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Q: What do Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have in common? [Both agree McCain & Hillary about the same] ^ | February 3rd, 2008 8:02 PM Eastern | Bonney Kapp

Posted on 02/03/2008 6:41:48 PM PST by Gondring

OK, aside from the fact that they both happen to be running for President of the United States of America…
A: Even though the two disagree on the major issues and how to achieve solutions to America’s problems, they both agree on one thing - that there isn’t a lot of room between Hillary Clinton’s views and those of John McCain.

Just after Romney described McCain as “indistinguishable” from Clinton at a rally in Illinois, Obama asked a crowd of 20,000 Delawareans, “If John McCain is the nominee, then the Democratic Party has to ask itself, ‘Do you want a candidate who has similar policies to John McCain on the war in Iraq, or somebody who can offer a stark contrast?’


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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrat; hillary; mccain; rino

1 posted on 02/03/2008 6:41:50 PM PST by Gondring
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To: Gondring



Rear Admiral John W. Adams, USN (Ret.)

Major General Albert B. Akers, USA (Ret.)

Major General John Blatsos, USA (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Harry Blot, USMC (Ret.)

Major General John L. Borling, USAF (Ret.), POW

Vice Admiral Mike Bowman, III, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Roger Box, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Bruce Bremner, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Thomas Brown, III, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Tom Bruner, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Lyle Bull, USN (Ret.)

Major General George Cates, USMC (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Jack Christiansen, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward Clexton, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF (Ret.), Former Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Lieutenant General Matthew T. “Terry” Cooper, USMC (Ret.)

Brigadier General Robert Dastin, USAF (Ret.)

General James B. Davis, USAF (Ret.), Classmate of Senator McCain’s at the U.S. Naval Academy, Former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe (NATO)

Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Major General Hollis Davison, USMC (Ret.)

Colonel George “Bud” Day, USAF (Ret.), POW, Medal of Honor

Rear Admiral Jerry Denton, USN (Ret.), POW, Former U.S. Senator

Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Russ Eggers, USAF (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Paul Engel, USN (Ret.)

Major General Bill Eshelman, USMC (Ret.)

Major General Merrill Evans, USA (Ret.)

Admiral S. Robert Foley, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

Rear Admiral Skip Furlong, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Barton Gilbert, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Andrew Giordano, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Russell W. Gorman, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Ronald J. Hays, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPAC and CINCUSNAVEUR

Rear Admiral Robert P. Hickey, USN (Ret.)

Major General Don Hilbert, USA (Ret.)

Major General Kent Hillhouse, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral A. Byron Holderby, USN (Ret.)

Admiral James L. Holloway, USN (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations

Lieutenant General Jefferson D. Howell, USMC (Ret.)

Major General Evan Hultman, USA (Ret.)

Major General Charles Ingram, USA (Ret.)

Admiral Bobby Inman, USN (Ret.), Former Director, NSA

Major General Harry Jenkins, USMC (Ret.)

Admiral Jerome Johnson, USN (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Rear Admiral J. Michael “Carlos” Johnson, USN (Ret.)

General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.), Former Commandant, USMC

Admiral Robert J. “Barney” Kelly, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

Admiral Frank Kelso, USN (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations

Major General Phillip G. Killey, USAF (Ret.)

Admiral George “Gus” Kinnear, USN (Ret.), Former COMAIRLANT

Admiral Charles R. “Chuck” Larson, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPAC

Vice Admiral Tony Less, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Frederick L. Lewis, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Joseph Lopez, USN (Ret.), Former CINCUSNAVEUR

Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN (Ret.)

Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

Vice Admiral Michael D. Malone, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Daniel P. March, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN (Ret.), POW

Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William “Scot” McCauley, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Denny McGinn, USN (Ret.)

Major General Ed Mechanbier, USAFR (Ret.), POW

Rear Admiral George Meinig, USN (Ret.)

Major General Robert L. Menist, USA (Ret.)

Admiral Paul David Miller, USN (Ret.), Former CINCLANT

Vice Admiral Joseph Mobley, USN (Ret.), POW

Rear Admiral Patrick D. Moneymaker, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Benjamin Montoya, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Douglas Moore, Jr., USN (Ret.)

General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Former Commandant, USMC

Rear Admiral Jack Natter, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Warren “Bud” Nelson, USAF (Ret.)

Brigadier General Eddie Newman, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert S. “Rupe” Owens, USN (Ret.)

Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF (Ret.)

Major General John Peppers, USA (Ret.)

Brigadier General Maurice Phillips, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral David Polatty, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Jon A. Reynolds, USAF (Ret.), POW

Vice Admiral David B. Robinson, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General Wayne Rosenthal, USAF (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, USN (Ret.)

Major General Michael D. Ryan, USMC (Ret.)

Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAF (Ret.)

Vice Admiral James E. Service, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Edward D. “Ted” Sheafer, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Robert F. “Dutch” Shultz, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN (Ret.), POW

Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith, Jr., USN (Ret.), Former CINCUSNAVEUR, CINCSOUTH, Commander IFOR

Lieutenant General Norman Smith, USMC (Ret.)

Major General Stanhope S. Spears, USA, Adjutant General of South Carolina

Lieutenant General Hank Stackpole, USMC (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Howie Thorsen, USN (Ret.)

Colonel Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.), POW, Medal of Honor

Rear Admiral Ernest E. Tissot, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USN (Ret.)

Major General Alfred A. Valenzuela, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Lloyd “Joe” Vasey, USN (Ret.)

Brigadier General W.L. “Bill” Wallace, USA (Ret.)

Major General Gary Wattnern, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Hugh Webster, USN (Ret.)

Lieutenant General James A. Williams, USA (Ret.), Former Director, DIA

Brigadier General Mitchell M. Willoughby, USA (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Dennis Wisely, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN (Ret.), Former CINCPACFLT

2 posted on 02/03/2008 6:45:11 PM PST by Earthdweller
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To: Earthdweller

Right. Just don’t ask anyone who has to actually work around McCain what they think of him.


McCain got no glory from those who work with him.
“Every election year we survey top aides on both sides of the aisle—administrative assistants, press secretaries, legislative directors, and chiefs of committee staffs—to get their up-close and personal, and anonymous, views. While there may be lots of partisan backbiting among congress members, their staffers seem far more capable of putting politics aside and making honest judgments. It wasn’t unusual for aides in both parties to name one of their own as “spineless” or give the “workhorse” nod to someone across the aisle. “

Worst Follower 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

Show Horse 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

Hottest Temper 2. John McCain (R-Ariz.) known to snap at staff when the cameras are off


Defending His Amnesty Bill, “Presidential hopeful John McCain - who has been dogged for years by questions about his volcanic temper - erupted in an angry, profanity-laced tirade at a fellow Republican senator, sources told The Post yesterday. In a heated dispute over immigration-law overhaul, McCain screamed, ‘F— you!’ at Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who had been raising concerns about the legislation. ‘This is chickens—stuff,’ McCain snapped at Cornyn, according to several people in the room off the Senate floor Thursday. ‘You’ve always been against this bill, and you’re just trying to derail it.’” (Charles Hurt, “Raising McCain,” New York Post, 5/19/07)

In 2000, Sen. McCain Ran An Attack Ad Comparing Then-Gov. George W. Bush To Bill Clinton. SEN. MCCAIN: “I guess it was bound to happen. Governor Bush’s campaign is getting desperate, with a negative ad about me. The fact is, I’ll use the surplus money to fix Social Security, cut your taxes and pay down the debt. Governor Bush uses all of the surplus for tax cuts, with not one new penny for Social Security or the debt. His ad twists the truth like Clinton. We’re all pretty tired of that. As president, I’ll be conservative and always tell you the truth. No matter what.” (McCain 2000, Campaign Ad, 2/9/00;

Sen. McCain Repeatedly Called Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) nams. “Why can’t McCain win the votes of his own colleagues? To explain, a Republican senator tells this story: at a GOP meeting last fall, McCain erupted out of the blue at the respected Budget Committee chairman, Pete Domenici, saying, ‘Only an a–hole would put together a budget like this.’ Offended, Domenici stood up and gave a dignified, restrained speech about how in all his years in the Senate, through many heated debates, no one had ever called him that. Another senator might have taken the moment to check his temper. But McCain went on: ‘I wouldn’t call you an a–hole unless you really were an a–hole.’ The Republican senator witnessing the scene had considered supporting McCain for president, but changed his mind. ‘I decided,’ the senator told Newsweek, ‘I didn’t want this guy anywhere near a trigger.’” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

Sen. McCain Had A Heated Exchange With Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) And Called Him A “F*cking Jerk.” “Senators are not used to having their intelligence or integrity challenged by another senator. ‘Are you calling me stupid?’ Sen. Chuck Grassley once inquired during a debate with McCain over the fate of the Vietnam MIAs, according to a source who was present. ‘No,’ replied McCain, ‘I’m calling you a f—ing jerk!” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

In 1995, Sen. McCain Had A “Scuffle” With 92-Year-Old Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) On The Senate Floor. “In January 1995, McCain was midway through an opening statement at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when chairman Strom Thurmond asked, ‘Is the senator about through?’ McCain glared at Thurmond, thanked him for his ‘courtesy’ (translation: buzz off), and continued on. McCain later confronted Thurmond on the Senate floor. A scuffle ensued, and the two didn’t part friends.” (Harry Jaffe, “Senator Hothead,” The Washingtonian, 2/97)

Sen. McCain Attacked Christian Leaders And Republicans In A Blistering Speech During The 2000 Campaign. MCCAIN: “Unfortunately, Governor Bush is a Pat Robertson Republican who will lose to Al Gore. … The political tactics of division and slander are not our values… They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country. Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right.” (Sen. John McCain, Remarks, Virginia Beach, VA, 2/28/00)

Celebrating His First Senate Election In 1986, Sen. McCain Screamed At And Harassed A Young Volunteer. “It was election night 1986, John McCain had just been elected to the U.S. Senate for the first time. Even so, he was not in a good mood. McCain was yelling at the top of his lungs and poking the chest of a young volunteer who had set up a lectern that was too tall for the 5-foot-9 politician to be seen to advantage, according to a witness to the outburst. ‘Here this poor guy is thinking he has done a good job, and he gets a new butt ripped because McCain didn’t look good on television,’ Jon Hinz told a reporter Thursday. At the time, Hinz was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. … ‘There were an awful lot of people in the room,’ Hinz recalled. ‘You’d have to stick cotton in your ears not to hear it. He (McCain) was screaming at him, and he was red in the face.’” (Kris Mayes and Charles Kelly, “Stories Surface On Senator’s Demeanor,” The Arizona Republic, 11/5/99)

Sen. McCain “Publicly Abused” Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL). “[McCain] noted his propensity for passion but insisted that he doesn’t ‘insult anybody or fly off the handle or anything like that.’ This is, quite simply, hogwash. McCain often insults people and flies off the handle…. There have been the many times McCain has called reporters ‘liars’ and ‘idiots’ when they have had the audacity to ask him unpleasant, but pertinent, questions. ” (Editorial, “There’s Something About McCain,” The Austin American-Statesman, 1/24/07)

Is it any wonder McCain has few endorsements from his Congressional piers?

Here’s the current endorsments by members of congress. Romney still has more than McCain. Romney also has Bilbray, not listed yet. McCain hasn’t earned many friends for all his years there. Huck has 5. Paul ZERO.

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney

Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.)
Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.)
Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.)
Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.)
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.)
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah)
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas)
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.)
Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.)
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.)
Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.)
Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas)
Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.)
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.)
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.)
Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.)
Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.)
Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.)
Rep. Jim McCrery (R-La.)
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.)
Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.)
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)
Rep. Ralph Regula (R-Ohio)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.)
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.)
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.)
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.)

Sen. John McCain
(R-Ariz.) (44)

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.)
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
Sen. John Warner (R-Va.)
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.)
Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.)
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.)
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-N.Y.)
Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.)
Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.)
Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.)
Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.)
Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.)
Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio)
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)
Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.)
Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
(R) (5)

Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.)
Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)

Rep. Ron Paul
(R-Texas) (0)

3 posted on 02/03/2008 6:49:25 PM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: AuntB

Rcp numbers for today....
Gallup..... McCain +20.0
ABC/WashPost.....McCain +24.0
Rasmussen..... Tie
FOX News.....McCain +28.0
RCP Average....McCain +18.0

4 posted on 02/03/2008 6:55:10 PM PST by Earthdweller
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To: Gondring
Lol. Mitt and Romney both have something in common: Their Grandfathers each had 5 wives.
5 posted on 02/03/2008 7:18:23 PM PST by BGHater ("Ron Paul won every debate!" Rudy Giuliani)
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To: Gondring
"You can be my VP ! "

"No! You can be mine ! "

6 posted on 02/03/2008 7:23:15 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: AuntB

So even after McCain called him an “*sshole” Domenici (R-N.M.)still endorses him?

7 posted on 02/03/2008 8:17:09 PM PST by GVnana
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