Skip to comments.John McCain--"I Can Assure You, We're Going To Win This Thing!"
Posted on 10/20/2008 7:57:11 AM PDT by WalterSkinner
John McCain interview this morning on Laura Ingraham's show.
John McCain in a phone interview on Laura Ingraham's morning show expressed great confidence in the direction of the campaign leading up to November 4.
The quote that stood out for me was the title of the thread. Laura and others have been in a panic, reading RCP averages and oversampled polls rather than looking at the direction these polls have been moving in the last week.
I agree with McCain.
Good for him. Fight to the finish. This is very winnable.
With God’s Mercy, and a prayerful, repentant, and humbled people - yes, 0bama will never be in power.
Okay Senator, but stop saying that you are behind in the polls at -6 like you did yesterday.
*I want to believe*
*I want to believe*
*I want to believe*
Well, yeah, if he was as optimistic as she is, he would have conceded long before he named Sarah Palin.
This means nothing. No candidate will ever admit that he was going to lose two weeks before the election.
And stop saying that Obama is a decent person and would make a fine president.
Right on! One more thing. WOULD SOMEBODY TELL PRESIDENT BUSH TO SHUT UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS?
We put up our “Obama = Voter Fraud” yard sign this morning.
Be sure to offer your Republican friends a ride to the polls if they need it.
I’m going to vote and pray.
“i think both campaign’s internals are showing mccain surge...you can get a sense from Obama and Bidens rhetoric the last few days.”
Not to mention, why is Obama going this week to Madison, Wisconsin of all places ?
I think it’s better that McCain is more confident than I am.
I’m going to pray and vote.
Perhaps I was hearing what I wanted to hear, but he sounded more confident and more on message then I've heard in the part month. I think he believes his hype, and has reason to do so. :)
I think that what could derail the McCain campaign during the last 2 weeks of the campaign could be extraneous circumstances such as George Bush, a further steep dropoff in the stock market or meltdown in the economy, or a Republican scandal. Barring something like that Obama’s ‘problems’, Joe the Plumber, and Palin power should propel the campaign forward and I think the undecideds will break to McCain. What the final outcome will be is anybody’s guess!
Less talkie. More actie. McCain’s biggest leads were when he appealed to independents with a message of fiscal conservatism while being strong on defense. That was after his convention.
I’m not holding my breath given how long it took the McCain campaign to finally form a narrative on their plan for the economy with Joe the Plumber.
Half the battle is also pushing up Obama’s negatives so that undecideds break towards McCain as the safe choice. That’ll be McCain’s big challenge the next 2 weeks, especially given how its becoming a media talking point that Palin is inexperienced.
I’m not holding my breath for McCain but I hope he fights just so that we don’t have our filibuster swept away by an Obama sweep.
McCain needs to keep telling America that Hussein is the Socialist he is.
Jeez, I thought Laura had given up radio - she was replaced here in SA by Mike Gallagher (without notice to the listeners, he just showed up one Monday morning a few weeks ago), and I have to admit it’s a change for the better.
“And stop saying that Obama is a decent person and would make a fine president”.
...he’s trying to show that he’s the decent man that he is. Unfortunately, conservatives don’t want anymore “aisle crossing” or “bi-partisan” BS. We have a refrigerator magnet that says “Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you no one would believe it”. Must be his creedo as well.
Yeah, their "talking point" is about Palin's lack of experience, but nary a word about Obama's lack of experience. Evidently it's okay with the media jerks to have the top of the ticket in the 'Rat side without experience, but a mortal sin for the 'Pubs to have the No. 2 spot inexperienced. Lying hypocrites, the lot of them.
..the same here too—that’s why I added the station link
I keep praying he’s right.
“Not to mention, why is Obama going this week to Madison, Wisconsin of all places ?”
Based on the company he keeps, probably visiting the Armstrongs who killed the guy at Army Math.
I just looked at the McCain calender and a visit to Florida is not on there. Pa, Nv, Oh, Nh, Mo, no florida?? or virginia
Unfortunately, no matter the outcome, I’ll still be praying.
Also in in the Rest of Virginia—and I had the same thought. One place Obama should have tighter than a tick is Madison, WI.
Yesterday at mass, our priest said something like, “I cannot and will not tell you how to vote, but you must do so as you think God would want you to vote, and p.s. - especially think about that marriage ammendment”.
My paraphrasing is terrible, but we ALL knew what he meant.
Yes continue to pray! We all need to because Obama can not win and make any SC appointments
..I’m sure he’ll be back to FL and VA before November
McCain was in Virginia over the weekend. He and Gov. Palin were here last Monday.
Kick Obama’s ass right back to Chicago!
Get out there folks.
So why in the hell hasn’t he campaigned like he wanted to win it!
Yes, MrB. I have been reading the Bible and looking for strengh in The Word. Praying lots too. Humbling myself before God and asking for mercy and forgiveness for this nation.
He gave me; Philippians 4, 4-7.
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
My spirit has been fed.
Thank you Jesus.
What you said.
What else is he going say? “We’re probably going to lose ... but with dignity”?
Of course, he is going to predict a win.
So is Obama.
And all their respective handlers.
And many of those on FR.
[Insert pic of Captain Obvious here]
In an honest election, I think we are in good shape, poised to peak at just the right time.
However, I seriously worry that the democRATS may literally steal the election via fraud.
..to me this is telling. You look at the 2004 spread—Bush just missed in Wisconsin.
Well, I thought of another reason why Obama is going to Madison, WI. Other than Berkeley, it’s the only place in the country that guarantees a huge WHITE turnout.
My thoughts exactly MrB. Let us pray!Something to consider, according to a local radio guy here the Clintons had it set up when he was in the White House, that the poll takers would do heavier polling (to the tune of 7% more) in the “urban” or areas. According to him it was aimed at getting more minority voters in on the poll. If this form of polling is still going on that could skew the polls to the left by 7%. (beyond the margin of error on all polls I’ve seen.) Plus you have people like me that just don’t respond to the polls. With that in mind plus the pro-Kerry results of the 2004 polls followed by W taking 85 % of the counties. I have alot of hope that the war hero & his everyday girl VP will overtake the extreme leftist & his liarliarliar! running mate.
Maybe so, but Madison is also known as “25 square miles surrounded by reality”. The only place where left-wing radio listeners have petitioned to keep Err America-like crap on the air...it’s like Popeye going to a spinach factory.
Dole was 15-20 points down. Even the worst polls were not that bad for McCain a couple weeks ago.
Dole closed the gap, and if McCain can do so, it is still close enough he can win.
Now, there are reasons to be concerned. Often that last weekend makes it.
If undecideds choose to break for Obama that final weekend, McCain would lose. It could happen. It has happened before.
But, McCain could pull it out, and I think the ad buy here is so massive by Obama that people may be turned off by it.
“Right on! One more thing. WOULD SOMEBODY TELL PRESIDENT BUSH TO SHUT UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS?”
You couldn’t be more correct. We need Bush out of the headlines.
” ...visiting the Armstrongs who killed the guy at Army Math.”
I’m not familiar with that story ... do you have a link to info about it? Am trying to talk a young soldier out of voting for That One. Thanks.