Skip to comments.In tough fight with Romney, Obama longs for McCain
Posted on 06/02/2012 8:26:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Faced with deteriorating economic conditions and an unexpectedly aggressive Republican opponent, President Obama and his aides are expressing nostalgia for Sen. John McCain, the Republican opponent Obama defeated handily in the 2008 election.
At a rally in Minnesota Friday, Obama said Republicans today are in the grip of a "fever" that has caused them to oppose his initiatives virtually across the board. That "fever," Obama said, will make this presidential race against GOP nominee Mitt Romney particularly contentious -- in contrast to the last time, when Obama faced an opponent, McCain, who declined to engage in the kind of hard-hitting fight that many of his Republican supporters hoped he would.
"I mean, 2008 was a significant election, obviously," Obama told the audience at a Minneapolis restaurant called Bachelor Farmer. "But John McCain believed in climate change. John believed in campaign finance reform. He believed in immigration reform. I mean, there were some areas where you saw some overlap."
Later Friday, at a fundraiser in Chicago, Obama made much the same point about his 2008 opponent. "The last time we ran, we had a Republican candidate who -- I had some profound disagreements with him, but he acknowledged the need for immigration reform, and acknowledged the need for campaign finance reform, acknowledged the need for policies that would do something about climate change," Obama said. "Now, what weve got is not just a nominee but a Congress and a Republican Party that have a fundamentally different vision about where we need to go as a country."
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I think McCain honestly believed all the fawning ink written about him: how he was a moderate, “hands-across-the-aisle” sort of figure. A “maverick” in his own party. He figured that that if he didn’t say anything that could be construed remotely as “racist”, he’d win. And he kept his Senate seat, knowing he had power to return to if he lost. So he never even really tried. He spent more time telling folks what a “good guy” and “nice man” that Obama was than taking any clear stand against him.
Then he lost and JD Hayworth ran against him in a Senate primary and the gloves were off. Suddenly, McCain _really_ had something to lose (all that Senate power, seniority, and gravy) and he wasn’t about to let a radio talk show host come even close to beating him.
I pray for you friends, for really this is going to get really nasty, knowing Obama and his cohorts in media, wait; you will start hearing words of racism and more.
If he’s sweating already, and getting nervous, think what will happen at the end of the run.
He has made United States laughing country on international geo-political arena. I have read a lot on this forum about his opponent, can I write about it - no, for this is your house and you know what has to be done.
Same time reality can be cruel as well, but your country first, I notice many fighting and as I have written before, time for emotions is for later, now unite and fight, do not let enemies take advantage of you, don’t divide yourselves, move forward to make sure true conservatives are in two important chambers of your government.
It is all good friend, it is all right :}}}}}}
It was funny though :}}}}}}
No offense at all.
No doubt about Mitt, though. He wants it. Bad.
And, he needs obama and obama's record to run against.
He'd be beaten by almost any other potential demonrat other than Biden, especially by Hillary.
He needs obama.
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