Skip to comments.McCain tussles with Palin over whipping up a mob mentality
Posted on 10/11/2008 9:45:26 PM PDT by Bratch
With his electoral prospects fading by the day, Senator John McCain has fallen out with his vice-presidential running mate about the direction of his White House campaign.
McCain has become alarmed about the fury unleashed by Sarah Palin, the moose-hunting pitbull in lipstick, against Senator Barack Obama. Cries of terrorist and kill him have accompanied the tirades by the governor of Alaska against the Democratic nominee at Republican rallies.
Mark Salter, McCains long-serving chief of staff, is understood to have told campaign insiders that he would prefer his boss, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, to suffer an honourable defeat rather than conduct a campaign that would be out of character and likely to lose him the election.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
A leading Republican consultant said: A lot of conservatives are grumbling about what a poor job McCain is doing. They are rolling their eyes and saying, Yes, a miracle could happen, but at this rate it is all over.
Sarah Palin is no fool. She sees the same thing and wants to salvage what she can. She is positioning herself for the future. Her best days could be in front of her. She wants to look as though she was the fighter, the person with the spunk who was out there taking it to the Democrats.
Where did this steaming pile come from?
Total bull!! Full speed ahead. Telling the truth is always the honorable thing to do.
It's over and McCain has conceded.
Only in the eyes of the political left and their MSM cohorts.
it’s over if we don’t vote for him
Rubbish! Palin is a good soldier, no matter what she might think about Mc Cain’s strategy. McCain’s problem is exactly this “honorable loss” business. For God’s sake! Obama is a Marxist conniving, two-bit crook. Do we want him for our president?
A “tussle”? This reporter would be in no position to know, and is just making crap up. Mac may have some old-fashioned ideas but he’s a fighter with more stamina than most men walking the streets today. Having the Veep play the bad cop has been SOP for decades.
This is junk article trying to get us to fight against eachother. Keep Strong McCain and Sarah!!!!
Dont buy into this fighting within the campaign.....Sarah will do her job and McCain will do great on Tuesday!!!
Obama is the bad guy here..lets not change the subject!!!!
Obama is scarey!!!
Where did this steaming pile come from?
Isn’t the “Times” owned by Rupert Murdoch, the supposed conservative who supported Hillary and now appears to be supporting Obama?
I don't necessarily like some of the frenzy and whacked out mobs. Who knows what some of idiot at a political rally may yell? But do they seriously think that there is no equivalency on the left??
Puh - leeze!
This is classic UK news reporting. You should have seen what they wrote about the Heller case! Don't get too cranked up about this article.
Wow, either we think alike, or you are very quick pulling up your graphics....GOOD JOB!
Hot Air has a take on the same story (I got the link from them).
You might find more who share your point of view over at the DUmp.
Bull. The VP is the traditional attack dog.
Sarah Palin has a touch job to do, trying to cart a heavy RINO across the finish line.
If it’s owned by Murdoch, I constantly see stuff that get my hackles up published in it.
It looks like native born Americans are going to have to drag McCain kicking and screaming into the Oval Office. We can try I guess. The future of our country depends on him winning this thing.
Obama may well win the election. Then again McCain might win. But you have to admit right now there is a feeling in the air that the gloating on the left has come too soon. It’s not good for the Obama campaign that their supporters think they have won. That doesn’t bring out people like the fear on our side will.
Yet another Freeper who swallows the MSM garbage hook, line, and sinker.
I guess these idiots don’t realize mCCain don’t have a chance unless the voters hear about Obama’s treasonous friends. Not to mention he could have shut down his campaign last month without Palin. Every dime the Party takes in is because of Palin. If McCain gets elected it will be on her skirttails.
What “whacked out mobs”?
Getting real tired of the negative defeated attitude of many here today.
Get your a$$ out there and vote and spread the message.
Quit all the damn whining!
It does seem like he is more concerned about staying on good terms with the Democrats.
Spoken like the loser that RINOs like McCain are.
More PsyOps propaganda.
Buried in the middle of that steaming pile of bull is a ray of truth:
“A spokesman for McCain denied he and Palin had fallen out over her aggressive attacks. Vice-presidential candidates are typically the tip of the spear and further out in front than the candidate for president. This is pretty standard fare, he said.”
“Cries of ‘terrorist’ and ‘kill him’ have accompanied the tirades by the governor of Alaska against the Democratic nominee at Republican rallies.”
WTF? Is the MSM shallow enough to actually eat this nonsense up? I thought they had SOME standards. Is it possible that the history books will record McCain’s struggle with the fanaticism of his crowds? MSM, you are outdoing yourself.
I recently saw Neil Cavuto interview Murdoch. Mordoch told Cavoto that he is supporting McCain.
How many cries of “kill him” and “terrorist” have there been at these rallies?
The Media builds random nothings into blazing somethings.
Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. Pravda has nothing on these guys.
Mark Salter, McCains long-serving chief of staff, is understood to have told campaign insiders that he would prefer his boss, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, to suffer an honourable defeatSo McCain's limp campaign is Mark Salters fault?
Your screen name isn't sarcasm, apparently.
"We" apparently are more concerned about that possibility than McCain, who is worried about losing gracefully rather than having the balls to fight back.
“”McCain will do great on Tuesday!!!””
What are you basing that on other than wishful thinking? He was only good at missing chances in the first two debates. Is he going to come up with another Socialist scheme for this debate?
“Mob mentality” What is wrong with these people...Moltav cocktails...slashing of yard signs....paying for votes with cigarettes.....and we are a mob?
What is going on with the media!
I’ll believe McCain is “tussling” with Palin when I see heel marks on his forehead.
The things newsmen come up with...
What a bunch of bs. Who is this nut job?
I'm not sure that is possible if McCain has given up and is worried about losing with honor.
No...he hasn't conceded, and that won't happen as long as Sarah is around.
Should he concede, I hope she field dresses the heck outta him!
Conceding is for losers.
The Times of London? Murdoch owns this but it is 100% pro-Obama.
Ignore this propaganda. Ignore the polls. A leading Republican consultant? Unnamed of course which means it is BS.
This is an attempt to depress our turnout.
Volunteer and contribute.
Anyone have opinions on the spin of a big loss v. a narrow loss for McCain (just for the sake of argument assuming a loss).
Fair point, but it’s a point that places a lot of importance on one article.
The Drive-Bys have you brain washed.
Pathetic, really...I mean really.
Thank you. ;o)
We need to realize that McCain is not going to fight the good fight. We ourselves need to drag him across the finish line.
Deliberately worded so as to mistake that Palin was saying those words. SLIME FACISTS!
We want 0bama exposed as a socialist.
We want his ties to the Democratic Socialists of America and The New Party exposed.
We want McCain to draw the conclusion that the common thread running through all of 0bama’s outrageous associations is the radical, dangerous left-wing agenda they share with him.
We want McCain to call 0bama’s “95% tax cut” what it really is: WELFARE.
We want McCain to defend the America we know and love and don’t want to lose to 0bama’s gang of left-wing radicals.