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John McCain gets serious about primary (McCain fights J.D. harder than he fought Obama)
Politico ^ | 2010-05-19 | Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 05/19/2010 6:01:14 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Arizona Republicans say GOP Sen. John McCain’s recent staff shake-up is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of his Aug. 24 primary challenge — a contest in which he remains a clear — but nervous — front-runner.

While recent polls have shown McCain with a double-digit lead over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, in an election year in which one Senate incumbent has already been taken down and several others are facing stiff primary opposition, the departure of two top campaign officials — campaign manager Shiree Verdone and deputy manager Mike Hellon — is being viewed as proof that McCain recognizes that he faces the most serious threat of his 30-year Senate career.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 05/19/2010 6:01:14 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Dump the chump, Arizona.


2 posted on 05/19/2010 6:02:34 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: rabscuttle385

What percentage does McCain leads by today? Does JD have a good chance to win from this Rino?


3 posted on 05/19/2010 6:04:21 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ...

4 posted on 05/19/2010 6:04:30 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Proving nothing more than politburo members value their seat in the politburo than they do their country.


5 posted on 05/19/2010 6:04:56 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: rabscuttle385

C’mon Arizonians. This guy is a fraud. Don’t buy his B.S. For another 6 years. He has done enough damage to the country and to the party. It’s time for him to join a quilting club at the local YMCA.


6 posted on 05/19/2010 6:05:35 AM PDT by kempster
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To: rabscuttle385

Great pic!


7 posted on 05/19/2010 6:06:14 AM PDT by albie
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To: rabscuttle385

John’s ego will not allow him to give it up. In other words, he now cares for himself FIRST.

John, we care about you and we care about this nation as well. Retire. Let us care for the latter. Your job is done; so are you.


8 posted on 05/19/2010 6:09:52 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Initial Point in Politics: Our Constitution initialpoints.net)
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To: kempster

I hope the good people in Arizona see through this fraud McCain and all of the good-old-boy establishment that is working hard to put him back in office.

WE’RE TIRED OF POLITICS AS USUAL.


9 posted on 05/19/2010 6:10:10 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders

Good point, he is fighting harder in this primary than he did for the presidency.

Unfortunately, the dopes in Az will probably re nominate him. He and his buddy Graham will be free to roam the halls of cooperation for another 4-6 years.


10 posted on 05/19/2010 6:13:13 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Mouton

Yeah, I’m biting my nails on this race. It’s too important, not just to Arizona - but to the rest of us as well. Anyone that cannot see that Juan HATES conservatives, and only pretends to be one at election time is an outright idiot.


11 posted on 05/19/2010 6:15:30 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders
McCain's in trouble. I suspect his own polling shows the race close, with his support "soft" whereas JD's is rock solid, rabid....the momentum in the last weeks will tell the tail

BTW..GREAT homr page...

12 posted on 05/19/2010 6:16:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Its past time to flush this rat down the toilette, along with his buddy Spector.


13 posted on 05/19/2010 6:17:16 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain dominated the Greta show last night. Is Fox News giving JD fair and balanced time?

The lengthy interview of Juan showed that once again he's the media's darling.

There's no doubt that he has one of the most earnest, sincere and slick lines of BS than any other political hack living. The AZ voters will swallow his orations sure as shooting. I have no doubt whatsoever.

The media will continue to give him all the air time in the world to expound in this campaign.....just like it did throughout his career ( except when he ran for president when they threw him under the bus in favor of Obama, hah ).

Leni

14 posted on 05/19/2010 6:17:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore" - 10/20/09 "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: alicewonders; All

FYI..RCP average has McCain up by 13.5


15 posted on 05/19/2010 6:18:50 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Way-ll, JD is white.


16 posted on 05/19/2010 6:21:50 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Please Arizona,

Just dump the dang RINO


17 posted on 05/19/2010 6:22:19 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: rabscuttle385

Easy to figure: If he loses this time, he’ll be unemployed. Last time, he still had a job after losing.

Well, if you want call being a Senator having a job, that is.


18 posted on 05/19/2010 6:23:25 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: rawhide

The “double digit” lead in BS Dem polls like Daily Kos and another one. The Dem media is trying to save McStain. This race is close.


19 posted on 05/19/2010 6:23:50 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators)
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To: Mouton

I’d call it halls of collaboration. Collaborateurs.


20 posted on 05/19/2010 6:26:00 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: MinuteGal
McCain dominated the Greta show last night. Is Fox News giving JD fair and balanced time?

I noticed that myself. FOX has been giving a somber, contrite McCain a HUGE amount of airtime. The only place I've seen JD is on O'Reilly and another show I can't remember. Sean Hannity is clearly kissing McCain's behind. The FOX channel gives lip service to Tea Party conservatives.

We need these so-called "conservatives" to stop talking out of both sides of their mouths. You cannot say you are for conservatism - and be endorsing John McCain at the same time. People need to recognize that.

21 posted on 05/19/2010 6:26:24 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders

Hannity is a Rino


22 posted on 05/19/2010 6:27:28 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian
Hannity is a Rino

Yeah, I can hardly stand to listen to him anymore. I had to turn Greta off last night because of McCain.

John McCain - Just. Go. Away.

23 posted on 05/19/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: MinuteGal

McCAIN HAS been senator for many years and totally supported amnesty for all the illegals. He is a huge part of the border problem and has had all those years to do something about it, yet he did nothing and supported amnesty. What a fraud he is.


24 posted on 05/19/2010 6:30:14 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: rabscuttle385

25 posted on 05/19/2010 6:31:33 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: alicewonders

But Juan McCain is supposedly the teaparty candidate since Sarah endorsed him.


26 posted on 05/19/2010 6:31:58 AM PDT by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain never 'fought' Obama. He fought Bush.

And that's part of the reason he lost.

27 posted on 05/19/2010 6:36:19 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bump!


28 posted on 05/19/2010 6:38:42 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Low taxes, low government budget -- works every time. Next question?)
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To: rabscuttle385

LOLOL!!! One thing I’ll give McCain: he hasn’t had plastic surgery to try to look younger. Everything else is fake.


29 posted on 05/19/2010 6:41:58 AM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: rabscuttle385

(McCain fights J.D. harder than he fought Obama) that’s because he knew he wasn’t going to win the presidency.


30 posted on 05/19/2010 6:47:37 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh man, that’s priceless.


31 posted on 05/19/2010 6:49:37 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rabscuttle385

What I hate most is Fox News has this bum on almost every night.


32 posted on 05/19/2010 6:50:05 AM PDT by Dengar01
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To: NotSoModerate
Good point!

J.D. should show clips of McCain fumbling during the debates, not knowing where he was, needing Lieberman to provide him answers, lying about what he said - even though he was caught on tape, his wife and daughter posing with duct tape across the mouth, him embracing his former captors, him yelling at families of MIA's. The fact that he betrayed his wife when she was ill and married the mistress I suppose is now considered old stuff and not to be mentioned - except for Conservatives.

33 posted on 05/19/2010 6:51:13 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: rabscuttle385

Give the man a scooper and a broom so he can clean up after the election.


34 posted on 05/19/2010 6:53:53 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Leisler

Nothing like the inescapable evidence of a visual aid of McPain with "his friend" Dead Kennedy. J.D. should have this pic on his campaign site.

35 posted on 05/19/2010 6:53:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: rabscuttle385

the country is counting on you AZ!


36 posted on 05/19/2010 6:54:30 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Dante3
J.D. should show clips of McCain... Along with the quote: "If they want the God-d**ned fence, we'll build the God-d**ned fence!"

BTW, has J.D. come out unequivocally in support of Arizona's new law?

37 posted on 05/19/2010 6:57:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: kempster

Or time for him to start working up to an American Legion or VFW position in his home town.


38 posted on 05/19/2010 6:58:10 AM PDT by mcshot (A cloud is upon us and it's black through and through.)
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To: MinuteGal

In 2008 McCain was the only top tier candidate of either party who did not win his/her home state with 50% or more of the vote. The people of AZ are on to McCain. He is very vulnerable. Rasmussen has McCain up by 5 and Charile Cook rates the race as a toss-up. The primary is in August so there is a long way to go. McCain is doing his best to avoid debating Hayworth. He can not do it forever.


39 posted on 05/19/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MinuteGal

McCain was recently on Sean Hannity’s show. Why does Hannity give so much publicity to someone who viscerally hates everything in which he believes?


40 posted on 05/19/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill; CondoleezzaProtege
McCain & his family are so obviously LIBERAL, that it really makes one wonder IF Johnnie has ties to groups and/or agencies who have the capability to blackmail those who may harm and/or hinder Johnnie's senatorial career.

I don't trust him, and I find it strange to hear that he is seriously campaigning -- as it was obvious that he wasn't interested in the presidency.

WHY is this RICH man who married a Massive Fortune so interested in returning to D.C.?????

What an odd ball.

Anyone else notice that his cute little daughter Meggans hasn't been heard from in MONTHS?

LOL

When is her next appearance on The View??

41 posted on 05/19/2010 7:18:02 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: rabscuttle385

Nothing new. He has always fought conservatives harder than liberals.


42 posted on 05/19/2010 7:18:31 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain...just go away...


43 posted on 05/19/2010 7:19:32 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m an Arizona voter. They tricked me in ‘08 and I promised then; NO MORE RINOS NOT NOW AND NOT EVER. Along with the ‘Rats they have wrecked this country.


44 posted on 05/19/2010 7:20:03 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Mexico presents a more profound threat to our territorial integrity than Germany or Japan ever did.)
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To: ken5050
the momentum in the last weeks will tell the tail

The latest Tiger Woods story is over ----------> there. Not that McCain is any cleaner in that regard.

45 posted on 05/19/2010 7:21:25 AM PDT by altair (Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent - Salvor Hardin)
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To: Fiji Hill

“McCain was recently on Sean Hannity’s show. Why does Hannity give so much publicity to someone who viscerally hates everything in which he believes?”

Because Vannity is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


46 posted on 05/19/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I just donated again to JD.
https://www.jdforsenate.com/contribute

Let the recent victories inspire everyone to DUMP RINOS!


47 posted on 05/19/2010 7:24:46 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: hennie pennie
Megan is, um, taking some time off...


48 posted on 05/19/2010 7:26:25 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Dante3
The fact that he betrayed his wife when she was ill and married the mistress

Is there a story I missed? The one I heard was far, far worse. His beauty pageant wife had an auto accident while he was a POW and faithfully awaiting his return. She was disfigured. When McCain got released and returned he saw what his wife looked like and dumped her.

There are worse things in my book than having mistresses and a dump under those circumstances is certainly one of them.

49 posted on 05/19/2010 7:27:23 AM PDT by altair (Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent - Salvor Hardin)
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To: Apparatchik

That looks like Megan about 100 pounds ago.


50 posted on 05/19/2010 7:27:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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