking of the GOP?
- birdieLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The GOP's political agenda and policies of the last 20 odd years have already doomed the GOP!
Even the social conservatives whose various so-called "values issues" have kept them voting on the GOP ticket; can see that their economic well-being has been eroded to an alarming extent. The GOP cannot survive without these voters...
It is a fact that there have always been more Democratic voters than Republicans because the core values of the traditional Democratic Party encompasses the most people and is more in line with the values as represented by the Constitution.
The GOP has used small issues like guns, gays and religion to divide the country instead of focusing the attention on the economy which allows us the real freedom to live as we wish.
For example, The Disney Corporation posted a year of record profits because Americans can no longer AFFORD to travel abroad as they used to and tourists from other countries can travel here since the dollar has become so weak.
Even fairly uneducated Americans can understand that this is an outcome (The weakening of the dollar/ the US economy) of GOP policies and financial malfeasance.
Another example is that bunch of Polygamists in Texas...They would not have been able to support their lifestyle without the millions of dollars they got from Pentagon military contracts. They would have been just a small pitiful bunch of goof-balls (my opinion) without the tax-dollars and lack of regulatory oversight.
Americans are tired of their tax-dollars going to projects that don't benefit the American people...PERIOD. That goes for both sides of the aisle...not just Democratic voters.
John McCain voted for 90 % + of the MONSTER spending bills that the GOP enacted since 2001. Yes, so did many craven Democrats especially the DLC Dems of the Clinton faction...
American tax-payers want to see some benefit for their hard earned wages. They don't want to hear that $125 million was spent in Bolivia to help some wealthy land-owners secede from that country or 5 bilion went to a Nuclear project in China built by a British Company using US technology paid for by our tax-dollars.
I think even very conservative (non-wealthy) voters would prefer that money went to feed hungry American children even if they are usually against that kind of welfare program.
"Conservatives" will not be voting the Democratic platform "to send a message" as you posit...They will be voting their pocketbook ie their TAX dollars should be used for AMERICAN interests not International Corporate interests.
AMERICA FIRST 2008 !!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. The conservatives have come to the conclusion that they are stuck with McCain and it is better to vote for him than to stay home. They recognize that he is a one term Pres. so they will be closely watching to see who he chooses as his VP running mate. It will likely be a conservative. The more conservative members as does the rest of the GOP realize that McCain is just a small reason to vote GOP as down ballot GOP candidates will win if he does.
- hmn186282Lv 51 decade ago
No. Actually, a McCain victory in Nov. would SAVE the Republican Party. The only way he can win is by reaching out to disaffected Democrats and Independents, and the only way he can do THAT is by repudiating, once and for all, the right-wing lunatics that have taken over our party since Houston in 1992.
Our servicemen and women are not dying overseas to defend us from Muslim religious extremists, just so Christian zealots can hold onto power over here. McCain is only pandering to the Hagees and Robertsons of the world to get votes. Come next January, he will throw them under the bus. As he should.
- martinx07Lv 61 decade ago
Of course. Many old school republicans, including Goldwater-Reagen conservatives are against the war, against high taxation, and against uncontrollable borders. McCain is nowhere near this, he has voted for bigger spending, higher taxation, and useless government. I hope Ron Paul takes his spot. So far, it has been Paul with a very pro-conservative voting record, and has the same policies as the Constitution. Take care.
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- 1 decade ago
Trust me by the time the General Election rolls around conservatives will come out strongly for McCain because Obama is so far to the left it will rally the right.
And who cares about the Ron Paul voters lol? Their very small in numbers and most of them tend to lean left anyways so I'm not sure how you think their going to effect the outcome of the election.
- Troll Hunter TooLv 51 decade ago
N O !!! ... An Obama Presidency would DOOM AMERICA !!!
IF ... OBAMA was a WHITE man WITH the SAME LACK of Qualifications, HE would have been - LAUGHED - out of the Nomination process in the BEGINNING !!!!
CHANGE is ALL that you will get back from the Socialist/Communist/Liberal Democrats, when they TAKE your hard earned paycheck from you to give it to able bodied people, "FEEDERS", who do NOT want to get off of their butts and actually get a job !! Our wonderful government hand-out programs !!
Please, TRY to HOPE in one hand and SPIT in the other hand!
Which one is filling up the fastest ??
We need to make sure that the person that represents AMERICA is PRO-AMERICA !!!
WE NEED to make sure that EVERY man, woman, and child, KNOW how ANTI-AMERICAN Obama and his Reverend(S) ARE !!!
Would a CONTINUAL 20 years of "second hand smoke" have a negative affect on the other people in the area ??
Would a CONTINUAL 20 years of "Anti-American Preachings" have a negative affect on the other people in the area ??
John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, was sworn in as the 35th President of THE United States of America, at noon on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural address he spoke of the NEED for ALL Americans to be ACTIVE CITIZENS, famously saying, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
Please NOTICE that it said DEMOCRAT - NOT Socialist and / or Communist Democrat !!
It means this country is only as strong as the people in it. It means get off your a$$ and do something!!!
The Democratic Elite make the rules and then they change them for their convenience !!
The Elite Democrats feel like THEY know better than YOU who would be the best person to run the country !!!
By the People and For the People !!!
He wants to COMMITT America to PAY $845 Million to the Global Poverty Act !!!
OBAMA wants to END WORLD POVERTY on YOUR NICKEL AND SURRENDER THE United States to THE United Nations.
It's called the Global Poverty Act (S.2433), and it is being sponsored by none other than Senator Barack Obama.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
no real goper would vote hitlery over mccain. you re believing posers to sway the weak minded.
i dont like mccain for prez but i will hold my nose and pull the mccain lever.
a stay home on election day is a vote for a liberal socialist no matter who wins between the dems.
- 1 decade ago
The GOP would like to see a conservative candidate on the ballot, not a moderate. Many do not even consider McCain to be a true Republican because of some of his liberal views.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You have "seen and heard so many Conservatives". I find that interesting. I am an active Republican and die hard conservative and I have not seen or heard the first one say they would not support McCain in the GE. I should also tell you that your question triggered my BS Alarm. Thanks for the 2 points.
- ZenLv 61 decade ago
We will find out in November, in an Election like this... anything could happen, twist, turn, go the other way and everything else...
it is so vague.
America is so parallel to Rome!