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McCain Sees Anti-Mormonism in Romney's S.C. Loss (Try anti-socialism, Juan!)
Real Clear Politics ^ | January 28, 2012 | Erin McPike

Posted on 01/28/2012 12:33:59 PM PST by maggief

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- John McCain has become Mitt Romney's biggest advocate in this critical early primary state, one that made his own GOP presidential nomination inevitable four years ago.

In an interview with RealClearPolitics after a town-hall meeting with about 100 seniors here, McCain often referred to Romney and his campaign as “we.” At the end of the interview, he asked intensely, “What’s [the RCP polling average] saying about us overnight after the debate?”

A reflection of this sense of ownership was evident in his take on last Saturday’s South Carolina primary, which Gingrich won.

“We haven’t had time to do a real analysis of the Romney race in South Carolina, but once we break that down, there was some element of anti-Mormonism in that vote,” McCain asserted. “I’m not saying all of it, but there were elements there. There was nothing that Mitt Romney could have done.”

Could that bias, if it exists, extend beyond the Palmetto State to others in the South if the primary drags on? “I’m not sure [but] I don’t think so,” McCain said, pointing to Georgia as one place he doesn’t believe would hold Romney’s religion against him.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bozo; inman; mclame

1 posted on 01/28/2012 12:34:11 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I see ant-manchurianism in McCains national loss


2 posted on 01/28/2012 12:36:38 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: maggief

I see ant-manchurianism in McCains national loss


3 posted on 01/28/2012 12:36:44 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: maggief

I see ant-manchurianism in McCains national loss


4 posted on 01/28/2012 12:36:55 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: maggief

McCain = Romney. Effem both.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 12:37:03 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: maggief

How insulting! This is the new race card??

It is McCain though - so who is surprised!


6 posted on 01/28/2012 12:37:25 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: maggief

Yeah, and Benedict Arnold was a war hero too, before he betrayed the cause.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 12:38:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: maggief

McCainiac throws down the ‘religion card’ .... been waiting for that one from Romney & his henchmen.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 12:38:18 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Jim Robinson
McCain = Romney. Effem both.

Dole = McCain = Romney. Effem both all.
9 posted on 01/28/2012 12:39:20 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: maggief
McPain will always be the hemorrhoid that he is.
10 posted on 01/28/2012 12:39:29 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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PLEASE DONATE TODAY


11 posted on 01/28/2012 12:41:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (Mater tua caligas gerit- A closed mouth gathers no feet -)
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To: maggief

McCain has always been a halfwit, and now he is senile.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 12:42:23 PM PST by pallis
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To: maggief

FUJM!


13 posted on 01/28/2012 12:43:42 PM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: maggief

McCain is the hemorrhoid of the republican party


14 posted on 01/28/2012 12:49:29 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: maggief
RINOBROS, RINO BROTHERS
15 posted on 01/28/2012 12:51:37 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: maggief
I am not from SC; but I would be insulted by that remark. A jab at the Bible Belt, as a whole. Can't cry the race card so might as well take the religious prejudice card.

Did not work on Kennedy.

McCain will hurt his own choice of candidate, more than help.

Reporters just stalk these politicians down as they know they will get a controversial story. McCain should keep to solving the issues we face..

I am tired of this race already, so just have fun with it. Santorum needs now to rescue a kitten sitting on the ledge of a burning building, wrap it in his sweater vest, and carry it to safety to the arms of a little old "pensioner"..that is what it will take to be noticed. But then the guy who sets the fire will probably get the press..

16 posted on 01/28/2012 12:53:27 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: maggief
I held my nose and voted for this egotistical asshole in 2008 because I thought it was the right thing to do; that was a mistake, as he should have had his pasty pale butt kicked twice as hard. Mitt Romney will be lacking at least one equivalent McCain vote in 2012: mine. Neither one of these arrogant jerks was, is or ever will be worth supporting regardless of their personal religious beliefs.

Mr. niteowl77

17 posted on 01/28/2012 12:54:39 PM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP elite intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: maggief

I don’t know why this would surprise anyone on FR, the anti-Mormon threads and comments are rampant, and often quite vile.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 12:57:27 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: maggief

Damn straight, Juan! Some of us are smart enough to realize that a person who believes he will be a god someday, equal to the God of the Bible, with his very own planet of people who will worship him, is a delusional narcissistic psychotic who should not be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 1:00:50 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: maggief

“We haven’t had time to do a real analysis of the Romney race in South Carolina, but once we break that down, there was some element of anti-Mormonism in that vote,” McCain asserted. “I’m not saying all of it, but there were elements there. There was nothing that Mitt Romney could have done.”

Spoken like a true liberal pimp, John.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 1:05:06 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: maggief

I see a senile old man in McCain who is beginning to embarrass himself too often.

Where’s his family? Can’t they take him to the ranch for an outing or something?


21 posted on 01/28/2012 1:06:05 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: headstamp 2
Captain McQueeg needs to be dumped as soon as possible right along with the rest of the RINO flotsam and jetsam like Lugar, Hatch, Snowe, Collins and the rest of the nest of faux Republicans.
22 posted on 01/28/2012 1:11:08 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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Timetables, dammish, TIMETABLES!!!


23 posted on 01/28/2012 1:12:37 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Prokopton

Maybe you should dig into what Mormons actually believe , and then ask yourself if someone insane enough to believe that stuff is a safe person to have as commander-in-chief. Believing you will be a god someday, equal to God Himself, is not a characteristic I want in a man with his hand on the proverbial button. Most people would consider such a belief to be indicative of some kind of psychosis, if it wasn’t wrapped up in a $300 haircut and a $3,000 suit.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 1:20:07 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Prokopton

Maybe you should dig into what Mormons actually believe , and then ask yourself if someone insane enough to believe that stuff is a safe person to have as commander-in-chief. Believing you will be a god someday, equal to God Himself, is not a characteristic I want in a man with his hand on the proverbial button. Most people would consider such a belief to be indicative of some kind of psychosis, if it wasn’t wrapped up in a $300 haircut and a $3,000 suit.


25 posted on 01/28/2012 1:21:42 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: maggief
ROTFL....ad run by Romney against McCain

Democrats' Favorite Republican

I hope McCain reads FR!

26 posted on 01/28/2012 1:22:06 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Romney seems like a creature put on Earth to blend in with the humans and report back what he finds.)
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To: maggief

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

There was therefore “some element of anti-Christianity in that vote” for the Mormon bishop and high priest Willirad Mitt Romney in New Hampshire...

“There was nothing that Newt, Rick, and Ron could have done.”


27 posted on 01/28/2012 1:46:46 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Prokopton

thats nothing

you need to read some of the anti-Christian threads that the Mormons have posted over the years...


28 posted on 01/28/2012 1:52:55 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: maggief

Religion, Shmligion. Mitt Romney is no conservative. The good people of SC just aren’t as stupid as Mitty and McCrazy wishes they were.


29 posted on 01/28/2012 1:56:02 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: Thane_Banquo

I think your (double) post clearly makes the point of the article and of my post.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 2:23:08 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

Sure does! And I have no probably not voting for someone who has delusions of divinity.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 2:29:32 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Tennessee Nana
thats nothing

you need to read some of the anti-Christian threads that the Mormons have posted over the years...

The article, and my post, was about people not voting for, or even liking, Romney because he is a Mormon.

I'm sure there are Mormons who are bigoted against other religions, however, I have never see a post on FR that would support this.

32 posted on 01/28/2012 2:30:30 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: MissMagnolia; Thane_Banquo
McCainiac throws down the ‘religion card’

Read post 19 and you'll see why it is clearly part of this primary process.

33 posted on 01/28/2012 2:44:58 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton
Heck yeah! Get the word out! As a High Priest in the Mormon church, Romney believes he will someday be a god, equal to God Himself, with a race of people who worship him as divine. Why on earth shouldn't that bother me?

As well, Mormons believe someday the Constitution will be hanging by a thread, and a Mormon will become President of the US and President of the LDS church, and restore the Constitution by creating a theocratic Mormon state.

34 posted on 01/28/2012 3:15:07 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo
Believing you will be a god someday, equal to God Himself...

Satan's been stealing men's souls with that line of BS since the Garden. You'd think they'd be wise to it by now.

35 posted on 01/28/2012 3:25:35 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Satan and his apostle Joseph Smith: Man can become a god if he works hard enough to make himself good.

Jesus Christ: God became a man, and died for our sins, because there is no one good but God.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 3:51:46 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo

Joseph Smith was the American Mohammed. The similarities between the two are as striking as the similarities between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 4:24:03 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: maggief
there was some element of anti-Mormonism in that vote

McCain wants to take Mormonism off the table.

I like the fact that Romney loses his cool every time that he's asked about it.

Any aspect of a candidate's ideology, including their religious stances, is fair game.

38 posted on 01/29/2012 12:02:14 PM PST by DNA.2012
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