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McCain's choice for VP.. could this be an all Va. VP

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  1. DarrylS

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    Maybe I am naive, or maybe just dumb.. looks like McCain is leaning towards Cantor for VP.. from outward appearances seems as though the reason is to carry the Fla, Penn and Ohio vote.. not much about his leadership ability, mostly about his influence amongst business folks, money raising ability etc.

    Wonder how a jewish VP will play internationally??

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12264.html

    The McCain campaign is vetting Rep. Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) as a potential vice-presidential candidate, a campaign adviser told Politico on Saturday.

    With a Southern lilt and that belies his talent for raw politics, Cantor is one of the nation’s most prominent Jewish Republicans, and has impressed the McCain team by becoming a prolific fund-raiser for the campaign.

    A young fiscal conservative who could help keep Virginia from tipping blue, Cantor could also be an asset in such battlegrounds as Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has shown appeal to the party's base as well as to independents, and would be an unconventional choice at a time when McCain is looking to add excitement to his campaign.

    "McCain needs to do something different," said Chris LaCivita, a top Virginia Republican strategist. Citing his youth, ties to the business community, strong relationship with conservative activists and proven ability to raise money, LaCivita said Cantor "fits all the bills."
     
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    Interesting, I'd been hearing Romney more lately, but maybe that's cause I'm closer to MA than VA. VP picks for both candidates will be interesting to see....
     
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    It doesn't matter who wins, we are going into Iran.

    Look at the 2000 election; even if W wasn't elected, Lieberman would have been VP and look at how hawkish and war-mongering he's been over every Iraq bill the past 8 years.
     
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    Not a chance....I hope.....
     
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    How does a thread about a VP choice turn into us invading Iran? :confused:
     
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    Probably the same as when Lieberman was nominated in 2000............
     
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    Actually, I think it's different this time. For Lieberman no one I know cared about his ethnicity or religion, but this time with Israel itching to have someone attack Iran, I care very much if the VP closely identifies with Israel, and whether his allegiances may not be in the best interests of this country.
     
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    Being that I live in VA, I guess that would be pretty cool.
     

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