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Letter: McCain should not run again
The Standard-Times, San Angelo, Tex. ^ | 2009-07-15

Posted on 07/15/2009 8:09:00 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

I am 58 years old and a lifelong Republican. I am writing this letter on behalf of myself and countless other Republicans who feel the same way I do. I am that good person who is tired of sitting back and doing nothing to change our government for the better.

I am calling on Sen. John McCain not to run again for the Senate from Arizona. He has served that state as a progressive Republican for a very long time and for the most part, I believe, honorably. There are two problems with that statement — one, that he is a progressive Republican and, two, that he has served for a very long time.

Over the past nine months, it has become clear that the Founders were correct in their thoughts that our representatives should serve only one or two terms and then return to their chosen professions and lives. Career politicians are part of the huge problems we are facing today.

There’s nothing wrong with being a progressive Republican. McCain just shouldn’t profess to be a conservative. He is not and every conservative knows it. Teddy Roosevelt is his favorite president? He’s the biggest progressive ever except for Woodrow Wilson and our current president.

The main reason I’m asking McCain not to run is the latest attack on Gov. Sarah Palin from the people who ran his campaign. He never defended her. He never reprimanded the people for doing the hatchet job. This speaks to his character. Either he never had any control over those staffers or he didn’t care. This leads me to wonder what kind of president he would have made.

He might ask what gives me the right to ask him not to run. Well, he did run for president. He wanted my money to fund his campaign. His party still wants my money to fund his re-election. He belongs to the party that’s supposed to support my views (and doesn’t). That’s what gives me the right.

Diane Montgomerie, San Angelo


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2012; az2010; lettertotheeditor; mcbama; mccain; mccainantipalin; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; neveragain; rino; rinomccain

1 posted on 07/15/2009 8:09:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; ...

The Juan McCain Truth File.

"I have great respect for Al Gore."
—John McCain, October 2, 2008

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2 posted on 07/15/2009 8:09:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

He should resign in DISGRACE is what he should do.


3 posted on 07/15/2009 8:10:06 PM PDT by chris37
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To: rabscuttle385

I can provide a list of who else should not run again. Just pick it up from the Republican Ballot last election cycle.

We have everything going our way except candidates.


4 posted on 07/15/2009 8:13:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: rabscuttle385

Time for John to “MoveOn.” J.D. Hayworth is out there waiting to go back to doing what he does best. Laying huge body blocks on Commie ‘RATS who are trying to stop the American people from reaching their goals.


5 posted on 07/15/2009 8:14:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: freedumb2003

We need to close the primaries in NH and Floriduh and McCain will never come back.


6 posted on 07/15/2009 8:16:20 PM PDT by omega4179 (Anti)
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To: rabscuttle385
We would all be far better off if he would just go away and never open his yapper again... and take about fifty big name RINOs into oblivion with him.
7 posted on 07/15/2009 8:18:31 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism (The laws of nature are not subject to legislation. Try to stop me from defending myself!)
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To: Enoughofthissocialism
We would all be far better off if he would just go away and never open his yapper again

And could he please take his perky, blonde daughter Meghan with him.

8 posted on 07/15/2009 8:20:54 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: rabscuttle385

Besides that he’s got a fat daughter with a big mouth.


9 posted on 07/15/2009 8:23:02 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh darnit... McCain is out wabbit hunting. Please leave a message after the beep and he’ll be sure to stab you in the back later.

(beep)


10 posted on 07/15/2009 8:25:29 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: omega4179

Isn’t the FL primary closed? FL has many liberal Republicans who came there from PA and NY.


11 posted on 07/15/2009 8:26:34 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: sockmonkey
And could he please take his perky, blonde daughter Meghan with him.

Well... perky is not an adjective I would use (disgusting, perhaps), but, YES, he should take that obnoxious dim bulb with him.
12 posted on 07/15/2009 8:26:46 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism (The laws of nature are not subject to legislation. Try to stop me from defending myself!)
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To: Theodore R.

Maybe, I have only been here 14 mos.


13 posted on 07/15/2009 8:27:52 PM PDT by omega4179 (Anti)
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To: rabscuttle385
This is going to be the hardest thing for me as a Palin fan to handle. She is going to back maclame over a conservative, this is what she is fighting against. Loyalty is fine but this will hurt.
14 posted on 07/15/2009 8:29:55 PM PDT by Brimack34 (I hate people that hate Palin)
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To: rabscuttle385
There’s nothing wrong with being a progressive Republican. McCain just shouldn’t profess to be a conservative. He is not and every conservative knows it. Teddy Roosevelt is his favorite president? He’s the biggest progressive ever except for Woodrow Wilson and our current president.

"...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive..."
- Sarah Palin

15 posted on 07/15/2009 8:32:28 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: donna

Sarah Palin was the only good thing to come out of his campaign.


16 posted on 07/15/2009 8:37:40 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: omega4179

here here


17 posted on 07/15/2009 8:39:15 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: freedumb2003

Mike Huckabee called me yesterday — it was a robocall from him with a survey. I hung up immediately. Why doesn’t this guy just give the hell up? IT’S OVER!!! He is so desperate to be president I’m embarrassed for him.


18 posted on 07/15/2009 8:40:12 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh yeah......I love J.D and I hope he runs against that pruny little liberal.....:)


19 posted on 07/15/2009 8:49:50 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

That makes two of us. He’s tanned and rested. Time for him to get back to work for Americans.


20 posted on 07/15/2009 8:51:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: donna

I find myself wanting to defend Sarah Palin more than I otherwise might just because of the disgusting, slimy, unprincipled nature of the people who have attacked her, including such RINO eminence grises as Peggy Noonan, David Frum and Charles Krauthammer.

On the other hand, does anyone doubt that someone like Newt Gingrich could do a much much better job of outlining the conservative view than Palin? I LIKE Palin. I just think a lot of us have become reflexive adorers out of an understandable contempt for her enemies.

Hank


21 posted on 07/15/2009 8:53:03 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Eat Hooterville Rutabagas!)
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To: donna

I find myself wanting to defend Sarah Palin more than I otherwise might just because of the disgusting, slimy, unprincipled nature of the people who have attacked her, including such RINO eminence grises as Peggy Noonan, David Frum and Charles Krauthammer.

On the other hand, does anyone doubt that someone like Newt Gingrich could do a much much better job of outlining the conservative view than Palin? I LIKE Palin. I just think a lot of us have become reflexive adorers out of an understandable contempt for her enemies.

Hank


22 posted on 07/15/2009 8:53:39 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Eat Hooterville Rutabagas!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is there anyone in AZ that can convince Kurt Warner to run for House or Senate? He is a terrific guy and would be a great, Conservative legislator. Please?


23 posted on 07/15/2009 8:54:20 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: chris37

He won’t have to, because he will get his ASS kicked if any half decent candidate challenges him, whatever the party. People are tired of RINOs.


24 posted on 07/15/2009 8:56:02 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: All

YO, Juan McLAME... IF you run again, I promise you this. Your vote count will Rival the Vote count of Walter Mondale back in ‘84.

Will Someone in AZ primary this IDIOT??

please, for all our sake and/or SANITY!


25 posted on 07/15/2009 9:01:31 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh yes, Johnny be good, do not run again, pretty please on my knees, LOL!


26 posted on 07/15/2009 9:07:29 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: rabscuttle385
AGAIN!?! That POS IS the reason Obozo is in office today!!!
27 posted on 07/15/2009 9:15:33 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: gwilhelm56

http://www.simcoxforsenate.com/


28 posted on 07/15/2009 9:15:56 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Sorry, but Newt is a global-warming guy, remeber him on a sofa with Nancy Pelosi?


29 posted on 07/15/2009 9:17:13 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: chae
Yeah... MaCaca should be PROUD of his daughter! /s.

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Why is this important?... Because it tells me what McCain tried to hide from us social-conservatives all along. Palin was nothing more than a 'move,' a 'trick' to bring us to vote for him.

But his daughter, his wife and his ex-campaign manager and all the others linked to his campaign (like Mike Murphy, Mark McCinnon, Todd Harris... ) have now "come out of the closet" determined to move the party to the left and in doing so, have dumped on PALIN in different publications recently... They are ALL CONNECTED... and these are the ones who want to get rid off of Sarah in a hurry, after all for them, electing RINOs and Lefties is a very good business first and who knows what else

I used to ask: WHO IS THE GOP????... (no one has ever given a good answer) Well...these weasels ARE PART OF THE GOP... They think they know better than us what's good for the party. And I suspect - it's only logical - They are very influential in the GOP since these are the ones who are supposed to have ALL THE ANSWERS and so weal RINOs and LEFTIES listen to them.

So, the battle lines are drawn...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/15/meghan-mccain-i-love-gay_n_233703.html

http://www.out.com/detail.asp?id=25589

30 posted on 07/15/2009 9:29:40 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war on family-values is *** DEAFENING ***)
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To: chae

Sorry Chae. I meant to send it to ALL.


31 posted on 07/15/2009 9:31:02 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war on family-values is *** DEAFENING ***)
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To: chae

He did do that, and it was very disappointing. But he also started the whole “drill here, drill now” campaign, and has come out strongly against cap-and-trade.

Hey, if you look at my posting history, you’ll see that I think the GW scam is the greatest threat to our freedom since the Soviet Union. I was EXTREMELY disappointed when Newt did that.

On the other hand, how many major GOP pols can you think of who haven’t at least paid lip service to AGW? I don’t recall hearing Palin questioning its validity, do you?

The only major officeholder I can think of who has been forceful in calling the whole thing a fraud is Senator Inhofe - who has been downright heroic. But he won’t be running for president.

Can you think of anyone else?

Hank


32 posted on 07/15/2009 9:32:35 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Eat Hooterville Rutabagas!)
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To: chris37
This is how I responded to his last fundraising email (I live in AZ):

Senator McCain,

You have so much nerve...GO AWAY...You had your chance and look at the state of this Country and our party...the party that you took for granted and betrayed over and over and then expect to come and support you?

It's over..you will not be reelected. If you have any sense, you won't even run. Let some younger blood in to this party...your time is over, whether you go willingly, or with a fight.

33 posted on 07/15/2009 9:34:06 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Enoughofthissocialism
Well... perky is not an adjective I would use

I changed overweight to perky because overweight sounded kinda mean. Perky is now code for overweight.

34 posted on 07/15/2009 9:56:56 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Honestly, I think that the person we are all waiting for has not surfaced yet.
I personally like Palin. I think that the media nad the democrats did such a good job of demonizing Newt, I do not think that he could win in a nationwide election.


35 posted on 07/15/2009 9:58:39 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: Harley
Besides that he’s got a fat daughter with a big mouth.

Does Bill Clinton know about this?

36 posted on 07/15/2009 10:01:41 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Enoughofthissocialism
"Honey, do these jeans make my butt look big?"

Wow, darling, those jeans make your butt look kinda perky.

See how well perky as code for overweight works.

37 posted on 07/15/2009 10:01:41 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: rabscuttle385
Over the past nine months, it has become clear that the Founders were correct in their thoughts that our representatives should serve only one or two terms and then return to their chosen professions and lives. Career politicians are part the cause of the huge problems we are facing today.
38 posted on 07/15/2009 10:06:24 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Theodore R.
Isn’t the FL primary closed? FL has many liberal Republicans who came there from PA and NY.

Hint, hint, hint,

Not to mention 10's of thousands of retired veterans. Who thought McCain was honey on ice cream.

39 posted on 07/15/2009 10:09:28 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
Not to mention 10's of thousands of retired veterans. Who thought McCain was honey on ice cream.

McCain tripped the gag reflex for this retired Navy Master Chief.

40 posted on 07/16/2009 6:20:26 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Retired COB

Good for you, chief!!


41 posted on 07/16/2009 6:21:27 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: FlingWingFlyer

..........and LEAN too!.........LOL


42 posted on 07/16/2009 6:38:35 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Run for what? President? Senator? Dog catcher?

Doesn’t matter - I agree. Retire, McLame. PLEASE. And if you can, take Romney with you...


43 posted on 07/16/2009 9:44:03 AM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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