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Schmidt, Plouffe: McCain was a long shot
Politico ^ | 04/2309 | Ben Smith

Posted on 04/23/2009 8:14:26 PM PDT by Big_Monkey

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Schmidt admits that McCain's first choice for VP was Lieberman. How McCain could be in politics for almost 30 years think that the Republicans would allow a very liberal Democrat on the ticket as VP, is really dumbfounding.
1 posted on 04/23/2009 8:14:26 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

I truly believe that McLame was the result of a reverse operation chaos.

CLOSE THE DAMN PRIMARIES!


2 posted on 04/23/2009 8:15:53 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Thank you Mr. Robinson from Ft. Lauderdale (toodamtall1@yahoo.com))
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To: bicyclerepair

MSM got just the GOP candidate they wanted.


3 posted on 04/23/2009 8:18:15 PM PDT by MarkeyD (OBAMA. Chains we can believe in!)
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To: Big_Monkey

Howard Dean staffers from his website were among the first to hop onboard the McCain campaign back in 2006 (google Democrats for McCain 2006).

He had other Democrats on his campaign staff in 2007. When he’d secured the GOP nomination in 2008, they bailed and went over to the Obama campaign. I wonder if they posed for a “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” photo.


4 posted on 04/23/2009 8:20:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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I hate to say this, but McCain is a loser. There was no fight in him at all. He reeked of pacifity. If not for Palin he would have lost by twenty points. And I never liked the way he sucked up to the murderer Ted Kennedy.


5 posted on 04/23/2009 8:20:07 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: Big_Monkey

Steve Schmidt, the phallic symbol for American politics


6 posted on 04/23/2009 8:20:53 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: donaldo

No kidding. I held my nose as did many others I know.


7 posted on 04/23/2009 8:21:15 PM PDT by Shyla
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Schmidt, Plouffe: McCain was a long shot

Gee, ya think?!?

8 posted on 04/23/2009 8:21:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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“This was, in my view, the unfinished Bobby Kennedy campaign – the idealism, the passion, the inspiration he gave to people, it was organic and it was real and it wasn’t manufactured at a tactical level in the campaign.”

If he truly believes that OBAMA(TM) wasn’t manufactured, then he must be on some good dope. It was PURELY a Warholian strategy of 15 minutes of fame, complete with a pop-art poster by a famous youth commie oriented pop-art artist. Songs. Celebrity. MTV. Rolling Stoned. Messiah imagery.

Not manufactured. What a fool.


9 posted on 04/23/2009 8:22:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: MarkeyD

Their “Excuse” is this wasn’t the McCain of 2000.


10 posted on 04/23/2009 8:23:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Not manufactured. What a fool.

There's a lot of that going on. I'm listening to David Brooks on the Charlie Rose show just having an orgasm, falling all over himself lavishing praise on Barry and his first 100 days. And, Brooks is the conservative at the NYTs.

11 posted on 04/23/2009 8:26:31 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

McCain holds the Senate seat of the late Barry Goldwater. If Liberman did end up as Veep, McCain would have ended with a Goldwater style loss.


12 posted on 04/23/2009 8:27:46 PM PDT by yongin
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The comments attributed to these two morons, and the campaign/election they helped to simulate, do not deserve comment.

They certainly do not deserve repetition.

13 posted on 04/23/2009 8:27:46 PM PDT by norton
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To: a fool in paradise

Laughter can break a sad man’s heart.


14 posted on 04/23/2009 8:28:53 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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Call me a moron. I thought McCain had a shot. Not because he was a great politician, his acceptance speech at the GOP convention was dreadful and let out the air of Sarah Palin's rousing speech the night before. But because he had a history of at least liking his country a little bit, rotting in an NVA prison for 5 years, suffering damages to his body that cripple him to this day.

Meanwhile, on the other side his opponent was an unaccomplished punk, 8 years a back-bencher in the Illinois State Senate, 4 years a back-bencher in the biggest collection of losers known to mankind, the U.S. Senate, and all we knew about him was that he certainly talked a good game, but he faithfully attended church for 20 long years run by a whitey-hating pastor. That and one of his early backers was an unrepentant domestic terrorist.

Alas, I was, as George H.W. Bush would put it "Dead Wrong", and legions of my fellow suburbanites fell in line along with armies of other politically brain-dead idiots who voted for this knucklehead, and here we are, Germany or Russia, take your pick, 75-90 years ago.

15 posted on 04/23/2009 8:33:15 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun
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To: Big_Monkey

We not only had the Manchurian candidate in McCain, we had the Manchurian campaign manager in Schmidt.

Schmidt has “come out” recently.

It is now obvious that this was all a joke on us.

The only real person in the Presidential campaign was Sarah Palin.


16 posted on 04/23/2009 8:33:24 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Big_Monkey

In other words, “Please hire me again.”


17 posted on 04/23/2009 8:34:22 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: donaldo

You hate to say it? Why? I hope I get the change to say it after the Arizona GOP’s primary.


18 posted on 04/23/2009 8:35:24 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: donaldo

TWENTY POINTS!!!??? How about FORTY POINTS!!!
McLAME was sponsored by none other than George Soros and HE knew who was going to win unless there was a big flub:-(
PATHETIC!


19 posted on 04/23/2009 8:36:51 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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Schmidt, the father of hundreds of attacks on Obama, spoke of the president’s political skills with unabashed admiration.

Hundreds of attacks? H*ll, McCain's people spent more time attacking Sarah Palin than attacking Obama.

20 posted on 04/23/2009 8:40:45 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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