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Mama McCain: Son Has No Support From Base
Time ^ | Thursday, January 24th, 2008 | Time

Posted on 01/24/2008 6:31:05 PM PST by ECM

Q: How much support do you think he has among the base of the Republican Party?

Roberta McCain: “I don’t think he has any. I don’t know what the base of the Repub–maybe I don’t know enough about it, but I’ve not seen any help whatsoever.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: base; mccain; nolove; republican; zero
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1 posted on 01/24/2008 6:31:07 PM PST by ECM
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To: ECM

that’s right.

his base is in the ny times.


2 posted on 01/24/2008 6:33:44 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: ECM

Transcript of Roberta McCain on C-SPAN

Steve Scully: This is a political question in terms of how he gets the nomination, but just from what you have seen, how much support do you think he has among the base of the Republican Party?

Roberta McCain: I don’t think he has any. I don’t know what the base of the Repub–maybe I don’t know enough about it, but I’ve not seen any help whatsoever.

Scully: So can he then go on and become the nominee of this party?

McCain: Yes, I think holding their nose they’re going to have to take him.

Scully: Can you explain?

McCain: Well, everything they’ve done and said. … Now I’m really popping off, but he worked like a dog to get Bush re-elected. …He’s backed Bush in everything except Rumsfeld. Have you heard other senators and congressmen backing Bush over eight years? Find me it–give me a name. I’ve not seen any public recognition of the work that he’s done for the Republican party.


3 posted on 01/24/2008 6:34:30 PM PST by iowamark
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To: ECM

Oops.


4 posted on 01/24/2008 6:34:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ECM

How can a non-Republican have a base in the Republican Party?


6 posted on 01/24/2008 6:39:16 PM PST by mort56
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To: ECM
(in the 2008 cycle)....First Mom/Husband, $hrillary....now, McPain...Whose next?....Obambi...
7 posted on 01/24/2008 6:40:33 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^( FRed was LMSM roadkill)
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To: Cicero
Now that's what I'd call "straight talk"...
8 posted on 01/24/2008 6:41:55 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

I suspect that she’s spent too many evenings listening to her son rant and rave about how the base doesn’t properly appreciate him, after all he’s done for the party and how he’s stood up for the president.

So she thinks she’s giving the interviewer the right line, straight from the horse’s mouth.


9 posted on 01/24/2008 6:47:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: iowamark
McCain: Yes, I think holding their nose they’re going to have to take him.

Never, never, going to happen.

10 posted on 01/24/2008 6:47:48 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: ECM
Gee "mama" - what was your first clue?


11 posted on 01/24/2008 6:48:55 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: iowamark

Regarding his work for the GOP.

Yeah he works for the GOP. Often it’s in direct opposition to the people. He came and helped my RINO congressman in his reelection bid a few years ago. Fortunately he failed and we got a conservative anti amnesty congressman instead.


12 posted on 01/24/2008 6:50:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: Cicero
So she thinks she’s giving the interviewer the right line, straight from the horse’s mouth.

I believe you are exactly right.

13 posted on 01/24/2008 6:50:35 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SkyPilot

That man makes more goofy faces than any politician I’ve ever seen. LOL


14 posted on 01/24/2008 6:51:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: SkyPilot

15 posted on 01/24/2008 6:52:30 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: bmwcyle

They all suck.there, fixed your tagline


16 posted on 01/24/2008 6:55:24 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: ECM

I think it will change if he gets the nomination. Our soldiers in Iraq need a McCain over any Hillary or Obama and I feel the base will rally around if just on that one issue.


17 posted on 01/24/2008 6:57:42 PM PST by jacksonstate
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To: imahawk

Write your own tagline.


18 posted on 01/24/2008 6:58:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: ECM

Doesn’t see any support for her son from the GOP base?

Her eyesight is still sharp.


19 posted on 01/24/2008 6:58:45 PM PST by pogo101
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To: jacksonstate

I like McCain on military and anything that requires nerve. These days, all Presidents need to be tough minded. That said, I haven’t made up my mind yet, but will this weekend.


20 posted on 01/24/2008 6:59:47 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: bmwcyle
Conservative


Look honey....I am sorry!
Look......I.....I'll change.
I Promise! Give me one more chance.
Please....it will never happen again.

21 posted on 01/24/2008 7:02:11 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: ECM
She's something like 96. I think it's cheesy for an interviewer to ask leading questions like that of someone that old. I remember Connie Chung doing the same thing to Newt Gringrich's mom.

By the way, before I get firebombed, I'm not supporting McCain and I defended Romney last night on the boards.

22 posted on 01/24/2008 7:03:00 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: SkyPilot

Is that a current picture of Mama, because she looks younger than her son?


23 posted on 01/24/2008 7:03:15 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Yea but I don’t want a guy in there with only one and half brain cells firing, with the one functional one controling the one movable finger left resting on the red button and the other half-functioning one supplying the logic.


24 posted on 01/24/2008 7:03:28 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Richard Kimball

Can we firebomb you for defending Romney? ;)


25 posted on 01/24/2008 7:04:00 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: SkyPilot

What part of no doesn’t McCain understand, the N or the O?


26 posted on 01/24/2008 7:05:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: ECM
If you kick sand in the base’s face don’t expect them to hold your hand Johnny Boy.

No vote for McSane come May 6th from this guy.

27 posted on 01/24/2008 7:18:39 PM PST by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: ECM

He’s never supported the base, so why should we support him?


28 posted on 01/24/2008 7:22:05 PM PST by loreldan (Former Fred supporter)
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To: ECM

“McCain: Yes, I think holding their nose they’re going to have to take him.”

We don’t HAVE to take anyone. Keep telling yourself that, mama.


29 posted on 01/24/2008 7:23:12 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: ECM
HOW ARE YOU SENATOR!!
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.
30 posted on 01/24/2008 7:28:34 PM PST by RichInOC (HA HA HA HA....)
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To: ECM

I would not say that.

He has plenty of support from his base— the main stream media, the Democrat Party , and Country Club Republicans— for now.

Now should he get the Republican nomination, the support from the main stream media and Democrat Party will vanish, leaving him with only the Country Club Republicans.

Will that be enough is the question?

As for me, I will not vote for him. If it comes down to him or Hillary, so be it.


31 posted on 01/24/2008 7:30:21 PM PST by sport
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To: ECM

What goes around comes around , Mama: John McInsane has stabbed his “base” in the back time after time, and now he wants our support?

Hahahahahaha...

Screw him.


33 posted on 01/24/2008 8:11:13 PM PST by Redbob (WWJBD: "What would Jack Bauer do?")
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To: ECM
Absolutely.

What was that line from the Little Rascals?

If you were my kids I'd punish you!

If we were your kids we'd punish ourselves!

I've noticed that all the candidates, including the Dems, have had a lot of misinformation circulated about them on the web. All the candidates have shortcomings, but if a candidate is really that bad, the truth should be enough to knock them out of the box. The info I refuted on Romney was flat disinformation. This on McCain is just sleazy. I oppose McCain primarily because of McCain-Fiengold, but I think fishing for an embarrassing quote from a 96 year old woman is low.

Dittos for Romney. There's stuff about his actual record that creates some serious questions, so why make stuff up? Geez, I'm gonna defend a Democrat, now. I could never support Obama, but there's stuff flying around the web about him taking the oath of office with his hand on the Koran, which is simply not true.

34 posted on 01/24/2008 8:14:28 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
>I like McCain on military and anything that requires nerve.<

Really? Do you know what Vets think of him?

The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides

But there was one subject that was off-limits, a subject the Arizona senator almost never brings up and has never been open about -- his long-time opposition to releasing documents and information about American prisoners of war in Vietnam and the missing in action who have still not been accounted for. Since McCain himself, a downed Navy pilot, was a prisoner in Hanoi for 5 1/2 years, his staunch resistance to laying open the POW/MIA records has baffled colleagues and others who have followed his career. Critics say his anti-disclosure campaign, in close cooperation with the Pentagon and the intelligence community, has been successful. Literally thousands of documents that would otherwise have been declassified long ago have been legislated into secrecy.

Also see:

Vietnam Veterans Against John

35 posted on 01/24/2008 8:20:35 PM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: ECM

Straight talk for a change! “Mama” for President.


36 posted on 01/24/2008 8:22:12 PM PST by UbonGhostrider (Fire for effect)
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To: jacksonstate

Our soldiers need a leader they can depend on - not one that will often turn on them.

McCain is not stable and I would never trust him to be there for any of us when needed. He loves the media and his ability to get what he wants from the dems rather than serving the conservative agenda.

We did not see him turn on us when we most needed his help 3 times and then believe him when he needs our support to get elected. He will turn on us again when we most need him - so why vote for someone who will stab us in the back?

We do not forget such things. We are looking for a leader we can trust and it will never be a John McCain no matter how he talks about the military. There is nothing worse than a president that tends to turn on his own and leave them hanging in the wind for his own personal gain.


37 posted on 01/24/2008 8:24:55 PM PST by ClancyJ
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

They require nerve but they also require loyalty to their own - McCain does not have that valuable trait. He will turn on anybody in a minute for his own gain.


38 posted on 01/24/2008 8:26:00 PM PST by ClancyJ
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To: Redbob

Dear Mama Mac... your sonny boy Johnnie has not played nice-nice with his conservative base. He has misbehaved and treated his conservative playmates very badly. He’s a spoiled brat Mama Mac always demanding his ways. Sorry Mama Mac but the conservative base has put lil Johnnie in Timeout. No presidency for him Mama for not playing nice with his conservative friends.


39 posted on 01/24/2008 8:33:48 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Richard Kimball; CaptainK

I saw the Greta interview with Roberta McCain. She really does look better than her son.

And sharp as a whip, no sir, she knew exactly whereof she spoke.


40 posted on 01/24/2008 8:34:11 PM PST by sinanju
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To: ECM
Q: How much support do you think he has among the base of the Republican Party?

Roberta McCain: “I don’t think he has any. I don’t know what the base of the Repub–maybe I don’t know enough about it, but I’ve not seen any help whatsoever.”

Mama knows best. Seriesly, this old lady is speaking more truth in space of two sentences than the entire LameStream Media has spoken about McLame's support among Republicans throughout the entire campaign.

How hugh is that?

41 posted on 01/25/2008 2:02:03 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: bmwcyle


42 posted on 01/25/2008 3:13:56 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: iowamark
McCain: Yes, I think holding their nose they’re going to have to take him.

Not ever going to happen I'll leave the top of the ballot blank or I'll write in.

Its pretty bad when your mother thinks those you Represnt would have to hold their nose to vote for you....also it doesn't show a great deal of respect for the common man, apparently, us peons, should shut up and take it.

43 posted on 01/25/2008 3:26:15 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: iowamark

The lady is unbelievably sharp for 95.


44 posted on 01/25/2008 3:44:31 AM PST by wideminded
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To: B4Ranch

For every vet who doesn’t like him, there are several who do.


45 posted on 01/25/2008 4:29:03 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: iowamark

“McCain: Yes, I think holding their nose they’re going to have to take him.”

Breathtaking arrogance. I’m sure those words come right from her son. Guess again, McCain. You will NEVER get my vote. NEVER.


46 posted on 01/25/2008 4:37:48 AM PST by LadyNavyVet (I'm a monthly donor, are you?)
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