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What's this? Obama longs for GOP rival like McCain
Google/AP ^ | June 2, 2012 | JULIE PACE, AP

Posted on 06/02/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT by Innovative

President Barack Obama seems to think that the world of politics would be better if someone like John McCain were running for the White House.

It's all a way of drawing a contrast with Obama's current GOP rival, Mitt Romney, and trying to convince crucial independent voters that the former Massachusetts governor is outside the mainstream.

But Obama's flattering memories of McCain conflict with their campaign clashes of 2008. Back then, Obama hammered his rival as "out of touch" with many of the problems facing people in the United States.

Today's platitudes also conceal the reality of Obama's current dynamic with McCain. The senator is one of the president's staunchest critics on everything from health care to foreign policy, and he's a vocal Romney supporter.

Obama's take on McCain has become a standard part of his fundraising appeal to donors. As the general election heats up, the Obama campaign is relishing more opportunities to try to turn its former foe into an asset.

When Romney didn't condemn his supporter Donald Trump for raising more questions this week about the president's citizenship, the Obama campaign dug up old video clips of McCain correcting supporters in the 2008 who said they were scared of Obama and one clip of a supporter who thought he was an "Arab."

"As the Republican nominee, John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party," an Obama Internet video says. It then asks why Romney won't do the same.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; mccain; obama; romney; trump
The most important thing Obama likes about McCain is that McCain LOST to Obama, because McCain refused to fight tooth-and-nail.

Romney won't make the same mistake and that has Obama running scared.

Obama is becoming pathetic.

1 posted on 06/02/2012 6:50:23 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Of course Obama thinks Romney is out of the mainstream. As much as I don’t like him, Romney’s not a dyed in the wool socialist. Thats what Obama considers mainstream. If Romney is smart he will pick that up and hammer Obama with it.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:03 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: Innovative

Obama doesn’t know HOW to fight for anything. He is and has been an affirmative action case all his life....Handed good grades, Good Jobs, State and Federal offices because of his skin colour. He expects the Republican nominee to just “be There” and roll over dead so Obama can win once again.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:18 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Innovative

Of course Zero and the RATS would love to see McCain types running every 4 years. It’s like having 2 democrats running at the same time.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 6:55:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Personal Responsibility
“Of course Obama thinks Romney is out of the mainstream. As much as I don’t like him, Romney’s not a dyed in the wool socialist. Thats what Obama considers mainstream. If Romney is smart he will pick that up and hammer Obama with it.”

In my view, yours is a very accurate and pragmatic assessment. I entirely agree.

5 posted on 06/02/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Innovative

If you look at Baraq’s election wins, they were all over extremely flawed opponents.

He’s like a guy who got to be heavyweight champ but never fought a guy with a winning record.

I’m convinced the Chicago mob had incriminating evidence on the Clintons (Arkancides) and they were intimidated from outing Baraq’s fake history.


6 posted on 06/02/2012 6:59:21 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Innovative

Obama is going to have to punch above his weight this time around.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Innovative

This falls under the Department of this,http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=back%20obama%20%2Cokey%20doke&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CF0QtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dgh69Zi2rV-U&ei=DhvKT4zWJ4i16gGkiJkG&usg=AFQjCNGIeUdlXZ3iEAMYX7cqPNwx50G9qw


8 posted on 06/02/2012 7:03:33 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Innovative
OBAMA DISPAIR MR, WOE IS HIM
9 posted on 06/02/2012 7:18:28 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Innovative

“The most important thing Obama likes about McCain is that McCain LOST to Obama, because McCain refused to fight tooth-and-nail.”

Like the Kenyan bastard, Panama Juan was never eligible to run for president or VP.

Panama Juan must have realized he had been sniffed out/unmasked (with solid proof); and therefore, he stopped fighting.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 7:21:52 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Innovative

Romney already is running a far better campaign than McLame.

Romney wants to win and it shows.

FUBO
FUEH
FUJB
FUVJ


11 posted on 06/02/2012 7:22:26 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Innovative

12 posted on 06/02/2012 7:29:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Innovative
Michael Barone had a recent column quoting from an article in the magazine New York by one John Heileman, which had a lot of pro-Obama spin but included a few interesting admissions, such as that the Obama campaign in 2008 ran more negative ads against McCain than any other campaign had ever done in history. Not that the media called attention to it--they were too busy gushing over Obama as the uniter and post-partisan nice guy.

The Republicans can expect the same thing on steroids this year--in fact it has been going on for several months, but so far all their lines of attack have failed.

13 posted on 06/02/2012 7:33:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GlockThe Vote

Romney WILL win. He knows how to fight ... consider how he eliminated his GOP Rivals. Look how fast his team took on “Anne Romney has never worked a day in her life”, or how his team brought up the fact that Obama was raised eating dogs. He will take it to Axelrod in the streets and hire just as many hecklers as Obama will. And, when Romney wins, he will reach out to those Evangelical Christians who have tried to undermine his campaign. I look forward to great days ahead!


14 posted on 06/02/2012 7:36:10 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: Innovative

Zero wishes he could just be declared President for life...or perhaps Emperor.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Innovative

“Obama is becoming pathetic.”

Becoming????!!


16 posted on 06/02/2012 7:39:18 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: svxdave

I voted for Ron Paul in the primary - but for me its A B O.

and you know what - mittens so far is showing he will fight obama everywhere all the time.

His solyndra move this week proved to me that he is the anti-McCain and will go down fighting till the end.

FUBO!!!!


17 posted on 06/02/2012 7:41:39 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I actually supported Michele Bachman until she tanked and then pinned my hopes on Herb Cain but I so enjoy Romney moves like the Solyndra Show or the paid “tit for tat” hecklers. I look forward to Romney’s trip to a Travel Agency to take on Michelle’s Million Dollar vacations. We are in for exciting times.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

While Romeny is picking up that HAMMER he can use it drive Obama’s socialist Sickle right thru his vampire heart! I hope Romeny puts his foot on Obama’s neck and never lets him up. Romeny can define the election by keeping on the Record Obama has compiled and slinging the same cow-dung Obama does but before he has defend more of the same.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: svxdave

He needs to go to Keystone site and do the same thing, then the gulf for drilling, then boieng, then gibson guitars, etc. ,


20 posted on 06/02/2012 7:53:08 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Innovative

My sense is that McCain has never run a competitive race in his life, apart from going up against Bush in 2000 in the primaries and Obama in 2008. As a GOP senatorial candidate, his war hero record won his primary races, and as long as the electorate was majority Republican, he was a lock. Romney - on the other hand - has run only competitive races. His races in MA have been really difficult, given that he does represent the GOP, whereas the electorate is overwhelmingly liberal. He went up against McCain in 2008 with a liberal/moderate record established by his races in MA, as contrasted against McCain’s war hero record. It’s a miracle he was the runner-up. I’m still surprised that he won the GOP nomination this time around, given the amount of flak that came his way. He’s not my candidate of choice, but he’s certainly someone who doesn’t shrink from a challenge, whether in the business or political world.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)

Your signature line is highly accurate!

People need to realize it and NOT allow Obama to get a second term to complete his planned destruction of the USA.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: svxdave
Romney WILL win. He knows how to fight ... consider how he eliminated his GOP Rivals. Look how fast his team took on “Anne Romney has never worked a day in her life”, or how his team brought up the fact that Obama was raised eating dogs. He will take it to Axelrod in the streets and hire just as many hecklers as Obama will.

Yup. Obama better beware the Stormin' Mormon. Romney has wanted this a long time, knows the time is NOW, and is uber prepared. He's not bringing a knife to this gunfight a la McCain - he's rolling in on a tank.

That Solyndra move was epic. Said so much - you wanna talk smack about my biz record, punks? Well I'm hitting .800 and here's your boy's legacy


23 posted on 06/02/2012 8:04:12 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Verginius Rufus
The Republicans can expect the same thing on steroids this year--in fact it has been going on for several months, but so far all their lines of attack have failed.

Except that the Obama fund raising has been seriously under performing this year. Doesn't look like Obama will get the $1 billion he wanted.

24 posted on 06/02/2012 8:06:34 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: GlockThe Vote

Did anyone notice that Romney gave a speech at Solyndra yesterday and the only network that mentioned it was Fox News?


25 posted on 06/02/2012 8:08:06 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Innovative

“...Obama is becoming pathetic....”

We all know liberalism, or whatever name you want to call it, is a chronic deteriorating mental disease. However in zippy’s case, I think what we’re seeing is him slipping off into complete insanity. I think he’s losing it totally and his handlers are beside themselves with what to do with him. I would not be surprised in the least to see zippy with a total mental breakdown before the election and the DNC run Hitlery in his place.


26 posted on 06/02/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: anoldafvet

Doesnt matter - it went viral on the web, facebook, etc.

Network news is meaningless lately.

Mittens is doing all the right things to get the right excited to oust obama.

His attack team at Axelrods presser - same thing.

Obama and Axe are SCARED TO DEATH of an agressive Romney.

Romney has the apperance of a mature business person while Obama looks like an angry petulant baby.


27 posted on 06/02/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Innovative
He wants a candidate that will throw the election and not one that wants to fight for the election. mitt may be a progressive kennedy-ite but he wants to win... mccain was designed to lose and he did exactly what he was told to do.

LLS

28 posted on 06/02/2012 8:29:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Personal Responsibility
re: As much as I don’t like him, Romney’s not a dyed in the wool socialist.

I agree. In addition, Romney and his wife don't hate America. They don't hang out with terrorists, communists, and other radicals. They believe in free enterprise. They are not anti-business. Romney actually understands that you can't build an economy by increasing the public sector at the expense of the private sector. Whereas Obama envisions a weakened America among the nations of the world as a positive objective, Romney does not agree. I could go on and on comparing Romney, though imperfect, to Obama.

Comparing Romney to McCain, one thing I absolutely hated and still hate about McCain is that he takes delight in shafting his own party. He is attention wh%re who loves siding with the Democrats as much as possible so that he can be in the news and have the MSM say nice things about him. He just loves to be called a “maverick”. So, of course if Obama had his choice in the matter he would rather be fighting against McCain rather than Romney!

29 posted on 06/02/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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"People waking up in the morning to go to work to pay for people that don't (and won't) work"

-- Charles -

FNC


30 posted on 06/02/2012 8:34:28 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Innovative
As much as I don't like that fact Myth is going to be the GOP nominee, I do like the fact he is not afraid to be blunt and call this administration on it's various lies...

Myth has a couple real positive aspects that McCain did not...that being very few skeletons in the closet...no Senate record to exploit

If the worse the dems can do is a dog on his roof and he beat up a kid 50 years ago....

His record as Governor in a very liberal state is specious at best for a conservative, but a vast majority of the mussy middle could care less....which translates into votes...

31 posted on 06/02/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: GlockThe Vote

What I’ve noticed, here in NY and in wandering around TV Channel sites on the web is that local newsies are giving the Reps and Romney far more objective coverage than the Nets. Romney’s visit to Solyndra and his tit for tat in Boston may not have made it on to the Nets but the locals covered them. Here in NYC I’ve seen quite objective coverage on the locals and i mean the Net affilliates, and not just Fox5. Romney knows this and he knows more folks watch their local news than watch the Big 3. His team knows what they’re about. And as I said on a HotAir thread four days before Hugh Hewitt blogged it, Romney’s inside Obama’s OODA loop. McCain started there and punked out, but Romney or his team must have experienced the presentation because they’ve got Boyd’s ideas down and solid.


32 posted on 06/02/2012 8:38:26 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Innovative
Soledad was pushing this on CNN. Was called out by her guest as using white house talking points and campaigning for the DNC,

They want to shame Romney into not talking about O'' past. The clip they used with McCain is a woman concerned about his terrorists ties

very asinine concept ---why can't you campaign like the last guy who lost..whaa

33 posted on 06/02/2012 8:39:06 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: xkaydet65

I live in the Bronx - and believe it or not i see few or any obama stickers. Sure there are a few since there are so many blacks, but NOTHING like 2008.


34 posted on 06/02/2012 8:46:10 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Innovative
“As the Republican nominee, John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party,” an Obama Internet video says. It then asks why Romney won't do the same.
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Hmm, let me take a guess. It might be because McCain lost. This has to be one of the dumbest Internet videos I have ever seen. The whole video is begging Romney to model has campaign after a loser. I have no idea who they think that video will reach.

35 posted on 06/02/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by kara37
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To: ballplayer

Wonder how those idiots that responded to the video are feeling today? Guess it would depend if they’re Kool-aid drinkers or people that were easily fooled.


36 posted on 06/02/2012 8:54:44 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: Innovative

Obama’s correct about this. He doesn’t know how to handle a candidate that won’t cave in and endorse him for Preezy. Of course, it could very well still happen after the Convention.

GOPe candidates have a bad habit of falling down at the finish line.


37 posted on 06/02/2012 9:09:36 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Innovative

John Jackson: "It's time someone had the courage to stand up and say: I'm against those things that everybody hates."

Jack Johnson: "Now, I respect my opponent. I think he's a good man. But quite frankly, I agree with everything he just said."

John Jackson: "I say your three cent titanium tax goes too far."

Jack Johnson: "And I say your three cent titanium tax doesn't go too far enough."

38 posted on 06/02/2012 9:27:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Innovative

A Free per pointed out yesterday that McCain never experienced an all-out political campaign against real opponent. AZ voters and many Republicans in the 2008 primary was awed by his war hero status, but there’s not much beyond that.


39 posted on 06/02/2012 1:39:23 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: svxdave
Romney WILL win. He knows how to fight!

Are you sure? I have seen hundreds of posts here saying Romney is a sure loser!
40 posted on 06/02/2012 8:05:06 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut more than anything else.)
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I just need to post because this strikes me as so crazy and bizarre. When have we had a sitting president wish to run against a former opponent?

What is wrong with this guy? Does he want the GOP to just throw Mitt over and bring in McCain to suit him?


41 posted on 06/02/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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