Skip to comments.The Problem With McCain
Posted on 02/27/2008 6:16:26 AM PST by jdm
So, John McCain has a conservative supporter warming up the crowd for him who takes some shots at Obama
Bill Cunningham, who hosts The Big Show with Bill Cunningham, a local program here that is also syndicated nationally, was part of a line of people lauding Mr. McCain and revving up the crowd before his appearance here before several hundred people at a theater here.
He lambasted the national media, drawing cheers from the audience, for being soft in their coverage of Mr. Obama compared to the Republican candidates, declaring they should peel the bark off Barack Hussein Obama.
He went on to rail, at one point, the media will quit taking sides in this thing and start covering Barack Hussein Obama.
...Mr. Cunningham said:
Only Democrats, Air America, New York Times, talk-show hosts and newspaper reporters have freedom of speech. I have the right to speak my mind any way that I would like. If I consider Obama to be a hack Chicago politician from the Daley political machine, taking money from this Tony Rezko dude under threat of federal indictment, cant I speak truth to power?
Mr. Cunningham said the media often say nasty, negative things about President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and that The Times had smeared John McCain on its front page.
Treat all the politicians the same. Were not dealing with the messiah here. Obama cannot heal the sick and make the blind see. Hes a hack Democratic politician from Chicago, thats all he is. Lets treat him like every other hack Democratic or Republican politician.
McCain, being McCain, chose to bury his own supporter and praise Obama to the skies,
Afterward, however, Mr. McCain held a scheduled news conference and immediately addressed the comments, evidently informed by his aides about what had happened.
Its my understanding that before I came in here a person who was on the program before I spoke made some disparaging remarks about my two colleagues in the Senate, Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, he said. I have repeatedly stated my respect for Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, that I will treat them with respect. I will call them Senator. We will have a respectful debate, as I have said on hundreds of occasions. I regret any comments that may have been made about these two individuals who are honorable Americans.
Responding to questions from reporters, Mr. McCain said he did not hear what Mr. Cunningham said, saying that when he arrived, Mr. Portman was on stage.
Whatever suggestion that was made that was any way disparaging to the integrity, character, honesty of either Senator Obama or Senator Clinton was wrong, he said, I condemn it, and if I have any responsibility, I will take the responsibility, and I apologize for it.
He called Mr. Obama a man of integrity and said he was someone he had come to know pretty well and I admire.
He also said that it was not appropriate to invoke Mr. Obamas middle name in the course of the campaign.
I absolutely repudiate such comments, he said. It will never happen again.
Oh no! The guy called Barack Obama by his full name! How shocking and shameful -- give me a break. Here's a question: did any Democrat ever complain about liberals calling George "Felix" Allen by his full name? Maybe they did, but I don't recall a single one ever doing so.
Furthermore, it's no secret to anyone who reads RWN that I was never a fan of Mitt Romney, but here's a question: Did John McCain ever show a fellow Republican, Mitt Romney, even half as much respect as he has shown to Hillary and Obama? The answer is of course, "No, he didn't." So what does that say about McCain? A lot, actually.
Incidents like this one are exactly why so many conservatives loathe John McCain: the man is reflexively hostile to conservatives who support him while he bends over backwards to cater to liberals who think he's two steps away from being Hitler merely because he's a Republican.
If you're a conservative, how do you ever trust a man who has made a career out of spitting in the face of his friends while prostrating himself before his political enemies when you know that making nice with people like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the New York Times will always be of a much higher priority to him than defending other Republicans or pursuing a conservative agenda?
PS: Yeah, I'm still supporting McCain because he's better than Obama, but honestly, it's a shame that they can't both lose.
PS #2: I know, I know: I said it would be great if they could both lose -- but don't send me email pumping up the Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, Reform Party, or what other hapless third party is going to run and get 1/2% of the vote this year. Third party efforts are little more than time wasters for non-serious people.
The real shame is that we have to suffer through 4 years of one of them.
Bob Corker tried the same stuff in TN when he ran against Harold Ford, Corker was getting trounced in the polls.
A switch of Campaign Managers, new strategy, Corker won going away, McCain is rather dumb, if he thinks for a second that the Dhimmis are not going to rip him a new anus, he is sadly delusional.
Good question, although imho, his biggest weakness is his support for amnesty and illegals.
Juan just wants to keep his track record of bashing conservatives in good standing.
McCain’s milk toast comments also show why it is important he choose a good running mate.
Yet another in a very long list of reasons I won’t support McQueeg.
I hate to break it to you but McCain’s next finger in our eye is the VP pick. His ego will not allow any thing else.
>>>>>The real shame is that we have to suffer through 4 years of one of them.
What lesson would we like our fellow citizens to learn from those four years?
I want them to learn what the Rats really have in mind for them.
Not to gain a deeper contempt for Senator McQueeg.
That’s why I’ll vote for Obama.
The best thing that can be said about McCain is that he is old and in questionable health. Let’s just hope he chooses an acceptable VP.
This is exactly why alot of us here and on other conservative blogs call the GOP the “Stupid Party” and make the constant observation about how spineless the party is. Go ask a fire fighter that fights forest fires about one of the most effective methods they use. They’ll tell you setting back fires which is known as “fighting fire with fire.” We are doomed to lose this November and that would be accross the board from the local to national level if the GOP big dogs don’t change course and learn this basic and very effective technique.
He should win this campaign as either Hitlery or Obama are really bad candidates but somewhere along the line McCain needs to develop a base.
The choice of running mate is a non-sequiter - it doesn't change McCain's hostility to conservatives and pandering to liberals.
We’ll see. I happen to think he’ll pick someone to the right of himself, just like G.W. Bush did.
McCain needs to develop some fire in his belly and stop sticking people who support him in the back.
That crap may get him drinks bought at the Capitol Hill Senator’s Club, but “Out Here” it is not acceptable.
Is he trying to lose?
And what about mass cross-over votes for Hill.CLINTON in the TEXAS and OHIO dems’ primaries?
(persona; sarcasm quota filled for the day)
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