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Nat'l Review questions Crist's conservative credentials as VP pick

National_review The National Review weighs in on the prospect of Gov. Charlie Crist as vp pick for John McCain and asks: "In some ways, Crist’s candidacy would make a lot of sense: He’d all but lock up Florida, a state McCain can’t afford to lose in November. He also has a strong record on crime, taxes, and spending. But is he the battle-tested conservative that so many in the Republican base believe McCain ought to pick?"

In a lengthy review of the governor's record, the conservative-leaning national magazine concludes: "Conservatives are likely to want a little more balance on the GOP presidential ticket. If McCain decides to spurn them, he would be smart to buy some disaster insurance beforehand." Read it here.

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Lemeiux and Greer better get to work and stop this kind of talk. Where are you guys? how could you let this happen.

McCain has enough appeal with independents and moderates -- he doesn't need another moderate on the ticket. McCain will carry Florida with or without Crist, so it isn't essential. Carrying Ohio is a more difficult challenge, so maybe a favorite Son there will help more.

Tammy

If McCain picks another liberal - like himself - he is doomed. The conservative wing will desert him - count me among them....I will be hard pressed to vote for McCain as it is now - with another liberal, the only thing to get me out on election day will be the vote to cut property taxes in Florida

Tammy

If McCain picks another liberal - like himself - he is doomed. The conservative wing will desert him - count me among them....I will be hard pressed to vote for McCain as it is now - with another liberal, the only thing to get me out on election day will be the vote to cut property taxes in Florida

Tammy

If McCain picks another liberal - like himself - he is doomed. The conservative wing will desert him - count me among them....I will be hard pressed to vote for McCain as it is now - with another liberal, the only thing to get me out on election day will be the vote to cut property taxes in Florida

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