Tuesday, July 11, 2006

McCain-Bush Ticket Might Become A Reality

The Bush family's handle on the executive branch might be extended for another four years, but it's not the president's seat you would see Jeb Bush in.

Bush has frequently said he wouldn't run for president in 2008, but he has never ruled out being on the ticket as someone's running mate.

And he didn't today when asked about teaming up with US Senator John McCain of Arizona as Republicans hope to come up with a ticket to keep the White House.

Bush say he likes McCain, that he's a good guy and that there's all sorts of time to worry about the 2008 election.

Any potential GOP nominee would covet the 27 electoral votes in Florida where Bush enjoys a high job-approval rating among voters as he nears the end of his second term.

The governor could also provide some age balance on a McCain-Bush ticket. Bush is 53. McCain turns 70 next month.

When prodded about the likelihood of a McCain-Bush ticket, Bush hedged just slightly.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would any Roman Cahtloic want to see another Bush in office for four more years! How can any Catholic support a president and a family that is pro-war, does not go to church on a regular basis, quotes scripture for political gain and could care less about the poor of our society? Be reasonable; the Bush Family does not care about American Catholics, unless it benefits their bottomline payoff.

2:55 PM  
Blogger David said...

Maybe you should bring it up with the 52% of Catholics who voted for the president in 2004 (up 5 points from 47% in 2000).

As for your accusations, I would counter that no one is "pro-war". Unfortunately, war is sometimes a necessity. The president's decision to not attend services is a personal one and though I would encourage everyone to attend a Sunday service, my support for him is not based on this. Quoting Scripture for political gain? Would it be better that he not quote any Scripture? Care less about the poor? Unfounded. Where's the evidence?

I think the Bush family does care about American Catholics. The attention given to issues of importance to Catholics has never been greater than by President Bush: abortion, ESCR, protecting marriage. And the visits with JPII, attendance at his funeral, Gov Bush's attendance at Benedict's installation, the First Lady's recent visit with Benedict all show the great respect this family of Catholics and non-Catholic have for American Catholics.

3:11 PM  
Blogger mindflame said...

Well, McCain might as well be a Democrat so far as his positions on issues that matter to Christians. There is a new Republican party coming I fear, will all of the evils of the Democrats as well as those of the Republicans.

If Jeb Bush is put on the ticket it will only be to help ally some very well founded fears of a pro-abortion, anti-family, religious expression hostile Republican party. Democrats say Neo-con until they are blue in the face but a real neo-cons support an aggressive foreign policy but are liberal at home. Like McCain or Lieberman.

Hm... maybe they will be running mates.

9:49 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

Better some Catholics and pro-lifers than no Catholics and pro-lifers. It's the same as in Australia...

5:57 AM  
Anonymous DL said...

I wouldn't be happy voting for either Jeb Bush or McCain. The illegal immigrant issue is major. A Catholic understands the obligation to uphold law -unless it is immoral. The Catholic Catechism clearly says so.

Bush and the broken borders people are openly ignoring the enforcement of this country's immigration laws. It is for political and economic purposes.

I am a staunch supporter of Bush's war on terror recognizing the need to defend our own lives. This is a moral and just war aimed at an enemy that has vowed (and tried repeatedly to kill us all. We are morally obliged to protect ourselves and not wait for the nuclear attacks that are sure to come when they develop the means.

6:27 PM  

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