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If McCain Dies Pre-Election?

If McCain dies of a stroke before the election will Ron Paul get the nomination since the others have dropped out?

“If he dies,he dies.”

-Ivan Drago.

[quote]belligerent wrote:
If McCain dies of a stroke before the election will Ron Paul get the nomination since the others have dropped out?[/quote]

No, in that case, Joe Lieberman gets the nomination. After McCain, he’s the one most likely to carry on the Bush legacy :slight_smile:

Paul won’t get more than 5% of the vote regardless. The Republicans went out of their way to ignore him, and he didn’t help out much by making himself out to be the “Anti-War Republican”. Republicans still support the war for the most part. Apparently they also support the whole big-government neocon platform to a tee. I’d say that Ron Paul doesn’t qualify as a Republican any more. And neither do I. The party has convinced itself that it doesn’t need the votes of real conservatives any longer, and I for one hope they don’t get them.

[quote]MrRezister wrote:
Paul won’t get more than 5% of the vote regardless. The Republicans went out of their way to ignore him, and he didn’t help out much by making himself out to be the “Anti-War Republican”. Republicans still support the war for the most part. Apparently they also support the whole big-government neocon platform to a tee. I’d say that Ron Paul doesn’t qualify as a Republican any more. And neither do I. The party has convinced itself that it doesn’t need the votes of real conservatives any longer, and I for one hope they don’t get them.[/quote]

They’re not getting mine. No more “invade the world, invite the world” for me.

[quote]PRCalDude wrote:
MrRezister wrote:
Paul won’t get more than 5% of the vote regardless. The Republicans went out of their way to ignore him, and he didn’t help out much by making himself out to be the “Anti-War Republican”. Republicans still support the war for the most part. Apparently they also support the whole big-government neocon platform to a tee. I’d say that Ron Paul doesn’t qualify as a Republican any more. And neither do I. The party has convinced itself that it doesn’t need the votes of real conservatives any longer, and I for one hope they don’t get them.

They’re not getting mine. No more “invade the world, invite the world” for me. [/quote]

Which party are you going to be supporting then? Libertarian?

I’d still vote him over Obama or Billary.

[quote]Natural Nate wrote:
I’d still vote him over Obama or Billary.[/quote]

He’s counting on that.

Not much else.

[quote]lixy wrote:
Natural Nate wrote:
I’d still vote him over Obama or Billary.

He’s counting on that.

Not much else.[/quote]

shrugs

Oh well.

[quote]entheogens wrote:
PRCalDude wrote:
MrRezister wrote:
Paul won’t get more than 5% of the vote regardless. The Republicans went out of their way to ignore him, and he didn’t help out much by making himself out to be the “Anti-War Republican”. Republicans still support the war for the most part. Apparently they also support the whole big-government neocon platform to a tee. I’d say that Ron Paul doesn’t qualify as a Republican any more. And neither do I. The party has convinced itself that it doesn’t need the votes of real conservatives any longer, and I for one hope they don’t get them.

They’re not getting mine. No more “invade the world, invite the world” for me.

Which party are you going to be supporting then? Libertarian?
[/quote]

I’ll write in Tancredo.

[quote]MrRezister wrote:
Paul won’t get more than 5% of the vote regardless. The Republicans went out of their way to ignore him, and he didn’t help out much by making himself out to be the “Anti-War Republican”. Republicans still support the war for the most part. Apparently they also support the whole big-government neocon platform to a tee. I’d say that Ron Paul doesn’t qualify as a Republican any more. And neither do I. The party has convinced itself that it doesn’t need the votes of real conservatives any longer, and I for one hope they don’t get them.[/quote]

Actually Ron Paul has every right to call himself a Republican. The traditional republican party promoted smaller federal government and liberty. The current Republican party has moved away from its traditional roots and this new party’s supporters have no right to be called Republican.

Romney is rich enough he could jump start a campaign.

What? Nobody wants Cheney?

[quote]vroom wrote:
What? Nobody wants Cheney?[/quote]

Osama Ben Laden would love that.

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[quote]belligerent wrote:
If McCain dies of a stroke before the election will Ron Paul get the nomination since the others have dropped out?[/quote]

He should. In the sense of being a real Republican, he’s the only one. The rest are infected with the worship of Big Nanny Government, trying to outdo the Dems.

I think the real question is how long could he possibly live after the election? Did you see that report on his medical records? I absolutely respect his service and the trials that guy has been through but Jeezus man, he is a ticking time bomb and sorry but I don’t wanta prez on meds that can alter their decision-making capabilities.

Ambien Linked to More Bizzare Behaviors
By: Psych Central News Editor

Reviewed by: John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
on February 6, 2007

Tuesday, Feb 6 (Psych Central) –
New data from Australian and United Kingdom (UK) health agencies sheds light on bizarre behaviors associated with a commonly prescribed sleep medication, Ambien. One report from Australia�??s Federal Health Department describes 104 cases of hallucinations and 62 cases of amnesia experienced by people taking Ambien or Ambien CR, also known by its generic name, zolpidem

For Zyrtec they have posted these as possible effects in their post marketing period. i.e. “We’re not investigating this further, let some consumer group look into this.”

“Post-Marketing Experience
In the post-marketing period, the following additional rare, but potentially severe adverse events have been reported: aggressive reaction, anaphylaxis, cholestasis, convulsions, glomerulonephritis, hallucinations, hemolytic anemia, hepatitis, orofacial dyskinesia, severe hypotension, stillbirth, suicidal ideation, suicide and thrombocytopenia.”

Seems the Republican party as an entity is shuffling to the Left as fast as they possibly can. I say we rename them Democrats, and the Democrats can rename themselves Socialists. At least that will leave some room for another group of truly liberty-minded individuals to take up the “Republican” mantle.

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