Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mississippi's Cochran Faces Rival 34 Years Younger
News & Observer ^ | June 20, 2014 | eMILY wAGSTER pETTUS;Bill Barrow

Posted on 06/21/2014 12:59:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger born the year he was first elected to Congress.

The 76-year-old Republican is thinner than he was 20 years ago and sometimes leans in to hear questions.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; mississippi

1 posted on 06/21/2014 12:59:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
What is wrong with him ?

For Pete's sake, retire and enjoy your life already !

2 posted on 06/21/2014 1:26:43 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onona

I think the script to this was easily written twelve months ago. Cochran would run one more time, easily winning, and two years from now (2016)...he would retire. Current Mississippi governor Dewey Bryant would then pick an insider to be temp senator, and the this guy would have the best odds of winning in November of 2016.

I don’t think the Bryant or Cochran camps ever suspected that there would be a real race in 2014, and maybe Cochran would lose. The stakes here? I suspect big-time money was put on the table for Bryant to step up and put the right guy in for temp as senator replacement, and Cochran was going to get a fair amount of campaign money and retirement opportunities.

As for the mental alertness of Cochran....it’s just not a pleasant thing to watch this guy in interviews or speeches.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 1:34:46 AM PDT by pepsionice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

There’s another senate race not far away in which Half His Age is the ‘Rat opponent in the general. No need to post her pic again. She’s cute, but do vote for her opponent if you live there.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 1:40:08 AM PDT by cynwoody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Oh.....just noticing this? Gee, right on the ball there reporter whomever. Good job, dolt.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 2:32:50 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Rival 34 Years Younger...

It's more than that - one is alive and the other is almost...

How can I tell? Easy, the latter is almost voting democrat.

6 posted on 06/21/2014 2:36:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onona

“For Pete’s sake, retire and enjoy your life already ! “

Well, the thing is; a senate gig is retirement, living large on the taxpayers dollar. Doesn’t get much better....


7 posted on 06/21/2014 3:09:33 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Cochran courting Obamabot, Democrat, African-American votes make Thad Cochran, the candidate of the Democrat Party. Every Republican and Independent voter in Mississippi should cast their votes for Chris McDaniel, next Tuesday, June 24,2014 in the Senat runoff election!!! Cochran is a turncoat, traitor to every Republican and Conservative in the state of MIssissippi.

My advice to African-American voters is...yep....go right ahead and vote for Thad Cochran....and continue to get royally screwed by your buddies, Obama, The CBC, the NAACP, Thad Cochran, etc. Obama and his Obamabots have done you good folks so bad....you won’t recover for the next fifty years. Living on govenment freebies, drugs, poor education and mass abortions is no way to go through life!!! Freedom, Liberty, Education, Opportunity, Equality, Respect & Strong Family, make for good folks....not Obama economic slavery!!! Wake up, MS Blacks....vote for Chris McDaniel!!!


8 posted on 06/21/2014 5:47:39 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Anyone who can’t live without his office at the age of 76 should be replaced. Obviously, he believes he is indispensable…or hasn’t made enough money off his connections yet.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 7:15:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson