Skip to comments.AZ Senate Debate Last Night: Who Won? (Vanity)
Posted on 07/17/2010 10:02:05 AM PDT by no dems
O.K., I've tried all morning to get the pulse of last night's Arizona GOP Senate Debate, with little success. Found one article but "copyright complaints" prevented me from posting it here. I checked C-Span's website. Doesn't seem to be any re-runs today or tonight.
So, Freepers, from what you've seen, heard and read, who won last night's debate? From what I gathered, Deakin fumbled badly; especially in his closing remarks. Sounds like J.D. got some good shots at McCain's hypocrisy. But....
I dunno. Comments anyone?
Am I right or wrong; anybody?
McCain lost before the debate. Anyone who would want that RINO traitor back in Washington is a moron and a fool. Now, let me tell you what I really think about McCain.....Mr. Amnesty and Mr. Anti-First-Amendment....
Not sure if C-Span has any reruns planned, but you you can watch on demand at:
How the hell does somebody fumble the closing remarks? It’s the only part that’s totally scripted.
Mr. Deakin closing statement was embarrassing for him, he should drop out and John McCain needs to RETIRE and Congress needs TERM LIMITS...
JD won hands down. McCain looked old, weak, and foolish and was caught up in his own lies. McCain’s negative ads against JD look even more desperate and petty because he could not back them up in a face to face with JD.
I think that most people want to vote against McCain but the negative ads gave people concern about JD. I think that concern was overcome last night. I expect a big bump for Hayworth after this and tonight will be even better as McCain was clearly rattled last night. Expect McCain’s head to explode tonight as he could barely keep it together last night.
McCain touted his fake opposition to earmarks and then used 3 of his response times to remind us of all the pork he’s brought to AZ. What an idiot.
FOX News is out there pimping for McCain for all they are worth, so obviously JD won the debate. Kelly whats-his-name just said JD sounded “mean” LOL. Poor fool hasn’t seen any of the really nasty stuff McCain is putting out.
I agree the fawning pictures of McLame and the retread of a single AP story that tries to put a good face on McLame is a pretty fair indicator.
The polls in the next week will be very interesting.
BTW folks, I just read on Open Secrets that 60% of McCain’s campaign contributions have come from out of state.
I detest John McCain, but I always had misgivings about Hayworth. With the infomercial, I pretty much wrote Hayworth off as the wrong guy to beat McCain. I had never seen Deakin before, so I had no opinion of him. That’s how I went into the debate.
In my opinion, JD won that debate hands down. To say that he just won is an understatement. He destroyed McCain. He delivered blow after blow, without seeming to be mean or angry. McCain was his usual self, repeating stupid nonsense like ‘there you go again’ to try and appear Reaganesque. It failed miserably. It was worse than any of the debates with Obama in 08, if you can imagine that.
More importantly than the blows he landed, Hayworth showed a command of the issues and ability to communicate them that the other candidates lacked. Last night, JD Hayworth looked and behaved more like the senator from Arizona than John McCain did. When that happens in a political race, it’s a game changer.
Deakin had an opportunity here to sink or swim. In my opinion, he sank. Not just because he fumbled with his words a few times, but because he seemed to be a one note candidate. I’m all for ‘just follow the constitution’, but that can’t be your entire campaign or you’ll start to sound like a broken record. He didn’t show any substance and didn’t appear to be a viable contender in the race to me.
Based on his performance last night, I would now be very surprised if JD didn’t win the primary. It was a performance that I wish we would see more often from more candidates.
Did McKennedy open his mouth?
Then he lied.
Did he have a pulse?
Was he moving?
Ergo, he’d loose a debate with a chair.
I’ll be watching this thread for many unbiased reports.
No let me guess, JD cleaned Mack’s clock, right?
He sounded serious. McLame did come off as pitiful. I'd rather vote for the guy who'll do something rather than be a cray baby who'll hide in a corner every time a democrat wants more social spending. Sheesh.
Those who have had just about enough of big government will gravitate to JD. Those who collect government funds in some way will gravitate to McLame. It'll all come down to who's more determined. Those who pay taxes or those who live off them.
From far left wing organizations, no doubt. McLame is a democrats wet dream.
Glad to hear that Hayworth came through.
Well, it’s secret, like everything else this transparent regime does.
its worse than that.
Mclame held on to cash at the end of the 2000 Pres run so he could those funds for this race.
he knew the Pres race was lost in the end and spent none of his money !
The slime !
Particiapants on the site where the debate was presented, gave Mccain about a 15% approval rating, Deakin about a 25% approval rating, and Hayworth about a 60% approval rating.
I was over there out McCain for who he has been. I posted factoids, and asked a number of questions that made him look like a political leper.
I also posted a link to my data: http://www.hotr.us/data/mccainagain.html
McCain kept getting his feet knocked out from under him.
His supporters were saying things like, “I can’t stand Hayworth’s voice.” “Hayworth is attacking him, instead of saying what he will do.” (anotherwords, it hurts when J. D. outs my guy) They tried to trash J. D. based on his hair color. I said, yep, that sure trumps John’s 28 year history of subterfuge and Leftist actions, once again providing my link.
Hayworth detractors talked about feelings with little and silly complaints while our side provided specific instances of McCain selling us out.
It was a real pleasure to see John go from a little over 30% support, to as low as 10%, finally winding up around 15%. If even Deakin’s could whip his arse 25/15, John’s in a heap of trouble.
JD is the absolute worst guy to run against McCain. He has a lousy record, pro earmarks which McCain isn’t and he did those ridiculous ads for “free money” from the government.
In fact I can’t stand him. I would vote McCain if I lived in AZ.
“I just read on Open Secrets that 60% of McCains campaign contributions have come from out of state.”
Geez, do you imagine the RNC is blowing it’s wad on that loser?
It was pretty clear: J.D. cast fear into McRINO.
Do Arizona a favor; write to McCain and convince him to move where you live, then you could vote for him and we’d be rid of him.
Hello and goodbye, McCainiac.
All politicians take money from contributors. And just about all politicians have someone donate to them that turns out to be a crook at some point.
McCain isn’t pristine on the subject. He takes hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors. It’s just luck of the draw that one of them didn’t fall out. And when you look at his intervention on behalf of Keating, one of them did. John received the most funds of anyone from Keating. John was very fortunate not to have been kicked out of the Senate. He failed to report gratuities for over seven years as required by the House. Still, no punitive action was taken. I think the scrumptious nature of having a Lefty like McCain in our midst, was too great a thing to pass up. The Left needed his help. He has certainly given it since.
Did J.D. provide quid pro quo for the funds from the problematic donor? I haven’t seen that suggested. McCain did.
Is J. D. as pristine as the driven snow? Of course not. Is he the letch McCain and his countless minions have portrayed him to be, no. Not hardly.
J. D.’s biggest mistake was participating in that commercial for free government funds. It was a philosophical mistake though. It looked bad. It wasn’t borderline criminal though. Compare that to John joining Kennedy, Kerry, Feingold, Lieberman, Terresa Heinz Kerry, the Tides Foundation and other Soros entities, George Soros... I mean comparing Hayworth to McCain is like comparing your dad to a very bad man. It just doesn’t fly.
If there is a blackout McCain lost.
glad you don’t live in AZ. Hope you don’t vote in 2012.
” JD is the absolute worst guy to run against McCain. He has a lousy record, pro earmarks which McCain isnt and he did those ridiculous ads for free money from the government.
In fact I cant stand him. I would vote McCain if I lived in AZ. “
Thank you J COCKrochelle.
” JD is the absolute worst guy to run against McCain. He has a lousy record,.... “
Uh huh...a LIFETIME 98% conservative rating from the ACU.
Thank you Cockrochelle.
I’m in no mood for TROLLS today.
JD was NOT a congressperson when he stupidly did the infomercial, but ole Johnny Mac sure as heck was when his site linked people to go get Gov. grants! I may be wrong but in my book Gov. grants are also taxpayers money that McCain was pointing the way for citizens to get their share of the "free" money.
And as for JD and his pork/entitlement spending, there isn't a single Congressperson, incl. John McCain, that doesn't sign on to pork/entitlements with every Bill they vote for and McCain's pork/entitlement spending, through Bills, outweighs JD's spending 100 times over.
If McCain, as he so often says these days, is a leader that can get things done, then why in his 26+ yrs. has he not been able to get rid of pork/entitlements in Bills! It's his no. 1 cause next to amnesty (by any other name he chooses)and he has gotten exactly nowhere! Some big time leader he is.
Yes. 100 to 1 Freeper support for JD is not enough for a proper echo chamber.
I don’t know about the RNC, but a lot of people from Florida, New York and California are contributing (as well as a lot of small donation all along the east coast). I was amazed at the amount of money he has collected and spent. The fact that JD is even in the race with that kind of heavy money being thrown against him is stunning.
I hadn’t heard that link issue raised. LOL I agree with your comments.
Could only catch the last half of the debate and LOVED it when JD accused McCain of *revisionist history*. I think it was in reference to illegal immigration.
Every time McCain is up for re-election he’s on his *best, conservative behavior*. Then he reverts to his RINO self and we’re stuck with him for the next 6 years.
He really needs to ride off into the beautiful Arizona sunset along with his daughter.
Poster ‘Once-ler’ opined:” This is all true. Conservatives Freepers don’t care as long as JD hates mexicans.
- 51 posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:34:39 PM by Once-Ler
Soooo...All Freepers are racist if they dont like illegal immigrants?
Any more anti-Freeper statements you would like to make, or are you going to be a good little boy today?
One of McCain's very first attack ads on some pork Bill that JD voted for was found to be the very same Bill McCain himself voted for so that disappeared poste haste from the airways. The mccainiacs then had to scour Bills to finally come up with another pork Bill that JD voted for and McCain didn't.
Is this a zottable???? Please tell me if IBTZ! (finally)
Deakin is the only one I would dare buy a used car from.
It IS time for him to cut his umbilical cord to his power-cravings and retire to his Cottonwood ranch.
I’ll post it for you
Outlaw Woman = “ IBTZ “
” The fact that JD is even in the race with that kind of heavy money being thrown against him is stunning.”
McCain is THAT CORRUPT.
Hayworth outspent 12,500,000 to 600,000, and he could still upset The Traitor.
If he’s a leader, he’s a piss poor one. Who wants to follow where he’s led: Amnesty, McCain-Feingold, Amnesty, McCain-Kennedy, Amnesty, McCain-Lieberman, Amnesty, TARP, Amnesty, etc. Oh, yeah, and did I mention Amnesty?
Go, JD, GO!!