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Re: The impact of endorsements (McCain to endorse Hillary instead of Rand Paul?)
Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/14/2013 7:13:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Allahpundit asked an interesting exit question at the end of his post on John McCain’s possible retirement:

Exit question for righties who think a McCain endorsement of Hillary over Paul would mean nothing to anyone: You sure?

Actually, yeah, I’m pretty sure it won’t mean anything, but not because of McCain’s relative draw within the GOP or with independents. I just don’t think endorsements at this level have any impact on the fortunes of candidates with near-total saturation with voters already. Endorsements matter for obscure candidates, perhaps especially in local elections, but also in House and Senate races for newcomers. A well-placed endorsement will allow those candidates to become defined by their associations until they can establish their own identities.

On the presidential level, though, the endorsements are much more about the endorser than the candidate. People already know Hillary Clinton — perhaps too much at this stage. They don’t need John McCain’s endorsement to unravel the mystery for them. The same will be true for all of the realistic front-runners for the party nominations in 2016, too. Endorsements are a way to assign political figures to a team and to raise money, but very few people will back Scott Walker or Mike Pence (to use other potential examples) because a Senator from either party lines up with them.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016endorsements; collaborator; hillary; hillary2016; mccain; rand2016; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls
But who will Linda endorse?
1 posted on 09/14/2013 7:13:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain’s endorsement would sway both Tutankhamun and Methusula into changing their votes for Hitlery.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 7:15:25 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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Actually, McCain’s endorsement WOULD affect me: I’d be LESS likely to vote for someone McCain endorsed.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 7:16:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
More and more I think that vainglorious buffoon McCain chose Sarah as a running mate in order to tank the election. Then, to his horror, it looked like he might pull it off so he doubled down on defeat.
4 posted on 09/14/2013 7:26:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is an extortion ploy. “Hillary, unless you send me $100,000 in small unmarked bills, I will endorse you.”


5 posted on 09/14/2013 7:28:12 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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It would be great if McCain endorsed Hillary, since they’re both obnoxious voter repellants. People dislike both of them.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 7:30:23 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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But which one does McCain think is the finest car ever built, the AMC Gremlin, or the Ford Pinto?

Clearly one of those two must be chosen.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 7:34:10 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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8 posted on 09/14/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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Great. Now that Paul Shanklin song is playing in my head.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 7:38:37 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

McAlqueda has no credibility left. He’s a demented troll.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 7:39:18 PM PDT 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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He would endorse the woman who left our men behind and then lied about it? Shame on him.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 7:39:29 PM PDT by jersey117
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Why not? He abandoned the POWs and MIAs.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 7:41:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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While station surfing on my way home from work the week, I thought I heard that there is a petition for a recall election aimed at McCain? Does anyone know about this, or was I just mentally shifting the Colorado recall to Arizona?


13 posted on 09/14/2013 7:48:19 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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Any time Hillary is mentioned, please add Benghazi to her name. We do want to give her the credit that she has earned.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 9:15:39 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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McCain’s Political history is just that...HISTORY, AS IN THE PAST...
He is aged to perfection and well done at this point...

I give a rats a$$ what he plans on doing..as for Hilary she is looking old and tired...


15 posted on 09/14/2013 9:19:30 PM PDT by haircutter
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God forbid he should endorse Rand Paul. Couldn’t be anything worse than having that old traitor endorse you if you’re conservative. I would repudiate the endorsement immediately if I were Rand Paul. He must have been drunk the day he picked Palin to run for his VP. Can’t think of any other reason he would do something that’s actually good for America.
16 posted on 09/14/2013 10:10:44 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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That would help Rand.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 10:16:34 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Hillary Benghazi Clinton
Benghazi H Rodham Clinton
Benghazi Hillary
Mrs. Benghazi H Clinton
What difference does it make? (sarc)


18 posted on 09/15/2013 1:26:54 AM PDT by make no mistake
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He doesn’t get it. If it weren’t for Sarah Palin McCrap would have gotten 30%


19 posted on 09/15/2013 3:34:13 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'd be LESS likely to vote for someone McCain endorsed

You and just about everyone else. How's McCain's endorsement of Obama's plans to bomb Syria working for Obama?

20 posted on 09/15/2013 3:39:55 AM PDT by grania
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The “old son-of-a-b!tch” (as he’s known affectionately around my house) has never been a maverick. He’s a renegade.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 5:22:52 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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Bogus story. Paul wont get the nom.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 5:36:51 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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Hell, I am not surprised, didn’t he support Obama over McCain in 2008?


23 posted on 09/15/2013 7:32:39 AM PDT by kempster
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To: make no mistake

Benghazi Hitlery would seem appropriate as well.


24 posted on 09/15/2013 8:50:31 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Benghazi Hitlery would seem appropriate as well.

Thank you. Benghazi Hitlery is a perfect name for her

25 posted on 09/15/2013 6:33:51 PM PDT by make no mistake
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