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McCain Seeks to Change California Primary
Political Wire ^ | 3/7/07

Posted on 03/07/2007 2:03:06 PM PST by areafiftyone

McCain Seeks to Change California Primary

Sen. John McCain's campaign "is mounting a stealth effort to change Republican presidential nomination rules in California to allow independents to vote in the Feb. 5 primary, party and campaign officials in the state" said, the Washington Times reports.

"The impact could be huge -- and potentially damaging to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney."

Earlier, we noted Romney's game plan was to take advantage of the complicated rules governing how California awards its delegates.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; mccain; mccaintruthfile; openprimaries; primaries

1 posted on 03/07/2007 2:03:08 PM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

More McShanigans from MeCain.


2 posted on 03/07/2007 2:05:38 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

He knows he's losing and he needs to knock out Romney because Romney seems to be overtaking him in some polls.


3 posted on 03/07/2007 2:06:33 PM PST by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: areafiftyone

McCain can try to change anything he wants....except his RINO stripes. Just say "NO" to McCain in '08!


4 posted on 03/07/2007 2:06:55 PM PST by Hornet19 (Be Politically Erect.)
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To: areafiftyone; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave
Hmmm....why wouldn't that help Rudy also?

Why would it hurt Romney?

5 posted on 03/07/2007 2:12:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have no idea. Something about Romney's game plan that was leaked by the press last week.


6 posted on 03/07/2007 2:14:56 PM PST by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: TexasCajun

No just another reason for me NOT to support the Republican party, if they allow this kind of crap!

I encourage all, instead to DIRECTLY support the candidates they like, not the "National Republican Party"..!


7 posted on 03/07/2007 2:16:03 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.pence08.com.)
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To: areafiftyone
McCain Seeks to Change California Primary

Ummm John, it's already happening and you had nothing to do with it.

This just in... McCain Seeks to:


8 posted on 03/07/2007 2:21:32 PM PST by steveo (Is there anything else I can help you with today?)
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To: areafiftyone
Do you have to state Republican, democrat, Liberian, independent when you register to vote?
9 posted on 03/07/2007 2:27:28 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (!yaw gnorw eht su ekat lliw noitartsinimdA inailuiG A)
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To: areafiftyone

Next, McCain will be wanting them to allow illegals to vote.

McCain sees that he needs all the help he can get, as his poll numbers fall.

McCain needs to read that part of the Oath of Office that talks about defending The Constitution. He seems to try to find ways to trash it and overturn it.


10 posted on 03/07/2007 2:27:44 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: areafiftyone

What is with McCain? Can't he take a hint? Even his media buddies have thrown him on the tracks.

Senator, go back to Washington and try to undue the damage you've done. You can start by publicly kicking Feingold's butt in the parking lot.

We'll respect you in the morning. Honest.


11 posted on 03/07/2007 2:32:40 PM PST by sergeantdave (Ice-cubes melting in the sun is an act of God. Get over it, Gore.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I think California has closed primarys.


12 posted on 03/07/2007 2:34:38 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I don't know if you have to declare to vote but Calif does have closed primaries....they tried to change that a few years ago in the late 90s but it was reversed so only you can only vote in the primaries for the party you declared


13 posted on 03/07/2007 2:39:46 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In Texas primaries, you have to state on the first primary democrat or republican and can only vote for R or D in run offs.

All other parties that want to have primaries are shut out.
14 posted on 03/07/2007 2:45:56 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (!yaw gnorw eht su ekat lliw noitartsinimdA inailuiG A)
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To: areafiftyone

McCain's middle name is stealth. His operatives tried several stealth underhanded things within the Arizona Republican Party, all of which failed.


15 posted on 03/07/2007 2:47:22 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: c-b 1

I got a mailing from McCain today, asking for $$ and wanting me to fill out some kind of phony poll for his campaign. I thought there would be a segment where I could write in comments but I don't see one. I would have to say something like "Sen McCain doesnt get a penny from me because of his opposition to a little things called free speech!"


16 posted on 03/07/2007 3:08:43 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: areafiftyone

Like New Hampshire, McPain wants his Dim friends to be able to impose him on the GOP, against the GOP vote without them.


17 posted on 03/07/2007 3:39:44 PM PST by Wuli
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To: areafiftyone
The rules aren't good enough for Captain McQueeg.

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18 posted on 03/07/2007 3:49:47 PM PST by TigersEye (For Democrats; victory in Iraq is not an option!)
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To: areafiftyone

This doesn't help McCain at all! The Dem Primary will be competitive. The independents will evenly go to Rudy and Romney and McCain. Romney has hugh advantages in all the red counties. McCain is boxed in. If he pulls this kind of shennigans then it will infuriate the base against him.


19 posted on 03/07/2007 4:10:07 PM PST by nowandlater (Mitt Romney is a liberal like Alan Keyes is a liberal. Alan Keyes is for reparations!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I did it such a long time ago - when Reagan was running. But this is what I found out from the website

hoice of Party. This is optional, but you must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention

20 posted on 03/07/2007 4:29:00 PM PST by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: areafiftyone
This hilarious.

Shenanigans at primary time are usually the hallmark of liberal Democrats in California.

Shenanigans by liberal Republicans in California started in 2004 with the Republican gubernatorial primary and look like they are ramping up to the national level.

From my perspective, the whole liberal lot, from Schwarzenegger, to Giuliani, to McCain and Romney deserve each other and what they reap.

21 posted on 03/07/2007 5:00:15 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Amerigomag; All

It's amazing. This law gave Romney a huge advantage and McCain was sleeping. Romney can win 1/3 of California without putting hardly any T.V. time. Do we want McCain to be President if he can not notice this?


22 posted on 03/07/2007 5:13:33 PM PST by nowandlater (Mitt Romney is a liberal like Alan Keyes is a liberal. Alan Keyes is for reparations!)
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To: areafiftyone

Would be easier for McCain to just switch parties to be closer to his base.


23 posted on 03/07/2007 7:43:35 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: areafiftyone

Dude, you're still going to lose. And you're still nuts.


24 posted on 03/07/2007 7:45:33 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: areafiftyone

The Republican Party moves ever closer to the left.


25 posted on 03/07/2007 7:46:02 PM PST by airborne (Rudy is nothing but a donkey in an elephant suit! HUNTER 2008!)
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To: festus

A Hillary/McCain ticket would be a conservatives dream come true. Talk about rallying the base!


26 posted on 03/07/2007 7:46:58 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Cool tagline!


27 posted on 03/07/2007 7:47:28 PM PST by airborne (Rudy is nothing but a donkey in an elephant suit! HUNTER 2008!)
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To: areafiftyone

Meet the new McCain, same as the old McCain...


28 posted on 03/07/2007 7:49:30 PM PST by I Hired Craig Livingstone
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To: areafiftyone

I agree with McCain on this. I like the primary in June. I do not want it moved to February. This means both parties will know who their candidate will be in February, 9 months before the general election. This makes the campaign too long and there is a chance things could come out that make the anointed candidate unelectable in November.


29 posted on 03/08/2007 10:34:15 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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