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.