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Meghan McCain's Endorsement May Solidify Mitt Romney's Status as Moderate
Yahoo! News ^ | March 16, 2011 | Tina Molly Lang

Posted on 03/16/2011 10:07:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On Monday, Meghan McCain told Kennesaw State University that she wants Mitt Romney, not Sarah Palin, to be the next president.

As McCain explained, "My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney. I like that he's not so radical. I like that he has really, really played his cards right, almost perfectly since the last election" (as reported by Marietta Daily Journal).

McCain's endorsement may be a double-edged sword for Romney. On the one hand, her endorsement is a boon because she chose him over her own father's running mate. And McCain enjoys a devoted following among independents, moderate Republicans and young voters, which could help him with crucial swing voters.

On the other hand, praise from a high-profile moderate like McCain could backfire on Romney as conservatives might take it as further evidence that he's too liberal for the Republican Party.

Other recent news stories suggest the conservative base's reservations about Romney: Mike Huckabee's attacks on "RomneyCare," David Axelrod's praise of Romney's health plan and Rick Santorum's attacks on Romney.

Last month, Huckabee began promoting his new book, A Simple Government. In his book, he criticized Romney's health plan, comparing it to "ObamaCare." According to Politico, Huckabee argued that if Romney wanted to be a serious contender for the GOP nomination, then he needed to admit that he was wrong and to see that as a lesson on why socialized medicine doesn't work.....

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She has a "devoted following?" Really? And after the Kennedys, Tip O'Neil, Mike Dukakis, John Kerry and Scott Brown, haven't we had enough bad luck from Massachusetts?
1 posted on 03/16/2011 10:07:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney/Meghan McCain in ‘12


2 posted on 03/16/2011 10:09:29 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meghan McCain's endorsement has such weight!

WHO CARES ABOUT THIS MORON?

3 posted on 03/16/2011 10:11:02 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to meet Meghan McCain’s “Devoted following” let me guess..mental patients


4 posted on 03/16/2011 10:11:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good! I don’t “do” Moderates. And to the yahoos at Yahoo “news”, we’re going to be picking our own candidate this time. No more McCains.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 10:15:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you thought the lame duck Congress was fun, you're gonna love a lame duck Kenyan president.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is like saying that a dog turd validates my sidewalk. Except that that same dog turd, on my lawn, is just about the same turd as it would have been on my sidewalk. So, no, maybe the presence of a dog turd on my sidewalk leads me to believe, quite logically, that my sidewalk is actually a hard, monolithic concrete lawn.

I hereby suggest the following.

Moose
Cheese
Sister
Shower
Beeber

I will agree to chuckle at the use of any of the above words, provided NO FREEPER EVER POSTS ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT THIS TWIT WITH TITS!


6 posted on 03/16/2011 10:15:52 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: frogjerk
Meghan McCain's endorsement has such weight!

Well now, that was certainly a softball setup:


7 posted on 03/16/2011 10:17:40 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s endorsing Romney because she knows Obama will wipe the floor with him.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 10:19:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: frogjerk
Meghan McCain's endorsement has such weight! WHO CARES ABOUT THIS MORON?

Big Buns for Big Love.

Moron supports Mormon in 12

9 posted on 03/16/2011 10:20:04 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Just saying.......)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The girls she takes out to lunch? Her hairdresser and nail technician? Her massuese, plastic surgeon, tattoo artist and lawn boy?


10 posted on 03/16/2011 10:20:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As McCain explained, "My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney...

What a silly little nit wit. I guess she was stuffing her face while her father and the Huckster teamed up to screw Romney in WV during the '08 primary. McLame hated Romney and now his little precious is selling him like he is gold. What a ditz. I'm sure Myth is ecstatic to get this endorsement from a vapid trust fund kid.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 10:22:03 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An endorsement by Ms. McCain will do nothing to convince conservatives that Romney shares their values. But maybe he’ll be able to rouse some of the unwashed, 20-something celebrity stalkers, who are notorious non-voters.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 10:23:20 PM PDT by Paul Kib (http://whattoreadtoday.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An endorsement by Ms. McCain will do nothing to convince conservatives that Romney shares their values. But maybe he’ll be able to rouse some of the unwashed, 20-something celebrity stalkers, who are notorious non-voters.


13 posted on 03/16/2011 10:23:29 PM PDT by Paul Kib (http://whattoreadtoday.blogspot.com/)
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“She has a “devoted following?”

Devoted followers to the pig trough.
The McStains make me sick.
They need to dry up and blow away, but in her case,
call the lard truck.


14 posted on 03/16/2011 10:26:48 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meghan McCain

We'd be better off going with whomever the NYT and WAPO wind up endorsing.

15 posted on 03/16/2011 10:28:45 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lol I just hope she doesnt shut up.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 10:28:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe an accurate description for Meghan McCain is “odious.”


17 posted on 03/16/2011 10:30:32 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--The Revolution Will Be Exit-Polled. I hope.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a damn sad testimony when Megan McCain’s endorsement solidifies anything north of the belt buckle.


18 posted on 03/16/2011 10:33:48 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That headline has got to get some award for “Living In A Bubble” news.

They really think Meghan McCain has the ability to influence a single vote? Whose?

This was probably written by someone who thinks the kids are into those new “8-tracks” and “Hula hoops.”


19 posted on 03/16/2011 10:36:36 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Meghan McCain’s Endorsement”

rotflol

It solidifies Mitt as a liberal


20 posted on 03/16/2011 10:37:14 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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And McCain enjoys a devoted following among independents, moderate Republicans and young voters

What is their source for this information?

21 posted on 03/16/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Megan McCain/Alvin Greene 2012


22 posted on 03/16/2011 10:42:20 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

23 posted on 03/16/2011 10:44:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s all about fooling the middle. Obama is a die hard Socialist but he can come off as a left of center President to many. Romney is very Conservative yet can do the head fake from the right. He even has quite a few here fooled. Reagan did the same.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 10:50:56 PM PDT by byteback
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meghan “The Kingmaker”

The media is delusional.


25 posted on 03/16/2011 10:53:47 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: byteback

Yeah, Romneycare and his waffling on abortion certainly faked me out. All this time, I just thought Mitt was just a moderate.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 10:54:23 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: byteback

Wind the tape back, I don’t think I understood you correctly.


27 posted on 03/16/2011 10:59:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: byteback
> Romney is very Conservative...

Hmmm. Got yet Flame-Proof Magic Underwear on?

You might gonna need 'em, making remarks like that around here...

28 posted on 03/16/2011 11:00:12 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Paul Kib
An endorsement by Ms. Mccain carries a lot of weight, about 300 hundred pounds of pure baby fat.
29 posted on 03/16/2011 11:00:34 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: dayglored; byteback

“yet” -> “yer”


30 posted on 03/16/2011 11:01:02 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Rational Thought
You must be kidding. Hope that was a sarc.

I don't know who my candidate is yet. we're still LONG way out. But I GUARANTEE it won't be from the McCain family or anyone connected to them. I want a conservative with fire in their belly this time.

Tired of the same stupid, spineless bunch that we've been getting offered up for the gipper. Here I am again, not voting for someone, but voting against someone. The lesser evil is still evil.

31 posted on 03/16/2011 11:01:18 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
...we’re going to be picking our own candidate this time. No more McCains.

Recently, another FReeper claimed we need certain endorsements for our candidates, such as Letterman or Leno.

I ripped this idiot a new butt hole.

32 posted on 03/16/2011 11:03:03 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: dayglored
Got yet Flame-Proof Magic Underwear on?

Yea every once in a while I venture out and show my elitism since I attended college.

33 posted on 03/16/2011 11:07:36 PM PDT by byteback
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt’s Twit.....


34 posted on 03/16/2011 11:14:42 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: byteback; dayglored

Oh, you’re the one out of 400,000 FReepers who attended college? I’d heard of you, but didn’t know which one you were.


35 posted on 03/16/2011 11:19:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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Romney?????? No way, Jose.


36 posted on 03/16/2011 11:23:40 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they are kidding right? why do they keep redefining what the GOP is?


37 posted on 03/16/2011 11:57:08 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s only one thing I’d believe if Meghan McCain said it and that is: I’d like another GIANT helping of mashed potatoes with 3 lbs. of butter.


38 posted on 03/17/2011 12:02:03 AM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROTFLOL

Please don’t post anymore mind numbed stupid articles about mind numbed stupid Meghan McCain. She deserves to fade into the wall paper.


39 posted on 03/17/2011 12:16:26 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: byteback

Romney’s Bain Co. bought Burlington Coat Co. to get the building that Romney (Bain Co.) sold to the Jihadists to build the Victory Mosque at Ground Zero.
Romney helped the people who want to build a memorial to the Muslim Terrorists that destroyed the World Trade Center.


40 posted on 03/17/2011 12:21:49 AM PDT by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: byteback

Got yet Flame-Proof Magic Underwear on?
Yea every once in a while I venture out and show my elitism since I attended college
____________________________________
Comments you made about Romnobot being Conservative and the copied above get you directed to posts like below:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2690065/posts


41 posted on 03/17/2011 12:23:04 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Rational Thought
Mitt Romney/Meghan McCain in ‘12

I think there are more suitable candidates for Dog Catcher...that is what they are running for, right?

42 posted on 03/17/2011 12:45:40 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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‘McCain enjoys a devoted following among independents, moderate Republicans and young voters’

It is amazing what you can learn on FR.


43 posted on 03/17/2011 12:46:32 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s a moderate? Someone needs to light the Captain Obvious signal.


44 posted on 03/17/2011 12:58:39 AM PDT by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tina Molly Lang? She like 13 from the Valley? Like? What a moronic article on a fatty nobody. Yeech!


45 posted on 03/17/2011 4:06:56 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Bottom line? Mitt promised me more FOOD."

46 posted on 03/17/2011 4:54:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Meghan McCain's Endorsement May Solidify Mitt Romney's Status as Moderate"


47 posted on 03/17/2011 5:04:38 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Milt, take a second from signing your co-DNC-written bills.
Listen to this!! Meghan McCain endorsed you as a ….. ‘moderate’."

48 posted on 03/17/2011 5:27:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: frogjerk

“WHO CARES ABOUT THIS MORON?”

No one pays any attention to her. Meahan McCain holds no public office. Does she even have a job? Young people don’t like her. Freepers certainly don’t like her. She was even mocked by comedienne Tracy Ullman. Ignore her and maybe she will finally go away.


49 posted on 03/17/2011 10:20:28 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tina is a violinist, violin teacher, and recent Yale music grad. She is also a freelance writer for arts and entertainment, classical music.

50 posted on 03/17/2011 10:28:10 AM PDT by kcvl
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