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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  February 9, 2008
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McCain-Romney in 2008!

Suggestion: Mitt should follow up on the suspension of his campaign by formally endorsing McCain and McCain should announce that Mitt's his vice presidential preference, thereby preventing most of the damage the Huck would otherwise do.

Kennedy-Johnson and Reagan-Bush I were unexpected but successful tickets.

McCain-Romney should be the next one.

There's no doubt that John McCain yearns to be President.

There's also no doubt that his best chance to become President is to team up with Mitt, especially since (1) Mitt is fit to be president, (2) Mitt appeals to the Reagan conservatives concerned about McCain and (3) Mitt, as vice presidential candidate, would allay concern about McCain's age and admitted lack of economic expertise (two significant problems for McCain).

Thus, for Republican vice presidential candidate, Mitt should be it!

Fact: Mitt (unlike the Huck) is more concerned with the well-being of America and the Republican Party than he is about winning the Presidency.

Proof: Mitt announced at the CPAC meeting that he was suspending his presidential campaign so that Republicans would unify behind frontrunner John McCain and McCain could maximize his chance of winning (and then won a plurallity of the votes in the CPAC straw poll--Mitt, 34%, McCain, 33%, the Huck and Ron Paul, each 14%).

Together, McCain and Romney have about 1000 delegates and, barring McCain's death or disability, his nomination is inevitable.

Sadly, the Huck is a self-promoter, not a team player, and he's continuing to campaign to maximize his publicity and to prepare to run again in 2012.

Byron York, National Review Online, February 8. 2008: "[N]o one knew what meant the most to Romney. What were the core values that lay deep inside him, things that meant so much that he would give up everything for them? Voters want to know that about a president; they piece together an answer by watching a candidate over time. With Romney it was hard to tell, so they were left to guess. For what it’s worth, my guess is that at the core of Romney’s being is his church and his family; if Romney were asked to surrender all his worldly success for them, he would."

Mr. York's "guess" was on target.

But anyone watching or listening carefully would not have needed to guess.

In his fabulous "Faith in America" speech, Mitt told the world:

"As a young man, Lincoln described what he called America's 'political religion' – the commitment to defend the rule of law and the Constitution. When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God. If I am fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause, and no one interest. A President must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States.

"There are some for whom these commitments are not enough. They would prefer it if I would simply distance myself from my religion, say that it is more a tradition than my personal conviction, or disavow one or another of its precepts. That I will not do. I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers – I will be true to them and to my beliefs.

"Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it. But I think they underestimate the American people. Americans do not respect believers of convenience."

Mitt may have overestimated some of the American people, but he was right about Americans not respecting believers of convenience.

Mitt's unshakeable belief in traditional Americans values, family and the sanctity of marriage is beyond legitimate debate: before the Huck became a top tier Republican presidential candidate, Monogamous Mormon Mitt was the only one who had not been divorced once (and Rudy and Newt had been divorced twice). As for being a great dad, Mitt's five sons obviously paid attention and each of them has done him proud, while the Huck must not have had enough time for his son, who killed a dog in summer camp.

Suggestion: Mitt should follow up on the suspension of his campaign by formally endorsing McCain and McCain should announce that Mitt's his vice presidential preference, thereby preventing most of the damage the Huck would otherwise do.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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