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McCain's ACU Ratings
The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 29, 2008 | Randall Hoven

Posted on 01/29/2008 2:44:53 AM PST by JaneNC

McCain's ACU Ratings Randall Hoven

Senator John McCain's lifetime rating of 82.3% from the American Conservative Union is often cited as proof that he is conservative. Here is a closer look at that 82.3 rating.

First, a rating of 82.3 is not really that high. It puts Senator McCain in 39th place among senators serving in 2006, the latest year for which the ACU has its ratings posted online. For that most recent year in particular, McCain scored only 65, putting him in 47th place for that year. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE), for example, scored 64 and 75, respectively, in 2006.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/mccains_acu_ratings.html

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acu; conservative; mccain; ratings
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1 posted on 01/29/2008 2:44:53 AM PST by JaneNC
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To: JaneNC

He’s like a .300 hitter who mostly gets singles with two outs, nobody on, and the game already in the bag.

His batting average with runners in scoring position is nowhere near as high.


2 posted on 01/29/2008 2:53:23 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: JaneNC

ACU rating for 2006 of 65.
Ouch. That’s going to leave a mark.

I wonder how many Republicans would consider nominating Ben Nelson as the GOP candidate.
McCain is all media created Cult of Personality, no substance.


3 posted on 01/29/2008 2:54:00 AM PST by counterpunch (Mike Huckabee The Religious Wrong)
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Chuck Hagel has a higher rating. ROFL

He is the guy who said we were fighting the Viet Nam war all over again....Cut and run guy.

And I have heard this rating cited by people time and again. So much for the rating...it isn’t a good one.


4 posted on 01/29/2008 2:57:22 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

He is the guy who voted against the Bush tax cuts TWICE.
That cannot just be swept under the carpet.
His campaign methodology is CLINTONESQUE...LIE LIE LIE and hope the sheep believe you.

Off Ann Coulter’s page
BEST QUOTE ON MCCAIN: -

“McCain seems to believe his wartime heroism entitles him to an unlimited moral bank account that he can withdraw from whenever it’s in his self-interest to do something dishonest.”


5 posted on 01/29/2008 3:15:26 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: counterpunch
Joe Lieberman has an ACU ratining that is consistently in the single digits, and yet you've got plenty of Republicans who swear the guy is "conservative" . . . including that moron Podhoretz from the New York Post who swears Lieberman would be an ideal running mate for a GOP presidential candidate in 2008. LOL.
6 posted on 01/29/2008 3:23:05 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: JaneNC

McCain, if you want to be sold out for a day on TV.


7 posted on 01/29/2008 3:41:17 AM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: JaneNC

It doesn’t seem to matter how many times McCain’s increasing liberalism is pointed out, there are those who simply refuse to acknowledge it.


8 posted on 01/29/2008 3:41:42 AM PST by gruna
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Is it the sympathy thing about being a P.O.W.?
That is not a reason for vote for a man.
Seriously....
He is not much different from Hillary...or Teddy


9 posted on 01/29/2008 3:43:14 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: counterpunch

I wonder how many Republicans would consider nominating Ben Nelson as the GOP candidate.

A choice between McCain and Nelson would be a tough choice in some ways. Actually I am shocked that Nelson received such a low score. I thought he would be in the low 70’s at least. It seems like he votes with Republicans a lot.


10 posted on 01/29/2008 3:45:51 AM PST by napscoordinator
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“And I have heard this rating cited by people time and again. So much for the rating...it isn’t a good one.”

Michael Medved for one. I was extremely disapointed in his show defending McCain last week.


11 posted on 01/29/2008 3:47:34 AM PST by blueheron2 (Reagan's 11th Com - Speak no ill of fellow Republicans.)
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Oh I know. Michael has lost his mind.
There is no way one can defend McCain’s record as being conservative. I really do think governors make better Presidents. People inside Washington have too many bedfellows....

McCain just isn’t up to the job. He is a ranting hothead, too.


12 posted on 01/29/2008 3:52:11 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: napscoordinator
A choice between McCain and Nelson would be a tough choice in some ways. Actually I am shocked that Nelson received such a low score. I thought he would be in the low 70’s at least. It seems like he votes with Republicans a lot.
More than McCain does.
Just as McCain votes with Democrats a lot.

BTW, has Ben Nelson ever co-sponsored a bill will Ted Kennedy or Russ Feingold?
 
13 posted on 01/29/2008 3:52:13 AM PST by counterpunch (Mike Huckabee The Religious Wrong)
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“It doesn’t seem to matter how many times McCain’s increasing liberalism is pointed out, there are those who simply refuse to acknowledge it.”

I am no big fan of McCain, but his celebrity comes from being a “maverick”.

I think that about 1/3 of the voters are GOP, 1/3 are Democratic and the other 1/3 are third party, or independent.

That independent streak turns a lot of people on. They just don’t pay attention to the other details, i.e., his voting record.

14 posted on 01/29/2008 4:04:44 AM PST by Preachin' (I stand with many voters who will never vote for a pro abortion candidate.)
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To: JaneNC
McCain just isn’t up to the job. He is a ranting hothead, too.

Senator McNasty is my favorite nickname.

15 posted on 01/29/2008 4:17:34 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: JaneNC

Sympathy for McCain must be the reason for his support. Or ignorance.


16 posted on 01/29/2008 4:20:50 AM PST by gruna
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To: Preachin'

It’s the third that are GOP that are troublesome.


17 posted on 01/29/2008 4:23:24 AM PST by gruna
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To: blueheron2

Medved is a moron.


18 posted on 01/29/2008 4:25:21 AM PST by sauropod (Fred Reed: "Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing.")
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To: gruna

“Troublesome” is a kinder word than I would have chosen.


19 posted on 01/29/2008 4:28:07 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: sauropod

And an open borders advocate to boot.


20 posted on 01/29/2008 4:34:29 AM PST by stratboy
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