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McCain Apologizes for Radio Hostís Obama Comments at Rally
AP ^ | 2/27/08 | fox news

Posted on 02/27/2008 3:20:08 AM PST by Billg64

John McCain apologized Tuesday for disparaging comments about Barack Obama made by talk radio host Bill Cunningham at a McCain campaign rally in Cincinnati. Cunningham, a radio host at WLW-AM, had warmed up the crowd at Memorial Hall with comments about Obama and Hillary Clinton, likening Obama to a “hack, Chicago-style” politician and saying the Illinois senator would “saddle up next to Hezbollah,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il if elected president. When McCain addressed the crowd, he apologized for the remarks. “I regret any comments that may be made about these two individuals (Obama and Clinton) who are honorable Americans,” he said. “We just have strong philosophical differences, and so I want to disassociate myself from any disparaging remarks that may have been said about them.”

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1 posted on 02/27/2008 3:20:10 AM PST by Billg64
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To: Billg64
Now why would Mac have to apologize for something said by a talk show host?
Does he own part of the show?
Is the talk show host part of his staff or family?

Very Clintonesque.

2 posted on 02/27/2008 3:24:12 AM PST by evad (.I.)
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To: Billg64
“I regret any comments that may be made about these two individuals (Obama and Clinton) who are honorable Americans,” he said. “We just have strong philosophical differences, and so I want to disassociate myself from any disparaging remarks that may have been said about them.”

John boy...you probably should let that one go. Them demonrats (aka; independents) ain't gonna vote for you anyway. And wow, again, you're doin' a great job pissin' off the pubbie base.

3 posted on 02/27/2008 3:25:31 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Billg64

McCain is a RINO jerk and Reagan Conservative Republicans like me will not support his toady sorry butt.
Thanks for your military service though senator.


4 posted on 02/27/2008 3:25:34 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Billg64

They are going to love chewing you up and spitting you out, Senator.


5 posted on 02/27/2008 3:26:42 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Billg64

Is MccAIN COMPLETELY INSANE? His primary complaint according to Fox an Friends is the use of Obama’s middle name. Senator Obama has stated that he would converse with the terrorist organizations.
Senator Mccain is basically saying that anything that may shed a negative light on Obama is off limits. Does anyone think maybe Senator Mccain will be voting for Barrak Hussein Obama?

I’ve been trying to cozy up to Mccain, trying to find a way in which I may be able to hold my nose and vote for him, but every time he opens his mouth, it gets more difficult. He prefers to denigrate a conservative that has just allied himself with him than to allow facts about his enemy be broadcast.


6 posted on 02/27/2008 3:27:32 AM PST by Billg64
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To: Billg64

The man’s name is Hussein! There was no need for anyone to apologize, especially not someone who didn’t control the particular mouth which called that candidate by his name.

AAAAAHHHHH! When will these stupid RINOS ever realize WE DON’T NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR NOTHING!

This whole thing makes absolutely no sense at all to me. None.

Enough with the @#$%^&*()kissing.


7 posted on 02/27/2008 3:31:51 AM PST by Jemian ("I hate the media." ~~ Kayak)
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To: Billg64


8 posted on 02/27/2008 3:31:58 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: Billg64

But then again, McCain might want what ever smears come from the left. They’ve already set aside I think it’s over $20 million to smear McCain.

Which would work is another matter? Running a clean campaign or one with smears? I think it would be interesting to see which theory would the American people buy into.

It’s a gamble either way.


9 posted on 02/27/2008 3:32:34 AM PST by Tut
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To: Billg64

Keep the pressure on the GOP BEFORE THE NOMINATION so that they understand the DEAL.
You still have this POWER ,YOUR VOTES


10 posted on 02/27/2008 3:33:33 AM PST by Ulysse (freedom is not free)
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To: Tut

Im sure there will be PAC’s attacking Obama’s positions in the general election. Is Mccain going to be spending all his time apologizing for people pointing out the fact that Obama and his wife have communist leanings? Is his plan to stip the military to the bones to fund universal healthcare off limits? The only thing allowed is the silly “I’m the candidate ready to start on day one” argument; hasn’t worked out well for Hillary.


11 posted on 02/27/2008 3:37:13 AM PST by Billg64
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To: Billg64

And that, my friends, is why that castrated SOB will lose this election.


12 posted on 02/27/2008 3:38:37 AM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: evad

I like it. Makes him seem all warm and cuddly and friendly and fair, while drawing attention to the comments made, which likely have merit.


13 posted on 02/27/2008 3:40:00 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Tut
"It’s a gamble either way."

The real "gamble" is McCain.

If he's elected, whose ass will he kiss the longest and hardest - Teddy Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid?

14 posted on 02/27/2008 3:42:26 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Billg64
McCain is just being his old, politically correct, leftist self. Conservatives should not be surprised. And, with such a weak election strategy, we should not be surprised or disappointed over his loss in November.
15 posted on 02/27/2008 3:43:46 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: FreedomPoster

you are a “ the glass is half full” kind of person, I laike that


16 posted on 02/27/2008 3:45:24 AM PST by Billg64
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To: Billg64

I’m sure a lot of people will get their digs on Obama. I’ll do my part.... with pleasure BUT I think where McCain might draw the line is at his speaking engagements.


17 posted on 02/27/2008 3:47:36 AM PST by Tut
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To: Billg64

And the Republicans want me to vote for this clown?

Not a chance.


18 posted on 02/27/2008 3:47:38 AM PST by Shirerwasright (Liberalism continues to erode the foundations of America)
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To: Billg64
Behold your nominee!!!

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Don't he look natural? Almost like he's just sleeping.

19 posted on 02/27/2008 3:51:09 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 30.)
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To: FreedomPoster
I like it. Makes him seem all warm and cuddly and friendly and fair, while drawing attention to the comments made, which likely have merit.

I agree with your analysis....makes sense to most of the electorate, save the McCain haters where nothing he does would gain their approval!

20 posted on 02/27/2008 3:51:46 AM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Ulysse
Once again, McCain offends the Conservative base to cozy up to the Left. This Senator is either too arrogant or ignorant in believing that Conservative votes don’t matter.

Isn’t this the same “principled” McCain who had no problem telling an outright lie about Romney during the Florida primary?

21 posted on 02/27/2008 3:54:13 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

NO.
It makes him look like a WIMP.
Now there’s another chargeagainst McNutt, alongside of RINO, PC, Borderemulsifier (new word)............................


22 posted on 02/27/2008 3:58:10 AM PST by Flintlock (that)
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To: Rational Thought
Isn’t this the same “principled” McCain who had no problem telling an outright lie about Romney during the Florida primary?

Yep, it certainly is. McCain believes it is okay to lie and badmouth conservatives, but it isn't okay to get tough on Democrats.

Well, it's either that, or he is getting Alzheimers's, which is also a big possibility.

23 posted on 02/27/2008 3:58:28 AM PST by dforest
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To: Billg64

McCaine just labeled himself a pu__y.


24 posted on 02/27/2008 3:59:42 AM PST by chemicalman (Lookin' for sac-a-lait.)
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To: Slump Tester
If he's elected, whose ass will he kiss the longest and hardest - Teddy Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid?

Not to mention all the foreign butts to be smooched. This country is soon to become leaderless, no matter who is elected.

25 posted on 02/27/2008 4:02:56 AM PST by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: Billg64

Attacking Obama directly by the candidate failed Hillary. I do not understand why so many here think it will suddenly work for McCain, and why they are so irate that he will not do so.

McCain is smarter on this than they give him credit for.


26 posted on 02/27/2008 4:06:38 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: evad

IMHO, McCain, hwid*, is already employing a strategy to defeat Obama in November.

Obama’s middle name and Muslim roots will get enough coverage that there will not be one voter in the United States who will not be completely aware of it.

With so much else upon which to attack Obama, why would McCain resort to that type of innuendo? It only makes him look petty and small-minded.

There are sharp distinctions between Obama and McCain that McCain should focus on - it should be beneath his campaign to play this card. Make no mistake; others will play it for him.

For McCain to play it smacks of desperation, and it will backfire on him. He has enough winning issues v. Obama - he doesn’t need to open himself up to racism and bigotry charges.

The head of the ticket should point out Obama’s many failings - his middle name not being one of them.

*he whom I despise


27 posted on 02/27/2008 4:07:34 AM PST by StatenIsland (The '08 Election: It's about the survival of our country, not making a point...)
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To: FreedomPoster

Boy and how you dont get it.It failed the beast because she is a fellow rat.Well maybe mcnutts is a rat also so you maybe right.


28 posted on 02/27/2008 4:19:51 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Billg64
Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

29 posted on 02/27/2008 4:20:20 AM PST by southern rock
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To: Billg64

Any chance Romney can get back in the race?


30 posted on 02/27/2008 4:21:02 AM PST by rrrod
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To: Billg64

McGutless 08!


31 posted on 02/27/2008 4:24:03 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: StatenIsland

Maybe but McCain don’t have to apologize!
It is after all the real name of OUSBAMA and it says something on the link of OBAMA with islam...
He just received the support of “the nation of islam” by L.FARA KHAN...

So NAIL IT !
It matters a lot


32 posted on 02/27/2008 4:25:16 AM PST by Ulysse (freedom is not free)
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To: imahawk
Let the GOP hacks spin away.

As we get to November they will have McCain cast as
a Savior of conservative values - closer to the
founding fathers than Sam Adams-

I have looked at his record and only an idiot liberal could support this man based on his record. The wisdom of the Bible: By their ACTIONS you shall know them.

33 posted on 02/27/2008 4:30:29 AM PST by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: Slump Tester

You can go vote for Hillary or Obama if that is where you lean. Go for it!


34 posted on 02/27/2008 4:33:18 AM PST by Tut
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To: FreedomPoster
"McCain is smarter on this than they give him credit for."

Smart? No, it's just a habit he has - can't offend any democRATs, they might not like me!

He's blatantly flipping conservatives the bird.

He's saying "You guys can go to hell, liberals and blind republicans will put me in office!"

I'll be flipping HIM the bird in November!

35 posted on 02/27/2008 4:35:37 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Billg64
Way to fire up the Conservative base, John, by pulling the rug out from a popular Conservative radio talk show host and "disassociating" yourself from his truthful remarks that were designed to fire up the crowd. Instead, you go and dump a bucket of cold water on them.

The GOP is so screwed in this upcoming election, if THIS is how McCain is going to campaign again either Obama or Hillary (if she steals the Rat nomination), by defending them, while disowning his supporters.

Who's gonna want to open for McCain now at his appearances, if they know he might stab THEM in the back like he did Bill Cunningham.

36 posted on 02/27/2008 4:35:43 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Billg64

Who is McCain’s campaign manager - Emily Post?

His panty waist, Little Lord Flauntleroy demeanor is already unbearable and we still have 8 months to go.

This idiot is going to bring on the biggest Republican defeat in modern history.


37 posted on 02/27/2008 4:35:59 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: evad

Because he is a phony.


38 posted on 02/27/2008 4:38:22 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: FreedomPoster
McCain is smarter on this than they give him credit for.

No, he's not. He's just an arrogant, nasty old man who'd rather attack his own supporters than go after the Rats.

39 posted on 02/27/2008 4:38:32 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Tut
Count on it! (Hillary at least.)

We can hang the next 4 sorry years on the rats instead of a rat from our own party.

McCain is consistently a RINO. Ann Coulter is consistently right.

40 posted on 02/27/2008 4:40:14 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: southern rock

HUSSEIN OBAMA is shorter than Barack Hussein Obama


41 posted on 02/27/2008 4:41:53 AM PST by Ulysse (freedom is not free)
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To: Slump Tester

I don’t know who’s party you are talking about. McCain is getting a whole lot of votes and endorsements from the Republican party.

Unless you feel that no one’s votes should count but your own.

Kinda seems commie to me.

What does it sound like to you?


42 posted on 02/27/2008 4:47:39 AM PST by Tut
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To: Billg64

If in the unlikely event that McCain wins the Presidency, conservatives need to be prepared for a 4 year kick in the crotch.


43 posted on 02/27/2008 4:52:56 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Billg64

“We just have strong philosophical differences”

You bet we do Johnny “boy” and this is a prime example of why I CANNOT vote for you...EVER!
Why couldn’t McCain have just said...isn’t that Barack’s name? Oh, it has other connotations (sp). OK Well how about all the times the press and others kept saying...George WALKER Bush? That didn’t mean anything...they were trying to make sure EVERYONE knew that “W” was a family name.
This even changed my husbands mind for good.
John McCain will use us conservatives and then spit us out when he’s elected. He’s NOT using this one.


44 posted on 02/27/2008 4:53:21 AM PST by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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To: Tut

Name the primary where McCain took the majority of republican votes prior to having the nomination locked up.

Shoot, he barely gets 50% of Republican votes now!

He’s like Hillary - in an uncontested primary, he can usually get half the votes...


45 posted on 02/27/2008 4:53:48 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Let's win Congress - the Presidency is lost!)
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To: Billg64; All
...likening Obama to a “hack, Chicago-style” politician and saying the Illinois senator would “saddle up next to Hezbollah,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il if elected president...

When reported this morning nobody mentioned this part. They focused on Barak Hussien Obama, Barak Hussien Obama, Barak Hussien Obama. Which I don't see a problem with. We say Hillary Rodman Clinton don't we.

McCain's apology was the politically correct thing to do but he lost this talk show host's support for it. Think he's supporting Ann Coulter's choice now.

46 posted on 02/27/2008 4:54:49 AM PST by McGruff (Good thing Huckabee has those super delegates to count on.)
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To: ConservaTexan

“...in the unlikely event that McCain wins the Presidency, conservatives need to be prepared for a 4 year kick in the crotch.”

Don’t worry. His head will be so far up Teddy’s butt, he won’t have very good aim.

He’ll try, tho.


47 posted on 02/27/2008 4:55:34 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Let's win Congress - the Presidency is lost!)
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To: Billg64

I guess the “reaching out to conservatives” part of his campaign is over. That lasted about a week.


48 posted on 02/27/2008 4:56:00 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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here are my thoughts on the subject.

I'm afraid what McCain is doing by continuining to say things like this is shooting himself and the G.O.P.

Whether McCain likes it being said or not, Obama's middle name is a big deal. Obama clearly has some numverous skeletons in his closet and McCain knows it.

Bill Cunnigham is a very popular radio talk host in Cincinnati. From what I understand, he's been doing this for somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter century.

McCain's sheepish and weasal like mentality does not bode very well for this country. If he's going to continue to act this way then I think we best get ready for four years of president Obama or president Hillary.

And believe me, that's not something I'm looking forward too.

Regards.......

49 posted on 02/27/2008 4:56:06 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Slump Tester

Count on it! (Hillary at least.)
We can hang the next 4 sorry years on the rats instead of a rat from our own party.

McCain is consistently a RINO. Ann Coulter is consistently right.

Exactly


50 posted on 02/27/2008 4:57:24 AM PST by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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