Skip to comments.FINEMAN: Will 'Country First' Boost McCain to Victory? ...(scare the bejesus out of voters)
Posted on 08/14/2008 8:12:42 AM PDT by IrishMike
Its a colonial era city in the midst of farm country. Famous for its peppermint candy and barbell factory, York also gained notoriety during the Revolutionary War when the Continental Congress stopped here long enough to draft the Articles of Confederation.
The city is a faded monument to a certain kind of American life: 18th century English and German settlements, Pennsylvania long rifles, a wariness of outsiders, social change, and Big City. This made York the perfect place for John McCain and his team to lay out their core strategy in the race against Barack Obama.
Their messages: Im an American and hes not; Im a patriot and hes not; Im a tough son-of-a-gun willing to confront our foes, hes not.
This cold-blooded, chest-beating theme will either give McCain a real chance to overcome long odds and win the White House or it will consign him to the dust bin of history. For years, if not decades, McCain has positioned himself as the "thinking mans" fighting man.He sends out the idea that hes tolerant and eager to cross party lines, while at the same time willing to eschew ideology and fear in the name of finding practical solutions. That McCain still exists, and it is that man who appeals to independent voters. Among them, the senator still enjoys an certain je ne sais quoi.But for that very reason, he has never been all that popular with the Reagan-Bush Base the one Lee Atwater and Karl Rove built of Southern whites, evangelical Christians and combative necons.
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What is the smell in the air........ Liberal meltdown ?
Only moonbats would vote for “Country Second!”.
VP pick will be a big factor.
Like old Ann Coulter says, “If you want to make a liberal angry, defend America.”
Look, you pasty boys out there at “Newsweek,” politics is a bloodsport, and Mr. Obama isn’t tough enough for it.
As soon as Mr. McCain or anyone says anything the Obama disagrees with, Obama complains that someone is being “negative.”
If Fineman believes he is trying to scare them he's correct. Just as the haloed one tries to frighten people about the state of the economy without govt control, their health care without govt control, and their schools withour federal govt control. Fear is a partner with politics not simply a method. It is implied in why you must vote for me, because the other guy doesn't care about you. Attitudes like Fineman's never see the other side of the coin they are criticising.
Liberals are not, and never were pro country.........
it’s the agenda !
On the other hand, it was tougher to make that argument against a good ole Southern boy like Clinton than it would be against Barack Hussein Obama.
I agree , it’s over. The only debate now is how big will
McCain win. All McCain needs to do is pick a safe (do no harm) VP. A decent pro life economic conservative who would
be ready to lead should somthing happen to McCain.
McCain if he doesn’t go soft will win this election by a comfortable margin. This election since Obama has been nominated has been his to lose. I know Obama has been leading but the lead is a struggle and a lot of people still aren’t paying attention. McCain is doing good with the Independents that are paying attention and he is doing better with the conservative base than Obama. Those are two indicators that he has an advantage. The key thing he needs to do is to emphasize the things that made conservatism and being a Republican great. He is hitting on one of them. American strength in the world. This one he wins hands down. The next thing he needs to emphasize is a message that fingers regulation and oppressive taxation not free trade as the reason for Businesses moving overseas. He should make it part of his economic plan to change that. It is not a coincidence that states that have the most oppressive tax code have been the ones not to benefit from the previously very good economy. There are a lot of things he could do but he needs to point us back to Reagan and make that optimism and that commitment to those things that made and make this country great the foundation of the McCain Presidency.
He should also give some speeches that hearken back to the founding of this nation. Speak to that and he will speak to the hearts and minds of conservatives. McCain could easily outshine Reagan if he doesn’t go soft and proves his metal.
I couldn’t be more proud to support him as he has shown as a clear leader in the conflict with Georgia. I’m so tired of the wimp President Bush has morphed into. Tired of his looking into the eyes of evil and calling it soft and fluffy . Being a good Christian should not be a study in self delusion. We can thank the left for this transformation. I’m ready for a man with a little fire in his belly.
Not to mention the effect of McCain-Feingold kicking in 60 days before the election. The NRA and other political groups will be muzzled, and have no way to respond to Big Media's 24/7 cheerleading for Obama.
I want McCain to win, but if he loses, I want him to realize it's because of the ridiculous "reform" law that bears his name.
Ahem... Mister Fineman of Newsweek Pamphlet (the same publication that lied about korans in toilets at Guantanamo causing the deaths of frenzied Newsweek believers) ...
Your precious Marxist candidate Obama is spending much of his candidacy evading questions about his past, and still won't tell us much about what he plans for you regarding "change" and "sacrifice".
Mister Obama has no pride in this country, our customs, our history, our military and its customs, and our culture; and as president, Obama would feel no urgency or need to preserve it.
Save for recent campaign rhetoric (and from left-wing groupies like you) there is nothing (NOTHING) that I have seen in anything Marxist Obama has ever said or written that has expressed as much as a molecule's worth of "love" for this wonderful country.
It will be a Great Victory for McCain and a Republican blowout recapturing control of the House and Senate. And the best news is it will mean the End of the Democrat Party. We will have one party rule by Republicans, probably for at least 20 years, until a new opposition party can be constituted. Think of what conservatives can do to bring America back to its true values in that time.
“We will have one party rule by Republicans, probably for at least 20 years, until a new opposition party can be constituted. Think of what conservatives can do to bring America back to its true values in that time.”
Sounds good except that most of them are RINO’s. Without actual conservatives at the helm. It will be more like Lib light
No African Americans spotted simply because 150% of them are voting for Odrama. Oh, and that's not racism, right Romano?
Here's the lib mindset for all to see in its unapologetic ugliness: WHITE!! Imagine if the other side said the same except switching to BLACK or HISPANIC!! It would have been a real global warming episode due to rioting and burning cities.
They live in The T of Pennsylvania which encompasses pretty much everything outside of the metropolitan areas of Philly and Pittsburgh. Its indubitably American.
Yeah, away from voter fraud in the urban armpits controlled totally by libs. This is why its indubitably American.
Something else the racist writer implied: "where you find no blacks, its indubitably American!" Last I checked, blacks ARE American!!
Necons? Neocons, nearly by definition, have never been part of the conservative electoral base. Fineman must be referring to Jacksonians. If he can't figure this out there is no sense reading anything else he writes.
A domestic terror attack or an international crisis close to the election would even put those states at risk for BO.
If McCain is itching to “reach across the aisles”, how about Zell Miller?
“This race is over, it’s just a matter of how big McCain’s victory will be”
McCain has never been ahead of the polls nor above 50%. It aint over. 2000 was a butterfly ballot away from Democrat victory and this could be as well.
“Not to mention the effect of McCain-Feingold kicking in 60 days before the election. The NRA and other political groups will be muzzled, and have no way to respond to Big Media’s 24/7 cheerleading for Obama.”
Very good point. Obama + Obamedia + $200 million in fundraising + weak economy = very formidable campaign.
Dont underestimate the enemy ... but dont flinch either.
McCain can win with a COUNTRY FIRST! message.
“I did not spot a single African American in the crowd”
I guess they are racist.
I’m almost never right in my predictions, so look to others for answers. However, the Clinton’s are capable of anything. I keep waiting for someone in the know to come forth on all this birth certificate stuff. Maybe they’ll be the ones.
I’m obviously looking at things from a biased perspective, I can’t see a marxist actually winning the white house. Clinton wasn’t so much a marxist as a criminal mastermind bent on his own personal advancement, at any cost. And Clinton was a lot, lot smarther than Obama. Obama really is an iodiot. And I say that not to be mean, but he just strikes me as someone that needs others to remind him of what he said 5 minutes ago.
But who knows what’s going to happen. If McCain has a couple of senior moments, it all could change. I hope he doesn’t make a major mistake between now and election day. If he stays slow and steady, he beats obama.
McCain will have Gheraldo Rivera leading the illegals to the voting booth for him though, so this should offset some of the democrats tricks.