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John McCain--"I Can Assure You, We're Going To Win This Thing!"
Laura Ingraham Show ^ | 10-20-08 | Laura Ingraham Show

Posted on 10/20/2008 7:57:11 AM PDT by WalterSkinner

John McCain interview this morning on Laura Ingraham's show.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; mccainpalin
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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.

1 posted on 10/20/2008 7:57:12 AM PDT by WalterSkinner
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To: WalterSkinner

I agree with McCain.


2 posted on 10/20/2008 7:58:15 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: WalterSkinner

Good for him. Fight to the finish. This is very winnable.


3 posted on 10/20/2008 7:58:25 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: WalterSkinner

With God’s Mercy, and a prayerful, repentant, and humbled people - yes, 0bama will never be in power.


4 posted on 10/20/2008 7:58:33 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: WalterSkinner

Okay Senator, but stop saying that you are behind in the polls at -6 like you did yesterday.


5 posted on 10/20/2008 7:59:13 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: johniegrad

*I want to believe*
*I want to believe*
*I want to believe*


6 posted on 10/20/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (If Obama has nothing to hide, then why is he hiding it?)
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To: WalterSkinner

Well, yeah, if he was as optimistic as she is, he would have conceded long before he named Sarah Palin.


7 posted on 10/20/2008 7:59:40 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: WalterSkinner
i think both campaign's internals are showing mccain surge...you can get a sense from Obama and Bidens rhetoric the last few days.
8 posted on 10/20/2008 8:00:32 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: WalterSkinner

This means nothing. No candidate will ever admit that he was going to lose two weeks before the election.


9 posted on 10/20/2008 8:01:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Joe the Plumber/Palin 2008!!)
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To: CatOwner
Okay Senator, but stop saying that you are behind in the polls at -6 like you did yesterday.

And stop saying that Obama is a decent person and would make a fine president.

10 posted on 10/20/2008 8:01:48 AM PDT by E=MC2
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To: CatOwner

Right on! One more thing. WOULD SOMEBODY TELL PRESIDENT BUSH TO SHUT UP FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS?


11 posted on 10/20/2008 8:01:59 AM PDT by Murp
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To: Corin Stormhands

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.


12 posted on 10/20/2008 8:02:10 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: WalterSkinner

I’m going to vote and pray.


13 posted on 10/20/2008 8:03:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: housedeep

“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 ?


14 posted on 10/20/2008 8:04:11 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: WalterSkinner

I think it’s better that McCain is more confident than I am.


15 posted on 10/20/2008 8:04:33 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: trisham

I’m going to pray and vote.


16 posted on 10/20/2008 8:05:56 AM PDT by Obadiah (Vote for Obama so he can spread your wealth!)
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To: CatOwner
I pinged you on another thread about McCain's appearance on Laura's show. He did say "we're about five points down", but he also said that they are seeing daily tightening in the spread.

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. :)

17 posted on 10/20/2008 8:06:04 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (This is no time to go wobbly.)
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To: Murp

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!


18 posted on 10/20/2008 8:06:44 AM PDT by techno
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To: WalterSkinner

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.


19 posted on 10/20/2008 8:07:39 AM PDT by DiogenesLaertius
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To: DiogenesLaertius

McCain needs to keep telling America that Hussein is the Socialist he is.


20 posted on 10/20/2008 8:08:55 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: WalterSkinner

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.


21 posted on 10/20/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: E=MC2

“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.


22 posted on 10/20/2008 8:10:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: DiogenesLaertius
...especially given how its becoming a media talking point that Palin is inexperienced.

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.

23 posted on 10/20/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by chimera
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To: jagusafr

..the same here too—that’s why I added the station link


24 posted on 10/20/2008 8:11:14 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: WalterSkinner

I keep praying he’s right.


25 posted on 10/20/2008 8:11:23 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: EDINVA

“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.


26 posted on 10/20/2008 8:11:58 AM PDT by John W (Maverick I can do, but, Messiah is above my paygrade)
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To: WalterSkinner

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


27 posted on 10/20/2008 8:11:59 AM PDT by tuffie1
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To: Obadiah

Unfortunately, no matter the outcome, I’ll still be praying.


28 posted on 10/20/2008 8:12:03 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EDINVA

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.


29 posted on 10/20/2008 8:13:08 AM PDT by Pinetop
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To: trisham

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.


30 posted on 10/20/2008 8:13:27 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: trisham

Yes continue to pray! We all need to because Obama can not win and make any SC appointments


31 posted on 10/20/2008 8:13:42 AM PDT by Def Conservative (Run and hide 08)
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To: tuffie1

..I’m sure he’ll be back to FL and VA before November


32 posted on 10/20/2008 8:14:50 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: tuffie1

McCain was in Virginia over the weekend. He and Gov. Palin were here last Monday.


33 posted on 10/20/2008 8:14:57 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (If Obama has nothing to hide, then why is he hiding it?)
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To: WalterSkinner

He can.

And WILL.

FIGHT!

Kick Obama’s ass right back to Chicago!

Get out there folks.

WIN THIS!


34 posted on 10/20/2008 8:15:05 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the polling gods and whimper. FIGHT!)
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To: WalterSkinner
See where Obama is making a campaign stop in Wisconsin?
35 posted on 10/20/2008 8:15:59 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: WalterSkinner

So why in the hell hasn’t he campaigned like he wanted to win it!


36 posted on 10/20/2008 8:16:29 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Obadiah
I’m going to pray and vote.

PRAY AND VOTE.

please PRAY every day and encourage everyone you know (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) to GET OUT TO VOTE FOR McCain/Palin on Nov.4 !

37 posted on 10/20/2008 8:16:34 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: MrB

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.


38 posted on 10/20/2008 8:16:43 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: Corin Stormhands

What you said.


39 posted on 10/20/2008 8:16:53 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (Joe Biden behind a microphone is like Ted Kennedy behind a steering wheel)
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To: WalterSkinner

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 Palin.

And Biden.

And all their respective handlers.

And many of those on FR.

[Insert pic of Captain Obvious here]


40 posted on 10/20/2008 8:17:23 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: techno
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!

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.

41 posted on 10/20/2008 8:18:51 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Comparative Advantage
We put up our “Obama = Voter Fraud” yard sign this morning.

And your home hasn't been vandalized yet?
42 posted on 10/20/2008 8:19:04 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
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To: Tribune7

..to me this is telling. You look at the 2004 spread—Bush just missed in Wisconsin.


43 posted on 10/20/2008 8:19:06 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Pinetop; EDINVA

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.


44 posted on 10/20/2008 8:19:06 AM PDT by Pinetop
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To: MrB

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.


45 posted on 10/20/2008 8:19:30 AM PDT by lynny
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To: Pinetop

Good point.


46 posted on 10/20/2008 8:20:06 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Pinetop

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.


47 posted on 10/20/2008 8:21:37 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: WalterSkinner; All

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.


48 posted on 10/20/2008 8:21:49 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Murp

“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.


49 posted on 10/20/2008 8:21:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: John W

” ...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.


50 posted on 10/20/2008 8:21:55 AM PDT by EDINVA
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