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McCain: Not many regrets about campaign
The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2009-01-25 | Klaus Marre

Posted on 01/25/2009 8:19:10 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, said Sunday he had few regrets about his White House campaign and no second thoughts about picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

“I don’t have a lot of regrets about it. I think we ran an honorable campaign,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.”

The Arizona senator added that he was proud of things he had accomplished during the campaign and the people he surrounded himself with. In addition, he argued, the campaign may have made him “more effective here in Washington in these very difficult times.”

Asked specifically about Palin, McCain stressed that there were no regrets.

“I think the world of Sarah Palin. She energized our party. She has a bright future in our party. I’m pleased to have known her and her wonderful family,” he stated.

McCain noted that there is a great need for bipartisanship in light of the challenges the country and its new president are facing.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; idiot; manchurianmccain; mcbama; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; regrets; rino
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Apparently McQueeg doesn't regret throwing the election for Zero.
1 posted on 01/25/2009 8:19:10 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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"I have great respect for Al Gore."
—John McCain, October 2, 2008

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2 posted on 01/25/2009 8:19:57 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish he would just go away! What a fool!


3 posted on 01/25/2009 8:20:34 AM PST by Islander7 (LOST TAGLINE - If found, please return. LARGE Reward.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think he was a ringer.


4 posted on 01/25/2009 8:21:22 AM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: rabscuttle385

LOSER!


5 posted on 01/25/2009 8:21:33 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain was chosen by the democrat party media to lose.

And he did precisely as he was supposed to.


6 posted on 01/25/2009 8:21:38 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: rabscuttle385

I regret that he was our candidate.


7 posted on 01/25/2009 8:22:13 AM PST by Joann37
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To: rabscuttle385

Of course he doesn’t regret it, it went exactly according to plan.


8 posted on 01/25/2009 8:22:26 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: rabscuttle385

My biggest regret is that the SOB won’t say he doesn’t plan to run again.


9 posted on 01/25/2009 8:22:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

The more I listen to this politician the more I agree with you. He was a shill.


10 posted on 01/25/2009 8:23:20 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: rabscuttle385

You go McLame!

I mean it... you go McLame to the dark side. You’re already one step from it.


11 posted on 01/25/2009 8:23:21 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: rabscuttle385

(comment self censored to preclude my being banned)


12 posted on 01/25/2009 8:23:23 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 6 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Exactly....the media nominated both candidates this time...they are still very powerful. Once McCain was chosen by the liberal media he followed their orders and did not fight.

Many, many, things should have been pointed out about Barry Obama....but McCain chose to lose rather than report the truth about this empty suit.

I proudly voted for Barr...and would do so again...not because I love Bob Barr...I don’t...but I respect him for his version of the truth....he ran an open and honest campaign...unlike McQueeg.


13 posted on 01/25/2009 8:25:25 AM PST by kjo
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s going to try again in ‘12. You watch.... Mr AlsoRan should be thrown out of the party


14 posted on 01/25/2009 8:26:41 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: rabscuttle385

” McCain: Not many regrets about campaign “

Of course he has no regrets....

McCain was put forward as a dole-esque throwaway candidate (because it was ‘his turn’) whose sole purpose was to be gloriously crushed under the wheels of Hillary (because it was *her* turn)....

Just because the Dems crossed him up and put up the wrong candidate, doesn’t mean that he didn’t fulfill his intended purpose.....


15 posted on 01/25/2009 8:26:44 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Sometimes I sets and thinks, and sometimes I jus' sets.........)
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To: rabscuttle385

no regrets for him, 55 million for us, Thanks McWuss


16 posted on 01/25/2009 8:26:59 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rabscuttle385
"I think we ran an honorable campaign,” McCain said

Failing to criticize bHo for his numerous radical-socialist associations isn't "honorable," it's McLame.

17 posted on 01/25/2009 8:27:12 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: rabscuttle385

Why should he have any regrets? He accomplished exactly what he set out to do!


18 posted on 01/25/2009 8:27:41 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck, with McCain as his Kowakian)
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To: rabscuttle385
I have lots of regrets, that JM won the primary for one, that JM treated Gov Palin like she was a leper, that JM is still in the senate, that JM will not shut the hell up, that JM........
19 posted on 01/25/2009 8:28:31 AM PST by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385
“I think the world of Sarah Palin. She energized our party. She has a bright future in our party. I’m pleased to have known her and her wonderful family,” he stated.

It would have been very nice if he had said this the week after the elction when his staff, especially Nichole Wallace and probably Steve Schmidt, was plunging their knives into her back.

Unfortunately, he didn't.

Loser.

20 posted on 01/25/2009 8:28:40 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Stick a fork in him.


21 posted on 01/25/2009 8:29:43 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: FormerACLUmember
Of course we'll remember you, John.


22 posted on 01/25/2009 8:30:01 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: All

McCain says “honorable”, I say “wussy.”


23 posted on 01/25/2009 8:30:51 AM PST by dinodino (Mrs. Dinodino)
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To: kjo

I voted Constitution Party and I also DO NOT regret it. McCain has always been a shill. I knew his run for president would never change that. W should never waiver in our beliefs. He was not the one we needed in there. He is proving that even now...everyday. I just wish we could completely lose him and those like him.


24 posted on 01/25/2009 8:32:38 AM PST by Ozarkie
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To: rabscuttle385

We are the ones with the regrets reference McCain’s campaign. Choice was for voting Liberal heavy or Liberal light.


25 posted on 01/25/2009 8:35:14 AM PST by richiep (Richie)
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To: Iron Munro

I find it very easy to hate McCain. I have begun to wonder if there is not a worthy analysis to be done about his campaign that miraculously was raised from the dead, why, how, who...remember him carrying his own overnight bag and crying about being broke. What was this story and what happened?


26 posted on 01/25/2009 8:35:56 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: All

“She has a bright future in our party.”

Mr McCain, I’d say she has a bright future no matter WHERE she goes. But I’d also say at this point...if I were republican, I wouldn’t be investing in sunglasses stocks.


27 posted on 01/25/2009 8:36:34 AM PST by Ozarkie
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To: rabscuttle385; Clintonfatigued; Miss Didi; LottieDah; firebrand; montag813; goldstategop; ...
I wouldn't say McCain "threw" the election, but there were obviously some issues which he neglected to raise and others which he brought up too late to be maximally effective. He was too "honorable" in his approach. If he really was "throwing" the election, he would never have picked Palin as his running mate.

The GOP has to revamp its primary rules in order to make it more difficult for a candidate like McCain, who was obviously garnering much less than a majority of party support in the primaries, from getting the nomination so easily. My suggestion is to get rid of "winner take all" state primaries, and to allocate some delegates to second and third place finishers in in all states.

28 posted on 01/25/2009 8:41:54 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: FormerACLUmember

Now he is back at work as a democrat.


29 posted on 01/25/2009 8:41:55 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: rabscuttle385

"Stupid is as stupid does..."

30 posted on 01/25/2009 8:42:41 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Barry stole ALL the strawberries.. And installed the Mystic Knights of the Sea(Amos n’Andy) as the Joint Chiefs of Staff.. and in the cabinet.. A virtual cartoon government..


31 posted on 01/25/2009 8:43:42 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: cripplecreek
My biggest regret is that the SOB won't say he doesn't plan to run again.

He hardly has to say it. No way he can make a comeback at his age.

32 posted on 01/25/2009 8:45:12 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: hdstmf

“Now he is back at work as a democrat.”

Very pithy. It definitely bears repeating.


33 posted on 01/25/2009 8:48:23 AM PST by Ozarkie
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s all be clear here.

GOP Primary voters did not elect McVain in 2000.

GOP Primary voters did not elect McVain in 2008.

Until Romney/Thompson/Rudy pulled out following the Florida primary debacle, McCain did not win a single GOP primary. He did win primaries where Democrats vote in the GOP primary though and in a place like NH (a suburb of Boston) and Florida (where the Dems had no primary so all liberals could do was sabotage the GOP).

John McVain has NEVER been a GOP nominee. He was the Democrat nominee FOR the Republican party. If McVain runs again, he will AGAIN not get the primary votes of actual Republicans.


34 posted on 01/25/2009 8:51:28 AM PST by bpjam (GOP is 3 - 0 in elections after Nov 4th. You Can Smell the Rally !!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

mccain sux.

he should change his party affiliation to democrat.


35 posted on 01/25/2009 8:53:08 AM PST by ken21
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To: rabscuttle385

just more MDS from the same old people...living in the past; sad, really sad


36 posted on 01/25/2009 8:56:21 AM PST by taxlady
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What a Disappointment this Guy is Reminds mo of that old TV show you see reruns of once in a while “I led Three lives” We got taken by this Backstabber and the debates!!! What a joke!! This is the best we can as a Party DO??????? Christ we are in trouble and I stood in line for an Hour to vote.
37 posted on 01/25/2009 8:58:26 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I regret having to support him as a candidate, knowing he only wanted to win the Primaries to screw the Republican Party


38 posted on 01/25/2009 8:59:01 AM PST by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: rabscuttle385

I regret having to support him as a candidate, knowing he only wanted to win the Primaries to screw the Republican Party


39 posted on 01/25/2009 8:59:06 AM PST by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: rabscuttle385
“I think the world of Sarah Palin. She energized our party. She has a bright future in our party. I’m pleased to have known her and her wonderful family,” he stated.

A curious choice of tense. "I'm pleased to have known..."? Does this mean he doesn't know her now or did she pass on without me reading something about it. This guy is a complete jerk.

40 posted on 01/25/2009 9:00:15 AM PST by mort56
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just more MDS from the same old people...living in the past; sad, really sad

Don't YOU have anything better to do than stalk me here on FR?

41 posted on 01/25/2009 9:01:00 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Republicans keep sending me mail asking for more money.

I gave to them when Bush was running, but not since then.

I stopped when I realized that McCain wasn’t going to fight back against all the Obama lies and fantasies. He wouldn’t stand up to Obambi and the media in some kind of delusional and naive or outright stupidity and pseudo “honor” or ethics pretense.

I thought when he selected Palin that he had just won the election, but I didn’t realize how incredibly nasty and lying that the media and culture was going to be.

Palin would have had a better chance against Obambi than McCain did.

Truth is being ignored in our world now. Islamofascism is out to destroy Western civilization, America and Israel and the Jews.

The left is in cahoots with them and want socialism.

The left is delusional about the nature of reality.

The political and culture war is about fantasy vs reality.


42 posted on 01/25/2009 9:02:31 AM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: rabscuttle385

He does not need any regrets.
We have more than enough to go around.


43 posted on 01/25/2009 9:04:26 AM PST by rod1
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To: taxlady; don-o
just more MDS from the same old people...living in the past; sad, really sad

Don't worry. It's laced with RINO dung...your favorite!

44 posted on 01/25/2009 9:06:08 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s too naive or stupid to have any regrets. He was a wuss.


45 posted on 01/25/2009 9:06:32 AM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: taxlady
just more MDS from the same old people...living in the past; sad, really sad

A noobtard reveling in McQueeg's "glory".
46 posted on 01/25/2009 9:09:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: garyhope
I didn’t realize how incredibly nasty and lying that the media and culture was going to be.

Nor did I, the fact that no one seems to care about it today is what's most disturbing. They (msm) got away with a hatchet job and people could care less. What a country.

47 posted on 01/25/2009 9:19:33 AM PST by budwiesest (The do-it-over administration: "Care to repeat this election in six months?")
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To: rabscuttle385
Regardless of what we think of him, I'm dismayed to see the immature comments about him on this thread. This is what Democrats are working toward, a complete separation between Republicans in power and Conservatives. It worked in this cycle, and they will aim to see it works every time. No, he wasn't perfect, nor a first choice for many, but lets get over it and not disintegrate the way some seem to be doing here. I suspect plants all over this site now are working to create the illusion that we are falling apart.
48 posted on 01/25/2009 9:29:17 AM PST by Melinda
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To: budwiesest

The political and cultural war is all about beliefs and fantasy vs empirical and pragmatic reality.

And other simple things like logic and science, etc.

I have so many friends and relatives that aren’t “fair and balanced” enough to do their own research and fact checking.

They refused to be swayed by facts and pragmatism and their own self interests or survival.


49 posted on 01/25/2009 9:31:14 AM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: taxlady

I get a little deranged when someone constantly sticks a knife in my back.
I tend to do my best to return the favor.
Though I can’t vote in AZ, I will donate to his GOP challenger and if need be his Democrat opponent in the general election.
I can’t stand this bitter little man and will work against him until he’s gone.


50 posted on 01/25/2009 9:38:27 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (There are too many Republicans in the Republican Party.)
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