Skip to comments.The Republican who has followed Ted Kennedy's path (I'll give you three guesses)
Posted on 07/07/2014 9:34:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It's a story that's been told before. After a failed bid for the White House, the long-serving senator returned to Capitol Hill. As the years wore on, he sparred with the president, used his name recognition to push his pet causes and became a power broker able to step in when party leadership failed.
In many ways, Sen. John McCain has followed the path laid out by Sen. Ted Kennedy after his unsuccessful attempt to wrest the Democratic nomination from Jimmy Carter in 1980.
But there are differences between the Arizona Republican and the Massachusetts Democrat, and not just those of party or geography. McCain is not adored on his side of the aisle the way Kennedy was on his, and McCain's influence on foreign policy is more indirect than Kennedy's was on domestic policy.
Still, as areas from Iraq to Afghanistan have flared up over the past year, McCain has been the go-to guy for colleagues developing GOP positions, as well a source of colorful quotes for media outlets in need of a Republican critic of President Obama. Not everyone agrees with McCain's hawkish views, but lawmakers respect his opinion because he maintains a vigorous international travel schedule, has long experience in foreign affairs and knows many of the prominent international players.
Ted Kennedy was the lion of the Senate; this guy is the conscience of the Senate, said a veteran Republican operative....
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No bridges in AZ.
Ted never thought to marry into the Chivas Regal family like John did the Budweiser bottler.
I can never understand how McCain could be close friends of the likes of Kennedy and Kerry. It seems to me that by their actions both Kennedy and Kerry prolonged McCain’s stay at the Hanoi Hilton.
Some rumors say that he lived in relative luxury there due to his father being CINCPAC, but I’ve seen no proof of it.
McCain is a fool and an elitist.
In his hay day, John McAnus could out-whore and out-drink any 5 Kennedys, and probably punch the living snot out of’em besides. His uniform certainly often looked as if he had. When the NVA captured him, the entire Naval Aviation team breathed a heartfelt sigh of relief.
McShamey should just come out of the closet
Never forget when McCain said that Americans wouldnt work for 50 dollars an hour picking food in the fields...
I am a White boy 60 years old now.....
I picked grapes in California for 50 cents a 5 gal bucket
and I picked pears for 22 dollars for a 5 foot by 5 foot box
screw John McCain...Its time for a condo in Ft Lauderdale for that senile fart.
Thank AZ for the worthless McDemocRat. We don’t deserve that bastard but y’all do. Fock McLoser.
Like Kennedy, McCain cheated on his first wife. Don’t think, however, that he has a mistress body count like fat Ted.
And how pathetic is that?
He didn't have to. Teddy's father was in the hard liquor business. Once his father was gone, he had lobbyists buy it for him, and if that stream ever ran dry, he had family money to buy all the booze he wanted.