Skip to comments.McCain breaks away as critical support eludes Hayworth
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 Hayworths 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 Obamas 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 Hayworths campaign is over.
If McCain had a more conservative challenger, National Review wrote, the endorsement might have gone elsewhere. But while Hayworths record is conservative, the article read, it isnt conservative enough to make a compelling case against McCain.
He may not be Marco Rubio, but hes not Arlen Specter either, the editorial said of McCain.
(Excerpt) Read more at azcapitoltimes.com ...
And lose all chrmships McCain might be awarded on power U S Senate Committees?
He could have had Obama by the throat in 2008. Instead, he took the high road and defended Obamas honor rather than defending us. For me that was the nail in the coffin. I was done with him. I think hes a fool, but I dont think hes 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.
You are, alas, correct. The election returns prove your statement.
You are exactly right. Hardly anyone votes “for” anyone. We vote “against” the dreaded ones.
That’s cuz McCain has the money and Hayworth doesn’t.
“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.
Sadly, McPain brings constant attention to vain AZ voters; Corzine was hardly noticed nationally.
Oh you know it only counts when its Palin supporting McCain not Simcox supporting Hayworth
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,
JD needs money..........
” 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.
Yes he does. At least 500,000 in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
Uh, we’re not supporting Simcox, troll. Try WAnkers for McCain. It’s a much better forum for trolls like you.
What Simcox lie?
I never said anyone was supporting Simcox.
I said Simcox was supporting Hayworth.
Look, you’re the idiot trying to make hay out of Simcox. Who the hell here (besides you) cares who Simcox supports?
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
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.
I’ve never voted for someone just because someone has “supported” them. I decide for myself.
Yeah, well you appear to be someone who supports traitor McCain. That tells me all I need to know about your decisions.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
Hayworth if elected would draw straws as to committee assignments and be a minority member.
Do I trust McCain completely, no I don’t.
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.
What just whizzed past my head? Is it a little green football?
Occasionally I get a FReepmail that seems to have been sent out to everyone. You might check with the mods or Jim on that.
I think this is up to date. Thanks to cgk
No apology here, but a pretty good statement.
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.
See 115 and 118. SoCalPol is gone again, LOL.
Your mistake was in trusting McCain, period.
And get rid of another Progressive S__P_D. (Fill in the blanks)
He is not helping SP by continuing to promote McCain. He just makes it look like she is another McCain RINO.
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.
Two of the most odious disinformation/disruptors at FR, regarding McCain. Thank you Jim Rob!
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.
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?
I wondered why the sunrise looked a little brighter this morning. Now I know. There was a great ZOT. Times two.
I agree in spades!
A new day without 2 disruptors.
Wow...So Cal Pol has been here a long time. That’s what I like about Jim Rob. He’s equal opportunity zotter.
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