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McCain - and maybe Palin - to stump for Chambliss
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/7/8 | JIM THARPE

Posted on 11/07/2008 9:38:40 AM PST by SmithL

U.S. Sen. John McCain will come to Georgia to campaign for Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the Moultrie lawmaker’s campaign confirmed Friday.

“We just have to work out the dates,” said Chambliss’s spokeswoman, Michelle Grasso.

Grasso said the campaign is also in touch with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s office about a possible Georgia appearance.

“She wants to come down, but right now we are working with her schedulers to see if that’s possible,” Grasso said.

Chambliss is headed for a Dec. 2 runoff with Democratic challenger Jim Martin of Atlanta. Neither candidate got a majority of the vote in their Nov. 4 contest with Libertarian Allen Buckley.

A high-profile runoff between Chambliss and Martin will likely attact political bigwigs from both sides.

Martin’s campaign has already been in touch with President-elect Barack Obama about a possible Georgia appearance, but Obama had not cofirmed an appearance as of Friday.

Even though Obama won the presidency, McCain led the vote tally in Georgia.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 110th; chambliss; ga2008; mccain; palin; runoff; ussenate
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Palin would be more of a help than McCain.
1 posted on 11/07/2008 9:38:40 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I hope it works out. I would love to see her speak in person.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 9:39:20 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: SmithL

Just Palin please, I’ve had enough of “My Friends...”


3 posted on 11/07/2008 9:39:58 AM PST by frogjerk (Welcome|Goodbye to|from Free|Fairness Doctrine Republic!)
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To: SmithL

Get Palin down there. She should live down there until the runoff is over.

Lock Juan up in one of his 7 houses and don’t let him out until after the runoff.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 9:40:06 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (One good thing about 11/4: I no longer have to pretend that I like John McCain.)
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To: SmithL

I haven’t seen any of them defend her, but they still want to use her.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 9:40:36 AM PST by Unkosified (What do Osama and Obama have in common? They both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: frogjerk

and also pork belly earmarks.....


6 posted on 11/07/2008 9:40:58 AM PST by MooseChic
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To: SmithL

Palin yes.
McCain no.
What’s is McCain going to talk about? Amnesty for illegal alien law breakers and killers?
Yeah, that will go down like poison in Georgoa.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 9:48:41 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SmithL

For heaven’s sake! Send Sarah. Please. She is the one who turned out the big crowds and she is the one who can get conservatives to vote. McCain would be a drag on the ticket (heh).


8 posted on 11/07/2008 9:49:47 AM PST by scory
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To: SmithL

The pitch is “Georgia, do you really want to give the Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate? Do you?”

That should be enough.


9 posted on 11/07/2008 9:50:26 AM PST by Argus (Stuff Compassionate and Maverick - just try plain old CONSERVATISM again)
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To: SmithL

Isn’t Chambliss a RINO just like McInsane and Grahmnesty? Why should Sarah lift a finger to help him?


10 posted on 11/07/2008 9:55:14 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (The conservative revolution was reborn 11/05/08. RINOs need not apply.)
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To: SmokingJoe

LOL!


11 posted on 11/07/2008 9:56:50 AM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013)
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To: SmithL

Keep McCain away from Georgia. We need to win this seat.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 9:58:33 AM PST by DFG
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To: SmithL

My thoughts precisely; Palin would be more effective.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 9:58:50 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: SmithL

I might get to meet Palin after all. :)


14 posted on 11/07/2008 10:00:50 AM PST by Phoenix11
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To: SmokingJoe

I really think McCain would hurt Chambliss down here. McCain is not very popular in my neck of the woods. Just look back at the primaries. Palin would absolutely guarantee a victory for Chambliss. It is the homerun he needs. Have her spend one day making 3 or 4 stops around the state, maybe only giving 1 or 2 actual speeches and then she can fly back. He!!, I will pay for the flight myself if need be. Have her show up right after Thanksgiving maybe November 30 or December 1 to get out the vote.

It would probably also guarantee a primary win 4 years from now as well :-) Folks down here have a long memory.


15 posted on 11/07/2008 10:01:58 AM PST by sharkshooting
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To: SmithL

I would keep McCain out of there. It will remind people of the election.

Saxby will hold this seat. No way the Dem turnout will match what it did without Obama on the ticket.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 10:05:18 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Argus

The pitch should also be a 3-fold of the following:

1. I do not support raising taxes on any Georgian making any amount of money.

2. I do not support the government’s right to regulate political radio speech regardless of the point of view in the free market. Call it the “Gag Order”,not the FD.

3. I do not support the government’s right to confiscate your 401K’s and expect you to trust them in the management style of Social Security, Medicare and Fanny and Freddie Mac.


17 posted on 11/07/2008 10:05:57 AM PST by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; SmithL
Lock Juan up in one of his 7 houses and don’t let him out until after the runoff.

Better: don't let him out until after his Senate term is over and a replacement has been elected.


18 posted on 11/07/2008 10:16:02 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" --Patrick Henry)
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To: SmithL

McCain’s presence in GA to stump for Saxby is UNWELCOME and would seal the deal that conservatives stay home and therefore help Jim Martin get in.

Not only is Saxby an amnesty-supporting, bailout voting RINO, his office staff are as helpful and supportive as t*ts on a bull. After contacting his office via email and phone about amnesty and bailout, they have proved to be utterly inept. So inept, they spammed me for days with the loooonggg explanation of his votes. None of which said anything about the substance of his vote, but rather a pity message about how I should feel so bad for Saxby for having to do something grossly inconsistent with conservative views.


19 posted on 11/07/2008 10:16:18 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (RINO Hunting)
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To: sharkshooting

Yep, McCain would gurantee a Chambliss loss.

I recieved a postcard from Chambliss that contained a Huckabee endorsement. Huckabee or Palin would help Chambliss.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 10:17:18 AM PST by Brookhaven (.)
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To: Argus

“The pitch is “Georgia, do you really want to give the Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate? Do you?”

That should be enough.”

The “Save the RINOs” club motto. Vote RINO or the big, bad Democrats will get you.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 10:21:54 AM PST by Brookhaven (.)
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To: sharkshooting

Like you, I like Sarah a lot. My problem is that I do not trust Saxby at all, and it seems as though a lot of folks feel the same way I do. Unless Saxby is willing to stand up and be counted as a conservative, instead of just another Lindsey Graham or John McCain, then he will not receive my vote again. The choice is Saxby’s to make, and it is getting late. Better for my way to lose without giving up my principles, than to give in to the Obamaites and the demorats like McCain did. In fact, Johnny better get his act together too, or he will be a one-termer also!


22 posted on 11/07/2008 10:23:33 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

“Saxby will hold this seat. No way the Dem turnout will match what it did without Obama on the ticket.”

The problem won’t be Dem turnout. The problem is conservatives are totally unenthused about (or outright angry at) Chambliss. It is very likely a high percentage of the Republican base that voted on the 4th won’t vote in the runoff.

You’ll also have conservatives (like me) that will be casting an anti-RINO vote in the runoff.


23 posted on 11/07/2008 10:25:42 AM PST by Brookhaven (.)
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To: Brookhaven

So you would rather get Jim Martin who will vote to deep-six your 401K?


24 posted on 11/07/2008 10:27:54 AM PST by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: Brookhaven

Spin your anti-RINO voet anyway you want but in a 2-way race you’re voting FOR Jim Martin.


25 posted on 11/07/2008 10:31:31 AM PST by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: Brookhaven

Agreed.


26 posted on 11/07/2008 10:31:56 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (RINO Hunting)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
She should live down there until the runoff is over.

She can stay with me. Lemme ask my wife if it's ok.

27 posted on 11/07/2008 10:39:11 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: WoodstockCat

“Spin your anti-RINO voet anyway you want but in a 2-way race you’re voting FOR Jim Martin.”

Has it crossed your mind that continually re-electing RINOs (becuase they are better than the Democratic alternative) is what got us to the point we are at today?

Every election cycle we’re asked (no expected) to vote for the RINO to save us from the Democrat. And every election cycle the number of RINOs holding office increases, and the number of conservative Republicans holding office decreases.

What you are asking the voting equivalent of the recent bank bailout. The market was going though a correction. Had we left it alone, it would have corrected itself. It would have been a hard, sharp correction, but it also would have been short. And once it was over, we would have been quickly back on the road to recovery.

The bank bailout may have softened the landing, but I’ll gurantee it also extended the time the problem will exist, and introduced some unpredicable changes we don’t even know about yet.

I don’t think we should bail out the banks, and I don’t think we should bail out the Reublicans. Will things be bad for a while? Yes, but it will be for a limited time. A bailout would make things worse OVER THE LONG RUN.


28 posted on 11/07/2008 10:49:25 AM PST by Brookhaven (.)
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To: Brookhaven
Re-electing Chambliss will provide more cushion against a “Dems Gone Wild” fillibuster-proof Congress. Saxby hasn't been the greatest senator, from a conservative’s perspective, but he will reliably vote against most of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda. That threesome could set the US back to 1977 or worse, 1965. No thanks. I'll be voting for Chambliss as a much, much lesser evil than Martin.
29 posted on 11/07/2008 10:50:09 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: bamahead

Please someone, just tell McCain to stay home. If we intend for Chambliss to hold that seat, the last thing we need it to John McCain’s face stumping for him.


30 posted on 11/07/2008 10:53:11 AM PST by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (for the moderators who tend to think we don't support McCain enough))
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To: geezerwheezer

The big thing for me is that if he loses, we run a real risk of having a hard time of ejecting Martin in years to come. He has the AJC and some downtown liberals that will really shill for him next cycle.

Chambliss is a great example of a politician we need to get knocked out in the primaries next time around unless he grows a spine.


31 posted on 11/07/2008 10:58:42 AM PST by sharkshooting
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To: Brookhaven
“... the point we are at today”

Where we are today is much, much better than where we were in 1965 or 1976. I know from experience - I lived (and paid taxes) through the late 1960s and the 1970s when the Dems ruled Congress with an iron fist. Pelosi, Reid, and Obama would like to return us to those years. Chambliss, for all his faults, will help prevent a return to those dark days. The period 1965 to 1980 was the worst in my lifetime, and I include the Nixon years in that indictment because of all the federal government expansion he presided over in collaboration with the Dems.

32 posted on 11/07/2008 10:59:24 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Brookhaven

please define “limited time” under a fillibuster proof Pelosi and Reid and rubber-stamp White House.

Have you read what Miller wants to do with 401K plans?

As RINO as Saxby may be, I don’t ever see him voting for that.


33 posted on 11/07/2008 11:00:09 AM PST by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: SmokingJoe; All

“Amnesty for illegal alien law breakers and killers?”

When I was driving along the Gulf Coast in Jun 2006, I stayed at a small campground near Mobile. Met and spoke with a Mexican staying there. He said he was working there for an Atlanta contracting company painting for $4 an hour. When I asked him if he could get work at home would he rather live in Mexico. He said he would like to live there, but what he liked here is that the police are honest.

This illegal alien problem is never going to be solved as long as big contractors (and political contributors) can get away with hiring illegals for $4 per hour. Nor will it be solved until the drug crime/police corruption problem south of the border is greatly improved.


34 posted on 11/07/2008 11:06:42 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: AmericanGirlRising

But how will he vote on Cloture?


35 posted on 11/07/2008 11:12:35 AM PST by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: SmithL
Please don't bring McCain down here.

Palin, on the other hand, would be great. I would travel miles with my kids on my back to support her!

36 posted on 11/07/2008 11:18:46 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Start the AIP- American Independence Party)
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To: SmithL
If McCain comes, bring eggs.

Is it ok to say that now that he isn't a presidential candidate?

37 posted on 11/07/2008 11:23:15 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Start the AIP- American Independence Party)
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To: SmithL

If anyone has a real method of communicating with Gov. Palin, please do so. She would “seal the deal” for this “last chance” RINO.

I hate to ask for help for him, but are we between a rock and a hard spot right now.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 11:29:24 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: SmithL
I just got off the phone with the Chambliss campaign.

I am assured that Sen. Chambliss is VERY aware of the need to have Gov. Palin stump for him, and it IS IN THE WORKS!

They are only waiting on a the availability of her schedule.



I repeat...I was just told that...Gov. Palin is coming to Georgia!!!




39 posted on 11/07/2008 11:53:54 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: papasmurf; perfect_rovian_storm; bamahead; SmithL; Perdogg; Phoenix11; Brookhaven; numberonepal; ...

My post # 39


40 posted on 11/07/2008 12:00:49 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: papasmurf

Please call them back and tell them to make sure that McCain stays home. :)


41 posted on 11/07/2008 12:03:43 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (One good thing about 11/4: I no longer have to pretend that I like John McCain.)
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To: papasmurf

Great news, thanks!

If/when you find out the date/time please keep me in the loop.


42 posted on 11/07/2008 12:09:08 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: SmithL

I think that depends on the debate. He should vote with his party on behalf of the quite conservative electorate he represents, but he’s turned hid back on both before.


43 posted on 11/07/2008 12:09:12 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (RINO Hunting)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

“Please call them back and tell them to make sure that McCain stays home. :)”

I was asked not to repeat a portion of my conversation. That said, you (and me and many others) would be pleased with what was expressed to me in that regard. :)


44 posted on 11/07/2008 12:15:22 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: SmokingJoe

At first Saxby Chambliss supported amnesty. Has he changed his mind? Will the Libertarian endorse anyonee?


45 posted on 11/07/2008 12:16:13 PM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: SmithL

If I am not mistaken, I don’t think McPain or Palin campaigned for any congressional candidate at all in September and October. I don’t think McPain would be of much help to Chambliss, but Palin MIGHT.


46 posted on 11/07/2008 12:17:09 PM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: papasmurf

pls. Ping me when you hear she’s coming. And she’d better get something good for stumping for another member of the gang of 10.


47 posted on 11/07/2008 12:17:53 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (RINO Hunting)
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To: papasmurf

Thanks papasmurf. Did you make a point to tell them not to invite John McCain?


48 posted on 11/07/2008 12:25:25 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Start the AFP- American Freedom Party)
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To: FreeAtlanta

See my reply to post # 44.

I made it clear he needed to acknowledge his past transgressions and ask his base (US) for help.

I reminded them of why they are in this position (a runoff), and they agreed with my statement.

In either case, him remaining a RINO or being true to the base, he’s a better choice than the 0bama worshiping, knee pad wearing, mouth breathing, drooler, Martin.


49 posted on 11/07/2008 12:34:11 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: Brookhaven
Has it crossed your mind that continually re-electing RINOs (becuase they are better than the Democratic alternative) is what got us to the point we are at today?

AMEN BROTHER!! SAY IT AGAIN! SAY IT LOUD!

Has it crossed your mind that nearly everyone on here is throwing a hissy fit at the idea of McCain the RINO coming down to campaign for Chambliss the RINO. Everyone seems to realize that only an authentic conservative like Sarah has the power to draw out the authentic conservative vote.

Funny how they will trust Chambliss to hold on to conservative principals when it's convenient. I am no longer willing to choose which RINOs get thrown under the bus. ALL of them go under the bus.

And I really don't need to read all of the Chicken Little "the sky is falling" comments headed my way, but if it makes anyone feel better, go for it.

50 posted on 11/07/2008 2:38:41 PM PST by PalmettoMason (OK,we tried it your way. Now don't you EVER ask me to vote for another RINO again!)
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