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McCain breaks away as critical support eludes Hayworth
Arizona Capitol Times ^ | July 2, 2010 | Jeremy Duda

Posted on 07/05/2010 11:37:17 PM PDT by tlb

First, it was Sarah Palin. Then it was Arizona Right to Life and the National Rifle Association. Most recently, the revered National Review gave its imprimatur to McCain.

When Hayworth entered the race in January, McCain was at his most vulnerable point in decades. Polling showed McCain had a lead within the margin of error and was struggling to redefine himself as a Republican loyalist. But polls now show McCain with a solid lead.

Baker said the McCain campaign may have engineered a sort of domino effect: Each endorsement shows the next group that backing McCain is a safer bet than it may have first appeared, and Republican voters seem to be following the same trend.

McCain has focused Hayworth’s reputation in Congress as a pork-barrel spender, a serious offense to many conservatives. And the senator has run an undeniably negative campaign against Hayworth, openly mocking him and attacking his credibility.

The McCain campaign has posted videos online poking fun at Hayworth for questioning the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, suggesting that allowing gay marriage could pave the way for men to wed horses, and especially for appearing in a 2007 infomercial urging people to take advantage of “free money” from government grants.

The infomercial for the National Grants Conferences has been the most damning revelation yet, combining the promotion of government spending with a host of informercial stereotypes. It prompted the popular FOX News personality Glenn Beck to declare that Hayworth’s campaign is over.

If McCain had a more conservative challenger, National Review wrote, the endorsement might have gone elsewhere. But while Hayworth’s record is conservative, the article read, it isn’t conservative enough to make a compelling case against McCain.

“He may not be Marco Rubio, but he’s not Arlen Specter either,” the editorial said of McCain.

(Excerpt) Read more at azcapitoltimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; az2010; bugzapper; fading; hayworth; justsayno2mccain; mccain; mccainiacsgetthezot; noamnesty4mccain; pds; rino; sabeqcom; socalpol; valhalla; victorkilo; vk; zot
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To: bmwcyle; tlb

And lose all chrmships McCain might be awarded on power U S Senate Committees?


201 posted on 07/06/2010 7:17:35 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

He could have had Obama by the throat in 2008. Instead, he took the “high road” and defended Obama’s honor rather than defending us. For me that was the nail in the coffin. I was done with him. I think he’s a fool, but I don’t think he’s a traitor.”

There is something seriously wrong with a guy who can go so easy on an inexperienced leftist like Obama, yet so vicious when running against a fellow conservative.


202 posted on 07/06/2010 7:26:34 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: c-b 1

You are, alas, correct. The election returns prove your statement.


203 posted on 07/06/2010 7:32:37 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: bmwcyle

You are exactly right. Hardly anyone votes “for” anyone. We vote “against” the dreaded ones.


204 posted on 07/06/2010 7:36:06 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sodpoodle

That’s cuz McCain has the money and Hayworth doesn’t.


205 posted on 07/06/2010 7:36:56 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: kabar; tlb

“McCain couldn’t even win 50% of the vote in the AZ 2008 presidential primary ...”

Do you realize there was about twenty something candidates that qualified for the Republican Presidential 2008 ballot.


206 posted on 07/06/2010 7:39:21 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Sadly, McPain brings constant attention to vain AZ voters; Corzine was hardly noticed nationally.


207 posted on 07/06/2010 7:40:11 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: mad_as_he$$; SoCalPol

Oh you know it only counts when its Palin supporting McCain not Simcox supporting Hayworth


208 posted on 07/06/2010 7:41:06 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Hildy

Not a peep in the paper today, I’ll see what the paper says tomorrow, I did notice this evening a huge JD sign on Lake Havasu Avenue.. the McCain sign is very small and is about a block away from the JD sign,


209 posted on 07/06/2010 7:42:01 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: stephenjohnbanker

JD needs money..........


210 posted on 07/06/2010 7:42:54 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: sabe@q.com; Jim Robinson; mkjessup; Arizona Carolyn; Hildy; AuntB

” Oh you know it only counts when its Palin supporting McCain not Simcox supporting Hayworth “

Better watch the Simcox lie, and you posted to someone who was zotted on this very thread for doing what you are doing.


211 posted on 07/06/2010 8:29:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Yes he does. At least 500,000 in the next 2 or 3 weeks.


212 posted on 07/06/2010 8:30:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: sabe@q.com

Uh, we’re not supporting Simcox, troll. Try WAnkers for McCain. It’s a much better forum for trolls like you.


213 posted on 07/06/2010 8:32:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

What Simcox lie?


214 posted on 07/06/2010 8:32:56 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I never said anyone was supporting Simcox.

I said Simcox was supporting Hayworth.

http://simcoxforsenate.com/


215 posted on 07/06/2010 8:35:05 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

Look, you’re the idiot trying to make hay out of Simcox. Who the hell here (besides you) cares who Simcox supports?


216 posted on 07/06/2010 8:47:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

I was just making it a point that it matters who Palin supports and visa versa

And I don’t really care who Simcox supports nor do I care who Palin supports


217 posted on 07/06/2010 8:49:22 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

It does matter who Palin supports. If she supports traitors, she’ll lose my support. No one but trolls like you and the zottee above cares about who Simcox supports.


218 posted on 07/06/2010 8:55:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve never voted for someone just because someone has “supported” them. I decide for myself.


219 posted on 07/06/2010 8:57:05 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

Yeah, well you appear to be someone who supports traitor McCain. That tells me all I need to know about your decisions.


220 posted on 07/06/2010 8:59:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Noble

Don’t have to, I live in Texas. ;-)
I just think McCain has been a huge detriment to the party and AZ GOP voters need to fire him.


221 posted on 07/06/2010 9:03:26 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I feel if it possible for the U S Senate to become ruled under the majority of the Republican party the Chrmnships he would obtain because of seniority would be important to AZ.

People criticize our other U S Senator Kyl as well and label him a RINO too. Kyl is anything but a RINO and is the number two U S Senator in leadership in the U S Senate. Kyl would be a huge loss to AZ.


222 posted on 07/06/2010 9:06:22 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

FUJM!! McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, TARP, gang of 14. Are you catching on?

Hint: He’s a traitor!! He shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the Senate much less in any chairmanship position!!


223 posted on 07/06/2010 9:10:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: sabe@q.com

McCain is an anti- first amendment pro amnesty scum sucking weasel who has supported every vile commie idea Obama has pushed. This Arizonan would rather have the seat EMPTY than McCain in it. I stopped voting for McCain when he became pro “campaign finance reform” (code for shredding the first amendment to protect incumbents) and anybody with a shred of respect for the Constitution or themselves would do the same. The WORST thing that could happen would be to give him a chairmanship for ANYTHING.


224 posted on 07/06/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: sabe@q.com

McCain is a traitor to the constitution and a threat to my Liberty and that makes him my enemy. If you support my enemy I want no part of you. Take a hike troll!


225 posted on 07/06/2010 9:15:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hayworth if elected would draw straws as to committee assignments and be a minority member.

Do I trust McCain completely, no I don’t.


226 posted on 07/06/2010 9:17:27 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

zot


227 posted on 07/06/2010 9:19:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: sabe@q.com

And McCain if reelected would push for amnesty, cap and tax, federal takeovers, suppression of free speech, liberal activist judges and every leftist position he can attract by crossing the aisle to hold hands with the Marxist left. No thanks. You can shove traitor McCain where the sun don’t shine.


228 posted on 07/06/2010 9:28:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

What just whizzed past my head? Is it a little green football?


229 posted on 07/06/2010 10:56:21 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: Hildy; cgk
I need to know the best way to let people know. I want as many people as possible at this thing. He has important things he wants to say.

Occasionally I get a FReepmail that seems to have been sent out to everyone. You might check with the mods or Jim on that.

UPDATED MASTER List of FReeper PING LISTS; Vol. VIII - SPRING Edition!

I think this is up to date. Thanks to cgk

230 posted on 07/06/2010 11:59:32 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (If voters follow the democrat method of 2004 Obama will be named the worst president in history.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Question: Would a Hayworth ad/commercial a)owning up to the aforementioned infomercial, b) apologizing, and c) admitting he’s not perfect and does, from time to time, make mistakes (i.e. being real) help?

No apology here, but a pretty good statement.

JD statement on commercial

231 posted on 07/07/2010 12:06:11 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (If voters follow the democrat method of 2004 Obama will be named the worst president in history.)
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To: Jim Noble
Trucons cannot elect their own (Until they show me different). They CAn defeat McCain, Fiorina, Whitman, etc - but to what end?

I think it's pretty obvious that the RINOs are pretty damned worried or they wouldn't be spending millions trying to defeat the conservative candidates. The fact that so many of them came to bail out McCain is evidence of this. For myself, McCain is as bad as a democrat. I already held my nose once and voted for him and having seen his trashing of JD I won't do it again.

232 posted on 07/07/2010 12:10:47 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (If voters follow the democrat method of 2004 Obama will be named the worst president in history.)
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To: sabe@q.com; darkwing104; 50mm; darkangel82; Old Sarge; Arrowhead1952; mkjessup; ...

See 227.

IATZ

233 posted on 07/07/2010 12:53:57 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge; darkangel82; Arrowhead1952; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; ...

See 115 and 118. SoCalPol is gone again, LOL.


234 posted on 07/07/2010 12:59:07 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; jimrob; All
"Behold, the mighty hand of JimRob!!!
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235 posted on 07/07/2010 1:12:29 AM PDT by mkjessup (Do you support John McCain? If so, you're an effin' IDIOT! He's nothing but '0bama-lite'.)
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To: sabe@q.com
Do I trust McCain completely, no I don’t.

Your mistake was in trusting McCain, period.


236 posted on 07/07/2010 1:25:38 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
I love the smell of burning trolls in the morning, smells like
CONSERVATIVE VICTORY!!!
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The MKJ/AMF List - 7 July 2010

SoCalPol _____ZOT_____
sabe@q.com _____ZOT_____

237 posted on 07/07/2010 1:41:01 AM PDT by mkjessup (Do you support John McCain? If so, you're an effin' IDIOT! He's nothing but '0bama-lite'.)
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To: sabe@q.com

And get rid of another Progressive S__P_D. (Fill in the blanks)


238 posted on 07/07/2010 3:15:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: SoCalPol; sabe@q.com
IATX, but here is your ZOT!


239 posted on 07/07/2010 4:54:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: rabscuttle385
RE :”See 115 and 118. SoCalPol is gone again, LOL.

He is not helping SP by continuing to promote McCain. He just makes it look like she is another McCain RINO.

240 posted on 07/07/2010 4:57:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sabe@q.com

So what? Plenty of other states had similar circumstances. Romney, Huckabee, Clinton, and Obama won their home states by more than 50% of the vote.


241 posted on 07/07/2010 5:14:50 AM PDT by kabar
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To: mkjessup; rabscuttle385; DoughtyOne

SoCalPol _____ZOT_____
sabe@q.com _____ZOT_____

Two of the most odious disinformation/disruptors at FR, regarding McCain. Thank you Jim Rob!


242 posted on 07/07/2010 6:08:44 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: kabar
[psssst! kabar? sabe@q.com sleeps with the zotted fishes, heh, heh, heh!]
243 posted on 07/07/2010 6:09:59 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hosea can you see you are in America illegally? Gooood, now **GTF** >>OUT<< !!!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2547510/posts?page=235#235


244 posted on 07/07/2010 6:10:52 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hosea can you see you are in America illegally? Gooood, now **GTF** >>OUT<< !!!!)
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To: wyowolf
Palins not stop support of Mclame has all but assured his reelection... thanks Sarah.

I agree. McCain's momentum started after his barf-fest with Palin. She's enabled the RINO to live on to kill conservatism one vote at a time.

245 posted on 07/07/2010 6:17:19 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: sodpoodle
McCain used a water pistol against Obama and using WMD against Hayworth?

I made the claim that McCain threw the 2008 election, and was laughed at. You are exactly right. Where was the slash and burn in the Fall of 2008?

246 posted on 07/07/2010 6:20:11 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I wondered why the sunrise looked a little brighter this morning. Now I know. There was a great ZOT. Times two.


247 posted on 07/07/2010 6:23:45 AM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: mkjessup

Good visual!!


248 posted on 07/07/2010 6:25:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

I agree in spades!

A new day without 2 disruptors.


249 posted on 07/07/2010 6:29:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Wow...So Cal Pol has been here a long time. That’s what I like about Jim Rob. He’s equal opportunity zotter.


250 posted on 07/07/2010 6:31:41 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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