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Rift Cracks 'Demoralized' McCain Campaign
ABC ^ | 10/27/08 | GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS

Posted on 10/27/2008 8:50:57 PM PDT by pissant

The McCain campaign is definitely demoralized right now. The blame game has begun.

There is no question that there is a rift between Sarah Palin's camp and that of John McCain inside the Republican campaign, sources tell ABC News.

Watch George Stephanopoulos on "Nightline" tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC

And you are seeing people within the McCain campaign starting to look to the future.

Not only Palin, but many of the McCain staffers, as well, are circulating their resumes and pointing the finger.

Whenever people in the campaign are starting to worry more about their own reputations rather than whether they're going to win in seven days, there is a significant problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 2008; abcnews; drivebymedia; georgestephanopoulos; mralexandrawentworth; palin; rino; wishfulthinking
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Funny how all the networks and newspapers are running with a make believe story from undisclosed sources, but have given scant attention to Obama's redistribution speech caught on tape.
1 posted on 10/27/2008 8:50:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

You wish, lil’ Greeky.


2 posted on 10/27/2008 8:52:06 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: pissant

I hear odumbo is dropping out of ohio and florida from unnamed sources too


3 posted on 10/27/2008 8:52:34 PM PDT by italianquaker (Fake polls do not equal real votes(as one freeper put it))
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To: pissant

MSM is begging to be shocked on election day.


4 posted on 10/27/2008 8:53:10 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: pissant
With all due respect are you masochistic or something?
DO you know how many different versions of this story have been posted on here, INCLUDING ONE BY YOU A FEW MINUTES AGO!!

Oh yea, “sources” say McCain is pulling out of Colorado too.

5 posted on 10/27/2008 8:53:13 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: pissant

dont count john out. the press is trying to do just that.


6 posted on 10/27/2008 8:53:23 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: pissant

Yeah right. And I never had sex with “That (wom)one”.


7 posted on 10/27/2008 8:53:50 PM PDT by Kay
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To: pissant

I heard that pigs fly also


8 posted on 10/27/2008 8:54:08 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: pissant

Barbara Streisand!


9 posted on 10/27/2008 8:54:40 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: snarkytart

Are you being snarky or a tart?


10 posted on 10/27/2008 8:54:40 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Since it’s coming from Steffie, does anyone know of a single credible reason to suspect there is any truth to this rumor?

Since the campaign is drawing to a close I would suspect that those Obama workers who aren’t in line for potential cabinet posts or ambassadorships are putting out resumes also.


11 posted on 10/27/2008 8:55:05 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: pissant
Come on George quit trying to become a stand up comic.
12 posted on 10/27/2008 8:55:08 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: snarkytart

This all started with Politico and has grown since then.


13 posted on 10/27/2008 8:55:23 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: pissant

When all ya got is a post turtle, ya gotta pamper it.


14 posted on 10/27/2008 8:55:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: pissant

I love how they’re all focusing on this supposed McCain/ Palin rift and meanwhile Biden’s out there predicting death and destruction if Obama’a elected and nary a word from the MSM.


15 posted on 10/27/2008 8:55:42 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (When I say Obama. You say Ayers.....Obama! Ayers!)
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To: pissant
"Rift Cracks 'Demoralized' McCain Campaign"

Oh Please! ABC News! Your boy is going to lose his ass in 1 week! Give it up!

16 posted on 10/27/2008 8:56:31 PM PDT by avacado (Barack Obama, the Cloward-Piven candidate)
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To: mockingbyrd

LOL
I know, right.


17 posted on 10/27/2008 8:56:48 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: pissant

heh. looks like ABC is workin’ overtime...since they aren’t carrying Hussein’s Obamathon commercial tomorrow, they’re trying to make up for it by posting “the election is over” stories.


18 posted on 10/27/2008 8:56:51 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (A vote for Hussein is insane!)
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To: pissant
I would actually believe this. The McCain camp screwed the pooch after the convention, offered nothing of a plan for dealing the economy and they mishandled Palin. The woman is very popular with the base and she was kept on a leash for too long. Meanwhile McCain rambles on from point to point trying to throw something that will stick instead of giving people someone to rally around. When your VP selection is more widely favored by the base of your party then you are screwed.

Barry was very beatable too....

19 posted on 10/27/2008 8:57:00 PM PDT by misterrob (Obam-Spreading the Wealth To Those Who Didn't Earn It.)
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To: pissant

This sounds like propaganda.

Even if the polls are correct, with their Democratic oversampling and all, the deficit is only 3-7%, not 20% as they would have you believe.

The amount of BS going around this year is astounding. Hopefully, this will be the year the media died.


20 posted on 10/27/2008 8:57:00 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (My friends here in the south: don't blame it on the yankee transplants - I'm deep Red from CT.)
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To: pissant

do people like george look themselves in the mirror?


21 posted on 10/27/2008 8:57:08 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: pissant

Republicans in chaos, face chasm,loss.
Democrats unite in solidarity.
wash rinse repeat.
You’d think the DNC propagandists would come up
with something new.

McCain/Palin win mandate!
Go GOP!


22 posted on 10/27/2008 8:57:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: pissant

Ah, George, a bit SHORT-sighted as usual, eh? :-)

I love when libs try to stir up crap when there isn’t any around, except of course what they are spewing! ;-)


23 posted on 10/27/2008 8:57:16 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative voting for the McCain/Palin ticket now!!)
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To: pissant

The moon is made of green cheese, report at 11.


24 posted on 10/27/2008 8:57:52 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: pissant

CNN was pushing this all evening. What bull feathers.


25 posted on 10/27/2008 8:58:01 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Todd Palin signed my t-shirt Oct.18 at NRA rally, N.Versailles PA Sportsmen's Club.)
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To: pissant

The age old commie trick of unsubstantiated diversion.

“Pay no attention to that Marxist behind the curtain!”


26 posted on 10/27/2008 8:58:03 PM PDT by mkcc30 (One word three letters R-E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N ! Thanks Joe the Senator.)
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To: Parley Baer
Come on George quit trying to become a stand up comic.

An old Clinton staffer should know better -- kneeling is always preferred.

27 posted on 10/27/2008 8:59:51 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: pissant

Anyone who believes this story is smoking a substance far deadlier than crack.


28 posted on 10/27/2008 9:00:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: PhiKapMom

Yep, the story has been exaggerated with each re-telling too. Also, it was disgruntled Romney infiltrators who originally bitched to the press about Governor Palin not sticking to their scripts, thereby creating this whole thing.


29 posted on 10/27/2008 9:00:17 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: misterrob

McCain is about as exciting to listen to as paint peeling. But he still has a very good chance to win, but he MUST take the gloves off. Both he and Sarah


30 posted on 10/27/2008 9:01:33 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: PhiKapMom

This stuff started with Politico back in September. It’s been one Politico’s pet memes.


31 posted on 10/27/2008 9:01:55 PM PDT by Warlord
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To: misterrob; All
ROMNEY ANTI-PALIN
32 posted on 10/27/2008 9:02:07 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: misterrob
Its called Astroturfing which is Axelrod speciality .
This is the identical crap the Obama camp had there Media whores pull on Clinton.
You get fellow Obama media cultists to spread a rumor and its spreads ! This lie was spread by CNN via The left wing Politico !
Its PURE CRAP !

Barry poll number are dropping !

33 posted on 10/27/2008 9:02:20 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: pissant

I would rather have a rift than an implosion.


35 posted on 10/27/2008 9:02:52 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: ncalburt
This is the identical crap the Obama camp had there Media whores pull on Clinton.

You nailed it.

36 posted on 10/27/2008 9:04:28 PM PDT by kabar
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To: pissant

I’d be frustrated if I was Palin. She was probably told they would run AGAINST Obama, not dance with him.


37 posted on 10/27/2008 9:04:56 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: pissant

The MSM’s echo chamber. One starts a rumor, the rest reprint it, and then they spend a week talking about it from different angles until it becomes imprinted on the national subconscious as “fact”.


38 posted on 10/27/2008 9:05:29 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bingo! Politico was in his hip pocket during the primaries and then switched to Obama.

I got clobbered today by a few for essentially saying the same thing where the leaks were coming from in the campaign. Sad but when it was Rudy/Fred/Huckabee people that went to McCain there were no leaks. After the Convention when he took on the others, leaks have been going on ever since.


39 posted on 10/27/2008 9:06:39 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Safrguns
Barbara flies? who'd a thunk?

vaudine

40 posted on 10/27/2008 9:07:04 PM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: Warlord

Exactly! Wouldn’t trust Politico if they told me the sky was blue — I would go check and it probably would be black and raining.


41 posted on 10/27/2008 9:07:46 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: pissant
Watch George Stephanopoulos on "Nightline" tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC

Or you can watch his wife on a rerun of "In Living Color".

42 posted on 10/27/2008 9:08:07 PM PDT by GOP_Raider ("I had no idea he was a Democrat because he seemed so adult." Belasarius)
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To: sandyeggo

I am with you — I don’t trust Politico at all.


43 posted on 10/27/2008 9:08:31 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: All
stick it where the sun don't shine, Mr Snuffalopagus...
44 posted on 10/27/2008 9:09:51 PM PDT by TV Dinners (....there's nothing else to eat)
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To: pissant

Cripes, pissant, would you PLEASE stop being a shill for the DBM’s desperate unsourced “McCain’s campaign is melting down” garbage? Seriously. If you can’t see their fear — driven by real poll internals, the massive crowds Palin has been drawing, and their ploy here of trying to demoralize the GOP voting base as a last ditch effort to save their (anti-)messiah, then I’m shocked. You usually post good stuff, but this is getting ridiculous.


45 posted on 10/27/2008 9:09:57 PM PDT by piytar
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To: pissant

Let’s see - a few days ago the Politico blog wrote a story with an imaginary unnamed source who allegedly said that Palin has gone “Rogue.” The following day this is incorporated into the Obama staff talking points and issued to the Media outlets, who then embellish this into an imaginary divide-and-conquer war between McCain and Palin.

If there’s any schism between candidates I would say it’s between the Obama and Biden staffs. After Biden “went Rogue” and claimed that the U.S. would be subject to an attack by foreign countries if Obama were elected, Obama took the extraordinary step of calling a press conference to minimize the damage of Biden’s “rhetorical flourishes.” Further after Biden is in over his head in the Barbara West interview, the Obama staff takes another extraordinary step by forbidding Biden to have any further interviews in anything other than the most controlled circumstances. My sense is that the Obama staffers are coming down hard on the Biden staffers. Why else would flunkies like Stephenopoulis be going to such extremes as in this article?


46 posted on 10/27/2008 9:10:21 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: PhiKapMom

“This all started with Politico and has grown since then.”

Yes..but them again...the sheeple wont know that..only an internet political geek knows that...


47 posted on 10/27/2008 9:10:24 PM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: piytar

Only an idiot would be demoralized by Clinton’s spokesgirl stephie.


48 posted on 10/27/2008 9:10:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: purplelobster

Sounds about right.


49 posted on 10/27/2008 9:11:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: misterrob
No, you're too smart too believe this. Of course there has been difficulty and thus frictions dealing with The Governor's phenomenalism. AND how can she act as both a strong woman AND a subservient VP nominee? The roles inherently conflict. Never mind being the first woman to be nominated for VP (realistically).

"When your VP selection is more widely favored by the base of your party then you are screwed."

Bah, as far as that goes so was Cheney.

50 posted on 10/27/2008 9:12:32 PM PDT by mrsmith
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