Skip to comments.Bad news for McCain in Colorado Springs, Times blogger finds
Posted on 10/09/2008 6:11:38 PM PDT by lowbridge
A New York Times blogger discovers the news is not good for John McCain in Colorado Springs, where a lifelong Republican on the city council says she is abandoning her partys nominee to vote for Barack Obama this year. Further endangering McCains prospects in Colorados largest Republican stronghold, the pastor who replaced former GOP heavyweight Ted Haggard leading one of the citys largest mega-churches is staying on the sidelines, urging his flock to vote for any political party.
Seattle-based Timothy Egan visited Colorado Springs, dubbed the Vatican of evangelical political power, after the second presidential debate and comes to one conclusion: My friends: its not good for Senator McCain.
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Oh no ! the worlds going to end.
As a citizen of Colorado Springs, let me say that the chances of this having ANY impact on the election is close to zero.
This is not bad news but good news!!! Get the cancerous lefties out of our party now!!!
Thanks for doing the due diligence in looking her up.
HA HA! Debunked! That’s why I love the FR!
oh boy, a councilman from small Mid-Western state has decided to vote for Obama. I guess that’s it. May as well throw in the towel and give up.
I’ve found lots of “life long conservatives” who are abandoning McCain’s “tax raising”, “big government” policies in favor of Obama’s “tax cutting”, “smaller government” approach.
Somehow I don’t believe them....
Thanks for clarifying what I suspected.
Whoop tee doo. Who cares? Never heard of her.
good news in MN:)
Yeah right. Oh did I ever tell you that I’m a long time Democrat, but I’m thinking of voting republican because I don’t trust Obama?
El Paso County is home to Colorado Springs and will overwhelmingly go for McCain-Palin. In the 65% range.
Just for the record, the Independent newspaper is a liberal rag given away for free and best used as bird cage liner.
The Independent is the far to the left rag in Colorado Springs. They are dreaming.
McCain has not been able to frame, in clear and simple terms, how conservative ideals (particularly on economics and foreign policy) stave off the types of problems we are seeing and how ideals such as those espoused by Obama led to our present difficulties at home and abroad. Palin can do it, but she has not had enough time to learn the verbal ropes. She is clear, but she does not speak with the authority of a Reagan or a Goldwater.
I, myself, believe that they ought to put Palin as the lead figure in commercials and turn it into a Palin vs. Obama battle. We would still put the man with experience in office and who would save our independence and our constitution.
But lacking this type of clarity, RINOs are going to be free to forsake their conservative constituents.
hahahah! Colorda springs? They had to look really hard to find someone to interview for this puff piece.
“A New York Times blogger discovers...”
Well...that says it all. This story is bunk, nothing more that a weak attempt at a scare tactic. Colorado Springs will hold up its end of the conservative vote.
And, you can take that to the bank.
Wow - they found TWO whole people in Colorado Springs who don’t support McCain - Blow the trumpets! ( I just got back from there, beautiful place)
Liberal talking point#2 Start every sentence of a political nature with: “Even though I am a LIFELONG Republican I won’t be supporting my party because.....”
I don't know. I'm not familiar with Colorado Springs.
McCain needs this kind of attack:
“Where are Obama’s college transcripts and writings, that we might evaluate his formative years?”
“Where are Obamas’s executive qualifications, given that he gained office unopposed, and has initiated no meaningful legislation?”
“Should we place more confidence in his liberal voting record of raising taxes and undermining national defense, or should we believe his pandering campaign rhetoric?”
“Not a record to be trusted in these challenging times!”
Well, I voted for Palin. She brings some baggage with her but I will tolerate it for now.
are there conservatives in the springs?
yes. they named the freeway coming into town from poo-A-blow,
the ronald reagan freeway.
We hear them all the time on talk radio. They’re called seminar callers.
I suspect that Egan is saying that publicly but someone else is working privately and quietly.
As for the councilwoman...whatever....
*She is a 58 year old single woman who describes herself as open-minded and progressive. She says she is moderate to liberal*
Does she sound like someone who would be a conservative? I doubt McCain could appeal to her and Palin never would. It is good that she has found her own. If she attends gay parties she would like be more in tune with Democrats and that is not to knock Log Cabin Republicans, but she is likely not conservative.
I have never before seen so much furious paddling beneath the water by the left to try to create an atmosphere of defeat for Republicans, in the hope that we’ll be stupid enough to believe them and give up. That’s all this is, all any of it is. No, I don’t think McCain has this won, and I don’t think he’s lost it. I think it’s too close to call. They are doing things like this, the ACORN fraud, to gain whatever edge they can. I believe it’s going to be a small margin of victory for whichever candidate wins, and the left is not above any means of securing that margin, no matter how unethical or even illegal (as long as they can get away with it). They probably are also scared of the “Bradley effect”, and trying to overcome that also. It probably makes them particularly angry and frustrated because it can’t be accurately measured.
You forgot to tell us that one of the Independent’s reporters, Cara DeGette, is the sister of the only “human” able to replace Patricia Schroeder; Diana DeGette.
I’m a former CS resident....now in gangland California.
People who are exactly that keep telling me that: Lifelong Democrats either:
1) voting McCain
2) not voting Obama
one of my best friends lives in CS and believe me, she’s voting for McC.....
I’m getting lots of people telling me they are voting third party. Liberals are telling me they will vote for Nader. Is he even running?
that’s ok - just found out a friend of mine in Colorado - a nonpolitical who only votes in presidential elections and is usually undecided up until 2-3 days before each election, is voting McCain...
So, that’s one undecided that is now in the McCain camp!! (she saw the Socialist article today and the Kenya video and she’s now 100% in McCain’s camp)
I’m in CS - I only see McCain/Palin signs in my neighborhood. All my co-workers are voting Republican.
gee, I’m really surprised.
Colorado Springs will go REpublican.. That is one of the largest areas of Conservative Christian in the country. Home of Focus on The Family!
The DeGette sisters -— yeah that too. LOL
The Obama/NYT campaign didn’t send a reporter all the way to Colorado to write about GOOD news for McCain...
What data do you have to support this assertion? I doubt it "is happening all across the country" but I'd believe facts and figures if you have them. If not, forget it.
My brother inlaw says that the springs has been flooded with Californians..fleeing the ship they have been drilling holes in for years...
The Independent is a leftwing weekly throwaway rag.
Don’t worry about El Paso County/Colorado Springs. We’ll be in the right column on Election Day.
LOL, nice report. Little parakeets throughout the area will be doing the right thing to this paper’s headlines tonight.
I would hardly say she was ever a McCain supporter or supporter of anything sane.
Yes, and I love the handle.
Another RINO surfaces in conservative Colorado Springd! Vote her out!
With this much free fertilizer, you should have very green yards next spring.
And hot is cold, and good is evil. When did Obama ever espound tax cuts or small government?
Now up to 20 ...
1) Polls that show Obama ahead tell a different story when internals are studied.
2) Hillary and Bill dont want Obama to win, since she wants to run again in 2012
3) Hussein being Obamas middle name is still news to most people.
4) A picture of Obama dressed as a Muslim (there are at least three) is still worth 1000 words (3000 in this case). Man your email station! Post bills!
5) The PUMAs who know the hows and whys of Hillary getting cheated, will vote Palin, and will pull others.
6) Bitter ... [Gun Clingers], will vote McCain
7) The Palins ARE America and the conservative base. America and the conservative base will vote accordingly.
8) The NRA has 8 figures of ads to unload in swing states
9) Obama is only 5 points up in New York! New York!
10) The Democrats were talking about Democratic consultants freaking out over Obama mis-managing his campaign before they settled into poll alteration.
11) The Enemedia is already spreading the meme that if Obama loses, it is racism. They see the tea leaves ...
12) The Media was calling the election for Kerry ELECTION MORNING in 2004, and Carter and Reagan polled evenly on election day! Also, www.InTrade.com had Kerry as an 80/20 favorite on election morning 2004. SOMEONE is trying to buffalo us!
13) McCain has not yet played either the Jeremiah Wright card nor the Tony Rezko card!
14) Plenty of white Democratic voters are unimpressed with Obama, and will not vote for him. Democrats cant energize their base!
15) Obama has only 60% of the Jewish vote, compared to the 75% Kerry got.
16) The Christian base that re-elected Bush in 2004, knows Sarah is more than a Sunday Christian, and is praying for her.
17) McCain opened 50 offices in California. Its in play!
18) Google Bradley Effect. Obama is getting poll votes hell never get on election day.
19) Operation Chaos resulted in an overlarge quantity of Democrat registrations that will never ever vote Democratic.
20) Polls are meant by the liberal media, to SHAPE public opinion, not report it.