Skip to comments.John McCain adviser regrets starting Sarah Palin 'freak show' (FUJM)
Posted on 09/27/2013 2:05:36 AM PDT by markomalley
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Steve Schmidt, campaign manager for John McCain had this to say on last nights Hugh
Hewitt show talking about the 2012 Presidential campaign:
If I had to bet money on it, if I had to bet money on it today, youd have to say that the
people that I think look very good, very strong right now are Governor Romney,
Governor Huntsman. I think Newt Gingrich, should he run, is going to be a very
formidable, very formidable candidate. But the history of the Republican Party
nominating process is that it almost always goes to someone whos been around the track
once before. And in that instance, in this instance, it would be Governor Romney. I
thought he was a very scary opponent looking from the other side of the table in that he
was almost like a learning organism at the end. He just kept getting better week by week
by week, and kept becoming stronger. And I think these national campaigns are very
unique, and I think most people learn a great deal with they go through them. And I think
one of the reasons that President Bush was able to make it through the process the first
time, unlike most people on the Republican side, is because he had been up close and
personal through a couple of national races. And I think Mitt Romney is a candidate, is a
far stronger candidate, prospectively, for the 12 race because of his experience in 08
than he was heading into the 08 race.
“Sarah Palins presence on the 2008 ticket is the only thing that saved John McCain” .YEP...McCain knows that and that is why he has become worse and the worst.
YEP.......only reason I voted in 2008........
I can’t wait to start receiving my RNC fundraising letters so I can tell ‘em to F-Off and what I think if their so-called leadership, mailing it back in their prepaid envelope.
John McCain and his advisors appear to be all communists.
Didn’t they bring in Gov. Palin to be the “Lipstick on the Pig”. Now they are trying to turn it the other way. That dog ain’t gonna hunt.
Steve Schmidt is a democrat plant. It could not be more obvious.
Schmidt reminds me of that convicted pedophile U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter. ...less the hair.
The RINO Party plays opposition to make it look like a two party system. It isn’t, it’s all fakery and socialism. Back to the future.
I voted hoping that if elected she would steal the show and cause him to stroke out making her the President. I know thats goin around the house to come in the front door, but it wasn’t to see him win.
So Schmidt is a gaylord RINO who promotes so-called homosexual “marriage.”
That explains it all to me.
You have a point, but I think you're wrong. How do Republicans campaign when they are asking for votes? What to they say? No Republican runs as a squishy RINO. McCain needed to say: "OK, I'll build the damn fence to get elected." Cornyn is out there about how he's willing to do every to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare. He's lying, but he has to lie.
The RINOs have to lie to get elected.
Steve Schmidt ran one of the worst campaigns I’ve ever seen in my life. Why the foxtrot should I listen to a damn thing he says? McCain couldn’t even win Indiana.
Sarah endorsed McQueeg for senator against a good Tea Party conservative.
Perhaps without her endorsement McQueeg would have been primaried.
So, Sarah, see what supporting RINOs gets ya? A knife in the back. We all coulda told you that.
Steve Schmidt! Now the GOP-e has it’s own Robespierre! Or is it Alger Hiss?
The only reason John McCain wasn’t laughed off the stage was Sarah Palin!!!
Next time you hear someone say we need to vote the lesser of 2 evils, just remember this. RINO’s hate conservatives more than they dislike socialism.
That's an f'n lie. As I remember, Sarah breathed life into a boring ticket, propelled them to a lead in the polls despite attacks on Palin from within and without, from left and right.
Things were close, iirc, going into the financial meltdown, at which point McCain became impotent. He later acknowledged pulling punches so he wouldn't be remembered as a racist republican, saying nasty things about America's first black president.
Schmidt is totally inside the beltway, an MSNBC staple. He and his former boss can go to hell.
I see he has grown a tea-bagger beard.
The John McCain campaign wasn't the only campaign interested in Gov Palin as a running mate.
Get over yourself.
However, I could be wrong
I often am...
Oh yeah, and if it wasn't for you, we wouldn't have Ted Cruz, since Sarah's endorsement put him over the top.
Have a nice day.
...forgot to include Nicole Wallace. Schmidt dittos to her, too.
Keep talkin’, RINOs. Keep talkin’.
The PDS is strong with these ones. Sarah lives in his head and McCain’s rent free. LOL!
Although McCain will deny, deny, deny, don’t think for a minute Schmidt did not get the blessing and encouragement from McCain for this statement.
Yes, and this Schmidt is a nobody loser.
I mean, he’s a regular on PMSNBC, spewing crap about Sarah just to get attention!
Rather than electing the guy who got captured, maybe we should have elected one of the men who got away...
Overweight, shaved head, pastel-clothed, no tie, Hollywierd-casual jacket, vagina-simulating chin beard and mustache? ....
Yeah - My gaydar is is blaring full-loud.
An occasional appearance on MSNBC is how he makes his living. His client list is nil.
Love that pic! Here’s to both of those “Good Guys”!
What is frustratingly obvious (and not published anywhere) is the fact that they expect US to compromise, while the DemonCraps will never budge one(1) nanometer.
Actually the results proved that Sarah was the only smart move the traitorous dung heap known as john mcskidmark ever made. As a native Arizonian I am ashamed of the fact that mcskidmark continuously manages to steal that seat he holds. I first met the dirtbag when I was in the eight grade back in 1973. I did not like him then and I like him even less now. I apologize to all good Americans for what my state has given this great country beginning with ex-senator dennis deConcini to john mcskidmark to janet napolitano. Know this.... I never voted for any of them.
McCain should have stuck with his first choice, Joe Lieberman. Then, with tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans staying home on Election Day, he would have been buried in the biggest landslide since 1984.
Two years later, he would face the Arizona voters. Having chosen a liberal like Lieberman as his running mate, he would not have fooled the voters by shifting his rhetoric to the right. and they would have turned him out.
The only reason McCain got the votes he got was Sarah. I was not voting for him until Sarah was picked.
What he did not say however is that 'we have not lost any votes.'
Bottom line RINO... If you're not going to vote to uphold the party platform and represent your constituents we will gladly let any other devil-child hold your seat. You communist scumbags need to understand that this is a government of the people, for the people and to be run by the people. Not a bunch of egg-headed elitist snobs like you. You career politicians think that those you are elected to serve are stupid. Well in one since you are correct. We are stupid because we elected you but we're smartening up. We are now getting you replaced. ;-)
I honestly love how they can’t keep from outing themselves!
One right after another, so anxious to tell us who they really are, as if we didn’t already know.
This is the circus that just won’t leave town.
Schmidt, you ignorant homo, keep flapping your pasty jaws, I’m enjoying calling you out all over the web. Keep giving me evermore material! Jeez, do these idiots ever stop to take a look at the carnage they are leaving behind?
If I remember correctly, didnt Sarah help McCain get elected as SENATOR recently?
Perhaps now would be a great time for Sarah to make a clean break from McCain.
We’re doing OK in the governor’s mansions, Mr. Schmidt.
You are losing seats because your party doesn’t stand for anything anymore.
You withhold dollars to actual conservatives, and bet the ranch on moderate progressives (Romney).
You let slip through your fingers the opportunity to own all three branches of government for the next 20 years (Obamacare is the most platinum, diamond encrusted opportunity to show progressivism not only doesn’t work, but is coming for the little guy)
In short, you suck at your job. You could have walked away from the progressive lite party and into what your gut told you was the only shot at winning - Palinesque types who understand what progressivism is going to do to the country in the next year and a half.
Mr. Schmidt must miss the parties.
No, Steve, I dare say
conservatives looking to purge the party of moderates and anyone willing to
compromise with surrender to Democrats.
I understand that Rush has put a permanent embargo on MSNPMS.
Maybe we should copy that fine idea and take out this trash with his buddies.
That site is nothing but trash and lies.
I never watch it, and never read it, unless it’s posted here.
Steve Schmidt sounds like an identical twin to McQueeg, they deserve each other and in the RAT party.
looking to purge the GOP of those who wanted to work with the Democrats.
MMMMMMMM, Lets see, if I wanted to have a socialist agenda then I would vote for the Democrats but I don;t therefore I vote on the right.
This little weasel is a socialist plant who infested the party like so many others,
Remember his numbers were lower than bozo;s but as soon as Sarah came on and gave that speech his numbers went up thanks to Sarah and it was this tool and Mccain which blew it
... until he spent some time around that woman and developed a severe case of hooter envy.
There she was, every day, looking like God's gift to the world. People loved her. They worshipped her. And she didn't even have to pretend ... about anything. Being a woman just came naturally to her.
Oh My Gawd ... the envy just burned, and burned.
Realizing that he could never pretend to be half the woman that she naturally was, he became obsessed with destroying her. Who could he get to help? Oh my! Nicolle, the flat-chested, empty-skull witch! Certainly, she would help!
[... not to be continued]
Just said the same.
His boring campaign was losing until they got Sarah and then he went into the lead, but of course the turd pushing fool threw the momentum away and now uses her name to get into the public through MSLSD.
The GOP turned into dem lite a long ago..its about time we either demand these turds leave the party or time to start a third one..im sick of this nonsense just sick of it