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McCain Reassures Supporters No Need to Fear Obama Presidency - Video 10/10/08
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 11, 2008 | BrianinMO

Posted on 10/11/2008 7:00:59 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of John McCain yesterday at a Town Hall Meeting where he twice told concerned questioners that Sen. Obama is a "decent family man," and that "you don't have to be scared of Sen. Obama as President."

He made the remarks as supporters told McCain in questions that they were "scared" of an Obama presidency. But rather than reassuring voters that the United States has withstood bad leadership before, and would do so again if Obama becomes President, McCain seemed to personally vouch for Obama.

Unfortunately, what Sen. McCain did directly undercuts the ads now running which call into question Obama's fitness for the office because of his radical associations with people like unrepentant terrorist William Ayers. Now, if McCain tries to raise questions about Obama's associations, all the Obama campaign needs to do is say, "You reassured your supporters that Obama is a 'decent man' and that there is no need to be scared of him as President.'" Not a good day for McCain on the trail. . . . . (Watch Video)

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: concessionspeech; gooddoggiejohn; lickhishandjohn; mccain; obama; senileisasseniledoes; throwingtheelection
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1 posted on 10/11/2008 7:01:00 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Think of all the people that are trying to drag this awful candidate over the finish line. He knocks Obama down and the Ayres and Acorn stories are starting to penetrate. And what does the candidate do but step on his own momentum. He is nearly hopeless. FReepers were afraid last night he’d throw Palin under the bus ? Palin and Rick Davis should tell him “you are on your own”.


2 posted on 10/11/2008 7:05:01 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Federalist Patriot

Where’s my fork?


3 posted on 10/11/2008 7:05:38 AM PDT by jester221 (Obama and Osama both have friends who tried to blow up the Pentagon & the Capital)
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To: Federalist Patriot

McCain SHUT UP! You are Pissing in your Cheerios brother!
STOP IT. Who is running this campaign anyway! Mccain has Diarrhea of the mouth! How can you run commercials questioning obamas character and then put on a happy face at a rally! I am past the point of wanting to VOMIT! Im voting for this ticket but McCain needs to be a MAN and go after this Liberal Socialist Pig. NO more Mr Good Guy McCain.

Obama is NOT HONORABLE We SHOULD be scared with him being
President! His Propaganda machine is enough to scare me now.

Its imperative we all rise up against Obama and help Drag McCain across the finish line. He apparently has blown a gasket and can’t fo it on his own.

Im not going to watch the last debate. I hope McCain suprises me but unless someone in the McCain camp takes charge he will pussyfoot around as always. Hey John “Good Guys” finish last! Remember that.


4 posted on 10/11/2008 7:07:24 AM PDT by jimmur281974 (No Way! No How! NOBAMA)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Sen. Obama is a "decent family man," and that "you don't have to be scared of Sen. Obama as President."

Major Buzzkill. Bummer, dude.

5 posted on 10/11/2008 7:07:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Put Palin in the White House. Send McCain to Sun City, AZ)
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To: Federalist Patriot

WTF?!!!

Hubby and I were talking last night.
I’m convinced (and even MORE convinced after reading this article) that McCain has decided over the past couple of months that he doesn’t really want to be president!
His campaign and refusal to TELL THE TRUTH about the financial mess is PROOF that he is unwilling to do what is necessary to win. If one is unwilling to do what is necessary to win, that is proof the person doesn’t really want to win.

I think these latest economic woes of the country and the anger of the American people has taken the fight out of him.

Perhaps he has gotten some bad “medical news” that we don’t know about.

I don’t know, but I do believe he doesn’t really want to be POTUS!

I’m even wondering if he is a shill for the Dems!
How in the HELL did he win FL? I believe the Dems performed their own “Operation Chaos” and it worked wonderfully for them, sticking us with McCain. If we had Romney running, we probably would not even have this problem!


6 posted on 10/11/2008 7:08:58 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Just say NObama!)
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To: major-pelham

If McCain loses this election he’ll be public enemy #1 in conservative circles for the rest of his life, and back to being the darling of the MSM and libs in general in short order. ....which is a position he evidently finds comforting.


7 posted on 10/11/2008 7:10:10 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Federalist Patriot

Oh thank you John!....Did he promise you a cabinet post also?....


8 posted on 10/11/2008 7:10:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Federalist Patriot

This guy is nuts!....He couldn’t run a lemonade stand!


9 posted on 10/11/2008 7:11:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Federalist Patriot

John McCain’s legacy will be....Doormat for Obama.


10 posted on 10/11/2008 7:12:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: major-pelham; All

We have to remember that McCain is part of the Washington “Good Ol’ Boy” Network.


11 posted on 10/11/2008 7:13:31 AM PDT by landerwy ("A republic, if you can keep it")
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To: Federalist Patriot

I disagree with Sen. McCain in his assessment of Sen. Obama. UUNGH!


12 posted on 10/11/2008 7:14:31 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It is a shame he has to ruin her career too.


13 posted on 10/11/2008 7:14:39 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Federalist Patriot

McCain has to go on the offensive if he wants this thing. Weakness and taking the focus away from who BHO is and who he runs with will hurt him badly. It is amazing that BHO has a good chance of winning. He is probably the weakest Democrat candidate in living memory. Sadly McCain is running a terrible campaign and could actually lose to this empty suit.


14 posted on 10/11/2008 7:15:31 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Federalist Patriot

if true, mccain could be showing himself to be worse than bob dole.


15 posted on 10/11/2008 7:19:15 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (A vote for Hussein is insane!)
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To: DemonDeac

It’s one thing to tell the people to calm down, but McCain went out of his way to praise Obama. What a dolt.


16 posted on 10/11/2008 7:19:33 AM PDT by WillT
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To: major-pelham

The greatest strategy the Democrats ever unleashed upon the Republican party was the concept of “unity” and “bipartisanship”. Republicans are reluctant to criticize Democrats for fear of losing “honor”, so instead they lose elections. The reasons the media was so critical of these rallies was because they were so effective at generating excitement for McCain’s limp campaign. Now, just like in 1996, when Dole listened to the media and decided to not make character an issue in the election against Clinton (who was mired in scandals), the GOP is determined to lose again. This time, it is a different world, and the damage “the Lord” will do to the country in the next 4 years might will set us back at least a generation.


17 posted on 10/11/2008 7:19:47 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Barack Obama, the "Platte River Politician", a mile wide and a quarter inch deep.)
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To: jimmur281974

jimmur281974 SHUT UP!

McCain has to be careful not to be portrayed as an angry, erratic old man. He didn’t have much choice but to try and calm down the person that asked the question. If you want to drag someone across the finish line, start by seeing the good in your candidate. Reactions like yours simply make things worse.


18 posted on 10/11/2008 7:21:12 AM PDT by stevestras
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To: major-pelham

Stop sending money to the RNC. That is the only way they will get. McCain is a LOSER!!!! We are stuck with this 4 time LOSER!!!!!


19 posted on 10/11/2008 7:23:04 AM PDT by Chicagofore (BUY REAL ESTATE STUPID)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I’ve tried to tune out this topic as I know I’m in the minority here and probably can’t convince anyone to see it differently.

Someone pops up and says something like this - what are the candidates choices?

1. He could smile, acknowledge the remark, and be accused of acreeing with it. Oh, many Freepers would love that, it’s red meat to the lions, but how would we like the headlines that would dog McCain-Palin the rest of the campaign?

2. He could ignore it. In which case we’d be seeing continuous loops of the question and his response in Obama’s next ad, with the tagline of “Dishonorable, disrespectful”...

3. Or he could respond as he did. Maybe he could have chosen better words under pressure, but I still say he made the right choice, given the task at hand is not to cater to people like us but to attract independent uncommitted voters.

OK I feel better now...


20 posted on 10/11/2008 7:23:59 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Three weeks before the election McCain dismisses the most basic beliefs of patriotic conservatives and endorses Barak Hussein Obama. Let the coronation of the messianic noOb begin.


21 posted on 10/11/2008 7:26:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Federalist Patriot
He's a jack ass. This guy couldn't be a bigger idiot.

ACORN's fraud won't matter, now, because McCain is losing the election all by himself.

What a complete and total moron for saying this. I want to type a stream of expletives here...but really, what's the point?

22 posted on 10/11/2008 7:26:34 AM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

If he loses, he will probably put the “country first” and resign from the senate in rebuke, thus allowing Napolitano-D to appoint a successor lib to inch the Dems one vote closer to 60 in the senate. All in the name of bi partisanship.

F**K BIPARTISANSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 10/11/2008 7:27:07 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: a real Sheila

“He doesn’t really want to be president!”

AMEN! This is Dole 1996 Redux!


24 posted on 10/11/2008 7:29:23 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: stevestras

I think jimmur281974 is a TROLL, trying to stir things up here to make FR look bad...


25 posted on 10/11/2008 7:29:52 AM PDT by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America)
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To: Federalist Patriot

My vote has been thrown under the straight talk express.


26 posted on 10/11/2008 7:30:23 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: jester221

Mccain makes me sick. Everytime I am fired up he throw some cold water... What a jerk..


27 posted on 10/11/2008 7:32:40 AM PDT by saga
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To: Federalist Patriot

Lt’s play a little game of cards John.


28 posted on 10/11/2008 7:37:31 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: a real Sheila

In recent days I’ve actually been inclined to think of McCain as the Ross Perot of 2008


29 posted on 10/11/2008 7:41:46 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
In recent days I’ve actually been inclined to think of McCain as the Ross Perot of 2008

He's certainly got the giant sucking sound down pat

30 posted on 10/11/2008 7:49:07 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: Federalist Patriot

PALIN/McWhatshisname’08!


31 posted on 10/11/2008 7:49:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

You get the feeling that the RNC wants to loose this election so as to give this crappy economy to the Dems. It may sound like a good political strategy (Dems get the blame for the tough times while the RNC cashes in on 2010 and 2012) but I don’t think that will fly....

1. Dems will blame this on the “Bush economy”
2. Reps are getting blamed for the housing debacle
3. You REALLY wanna give Barry and Co. control of this???

So, our grand republic wants its bread and circuses, free this and free that. Ya know, the former Eastern Block countries (with their low corporate and flat taxes) are starting to look good now. They seem to be going the free-market way while the west entagles itself into Socialism.

Let England be the test case. I’ve been reading that the best and brightest (those with wealth, skills and education) are starting to leave their country. It’s called “brain drain” and with the world becoming more global, this trend will only increase.


32 posted on 10/11/2008 7:54:30 AM PDT by curling
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To: Federalist Patriot

Hmmm..., we’ve got McCain voting for Obama now.

I like McCain even less now. I don’t know who is worse...


33 posted on 10/11/2008 8:11:24 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: a real Sheila
S- months ago, and many times since, I posted the following...

McCain wants to win, but only if he doesn't have to fight for it and get his hands dirty... He doesn't have the stomach for it

if he fights and damages Zero, he will be known by the media as the one who fought the nastiest campaign ever... If he doesn't fight, he'll take his chaces, and if he loses, the MSM will portray him as honorable, a war hero, as someone who stayed above the fray..

As a side benefit, he gets to stick both fingers in conservatives' eyes...

I thought Bush was bad by nt fighting back for 8 years, but this guy is a coward. A j-a of huge proportions... He will go down in a landslide, and take the whole party down with him, all across the country...

being in favor with the media is more important than fighting for a cause... I have NO respect for this horses a--... NONE

34 posted on 10/11/2008 8:24:36 AM PDT by NYC Republican (In furiate the MSM- vote for Palin/Dole-II)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Unfortunately we must play the cards we hold. I LOVE AMERICA too much to simply stop fighting for her. Let’s keep the faith and keep on fighting. “NEVER GIVE UP!”


35 posted on 10/11/2008 8:24:43 AM PDT by Dream Warrior (Will someone wake up Senator McCain!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Check my blog. I’ve said two things for months:

1. This election is (was) McCain’s to lose.
2. He’s just the man who could do it.

He really, really didn’t hear the brother who begged him to “Fight” the other day. Talk like this just pees on the efforts of all the noble fighters and workers around the country — to say nothing of his far-superior running-mate, Sarah Palin, who’s out campaigning like it matters, while McCain prepares his memoirs.


36 posted on 10/11/2008 8:27:24 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: NYC Republican

So... what are you saying?

(c;


37 posted on 10/11/2008 8:29:42 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Chicagofore

I don’t think it was the RNC. They can’t do much about it. They didn’t elect McCain... It was millions and millions of FOOLS on our side, who thought an old, stiff, dumb as a rock Dem-in-GOP clothing could ever beat Hillary or Zero, in the difficult environment we had 6 months ago


38 posted on 10/11/2008 8:30:20 AM PDT by NYC Republican (In furiate the MSM- vote for Palin/Dole-II)
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To: Boagenes
All the Zero folks have to do is put out an ad that, on a split screen, juxtaposes the character assault ads vs. this idiot saying all these good things about him

it will show McCain to be 1. Hypocritical... 2. Confused and out of touch... 3. Two-faced and disingenous... 4. All of the above

Game over... Checkmate... Game Set Match...

there will be no October surprise folks... JM is running out the clock, and this loser doesn't realize he's 2 TDs down

39 posted on 10/11/2008 8:37:49 AM PDT by NYC Republican (In furiate the MSM- vote for Palin/Dole-II)
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To: bigbob

Or 4. Leave it at “let’s be respectable and NOT admonish ZeroH’s accomplishments, cause he has NONE!!!


40 posted on 10/11/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT by NYC Republican (McCain THROWING election, and Destroying conservatives down the ticket!!)
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To: NYC Republican

JM is running out the clock, but he does know its over.

Which is precisely where this lecture to his supporters came from.

He wants his reputation back when he returns to the Senate, he wants good press again, so his legacy is assured.


41 posted on 10/11/2008 8:42:28 AM PDT by roses of sharon (When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19)
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To: roses of sharon

Exactly... I’m starting to hate him almost as much as ZeroH... He’s doing what you expect him to do... You KNOW he’s the enemy... McCain’s supposed to be on our side... What a joke


42 posted on 10/11/2008 9:02:06 AM PDT by NYC Republican (McCain THROWING election, and Destroying conservatives down the ticket!!)
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To: roses of sharon
Imagine the press accoldates, and the backslapping he'll get

he gets a 2-fer... He gets to make history by helping elect the 1st... And he destroys conservatives throughout the nation,,,

think about it... In hindsight, it looks like it was all in the works... Huckabee coming out of nowhere to block FDT and Romney... The FIX is in...

I've changed my tagline.. Flame away

43 posted on 10/11/2008 9:05:44 AM PDT by NYC Republican (McCain THROWING election, and Destroying conservatives down the ticket!!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

wat da hell is Mc thinking? doesn’t he know the election is a war? this is treason! aiding and abetting the enemy! I suppose this is more of his ‘hands across the aisle’ crap. actually, he doesn’t have to reach across the aisle. he is comfortably seated in the middle of the Dems side. Mc Cain is Obama lite. is there some way we can change the ticket to put Sarah for pres, and McWhatshisname for veep? me gusdusted!


44 posted on 10/11/2008 9:38:00 AM PDT by capn dino
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To: Federalist Patriot

Wow just watched the video - McCain coming off like a weak version of ‘96 Bob Dole. I honestly believe he doesn’t want to win this election.


45 posted on 10/11/2008 9:49:34 AM PDT by weef
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To: Chicagofore

It’s the RNC’s fault IMHO. McCain is the nominee because he won the NY and CA primaries - irrelevancies as to the conservative party nominee’s ultimate November success. We need Newt and Palin to get control of the party apparatus and stop the bi-partisan insanity. Conservatism isn’t dead or even descending, it just has no leadership.


46 posted on 10/11/2008 10:35:07 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Federalist Patriot

What?!

Is McCain nuts? He acts like an old farm dog that’s been whipped too much.

Is it possible the imprisonment and torture he is so proud of affected his mind in ways he cannot even recognize?

I seems like every time the going gets tough, he rolls over and starts ingratiating himself - offering to suck the nearest tool he can find...

Perhaps he is hoping to be the poster boy for the next “new” psychological malady: PBS (prison b*tch syndrome)

Is Sarah Palin the only real man in this whole race?


47 posted on 10/11/2008 12:29:24 PM PDT by Melinator (Wholly CraP!!!)
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To: NYC Republican

well said.

I’m SO disgusted right now.
I just CANNOT believe we are going to have a Marxist for POTUS. It is inevitable.
I’m not even going to watch the television coverage at ALL on election night. I just do not have the stomach for it.


48 posted on 10/11/2008 12:38:12 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Just say NObama!)
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To: capn dino

“..McCain is Obama lite.”

Best line I’ve seen in awhile.
I’m borrowing it for my new tagline.


49 posted on 10/11/2008 12:40:22 PM PDT by a real Sheila (McCain is Obama, lite!)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
This reminds me of that Andy Griffith episode in which Barney decides to run against Andy for Sheriff, but in the end, announces HE'S going to vote for Andy.

Only Obama is CERTAINLY not an Andy Taylor,...

but McCain is definitely an older, angrier “Barney.”

50 posted on 10/11/2008 12:43:27 PM PDT by a real Sheila (McCain is Obama, lite!)
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