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Welcome to the party John McCain
Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Salena Zito

Posted on 06/03/2008 5:48:57 PM PDT by Salena Zito

Welcome to the party John McCain PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito Spokesperson Jeff Sadosky said tonight that Sen. John McCain is not your typical Republican, which explains the non-traditional geographic pick of New Orleans for the launch of his general election campaign for president.

"We believe Senator McCain's vision for reforming government is particularly meaningful for the people of Louisiana who know all too well the tragic cost of government's failure to act," said Sadosky.

It's the same city where Democrat John Edwards launched and docked his candidacy for president.

Sadosky said McCain's speech tonight on the occasion of the final Democratic primary "will chart the course to November and draw contrast on some of the great issues that this debate will revolve around."

Here are excerpts from McCain's speech as prepared for delivery:

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


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1 posted on 06/03/2008 5:48:58 PM PDT by Salena Zito
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To: Salena Zito

John McCain will be the next President of the United States.


2 posted on 06/03/2008 5:56:24 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Salena Zito

I watched a portion of McPain’s speech tonight on FOX. This guy is a joke, he calls himself a ... get this ... “a conservative republican”. McPain is the best the GOP can come up with (?) ... it’s all over folks ... this guy is a disaster.


3 posted on 06/03/2008 6:03:03 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: jveritas

You said: John McCain will be the next President of the United States.

I hope you are right. And then we will fight him hand and foot on just about every issue of consequence until we can replace him with a conservative either four or eight years from now.


4 posted on 06/03/2008 6:06:58 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: BluH2o

Napolean should take a vacation until the first Tuesday in November. If he keeps his mouth shut, he probably cannot lose. Still, I wouldn’t hold my breath. You can go broke over estimating the intelligence of American voters. It did vote for Peanut Boy. And, McCain is a lot like Ford; no charisma, uninteresting, no vision, old.

Hee haw. I can hardly wait for the general election campaign.


5 posted on 06/03/2008 6:08:54 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: jveritas

I agree.

Obama’s is a doomed candidacy.


6 posted on 06/03/2008 6:09:46 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: jveritas

The major concern of all conservatives when voting at the federal level is the total political makeup of the next Congress. If there are enough TRUE conservatives that are part of the next Congress, then conservatism has a serious chance for some kind of decent political comeback sooner rather than much later, but if the next Congress is truly a super-majority of socialists in both the House and Senate, then U.S. conservatism as well as the entire U.S. as a capitalistic country is truly finished. The political left in complete charge will truly create serious long-term damage on all of the issues that eventually succeeds in turning the U.S. into a socialistic third world country for the long-term.


7 posted on 06/03/2008 6:21:18 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: xzins; jveritas

I hope you are right, but both of you are nuts.

There is a less than 10% chance that McCain will be the next President. There are too many factors against the “Republican” Candidate.

1. Iraq — We all know the situation is getting better, but the average voter does not.
2. Economy — We all know the situation isn’t as bad as the Media make it out to be and we know why the down-turn occurred, the average voter does not.
3. Gas Prices — We all know who is really to blame, the average voter does not.
4. He’s the “Republican”, read Bush guy, the average American is not a fan of Bush (unfairly, yes).

I just don’t see the cause of optimism, despite, the demographic advantage McCain should have amongst middle-class and blue collar voters, I just don’t see many of those voters crossing the aisle. I just don’t see it happen.

President Obama would be an unmitigated disaster (Jimmy Carter by a factor of 10), but I think its what we are going to get.


8 posted on 06/03/2008 6:21:32 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

I disagree.

The current electoral map has them just about tied, but McCain will pretty much keep all of the Bush electoral votes, and he might pick up Michigan, if his VP is Romney, and there is actually something really really negative in Obama’s radical associations and in his inexperience and in his really odd gaffes.


9 posted on 06/03/2008 6:29:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

We shall see.


10 posted on 06/03/2008 6:30:04 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Salena Zito
"We believe Senator McCain's vision for reforming government is particularly meaningful for the people of Louisiana who know all too well the tragic cost of government's failure to act," said Sadosky.

But Ray Nagin is still in office, right?

11 posted on 06/03/2008 6:30:19 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Election 2008: Now the evil of two (or three) lessers.)
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My prayers for your success
& very best wishes are with you Mr. McCain
12 posted on 06/03/2008 6:31:33 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: jveritas
"John McCain will be the next President of the United States."

Who is going to vote for him?

13 posted on 06/03/2008 6:32:31 PM PDT by Radix (Think it is bad now? Wait until you have to press "2" for English!)
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To: xzins

But I think one will see Colorado, Iowa, and New Mexico flop, which would be enough to counter a Michigan flop.

And if the VP nominee is Romney (to boost him in Michigan and on Economic terms), I think that could cost him in KY and some of the border states when Evangelicals (the 25-30% who said they would never vote for a Mormon) stay at home or vote for Bob Barr.

I hope and pray you are right. I’m just not optimistic (granted, I usually am never optimistic in regards to politics).


14 posted on 06/03/2008 6:33:18 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Salena Zito
I wonder if his choice of locations for this speech give us any hint of his VP choice?

I, for one, don't care if pandering is the reason, I would love Gov. Jindal to be on the ticket. If only to quiet the MSM's inevitable "racism" stories. After all, with a minority on our ticket, Obama won't be able to use the "race" card over and over.

Plus, a young Conservative is just what this party needs.

15 posted on 06/03/2008 6:34:10 PM PDT by codercpc
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

I think the evangelical will vote for a McCain/Romney ticket because an Obama/CommieIslam ticket is unspeakable.


16 posted on 06/03/2008 6:35:43 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: xzins

I would agree with that statement. I ultimately just don’t see the White Blue-Collar voters who right now are Anti-Obama sticking it out. Give it another 5 months of listening to their unions and they will be Obamaniacs.


17 posted on 06/03/2008 6:36:36 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Salena Zito
The first debate will be the tail of the tape and I just don't see McCain keeping up with Obama. Obama is going to make McCain look like a doddering old fool. McCain is toast, he doesn't have the energy to keep up, he won't have the money to keep up and he lacks a base to count on. He has gone out of his way to expel the foot solders (conservatives) from his team and he will have no large group left to do the heavy lifting needed for him to win.
18 posted on 06/03/2008 6:40:22 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: codercpc

I would be open to either Gov. Palin or even Lt.Gov. (Ret.) Steele. I think both would be great Conservative support for the ticket. Ditto with Bobby Jindal.


19 posted on 06/03/2008 6:40:24 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

It depends, of course, on the new media to counter the old media + come up with enough $$$ to lauch a few counterstrikes in the old media.

Obama/Farakkhan 2008!

There’s a TV commercial in there someplace just screaming to get out.


20 posted on 06/03/2008 6:40:47 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: xzins

I prefer red-meat:

Envision This:

(Picture of Obama)
(Picture of 9-11)
(Reverend Wright denouncing America)
(Obama praising Wright)
(Wright damning America)
(American Flag — Do you damn America, do your friends?)


21 posted on 06/03/2008 6:42:19 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

I love it.

When do you start production?

:>)


22 posted on 06/03/2008 6:43:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: xzins

If you know any 527s, feel free to pass them along. I sadly am just an amateur strategist (plus military, can’t do them professionally).

My other idea:

(American Flag flying in the Wind)
(Arlington National Cemetery)
(Kid saluting the Flag)
(Soldiers going to War)
(Disaster Relief)
(Michelle Obama - for the first time in my life I am proud of my country)
(Are you proud of your country?)


23 posted on 06/03/2008 6:47:13 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: engrpat

I agree. McCain is a loser candidate. And he doesn’t need Obama to make him look doddering.

I just saw him on TV and he does dodder. What a joke.


24 posted on 06/03/2008 6:47:17 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Colonel_Flagg
But Ray Nagin is still in office, right?

The majority of the people of this country are getting the government they deserve. Which unfortunately is ruining it for the rest of us. Face it folks, we are a minority.

25 posted on 06/03/2008 6:55:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

Why don’t you make that and put it on YouTube?

It’s good.


26 posted on 06/03/2008 7:02:15 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: Salena Zito
> Sen. John McCain is not your typical Republican

Very unfortunately, he IS a typical Republican these days. That's the problem.

27 posted on 06/03/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

If a Pres. McCain is calling the shots and forming party policy, what difference will a Conservative VP make? Except to discredit the VP’s conservative “street cred”....


28 posted on 06/03/2008 7:05:09 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Salena Zito

IMO, no way McCain will ever beat Obama. Obama’s use of the “four more years of Bush” rhetoric is all it will take. I think that even the most unaware voter is accutely aware they don’t want another 4 more years and will risk either other Dem option. I’m just sayin.


29 posted on 06/03/2008 7:06:56 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (Don't blame me.....I support DUNCAN HUNTER.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

That’s what is beginning to dawn on me. We no longer put people like Regan into power, because the average Republican is no longer conservative.

We had several Republicans in our extended family at one time. Now most of them are voting for Obama. The most conservative one was for McCain early in the Republican primary, when there were some real conservatives in the running.


30 posted on 06/03/2008 7:13:27 PM PDT by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat
"I would be open to either Gov. Palin or even Lt.Gov. (Ret.) Steele. I think both would be great Conservative support for the ticket. Ditto with Bobby Jindal."

Steel now, Palin / Jindal in 2012.

31 posted on 06/03/2008 7:25:04 PM PDT by norton
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To: xzins; StAthanasiustheGreat

> but McCain will pretty much keep all of the Bush electoral votes,

No, and he may very well lose Ohio, NM, Colorado and Iowa, and the dems will spend heavily in Virginia and the Carolinas to keep him honest there

>and he might pick up Michigan, if his VP is Romney,

Yes, he might.
My analysis is that if Hillary joins the ticket then the dems will pick up near 300 electoral votes


32 posted on 06/03/2008 7:50:05 PM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat
I just don’t see the cause of optimism, despite, the demographic advantage McCain should have amongst middle-class and blue collar voters, I just don’t see many of those voters crossing the aisle. I just don’t see it happen.

This is going to be a McLiberal McLandslide victory. 30% of the Hillary voters swear they will never vote for Barack Fitzgerald Obama. The 60% of soccer moms and nascar dads in the mushy middle may be too busy to pay attention to politics daily, but they usually do get it right.

No way will they ever vote for an America hating Marxist.

33 posted on 06/03/2008 8:16:41 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: jveritas

BTTT!


34 posted on 06/03/2008 8:27:30 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: xzins

I don’t even think “Bama will be the nominee of the Dimocrat party.

Don’t ask me who. But I just don’t think he will make it through.


35 posted on 06/03/2008 8:29:01 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: big'ol_freeper
And then we will fight him hand and foot on just about every issue of consequence until we can replace him with a conservative either four or eight years from now.

Damn right.
36 posted on 06/03/2008 8:43:45 PM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Thompson Conservative)
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To: Radix
"Vote for hime"

Are you serious? Not only will he get a lot of apolitical/non-ideological voters, he will get a lot of moderate Republicans. McCain was about my fifth choice for nominee, but I never got a chance to vote before the issue was decided in previous primaries. He certainly is not the best candidate, but he is the candidate. And millions will vote for him.

37 posted on 06/04/2008 1:44:03 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: jveritas
John McCain will be the next President of the United States.

...and may God have mercy upon our Republic. 

38 posted on 06/04/2008 1:50:10 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment: It's not about sporting goods.)
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To: xzins
I don't. Barring the emergence of the famed Michelle Obama "Whitey" tape, I don't see how he loses. You can see it in the front pages of the news papers today. Everyone poised at the first-time significance of a black nominee for President.

So you cut from a young black man with groups of happy smiling American faces surrounding him to Senator McCain's picture (almost any one) and you see the same old tired rerun of castrated Republican Liberal Appeasement.

Add to the fact that McCain's message (which I believe consists mostly half-hearted promises that will soon revert to color) that is monotonically delivered, wrapped in a tenuous belief that "We" are united, is unenergetically received.

And so, the now 'United' Republican party steps lightly through the cemetary whistling its protective mantra. This is another Bob Dole campaign in the making.

39 posted on 06/04/2008 2:02:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

You and I both know that the Republican Appeasement machine will NEVER put an add like that out.


40 posted on 06/04/2008 2:04:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BluH2o

I’ll agree that BHO will beat McC on the stump, but McC will win debates.


41 posted on 06/04/2008 2:30:15 AM PDT by independy
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To: Salvation

If the wrong thing comes out in the media, they will stampede away from him.

Listened to most of his speech last night.

Chock full of generalities.


42 posted on 06/04/2008 3:36:09 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
The political left in complete charge will truly create serious long-term damage on all of the issues that eventually succeeds in turning the U.S. into a socialistic third world country for the long-term.

The left will be in charge of the Presidency no matter who wins the election.

43 posted on 06/04/2008 8:26:33 AM PDT by Texas Federalist (Fred Thompson 08)
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To: Texas Federalist

That is part of what I’m saying.


44 posted on 06/04/2008 10:29:43 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: Salena Zito

45 posted on 06/04/2008 10:36:15 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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