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McCain hints at reelection run with fundraising event (concerned retirement will age him)
The Hill ^ | January 10, 2014 | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 01/10/2014 7:49:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is hosting a $1,000 fundraiser in Washington, D.C., next month, providing a hint that he will run for reelection in 2016.

McCain’s office confirmed the fundraiser to The Hill while reiterating that the Arizona senator has not made a final decision about running again. His office said he will be prepared regardless.

Buzzfeed first reported the fundraiser, which will be held Jan. 28 for “his first DC re-elect reception.”

McCain has said he is strongly considering a run for reelection in 2016, after he joked last year this term could be his last in the Senate.

The former GOP presidential nominee also hosted a fundraiser in New York last month. In that invitation he asked donors to join him while “I consider running for reelection to the U.S. Senate.”

The 27-year veteran of the Senate won his last election in 2010 with 60 percent of the vote, and had a little more than $1.1 million in cash on hand in the third quarter last year.

During a New York Times profile published in December, McCain expressed concern about how retiring might affect his health. He is 77 years old.

“My grandfather actually flew home from the peace-signing on the Missouri and died,” McCain said. “I have seen people age dramatically when they go into retirement.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2016; gope; johnmccain; mccain
He needs to go.

He won't be missed.

2016. Who's going to run against him?

1 posted on 01/10/2014 7:49:23 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This man is completely INSANE. Completely and certifiably INSANE.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 7:52:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Concerned that he'll be able to yell and shake his cane angrily only at people walking on his lawn rather than the entire Republican Party.

Worried about getting the shakes from Meet the Press withdrawal.

3 posted on 01/10/2014 7:56:41 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think they take a secret oath in the Senate that the goal is to go directly from the Capitol bldg to the mortuary.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 7:59:14 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

he needn’t fear retirement,
his brain is already long dead


5 posted on 01/10/2014 7:59:32 AM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McCain is a megalomaniac.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 8:00:53 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s not about what is best for this country—it’s what is best for McCain. Got it.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 8:03:56 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

8 posted on 01/10/2014 8:05:52 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s, “concerned retirement will age him.” I’m concerned he will continue to serve as President Obama’s butt boy.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 8:06:08 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Everybody should show up at McCain events and make a big show of presenting a huge 4’ wide check to his opponent.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 8:06:53 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Any way we can get him to go back to his home state of Panama and run there?


11 posted on 01/10/2014 8:07:52 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Irenic
It’s not about what is best for this country—it’s what is best for McCain.

And unfortunately Arizona will probably re-elect this old fool since they benefit from entrenched cronyism.

12 posted on 01/10/2014 8:08:21 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I did not see anything McCain said about what is best for the state of Arizona. After all THAT is what the Constitution says a Senator is supposed to be there for. Not for what is best for John McCain.
God D*mn career politicians to hell!
13 posted on 01/10/2014 8:09:25 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I will do all in my power to support the Conservative that defeats this progressive traitor.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 8:11:39 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This is a screed for what is so wrong with the GOP/RNC another one of it's many problems...

Where is a old sage full of wisdom in the GOP like Barry AUH20 that told RMN "Dick it's time to go"?

15 posted on 01/10/2014 8:14:07 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If they re-elect the flaming rectal orifice the Arizona voters should be exiled!


16 posted on 01/10/2014 8:16:26 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m sure lots of Democrats will donate...


17 posted on 01/10/2014 8:18:42 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RitaOK; All

Is Neo-Democrat McCain planning on running as a full-fledged “Wacko Bird” Democrat next time?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 8:20:08 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gonna use Congress as his retirement home. Will play ALONG TO GET ALONG!


19 posted on 01/10/2014 8:23:33 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We should ALL be focused on TERM LIMITS with out them we will
continue down this road! These fools all come out of supposed “SERVICE” millionares!


20 posted on 01/10/2014 8:24:42 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If retirement would hurt his health, can’t somebody make him an ambassador to Somolia or something?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 8:33:33 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If he’s 77 now, then he will be 80 in 2016. I hear Steven Segal is interested in Arizona Politics.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 8:34:22 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can’t imagine even the insane voters of AZ electing this demented troll again.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 8:35:43 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gaffer

I agree...McCain needs to just go.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 8:36:34 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who’s more insane, Señor Juan or the AZ GOPe voters who will nominate him yet again?


25 posted on 01/10/2014 8:41:09 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Gaffer
McCain is a Naval hero, and his record as a un-deranged POW is outstanding.

Nonetheless, the word "insane" means deranged, and deranged means ...

Think about it.

26 posted on 01/10/2014 8:53:44 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: OldNavyVet

His Naval career has never been questioned here by me.

Yet, his post prisoner life is clearly that of an insane madman. Two separately distinct period in his life. You can equivocate meanings about what insane means, but that does not mean anything with respect to his last couple of decades disservice to this country. He’s crazy, period.

Go look at his recent Mideast trip and see who he hooked up with. He’s a nutball.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 9:02:37 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: OldNavyVet
McCain is a Naval hero, and his record as a un-deranged POW is outstanding.

Yeah, well Benedict Arnold was a patriot too, before he wasn't.

28 posted on 01/10/2014 9:13:54 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McCain’s hatred of America won’t let him retire. He wants to help Obama and then Hillary usher in 100 percent destruction.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 9:15:52 AM PST by pallis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good luck with that. From Yesterday:


Sen. John McCain Faces Censure from Arizona Republicans for ‘Terrible Record’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3109807/posts


30 posted on 01/10/2014 9:22:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In 2010 McCain was challenged by Conservative JD Haywoth In the Republican primary. McCain took many Conservative positions in that campaign.

From Michele Malkin's column about that campaign:
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/08/24/big-government-huckster-john-mccains-bitter-clingy-21-million-primary-fight/

"To stave off Hayworth, the reborn conservative McCain not only had to throw $21 million down the drain. He had to thrown his own old “maverick” self off the bus, start talking like Tom Tancredo, appear on cable news non-stop, disavow all his good friends in the “Eastern press” whose approbation he thrives on in off-election years, and pander shamelessly to the grass-roots conservative base that he has despised,undermined, and spurned for more than two decades."

Once elected he returned to being a RINO.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 9:45:26 AM PST by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: Gaffer; Maceman
McCain's MiddleEast trip to Syria reminds me of T.E. Lawrence's work there. Read about McCain's trip at http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/May-27/218561-us-sen-mccain-makes-trip-to-syria-to-visit-rebels.ashx#axzz2q1681fC5

Maceman ... Recommended reading ... Kenneth Robert's historical novels Arundel and Rabble in Arms ... along with Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor by Willard Sterne Ranndall.

I bought the latter book at West Point, and enjoyed seeing a tribute to Arnold in the WP Museum that credits Arnold with winning the final battle at Saratoga, where General Gates kept himself two miles away from the battle on a hilltop ... where Arnold violated orders, jumped his horse over the compound wall and rode to lead the winnning charge into the British command post. Arnold was badly injured in that episode, but refused to have his leg removed, making him a permanent cripple who was later financially screwed by Congress over his expenses in an earlier battle on Lake Champlain (at Valcour Island, where Arnold's boat sank and his records were lost) where the British invasion Fleet was turned around ... delaying the British invasion for a year.

32 posted on 01/10/2014 9:51:13 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Retire to Mexico, the country of your loyalties, McCain.

GTFO of the USA you hate and seek to end.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 9:54:37 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’ll have to run on the Democrat ticket if he expects to get more than one electoral vote!


34 posted on 01/10/2014 10:57:11 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: rhinohunter
*Who’s more insane, Señor Juan or the AZ GOPe voters who will nominate him yet again?*

He's not just a RINO. He's a catroon version of a RINO.

He's so quintessentially RINO-esque that I wouldn't be surprised to see him in a black & white 1930’s short with Betty Boop.

...You know, the ones that have animated musical instruments that go into the bedroom to kill the children.

35 posted on 01/10/2014 11:01:59 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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