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John McCain’s choice for Vice President is a toss-up?

Geraghty says informed sources indicate an announcement soon and it is either Tim Pawlenty or Mitt Romney.

Judging from the activity on the blogs and MSM press it really could go either way. Lobbying activity is heavy for both candidates.

McCain will be well served in making a sooner rather than later announcement.


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Stevens gives statement and declares innocence

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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington in this file photo taken August 3, 2007. Veteran Republican senator Stevens was charged on Tuesday with concealing $250,000 of gifts from an oil services company and its top executive, the Justice Department said

Say good bye to Senator Ted Stevens (R- Alaska).

John McCain should take the opportunity to make an example of him and the financially corrupt morass of the Congress.


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Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, seen here with former Republican presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, speaks in March 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Evangelical Christian Right has warned John McCain to NOT choose Mitt Romney as his running mate.

Prominent evangelical leaders are warning Sen. John McCain against picking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate, saying their troops will abandon the Republican ticket on Election Day if that happens.

They say Mr. Romney lacks trust on issues such as outlawing abortion and opposing same-sex marriage and because he is a Mormon. Opposition is particularly powerful among those who supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the Republican presidential primaries earlier this year.

“McCain and Romney would be like oil and water,” said evangelical novelist Tim LaHaye, who supported Mr. Huckabee. “We aren’t against Mormonism, but Romney is not a thoroughgoing evangelical and his flip-flopping on issues is understandable in a liberal state like Massachusetts, but our people won’t understand that.”

The Rev. Rob McCoy, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks, Calif., who speaks at evangelical events across the country, told The Washington Times, “I will vote for McCain unless he does one thing. You know what that is? If he puts Romney on the ticket as veep.

“It will alienate the entire evangelical community – 62 million self-professing evangelicals in this country, half of them registered to vote, are going to be deeply saddened,” Mr. McCoy added.

John McCain faces a “risk” in selecting Mitt Romney – especially with the Evangelical Christian Right. Is this piece and Mike Huckabee’s announcement on Fox News last night that he thought Tim Pawlenty would be John McCain’s Vice President an endorsement of the Minnesota Governor? (Remembering that Mike Huckabee visited Pastor McCoy’s church in Thousand Oaks in March of this year.)

As the lobbying between the pro and anti-Romney forces in the GOP continues, Flap hopes somebody is doing some focus groups and polling in Michigan, Nevada and Colorado.

John McCain needs to pick the very best candidate.

Stay tuned…….

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Barack Obama has said The Surge would actually worsen sectarian violence In Iraq

Jake Tapper over at ABC fact checks Barack Obama on Team Obama’s “spin” of his Iraq War policy and The Surge.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, on January 10 2007 predicted (watch HERE) that the surge of troops in Iraq would fail. “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,” he told MSNBC. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”

Four days later he told CBS’s Face the Nation, that “we cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war. And until we acknowledge that reality — we can send 15,000 more troops, 20,000 more troops, 30,000 more troops, I don’t know any expert on the region or any military officer that I’ve spoken to privately that believes that that is going to make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.”

Asked about these predictions on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Obama told NBC’s Tom Brokaw that “I know that there’s that little snippet that you ran,” referring to the MSNBC clip, “but there were also statements made during the course of this debate in which I said there’s no doubt that additional U.S. troops could temporarily quell the violence. But unless we saw an underlying change in the politics of the country, unless Sunni, Shia, Kurd made different decisions, then we were going to have a civil war and we could not stop a civil war simply with more troops.”

This has become an Obama meme — that during the debate over the surge he acknowledged that more US troops would mean a temporary reduction in violence.

But is it true?

No, it isn’t. But, American voters are not paying attention to the details and expect their politicians to lie with impunity when they come out on the wrong end of an issue.

And, clearly Obama has. Barry is just a typical pol who is a “rookie” on the world stage.

The gloves appear to be off between Obama and the MSM. No more free ride for “The One.”


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