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McCain weighs in on Florida GOP race ("I hope that Charlie Crist will remain a Republican")
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-04-18

Posted on 04/18/2010 10:36:23 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain on Sunday joined a cast of former presidential candidates and high-ranking Republicans to weigh in on Florida's August GOP senatorial primary between Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio.

"I hope that Charlie Crist will remain a Republican," McCain said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: az2010; crist; fl2010; mccain; mccainmutiny; rinos

1 posted on 04/18/2010 10:36:23 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope John McCain retires.


2 posted on 04/18/2010 10:37:54 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish McCain and Crist would BECOME Republicans!


3 posted on 04/18/2010 10:38:44 AM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

lol


4 posted on 04/18/2010 10:45:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Crist is a Republican? Who knew?


5 posted on 04/18/2010 10:46:24 AM PDT by LouD ("against all enemies, foreign and domestic...")
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To: rabscuttle385

Did you hear McCain on Fox this am? Did they mention the VAT issue?


6 posted on 04/18/2010 10:47:34 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: twister881; ExTexasRedhead

Best post award goes to you.


7 posted on 04/18/2010 10:49:17 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

And I hope he become a Democrat. If it walks like a duck...


8 posted on 04/18/2010 10:49:57 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: twister881

I wish MCCain, Crist and Graham-nesty were Republicans but I would rather just see them gone. It would give Crist more time for his tanning bed and he and Graham-nesty could watch endless DVD’s of Judy Garland.


9 posted on 04/18/2010 10:51:16 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: rabscuttle385

McLoser and the Soetoro Hugger are gone come November.


10 posted on 04/18/2010 10:59:43 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: rabscuttle385

As usual McCain has his tenses screwed up. The correct statement would be, “I hope Charlie Crist becomes a Republican.”


11 posted on 04/18/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Dear Senator McCanus,

I too, hope Charlie Crist remains a Republican. At least we will still have one of you worthless SOBs in the GOP. He won't do us any good, (neither did you) but at least we can more easily keep an eye on him. You, I never want to look at again.

Enjoy your retirement and STFU.

12 posted on 04/18/2010 11:06:02 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think I know what McCain is getting at. Barry is going to need all the photo ops of being hugged by “Republicans” that he can get before the 2012 election.


13 posted on 04/18/2010 11:20:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Neither know the definition of Republican.


14 posted on 04/18/2010 11:37:03 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: rabscuttle385

When will he just go away? Come on Arizona! Effin get him out of there!


15 posted on 04/18/2010 11:56:30 AM PDT by tal hajus
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To: rabscuttle385; All

Damn, McCain, we’re still waiting for YOU to act like a republican!

You could start with following the platform:

“We oppose amnesty. The rule of law suffers if government policies encourage or reward illegal activity. The American people’s rejection of en masse legalizations is especially appropriate given the federal government’s past failures to enforce the law.”
http://www.gop.com/2008Platform/NationalSecurity.htm

John McCain and others insisting their ‘legalization’ is NOT amnesty, are lying!


16 posted on 04/18/2010 12:06:02 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah. He’s YOUR kind of “republican”, isn’t he, Juan??!!


17 posted on 04/18/2010 12:37:40 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rabscuttle385
"I hope that Charlie Crist will remain a Republican,"

...said the man who considered being John Kerry's running mate.

18 posted on 04/18/2010 12:38:16 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Twists and turns. Charlie rightly Vetoed the horrible Education “Reform” bill, a bill that many of my Republican colleagues despised. Marco steps on his dick by supporting the “Reform” bill and now Democrats are telling me they will register as Republicans to vote for Charlie Crist.

Charlie has been given a new life in Florida because the arrogant dip stick Republicans voted for a bill that a huge number of people didn’t want. Marco doesn’t know it yet but he is in serious trouble, especially if Charlie becomes an Independent.

Republicans in this state (and everywhere?) must take bottles of stupid pills every day to figure out how to lose elections that should be a no problem slam dunk.


19 posted on 04/18/2010 12:44:02 PM PDT by Mythbuster1
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To: rabscuttle385

Ahhhh, so this is why Jeb Bush came out for McCain. McCain and Crist are best buddies. Looks like Jeb pulled some strings to get McCain to get him to back off, in turn he gave him his endorsement.


20 posted on 04/18/2010 12:59:35 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Have you donated to Free Republic yet? If not you are a Freeploader)
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To: Frantzie

I’m shocked, shocked to learn that Dr. Coppertone and Goober Graham are light in the loafers! < /sarc>


21 posted on 04/18/2010 2:35:03 PM PDT by twister881
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To: rabscuttle385

Sunday, 3/28/10
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST
CHARLIE CRIST

WALLACE: ...have been persistent rumors in Florida that you are so far behind, at least currently, in the polls...that you may run instead as an independent. Here is your chance to dispel all the rumors. Are you willing to pledge right here, right now that you will run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and not run as an independent?

CRIST: I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: So are you ruling out that you will file as an independent by the April 30th deadline?

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. I’m running as a Republican.

WALLACE: You will run not for a governor — you’ll run for Senate, and you will run as a — in the Republican primary.

CRIST: ...I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: Will you support the winner of the GOP primary, whether it’s you or Marco Rubio?

CRIST: Of course I will...

WALLACE: Well, I’m going to get — I’m going to — I’ll give you an opportunity for a final statement. I just want to say, though, you are saying you are going to run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. You will not run on the no party affiliation line.

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. That’s what I’m saying.


22 posted on 04/19/2010 11:43:12 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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