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Newsweak ^ | 12/29/07 | Brooks Jackson

Posted on 12/29/2007 9:10:23 PM PST by freespirited

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To: Bernard
Integrity does not require parsing.

.... or pandering. McCain's and Romney's Pander factors are out of the park.


51 posted on 12/30/2007 5:53:22 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

No man, we can’t go for Keyes, he supported paying Slavery reparations when he was running for the senate. I can never forgive him for that...
Robbin


52 posted on 12/30/2007 6:02:49 AM PST by Robbin
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To: freespirited

I agree - I do not trust anyone who is willing to work with Ted Kennedy on anything.

And .. let us never forget that McCain considered being John [I was in Vietnam] Kerry’s running mate. What does that say about McCain’s character ..? To think that McCain would take sides with such a traitor to our military, is mind boggling..

McCain is a snake in the grass .. and when he was campaigning in 2000 - HIS WIFE WAS WEARING A “HILLARY” PIN. What does that say about McCain’s relationships with democrats.


53 posted on 12/30/2007 6:24:28 AM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for GOOD in the world!)
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To: claudiustg

At this point, I like Fred the best but am not sure he’ll still be around by the time my state primary rolls around (mid Feb).

Of the top five, I like Huck the least.


54 posted on 12/30/2007 8:59:19 AM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: freespirited

I agree on Huckabee. I started out anyone but Giuliani, but I think Huckabee is an even worse choice now.


55 posted on 12/30/2007 9:01:57 AM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it. I'm optimittstic!)
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To: Lancey Howard
By the way, what is this bogus “factcheck.org”? Is that a McCain outfit?

I think this is a project of the Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Something to do with the Journalism School.

Has been around for a couple election cycles. Claims to be nonpartisan and totally objective. I would not give it that much. It does tilt left but not nearly as much as the MSM and not all of the time. It will sometimes slam RATS.

56 posted on 12/30/2007 9:03:38 AM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Of the two evils, it is pretty clear that only McCain has a prayer of defeating Hillary.

Are you on LSD?

LOL. I'm strictly numbers-driven. The head-to-head test match-ups speak for themselves. I have seen state poll after state poll where GOP candidates are in the 40 percent range against Hillary or other RAT candidate but Mitt is only in the high 30s. He is the lowest vote getter in these tests.

I have great regard for his business acumen but facts are facts.

57 posted on 12/30/2007 9:06:45 AM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: claudiustg

Actualy I like Duncan Hunter the best but was only picking from those considered viable. I’m not able to kid myself into believing he has a snowball’s chance. But if we could just hold the WH he could be Sec Def.


58 posted on 12/30/2007 9:13:19 AM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: CyberAnt
McCain is a snake in the grass .. and when he was campaigning in 2000 - HIS WIFE WAS WEARING A “HILLARY” PIN.

Can we find a pix of this?

59 posted on 12/30/2007 9:17:12 AM PST by freespirited (Still a proud member of the Stupid Party. It beats the Evil Party any day of the week.)
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To: freespirited
I have great regard for his business acumen but facts are facts.

And polls are far from "facts".

Mitt's an untrustworthy weasel, that's for sure, but no way does America elect Hillary Clinton as President and Commander-in-Chief. The mindless chattering class in this country is capable of electing some real garbage, but electing Hillary as President is simply beyond the pale and not a realistic possibility.

FRegards,
LH

60 posted on 12/30/2007 10:44:43 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: freespirited

You might check with backhoe - he keeps quite an archive.

The picture I remember was of McCain and his wife on a stage at a rally - and I think it was during McCain’s “shadow convention” - because he was acting like a spoil sport because he didn’t win the nomination.

I can’t help but wonder if McCain will act the same way this time when he loses.


61 posted on 12/30/2007 11:46:21 AM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for GOOD in the world!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

He still supports the assault weapons ban. That’s a deal-breaker for me.


62 posted on 12/30/2007 3:06:50 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: freespirited
Free Republic Opinion Poll:
Would you be for or against McCain?
Member Opinion
against 92.4% 2,989
for 7.6% 247

The Real McCain

McCain and Stem Cell Research Round-up

McCain and 'the Constitution'

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO"

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO" Part II

John McCain Is No Hero

U.S. Sen. John McCain is no War Hero

John McCain: The Manchurian Candidat

JOHN MCCAIN, WARTS AND ALL

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts... (thread by Jim Robinson)

McCain Is Booed by Labor Activists

McCain Rides to Kerry's Rescue: "John Kerry is Not Weak on Defense" (Today Show alert)

John McCain SCREAMS AT 9/11 FSA MEMBERS FOR OPPOSING HIS BILL TO GIVE AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS

John McCain's Skeleton Closet

A number of articles on McCain. (some the same as above)

McCain Seeks to Change California Primary

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

Soros' "Reform" (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

Not Child‘s Play [McCain/Schumer bill could effect FR?]

McCain's Letter (McCain aligns with Global Enviro activists)

The Turning Point on Global Warming (McCain and Lieberman Op-Ed Alert)

Climate bill sets stage for debate (Sens. McCain, Obama, and Lieberman join forces)

McCain: Global warming is fact, must be addressed [hurl alert]

McCain Looked into Caucusing with Democrats

McCain Still Disliked by Fiscal Conservatives (Club For Growth)

John McCain Goes Left for Money

McCain, Obama Make Deal on Financing

Sens. Snowe, Collins to head Maine exploratory committee for McCain

Double Talk Express. McCain in his own words. VIDEO

More YOUTUBE - McCain On Abortion (UH OH! YouTube Has a Video of Him in 1999)

The following links posted by raving utter and lifted by me…

How Cindy McCain was outed for drug addiction(stole drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team)

John McCain: Hypocrite by Mark R. Levin

John McCain and the Kemper Marley organised crime network

McCain and his Chicom Connections: Posts #17 and #18 by Calpernia

McCain Screams at 9/11 Families for a Security America Member for Opposing his Illegal Amnesty Bill

John McCain's Newt Problem

More links I found...

McCAIN AND THE KLA CONNECTION

TEN REASONS NOT TO SUPPORT MCCAIN (Free Republic thread from 2000

63 posted on 12/30/2007 5:09:02 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: lesser_satan

Yes, he supports it, and if it passes his desk, he’ll probably sign it, just like Bush would. That nothing has come to Bush in the 7 years he’s said he’d sign it suggests it won’t happen.

Still, Romney understands the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to have them with you for protection. Fred Thompson has said he supports allowing states to prohibit people from carrying their weapons for protection on public college campuses.

This is important in my state, where a gunman killed 32 people because nobody was allowed to have a weapon to stop him. Our state prohibits it’s citizens from having their weapons to defend themselves, and Fred Thompson said in response to a question that he supported allowing states to ban weapons from campuses.

So which is worse, not being able to buy a few guns that, if you wanted, you could purchase right now (the AWB didn’t require you to turn in weapons, it just kept you from buying in the future), or not being able to carry your weapon for protection?

Every candidate is a compromise, except maybe Hunter on this issue.

Meanwhile, Fred Thompson is a speech-grabber, having banned EVERY citizen from their free speech rights under the 1st amendment. Taking away the right to purchase a couple of more guns from the few people who would want to do so is bad, but not nearly as bad as taking away the 1st amendment rights to speech from EVERY SINGLE CITIZEN, at precisely the time (right before an election) that it is most important.


64 posted on 12/30/2007 5:14:26 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: freespirited
Illegal immigrants wouldn't have received a blanket pardon under McCain's bill. Instead, they would have had to pay thousands in penalties and fees to gain legal status. In fact, in 2005 Romney called McCain's proposal "reasonable" and said it wasn't amnesty.

Under the McKennedy Amnesty plan, the invaders would only have to pay $2000 for U.S. citizenship. Less than the average cost that they pay a coyote to smuggle them over the border.

65 posted on 01/02/2008 11:47:07 AM PST by Mogollon
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To: Donnaplume
McCain is an amnesty father. He is unfit to be President. Mitt is one I could easily support.

Welcome to FR. I look forward to your departure after Flip is defeated.
66 posted on 01/02/2008 11:48:48 AM PST by Antoninus (If you want the national GOP to look more like the Massachusetts GOP, vote for Flip Romney)
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To: freespirited

Then you are in luck since it looks like it won’t happen...


67 posted on 01/02/2008 11:50:48 AM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: ansel12

Romney maybe derailing himself in a most interesting way...


68 posted on 01/02/2008 11:57:37 AM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: JMack
If he could barely buy it with $25-50 mil in Iowa, he will not be able to dump enough cash per state down south where resistance to him is stronger, to win.

Yes indeed. That is Romney's Achilles heel. His ROI is way skewed and the GOP money boys see that.

That is something "self funding" can't help, and indeed makes it much worse.

69 posted on 01/02/2008 12:00:57 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: Antoninus

One great thing about tonight is that you can see Mc Kennedy slithering out of sight for the winter. He tried to FLIP on AMNESTY but the people of Iowa were not fooled and he is gone except in Democrap states where he will find solice.


70 posted on 01/03/2008 8:15:08 PM PST by Donnaplume
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