Skip to comments.McCain says it hurts to lose the election
Posted on 01/25/2009 8:31:35 AM PST by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (AP) Of course it hurts to lose.
And John McCain also says that after losing the election to Barack Obama, the easiest thing to do would have been to feel sorry for himself.
But the Arizona Republican is back in the Senate, part of what he calls the loyal opposition to Democrats in power, and ready to work with Obama.
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You did fine. And accurate.
Thanks for the nice thread. I was feeling a little down what with the ascendency last week.
Some good old McLame bashing seems to always perk my spirits up.
If there is a serious conservative running against McLame, we should send him some bucks...right after we feed Mr. Robinson of course!
My vote is for naive.
I believe McCain wanted to win. I believe he also has a sense of honor that forbids him to use certain weapons at his disposal in a political fight.
The problem is, that sense of honor has morphed into hideous political correctness (e.g., not using the word “Hussein”) and to McCain, it became more important to be politically correct than to win.
McCain’s staff undermined Palin at every opportunity during and after the campaign. McCain must have known about it. McCain’s staff and McCain’s political correctness and RINOism are what did in his campaign.
That kind of help Governor Palin neither needs nor wants.
“Bite” on these, maybe ...
It is logical to connect the reprehensible treatment McCain aids gave Palin after the election to McCain himself. You want to say McCain was ignorant of his henchmen sabotaging her during the election? Fine, then he’s a moron.
Just the mere fact you think any of those things proves you're naive.
...oh yeah, /extreme sarc> ;)
“That kind of help Governor Palin neither needs nor wants.”
Exactly how McCain ran his campaign.
Maggie, I will check out your links.
The “bite” comments were directed at Newsweek, not you.
I have always enjoyed your posts on FR and hold you in high regard.
If what you posted causes me to change my opinion based on available evidence, I will publically state so.
I meant no disrespect, that’s why I put the word in quotes.
I apologize if it was offensive.
Unfortunately, with the computer i have at home right now, the CNN pages would not load. I will have to review tomorrow from work. ‘Pod.
They were planted stories, launched as preemptive strikes against Palin, by Obama operatives.
How's that for naivete?
I think they both hurt. That is why I brought 2000 up.
McLame thought he a better man than G.W. and all he has become is a bitter old RINO turd.
Lets look at the reality of the situation.
Sarah, before the campaign, was a nobody on the national stage. McCain was throwing a bone to try to appear conservative. He never expected Sarah to be the driving force behind the campaign.
Sarah is a conservative, and she fired up the conservative base, more than McCain figured.
McCain has NEVER been a conservative. Look at who his political mentor was. Morris Udall.
McCain spent years and years and years on the "rubber chicken" circuit, New Hampshire, Iowa and countless weekend trips to campaign for other Republicans, no doubt to build coalitions and create political IOUs.
This, too, proves my point that McCain really, really, really wanted to be POTUS.
OK, Just not a conservative one.
More “loyal” than “opposition,” I’ll wager.
The problem is, that sense of honor has morphed into hideous political correctness (e.g., not using the word Hussein) and to McCain, it became more important to be politically correct than to win.
Then he should have looked at being POTUS as something MORE than political ambition.
He should have viewed winning the election as patriotic duty. Either I win, and keep this nation what is is/has been. Or that marxist wins, and destroys what this country has always stood for.
If its about him, then PC is fine. If its about the nation, and its good, and the good of the people, then the gloves come off.
For McCain the gloves never came off.
The use of Hussein was/would have been childesh. There was so much to ATTACK Obama on the issues and character.