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THE TRUMAN SHOW (Dick Morris's Advice for McCain)
NY POST ^

Posted on 10/26/2008 1:14:54 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter

HOW MCCAIN COULD PULL OFF A FINAL WEEK UPSET

What does McCain have to do to pull off a similar shift this time?

1. Use the stock market crash to highlight the tax issue. With the Dow Jones dropping each day by hundreds of points, this election is being held against a backdrop of economic fear unlike any since the Depression. Almost every reputable economist agrees that it would be catastrophic to add to the economy's woes by raising the capital gains tax. But Obama is on record as favoring an increase from 15% to 20% and suggested during the primaries that he would consider hitting 28%.

2. Bring back Rev. Jeremiah Wright. For reasons that are beyond me, John McCain has vowed not to make an issue out of Rev. Wright's extreme anti-American statements. But that should not stop independent expenditure and 527 groups from raising the issue.

3. Warn voters of impending socialism in America. The recent bailout legislation puts the United States government inside the ownership, management and direction of many of our major companies and financial institutions.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dickmorris; elections; mccain; obama; truman

1 posted on 10/26/2008 1:14:54 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: DrHannibalLecter

All McCain has to do is show exerpts of this video saying he will abolish missle defense, cut military, and no space weapons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcqhoiK8-Ww


2 posted on 10/26/2008 1:18:29 PM PDT by GoMonster (GO)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Who do you want at the helm during a crises? Someone who has many years in service for his country! or someone who voted present 96 times never ran anything except a campaign and has 3 years as a U.S. Senator of which he has been campaigning 2 of those years.


3 posted on 10/26/2008 1:20:43 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: GoMonster

Missile defense should have been a debate question of course.

Nobody is talking about this important issue.


4 posted on 10/26/2008 1:21:11 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the polling gods and whimper. FIGHT!)
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To: DrHannibalLecter
Bring back Rev. Jeremiah Wright. For reasons that are beyond me, John McCain has vowed not to make an issue out of Rev. Wright's extreme anti-American statements.

One of the many reason McCain will lose. Heck, McCain has even ruled out using the "H" word (Hussein).

Not to worry, though. AFTER THE ELECTION--the MSM will once again laud McCain for his civil and genltemanly campaign--as President B. Hussein Obama takes the oath of office.

5 posted on 10/26/2008 1:22:51 PM PDT by stockstrader (Biden tried to warn us of the dangers of electing an inexperienced and totally unqualified ticket!)
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To: DrHannibalLecter
Almost every reputable economist agrees that it would be catastrophic to add to the economy's woes by raising the capital gains tax. But Obama is on record as favoring an increase from 15% to 20% and suggested during the primaries that he would consider hitting 28%.

Americans are too stupid to even remotely understand the issue of capital gains taxes on the economy. This one would just be pounded right back up McCain's butt as "tax breaks for the rich", and the "MSM" would lead the charge.

Warn voters of impending socialism in America.

Americans are too stupid to understand the difference between capitalism and socialism, and half the Republican Party is socialists anyway (witness "compassionate conservatism", "New Tone", Medicare drug plan that was passed with the assistance of Republicans, and all the outrageous spending that was done over the six years that Bush was President).

6 posted on 10/26/2008 1:24:04 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (0bama's past associations need a good "Ayering out".)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

All McCain has to do to win is do the exact opposite of anything Dick Morris recommends.


7 posted on 10/26/2008 1:24:09 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: stockstrader

Hannity pounded the Wright issue into the ground during the primary thereby immunizing B.O. from the issue .
Bringing it back at this point in the game would reek of desperation and would not help .


8 posted on 10/26/2008 1:29:59 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN OFFICE . THEY NEED YOUR HELP NOW !)
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To: DrHannibalLecter

Wouldn’t that be something if all the news stations went with Obama like they did with Dewey, and that McCain won just as Truman did!

What a headliner!


9 posted on 10/26/2008 1:34:19 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Neu Pragmatist

At this point, I agree with you. McCain should have been pounding it a few months ago—BEFORE Hussein became an acceptable candidate to many middle-of-the-roaders. At this point, even if he wanted to bring it up (which he won’t) it’s a meaningless proposition.


10 posted on 10/26/2008 1:34:42 PM PDT by stockstrader (Biden tried to warn us of the dangers of electing an inexperienced and totally unqualified ticket!)
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To: GoMonster

He should run such an ad in every state that has a lot of missile defense jobs... like California.


11 posted on 10/26/2008 1:42:01 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: DrHannibalLecter
Dick Morris Comparing For Raiila Odinga.

Upon Odinga's failure 500,000 Christians are exiled, 1,500 are
massacred, women and children are burned alive in
the churches they seek sanctuary from the violence.


12 posted on 10/26/2008 1:44:38 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: stockstrader
One of the many reason McCain will lose.


13 posted on 10/26/2008 1:50:41 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Chet 99

Did you read the article?


14 posted on 10/26/2008 1:51:26 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: DaveTesla

Comparing ? That’s not Morris ...


15 posted on 10/26/2008 1:54:22 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN OFFICE . THEY NEED YOUR HELP NOW !)
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To: Neu Pragmatist

You really think any presidential candidate can be immunized from a 20 year relationship with a racist, America hating loon who freaks out on video on a regular basis?

It would be easier to immunize oneself from a tie to John Wayne Gacy than from 20 years of palling around with Jeremiah Wright.


16 posted on 10/26/2008 1:54:26 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Salvation

The thing is...I think that we might have an early election night. If VA and PA go to McCain, the election is over.


17 posted on 10/26/2008 1:55:26 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: DaveTesla

That’s not Dick Morris, that’s Gordon Brown.


18 posted on 10/26/2008 1:56:55 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnBAN447825.html

Looks like Reuters had the wrong picture.
They have since removed it.


19 posted on 10/26/2008 2:04:43 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: DrHannibalLecter
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright? PASS.

The incredible adventures of the young Barak in Kenya, in which he campaigned all over that country, right along side Cousin Raile Odinga, for the presidency of Kenya, gave him $1million, ... only to have Odinga lose, then start a wave of ethnic cleansing against the Kikuyu in areas which voted against him,

in which,
.... honest to God ...
Odinga's followers burned Christian churches
with the Christians inside

Odinga threatened Muslim vs. Christian civil war, which was only averted by the UN's Kofi Annan brokering a deal which made Odinga the Prime Minister.
Odinga's platform included the establishment of Sharia law courts for Muslims and expulsion of missionaries. And a candidate for POTUS campaigned for him? WTF? over.

And this bothers no one on the RNC, or isn't worthy of mention by John (Call me Dole) McCain? How can a guy who wasn't afraid of NVA AAA, is afraid of an AAA --Affirmative Action Clymer-- like the preposterous Obama?

Odinga? PASS. John, WTF? Over.

VWRC Rumors? No. On film and reported by the BBC. On youtube. On anybody's mind in the USA? Doubt it.

20 posted on 10/26/2008 2:06:10 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Marxist Muslim Cousin Odinga burned Christians in their churches. Obama bought him the gas.)
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To: Salvation

I would absolutely love to see the faces at MSNBC (Olberman, Matthews, Mitchell) and the other Networks having to declare a McCain/Palin victory...

Does anyone have that pic of Tom Daschle looking so demoralized after the 2002 mid-term elections???


21 posted on 10/26/2008 2:07:02 PM PDT by DocT111
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To: Hardastarboard
"Americans are too stupid to understand the difference between capitalism and socialism"

So is McCain. Did you see him this morning promoting his mortgage bailout plan? He wants the government to bailout irresponsible home owners using the tax dollars of home owners who pay their mortgage on time. No matter how you spin it, that's socialism.

22 posted on 10/26/2008 2:08:11 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: DrHannibalLecter
Someone posted a link to the Rassmussen internals yesterday. In looking at those McCain is doing badly with Hispanics and white women in their mid-30's to mid-40's. Those are blocks he really needs to make an impact with this week.

I would think that the J. Wright videos would gain traction with Hispanics as it calls into question o's patriotism. I would even run the ads in Spanish (except for the voice of J.Wright).

For the white women he needs to pound home how o's health care plan would wind up impacting their kids by comparing it to the failed UK/Canada models. In the ads, offer up some real world examples (such as waiting lists for services that are months long).

Another out of the box approach that I thought about while in church today as the pastor was giving a spread the wealth sermon (yes perhaps I should change churches), was that I do agree with the Biblical philosophy, I strongly disagree with the implementation.    While people in front of me were nodding their approval I couldn't help but think they were linking his sermon to o. Instead my thoughts went to getting the government out of my pocket, same as Joe the Plumber (JTP),so that I cand decide where the spread the wealth -- keeping it local.

The point of this being move the JTP emphasis to keeping your money to spread as you see fit, not where o sess fit. And hammer that point.    Spread it to the places where you see fit, not where o sees fit.    I really believe that would have traction with some of the demographics that McCain is trailing.

23 posted on 10/26/2008 2:09:10 PM PDT by Dissident1
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To: Mr. Silverback

Raila Odinga and Dick Morris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmWyharVEUU


24 posted on 10/26/2008 2:09:53 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: All; DrHannibalLecter

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ACORN = OBAMA

OBAMA = ACORN

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STOCKS = SOROS

SOROS = STOCKS

.


25 posted on 10/26/2008 2:11:16 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: GoMonster

Yes, coupling this with Biden’s remarks about an imminent testing of Obama’s mettle in the first six months of his presidency. Weak military all but guarantees a test. And also all but guarantees lost American lives on American soil...but hey, we’ll get the troops home.


26 posted on 10/26/2008 2:30:17 PM PDT by erkyl (Obama has always been a baby-killer)
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To: Hardastarboard
Americans are too stupid to even remotely understand the issue of capital gains taxes on the economy. This one would just be pounded right back up McCain's butt as "tax breaks for the rich", and the "MSM" would lead the charge.

I think you're right.

Better to emphasize that Obama wants to raise the overall tax burden, and that it won't help the offshoring and jobs-drain problem if The One jacks up payroll taxes as promised.

Against a backdrop of accelerating layoff announcements, that one ought to get people's attention and start focusing them on the practical consequences of Europeanizing employment costs at the worst possible moment.

27 posted on 10/26/2008 2:31:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Dissident1
For the white women he needs to pound home how o's health care plan would wind up impacting their kids by comparing it to the failed UK/Canada models. In the ads, offer up some real world examples (such as waiting lists for services that are months long).

I'm sorry, and I don't want to sound discouraging, but the moment for that initiative passed about six months ago. That is an education campaign, the kind of thing the 527's should have been doing retroactively to last spring, if they had any money (and GOP money has been largely absent this cycle, already sent ahead to tax-haven banks before the Wrath of the Dems arrives).

28 posted on 10/26/2008 2:39:02 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Chet 99

I would agree, to a point. It’s time to push for the independent, undecided voter. And I disagree with Morris’ point about Jeremiah Wright. Or anything else that takes more than 30 seconds to explain.

See my incredibly well-reasoned post #27 in this thread about what to do in this final week: (LOL)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2115617/posts


29 posted on 10/26/2008 2:40:43 PM PDT by erkyl (Obama has always been a baby-killer)
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To: DaveTesla
You can fool some of the people some of the time....

Like DaveTesla? Think before you post.

30 posted on 10/26/2008 2:47:45 PM PDT by drubyfive
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To: drubyfive
I got the photo from Reuters.

Don't like it?
TOUGH

31 posted on 10/26/2008 3:00:45 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: erkyl

I’d certainly like to see some discussion of the Democrat plan to abolish tax breaks for 401K contributions.


32 posted on 10/26/2008 3:44:10 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Given the 24 hour news cycle and how easily the majority of Americans get bored , yes I do .

Any attempt to bring up Wright at this point will look like desperation which would convey that McCain knew he was losing .

Had Hannity not run this issue into the ground during the primaries , it would have been the perfect October surprise . Thank Hannity for this .


33 posted on 10/26/2008 5:37:49 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN OFFICE . THEY NEED YOUR HELP NOW !)
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To: Neu Pragmatist
Thank Hannity for this

Yeah, he really deserves to be given a lot of crap for trying to warn Americans that a bizarre racist creep was headed for the White House. How dare he!

34 posted on 10/26/2008 7:09:01 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: Mr. Silverback

It should have been saved for two weeks ago , but no , he did Hillary’s bidding for Murdoch and now the issue is gone .
If Hannity was not doing Murdoch’s bidding on behalf of Hillary , than Hannity did not think strategically for the future with such a potent issue .

Do you really think at this point that the Wright issue could be used ? Please ....


35 posted on 10/26/2008 7:14:03 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN OFFICE . THEY NEED YOUR HELP NOW !)
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To: Neu Pragmatist

36 posted on 10/26/2008 9:17:46 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: DrHannibalLecter
There does not seen to be any mention of the following link http://nationalrepublicantrust.com/ that was in Dick`s story via email, but outside of the NY POST story

Shouldn't`t this 527 group be given more light here, they are raising money to air Rev Wright spots in swing states. I have already donated, supposedly they have reached the 1 million dollar mark.

37 posted on 10/27/2008 9:57:14 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (TINA FEY WISHES SHE LOOKED LIKE SARAH PALIN. FEY IS HOMELY, SARAH IS KNOCKOUT DROP DEAD GORGEOUS)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Do you think the Wright issue should be used this week ? Do you think it will be effective if used and why ?


38 posted on 10/27/2008 10:45:59 AM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN OFFICE . THEY NEED YOUR HELP NOW !)
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