Skip to comments.McCain - and maybe Palin - to stump for Chambliss
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 lawmakers campaign confirmed Friday.
We just have to work out the dates, said Chamblisss spokeswoman, Michelle Grasso.
Grasso said the campaign is also in touch with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palins office about a possible Georgia appearance.
She wants to come down, but right now we are working with her schedulers to see if thats 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.
Martins 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.
I hope it works out. I would love to see her speak in person.
Just Palin please, I’ve had enough of “My Friends...”
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.
I haven’t seen any of them defend her, but they still want to use her.
and also pork belly earmarks.....
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.
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).
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.
Isn’t Chambliss a RINO just like McInsane and Grahmnesty? Why should Sarah lift a finger to help him?
Keep McCain away from Georgia. We need to win this seat.
My thoughts precisely; Palin would be more effective.
I might get to meet Palin after all. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yep, McCain would gurantee a Chambliss loss.
I recieved a postcard from Chambliss that contained a Huckabee endorsement. Huckabee or Palin would help Chambliss.
“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.
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!
“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.
So you would rather get Jim Martin who will vote to deep-six your 401K?
Spin your anti-RINO voet anyway you want but in a 2-way race you’re voting FOR Jim Martin.
She can stay with me. Lemme ask my wife if it's ok.
“Spin your anti-RINO voet anyway you want but in a 2-way race youre 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
But how will he vote on Cloture?
Palin, on the other hand, would be great. I would travel miles with my kids on my back to support her!
Is it ok to say that now that he isn't a presidential candidate?
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.
My post # 39
Please call them back and tell them to make sure that McCain stays home. :)
Great news, thanks!
If/when you find out the date/time please keep me in the loop.
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.
“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. :)
At first Saxby Chambliss supported amnesty. Has he changed his mind? Will the Libertarian endorse anyonee?
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.
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.
Thanks papasmurf. Did you make a point to tell them not to invite John McCain?
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.
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.