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Kerry-McCain...if only

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
it's got all the likelihood of the NHL banning fighting, but I'd like to spend a few moments basking in the daydream of what would be an awesome scenario - Bush and Cheney (or whomever) debating issues of national security, the military, bravery and courage, with a guy who received a Purple Heart, and another guy who volunteered for more combat AFTER surviving being shot down, only to be beaten for years by those animals in the Hanoi Hilton.

If there's any doubt the religious right have a hold of the Rep. Party, it's the fact that a stand-up guy like McCain was passed over for Bush in 2000.


McCain as Kerry veep? Not so fast
Republican entertains, dismisses possibility
Thursday, March 11, 2004 Posted: 9:19 AM EST (1419 GMT)


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Maverick Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona quickly slammed the door Wednesday on speculation that he might accept the No. 2 spot on the Democratic ticket with fellow Sen. John Kerry.

McCain raised eyebrows in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" when he described Kerry, a fellow Vietnam veteran, as a "close friend" and said if the four-term senator from Massachusetts asked him to be his running mate, "Obviously, I would entertain it."

McCain also said that he thought there was "no scenario" under which that would happen because "it's impossible to imagine the Democratic Party seeking a pro-life, free-trading, non-protectionist, deficit hawk. ...

"They'd have to be taking some steroids, I think, in order to let that happen, " he joked.

Despite his disclaimers that a Kerry-McCain pairing was unlikely, McCain's comments received enough attention that his office felt the need to quash the speculation several hours later, insisting he would not be a vice presidential candidate this year.

McCain was Bush's chief rival in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. He is running for re-election to the Senate this year in Arizona.

The president also has appointed McCain to a nine-member independent panel investigating U.S. intelligence capabilities, including the quality of information gathered in the run-up to the Iraq war.
 
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