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McCain says he will not endorse in 2012 GOP race
The Arizona Republic | 2011-06-12 | Dan Nowicki

Posted on 06/12/2011 8:00:28 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; arizona; mccain; mccain4himself; mccain4mccain; mccain4obama; rino; whatahugerelief
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"The primary voters can figure it out pretty well for themselves."

Really? You weren't so keen on letting them "figure it out" in your own primary, Juan!

FUJM!!!

1 posted on 06/12/2011 8:00:34 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh, No! How will we ever choose without your help, Mr. McCain ?


2 posted on 06/12/2011 8:03:21 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: rabscuttle385

Obama will be deeply disappointed.


3 posted on 06/12/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m not sure who would want his endorsement...


4 posted on 06/12/2011 8:03:56 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go away, McLame. Just STFU and go away.


5 posted on 06/12/2011 8:03:59 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: rabscuttle385

John who?

Isn’t he waiting for an appointment to some sort of job in the second Obama rein of terror in 2012-2016?


6 posted on 06/12/2011 8:04:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: rabscuttle385

Who gives a damn, Juan.


7 posted on 06/12/2011 8:04:30 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: rabscuttle385

“When you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

What a jerk.


8 posted on 06/12/2011 8:04:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rabscuttle385

NOBODY ASKED YOU McLAME


9 posted on 06/12/2011 8:05:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh no! Now how am I going to determine the best candidate?!/s

What a pathetic, self-absorbed dumba$$.


10 posted on 06/12/2011 8:06:05 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: rabscuttle385

Maybe you should back the one who saved your ass from a shut out election result. Then again, maybe not, she doesn’t need your DC insider endorsement.


11 posted on 06/12/2011 8:06:09 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McStain is senile if he thinks someone...anyone values his opinion.


12 posted on 06/12/2011 8:07:42 AM PDT by South40 (Sarah Palin/Jim Thompson 2012!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I probably dislike McCain more than anyone - and have since 1992. I had a website in 08 for the express purpose of being against McCain in the primary season. And I don’t care who / what he has to say about the 2012 race.

Having said that, it amuses me that so many posters will see a public figure’s answer to a question and assume that figure brought up the subject. This has happened on FR this week about almost all the 2012 candidates on many issues. McCain was obviously just answering the newspaper’s question.


13 posted on 06/12/2011 8:11:15 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: rabscuttle385

This decision will help Sarah Palin.


14 posted on 06/12/2011 8:12:29 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Bringbackthedraft

You know, as hard as everyone worked to try and pull him across the finish line, this is an interesting abandonment from political discourse.

It must be that he likes someone but would look like a jerk if Palin runs and he didn’t support her, as she did him as his dynamite VP, as well as endorsing him in his Senate race.

Does this mean Palin is in?


15 posted on 06/12/2011 8:13:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rabscuttle385

He remains a ball-less wonder, no surprise here.


16 posted on 06/12/2011 8:13:52 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: rabscuttle385
Screw you McDope.
17 posted on 06/12/2011 8:15:04 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: rabscuttle385

Can we trust this idiot to keep his mouth shut?

Will his equally mentally compromised daughter be his mouthpiece?


18 posted on 06/12/2011 8:16:15 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain will not endorse anyone...

Is that a threat or a promise?


19 posted on 06/12/2011 8:17:36 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: rabscuttle385

Nobody cares, McCain.


20 posted on 06/12/2011 8:18:03 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: babygene
I’m not sure who would want his endorsement...

Yes, withholding an endorsement is one of the few things that Mister McCain has done FOR his party.

21 posted on 06/12/2011 8:19:24 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Maybe his daughter Meghan McCain will endorse someone.

McCain said she cried when her father chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate in 2008: “My initial reaction was, ‘Who the hell is Sarah Palin?’ Like everybody else.”

22 posted on 06/12/2011 8:19:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rabscuttle385

But this fearful establishment elitist RINO will be “endorsing” furiously behind the scenes. Take it to the bank. He sees the hand-writing on the wall.

“...the most striking section of the [up-coming Palin] movie comes in the final chapter entitled, “From Here I Can See November.” The quote comes from Palin’s speech in April in Madison, Wisconsin, a moment, Bannon says, that he believes will go down in history as pivotal for the Republican Party and in American history.

In the speech, Palin goes after the GOP establishment with a fury. “I’ll take on the GOP establishment. What more can they say about us, you know?” she rails. “Game on!””

So far, cities and regions featuring “The Undefeated” include Dallas, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Calif., Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis and Kansas City.

Website: http://victoryfilmgroup.com/theundefeatedmovie/

The movie will premiere in Iowa on June 28 or 29
Nationally, the film’s release will be July 15 – the same day that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” hits the big screen.
The Palin movie will play exclusively at AMC Theatres, says a news release from CRC Public Relations.

The movie follows Palin’s rise from mayor of Wasilla to governor and then vice presidential nominee. It painstakingly explains her decision to quit the governor’s office after half a term – a potential sticking point with voters – because dozens of mostly frivolous ethics complaints were bankrupting her family and costing the state millions of dollars to investigate.

But, the most striking section of the movie comes in the final chapter entitled, “From Here I Can See November.” The quote comes from Palin’s speech in April in Madison, Wisconsin, a moment, Bannon says, that he believes will go down in history as pivotal for the Republican Party and in American history. In the speech, Palin goes after the GOP establishment with a fury. “I’ll take on the GOP establishment. What more can they say about us, you know?” she rails. “Game on!” ( Is Palin running for President? A set of improbable coincidences.)

Those comments are followed by Andrew Breitbart, a conservative publisher and commentator, who calls Republican leaders “eunuchs” and questions their manhood; photos of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are overlaid. “The Republican establishment understands that she’s an existential threat not only to [President] Obama, but to them,” Breitbart says. “These Washington men who do not have the courage the way Sarah Palin does.” In fact, rarely is Barack Obama mentioned in the film: it’s all about Palin taking down the Republican establishment and leading a “revolution,” Reagan-style, to overhaul the Party.

Mark Levin, conservative radio talk show host and former chief-of-staff to Ed Meese in the Reagan Administration, makes the case that Palin is the Ronald Reagan on this generation. Like Reagan, Palin is mocked and called “dumb,” Levin says, and like him, she is “an outsider trying to fight for change.” And in a subtle dig at the frontrunner, Levin’s comments that only Palin excites the base and can draw crowds of 30,000+ are overlaid with pictures of her speaking to an adoring audience during the 2008 campaign with John McCain and Mitt Romney standing behind her.

With a Democrat Party now fully committed to statism and a GOP establishment that all too often embraces a slow-stepped form of compromise that ultimately gets us to the same place more slowly, Bannon’s film is every bit a story about America’s larger political future, than it is biopic of one former Governor and Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin.

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Politico: Emails Bolster the Message in ‘The Undefeated’
Posted on June 11 2011 - 10:55 AM - Posted by: Doug Brady
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2733522/posts


23 posted on 06/12/2011 8:21:18 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sure makes my day....like I was so worried about what this RINO had to say. Won’t have to listen to another rendition of “my friends”....barf.


24 posted on 06/12/2011 8:22:04 AM PDT by Julie658 (Grandson went to France...said the smell was baaaaaaaad...)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m sure all the candidates are hoping he doesn’t endorse them! Captain Queeg’s endorsement would be the kiss of death, like Algore’s endorsement on the commie liberal side.


25 posted on 06/12/2011 8:25:08 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: rabscuttle385

Good. I fear he’d back Palin just as a courtesy. He’s the kiss of death.


26 posted on 06/12/2011 8:25:41 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: rabscuttle385

I love some of the feedback comments on that website. Appears FR isn’t that much out of stream with the rest of the world.


27 posted on 06/12/2011 8:26:20 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Juan will probably be too busy in Wisconsin campaigning for his great friend Russ Feingold.


28 posted on 06/12/2011 8:27:58 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Matchett-PI

Thanks for the info!


29 posted on 06/12/2011 8:31:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rabscuttle385

Gee, I was hoping he WOULD endorse someone so I know who to avoid.


30 posted on 06/12/2011 8:33:35 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You’re welcome!


31 posted on 06/12/2011 8:36:40 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s waiting for the democrat primary so he can endorse obama.


32 posted on 06/12/2011 8:40:31 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s waiting for the democrat primary so he can endorse obama.


33 posted on 06/12/2011 8:40:48 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: nolongerademocrat

Notice he said in the primaries. When someone is nominated, he will jump right in with both feet. He can’t stand not being on tv.


34 posted on 06/12/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

>>Maybe his daughter Meghan McCain will endorse someone.<<

Let me end the suspense: Huntsman.


35 posted on 06/12/2011 8:45:52 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: rabscuttle385

Maybe this will good for Palin, since McCain’s endorsement probably wouldn’t help—but neither would his endorsing someone else be particularly useful either.


36 posted on 06/12/2011 8:48:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MetaThought

Of course not. This way, he can get around endorsing Sarah and be loved by the media. But the real problem for Juan is... nobody cares what he does anymore.


37 posted on 06/12/2011 8:56:34 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: rabscuttle385
Huge snubs are coming his way when Sarah Palin is in the White House. At least then she won't have to pretend that she needs to be nice to him.
38 posted on 06/12/2011 8:57:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey John! Your dear friend Ted Kennedy has assumed room temperature, so now there is NOBODY who cares squat about what you think!


39 posted on 06/12/2011 8:57:29 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: rabscuttle385

A gutsy move by the Maverick.


40 posted on 06/12/2011 8:58:46 AM PDT by black_diamond
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To: rabscuttle385

This is good if it can keep him off the airwaves.


41 posted on 06/12/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Tough enough to have survived the end of the world)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

But of course!


42 posted on 06/12/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rabscuttle385

Simple the Quisling Juan McCain will endorse the Commie Obama Punk,Would you expect anything more?


43 posted on 06/12/2011 9:09:46 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Great, John.

Bye, now.


44 posted on 06/12/2011 9:10:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: rabscuttle385

FU Juan McMondale-Dukakis


45 posted on 06/12/2011 9:19:42 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Matchett-PI
With a Democrat Party now fully committed to statism and a GOP establishment that all too often embraces a slow-stepped form of compromise that ultimately gets us to the same place more slowly,<<<<

The money quote!!!....and a song to go with it at Palin rallys....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHJ41ktt3Q

46 posted on 06/12/2011 9:38:01 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s simply hedging his bet. He’s so close to irrevelant that he’s afraid if he endorses someone and they lose he will finally become unwanted.

I also hope Huckabee doesn’t endorse her.


47 posted on 06/12/2011 9:44:14 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: babygene

I’m not sure who would want his endorsement...


Exactly...no candidate wants his “kiss of death”.


48 posted on 06/12/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain says he will not endorse in 2012 GOP race

So, Ms. Palin, how did that whole "payback" thing work out for you?

The only reason McCain won't endorse is because Barack Obama isn't far enough to the left for him.

49 posted on 06/12/2011 9:50:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: M-cubed
Re: post 46...a Merle interview...lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J_GPBkZ5FM

Whats the 1st words out of his mouth?

50 posted on 06/12/2011 9:52:49 AM PDT by M-cubed
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