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McCain needs Rove, says 'Ferris Bueller' actor (I hate CNN)
CNN.com ^ | 8/28/08 | Mark Preston

Posted on 07/28/2008 5:35:15 AM PDT by Celerity

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ben Stein says he knows how Sen. John McCain can win in November: Karl Rove. Ben Stein tells CNN's Mark Preston that John McCain is running the "most pathetic campaign" he's ever seen. That's right, that Karl Rove. At a time when McCain is seeking to distance himself from President Bush, Stein argues McCain needs to enlist Bush's chief political guru in order to defeat Sen. Barack Obama. "I don't discount the possibility that some really smart person at the McCain campaign might go over to Karl Rove, and say 'We will offer you all the kingdoms of the world if you will come and guide our campaign,' " a hopeful-sounding Stein said in a recent interview, during which he also discussed Al Franken's Senate bid and his thoughts on a sequel to the 1986 box office smash "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," which launched Stein's film career. Stein is not unlike many Hollywood types in that he speaks his mind when it comes to politics. But what separates him from the pack is his professional background and party affiliation. Stein is an actor and an author, but he is also an economist, columnist and, yes, a lawyer. And he is a Republican, making him a minority in Tinseltown political circles. Watch Ben Stein's take on politics » Did I mention that Stein also worked as a speech writer for President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford? Yes, that's right, that Richard Nixon. So when he talks about politics, it is fair to say that Stein has an informed view -- whether you choose to agree with his analysis is another issue. From Stein's perspective, McCain has been running an uninspiring campaign -- one that lacks a coherent message.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: karlrove; mccain; neverscrewthebase; poorpoorrinos; rove
Nice way to de-value his statement, Jerks. God I hate CNN.
1 posted on 07/28/2008 5:35:15 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Celerity

Ferris Bueller actor? If they’d say Ben Stein, more people will understand what this is about. Ben Stein BTW rules. While McCain’s campaign until recently indeed was rather lame, it has gained steam during the recent two weeks. The new ads and recent statements from the campaign are heartening. They have to stay on the offensive against Obama.


2 posted on 07/28/2008 5:38:24 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: Celerity
MY EYES!!!!!!!


3 posted on 07/28/2008 5:38:40 AM PDT by Pistolshot (We need a powerful remedy for NO B.O.)
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To: Celerity

So is Ben Stein a FOBO?


4 posted on 07/28/2008 5:39:21 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Celerity

Johnny Mac needs some help - no doubt about it. If not Rove, maybe he can channel up Lee Atwater.


5 posted on 07/28/2008 5:40:01 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Celerity

“One that lacks a coherent message”

I want to plunge a sword into someone. When compared Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama al-Chicago’s stance on NOTHING how can anyone start in on McCain as incoherent?

This mindless muck makes me want to drive a semi through the office.


6 posted on 07/28/2008 5:41:43 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Celerity

McCain was rejected as a suitable candidate in 2000. Since 2000, his actions and positions have not improved his bonafides.


7 posted on 07/28/2008 5:42:19 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: Celerity

Stein’s role in “Ferris Bueller” lasted less than a minute, his role in the conservative movement goes back decades.


8 posted on 07/28/2008 5:45:58 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Celerity

How about

“NOTED ECONOMIST” Ben Stein?


9 posted on 07/28/2008 5:46:34 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Celerity
I want to plunge a sword into someone. When compared Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama al-Chicago’s stance on NOTHING how can anyone start in on McCain as incoherent?

In Hussein's case, "the medium is the message," so to speak. The message is a young more-or-less black guy who comes across well on TV. He's running against an old white guy who was in some war that my parents used to talk about when they were smoking weed after dinner.

10 posted on 07/28/2008 5:52:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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....which launched Stein's film career..

Film career? What?

11 posted on 07/28/2008 5:54:31 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Steely Tom

Your post is jaw-droppingly frightening - Because it’s so closely mirrored to things I have heard and read in real life.

Thank you for scaring the bejeezus out of me.


12 posted on 07/28/2008 5:55:53 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Paladin2

If McCain listens only to his inner voice and takes advice from no one, what good would Rove do?


13 posted on 07/28/2008 5:58:49 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: MrB
“NOTED ECONOMIST” Ben Stein?

...and law-school professor.

McCain either needs to do something smart, or Obama needs to do something dumb. Fast.

14 posted on 07/28/2008 5:59:42 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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Ben Stein says he knows how Sen. John McCain can win in November: Karl Rove.

Why not? Fresh off his sterling performance in 2006...</sarcasm>

15 posted on 07/28/2008 6:02:29 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Celerity

All we need to know about Ben Stein is that he donated to that thug Al Franken.


16 posted on 07/28/2008 6:19:28 AM PDT by JRochelle (John McCain will be better than Bush on wasteful government spending.)
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To: BallyBill

I know. What film career? Unless you count a game show on Comedy Central and a cameo on MacGyver, what else was there? LOL. The writer should at least TRY to be accurate. Damn.


17 posted on 07/28/2008 6:21:50 AM PDT by library user
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To: Celerity

McCain is fortunate that this election is a referendum on B. Hussein Obama and not on him.


18 posted on 07/28/2008 6:37:18 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: library user

IMDB lists 74 acting credits for him.


19 posted on 07/28/2008 6:37:29 AM PDT by Your Nightmare
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To: Celerity
From Stein's perspective, McCain has been running an uninspiring campaign -- one that lacks a coherent message.

That isn't just Stein's perspective, IMHO McCain's so-called "campaign" is the most pathetic attempt since Bob Dole's misbegotten fiasco in '96. The GOP started out this campaign season's fiasco by nominating a RINO loser, and it's gone downhill ever since.

I am already shuddering mentally as I envision the next four years with Obamination sitting behind the Oval Office desk busily signing a Democrat Congress's tax hike bills, open border bills, and gun bans into law and choosing which left wing ACLU lawyer to appoint to the USSC next while our underfunded military disintegrates and muzzy terrorists run amok all around the globe with his blessings.

God help us, because we obviously don't have sense enough to help ourselves.

20 posted on 07/28/2008 6:40:39 AM PDT by epow ("My God is the Great I Am, not the Great I Was")
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To: Celerity
McCain has been running a campaign???

Wow... Who knew?

21 posted on 07/28/2008 6:40:42 AM PDT by TChris (Vote John McCain: Democrat Lite -- 3% less liberal than a regular Democrat!)
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To: Celerity

The entire article, no mention of Reagan. And none of “Expelled, the Movie.”


22 posted on 07/28/2008 6:51:54 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I have a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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Ben Stein tells CNN's Mark Preston that John McCain is running the "most pathetic campaign" he's ever seen.

No arguement here. This is without a doubt the worst campaign in recent memory and everybody can see it. This is except for John McCain.

23 posted on 07/28/2008 7:13:45 AM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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