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The McCain-Romney Ticket The Best Possible conservative ticket.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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A McCain-Romney ticket would easily be the best possible republican ticket hands down.

1. It would unify the republican party.
- McCain is a very moderate republican. Because of that he has easily found his strength in his moderate supporters. His weakness, however, is that more conservative republicans are uncomfortable with supporting him. 2 out of 10 conservatives said they would vote third party, and 1 out of 10 said they wouldn't vote at all. All totalled...you can predict that McCain would not recieve about 30% of the conservative republican vote, which probably rounds off at about 10%-15% of republicans in general.
So how does McCain fix this problem??? He should attach Romney to his ticket. Romney was easily the most appealing to most conservatives. In fact, he was hands down the favorite conservative candidate outside of the rural south. He was CPACs most popular candidate, and he even won the endorsements of several conservative evangelical leaders. Before he dropped out, conservatives were falling behind him by the thousands. If McCain were to attach Romney to his ticket, he would make his ticket far more appealing to conservatives.
McCain steals the moderates and swing voters, Romney ropes in the conservatives. Thats a winning ticket.

2. Mitt Romney is strongest, were John McCain is weak.
- John McCain is hands down the best candidate to deal with the middle east. His insight when it comes to military conflict has been proven time and time again. Unfortunatly, the war isnt our only problem. Our economy is falling apart and illegal immigration is running rampant. On these two issues, John McCain is inarguably weak. He has little if any economic experience and he even himself admitted he had but a simple understanding of the economy. John McCains solution to immigration is amnesty. Not a strong solution at all.
Mitt Romney's strongest issues were (fancy that), the economy and immigration. Romney was rallying conservatives on those issues alone. When it comes to the economy, Romney knows his stuff. The economy was his career and few people have such an impressive record of financial turnaround. On immigration, Romney wants to bring his fist down on illegals, stopping it once and for all. Now thats a solution!
To bring together McCain and Romney, you fill in all of the gaps each candidate has, and you find a ticket that is prepared to address every issue. Thats a winning ticket.

3. It would be a ticket the Dems couldnt match.
- The democrats are lacking in experience. In fact, arguably the only experienced candidate the Dems have is Senator Clinton. If Clinton were to win the Democratic nomination she finds herself in a serious predicament. She will have a hard time finding an experienced running mate and she would put together a weak ticket.
If Obama wins the nomination then the McCain-Romney ticket triumphs again. Obama has 4 years in the senate. Thats hardly experience. He would also have the same problem has Clinton.
Either way, the McCain-Romney ticket beats out the democratic ticket in strength.

4. A McCain-Romney ticket would bring a fresh face to Washington...
- ...something people (especially swing voters) are dying for.
Can you imagine replacing Cheney with Romney...its a beautiful thought and a SERIOUS improvement

Overall this is an incredibly advantageous ticket. The way I see it, a McCain-Romney ticket would be a very difficult ticket for the Dems to beat!
wingnut2280

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Debate Round No. 1
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Not much to say...
The floors yours wingnut

But my argument still needs to be 100 characters long
so
Woot for Romney!

...there
wingnut2280

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wingnut2280 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Advidoct

Pro

Well so much for this debate...

I think its very easily the best ticket...not much more to say that I haven't already said
wingnut2280

Con

wingnut2280 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ClayTrainor 9 years ago
ClayTrainor
Oh man, i would love to take on this debate on the Con side.

1. I think this would have a negative effect on Romney's image as opposed to a positive effect on Mccain's platform. Mccain is about as far away from conservative as you can get and Romney knows it. He challenged Mccain's conservatism at many of the debates and also in attack ads. If Romney endorsed McCain or possibly runs as his VP, I think his support base will feel they have been betrayed.

2. John McCain is not nearly the strongest on the war on terror. He wants more wars, and more surges in Iraq (not to mention he doesn't mind staying for 100 years). This will require the U.S. military to begin a draft, and what do you think will happen to the U.S. Economy when this happens?

Alot of the soldiers in Iraq are on their 3rd or 4th term. The injured are poorly taken care of and not to mention hundreds are dying as the days go by. The Economy is also entering a recession and gradually declining to an inevitable depression if things dont change.

This war is no good for America, it is not keeping it safer, it is simply inciting hatred towards Americans in the rest of the world. McCain / Romney in office would mean sometime in the near future, when America's economy has weakened, as has the military and border security, one of the organizations overseas that we have infuriated with our presence will have their revenge, and we will regret ever supporting someone like McCain / Romney!

3. A McCain/Romney ticket would be only mean a landslide victory for the democrats. 70% of the American people are anti-war, how on earth can a republican win on a pro iraq / iran / pakistan / afghanistan war platform when the democrats are at least "kind of" anti-iraq war.

4. While i don't deny that Romney would probably be an improvement over Cheney, I cant seem him endorsing McCain without losing his Conservative support base, or at least a large portion of it!
Posted by kels1123 9 years ago
kels1123
I am all for a McCain /Romney ticket.Rom ney would be the best man to fix the economy and McCain would be the best man for the Middle East.
Posted by vinavinx 9 years ago
vinavinx
But also Mcain is not my guy. I say we should all just pic a guy we all like (such as Romney or Me lol) and just write him in on all our ballots!
Posted by vinavinx 9 years ago
vinavinx
The one thing that would not work out about a Clinton-Obama ticket is that they would not be able to make the alliance in the first place! They hate eachother as much as they hate us conservatives! That ticket somply wont happen unless its the last resort.
Posted by Advidoct 9 years ago
Advidoct
Obama-Clinton...defintaly not...

If clinton got the nomination i think she would HAVE to use a Clinton-Obama ticket but that doesnt work the other way around. Clinton needs Obama but Obama doesnt need clinton.
Posted by wingnut2280 9 years ago
wingnut2280
I have had to switch my support as each of my candidates progressively drops out. I would have Romney over anyone else though, especially McCain.

Everyone appears to be assuming an Obama-Clinton ticket. I don't know why, it seems highly unlikely.
Posted by Advidoct 9 years ago
Advidoct
Wow we have got a lot of lovers here.
Rock on Romney fans!
Posted by littlelacroix 9 years ago
littlelacroix
I'm extremely upset that Mitt dropped out of the race, but it is obvious that a McCain-Romney ticket would win. The combination of their experience would dominate the Democrats!! Hillary and Obama are ridiculous and I absolutely love this debate.

McCain and Romney '08, I like the sound of that
Posted by vinavinx 9 years ago
vinavinx
No beating Hillary and Obama will be a challenge. The only reason being though is that people arent smart enough and are looking for change in the wrong places. But I do agree a Mcain-Romney ticket would win everything. However i would prefer Romney taking the lead.
Posted by shwayze 9 years ago
shwayze
I completely agree. Frankly, I think I could beat Hitlery or Obama. They are pathetic candidates.
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