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McClintock Cautiously Optimistic About Chances (McC Mapping Out First Day in Office)
KXTV Sacramento Channel 10 ^ | October 7, 2003 | KXTV

Posted on 10/07/2003 6:47:38 PM PDT by Recourse

McClintock Cautiously Optimistic About Chances

After casting his vote this morning in a Thousand Oaks polling place, Republican state Senator Tom McClintock expressed confidence that an upset win would put him in the governor's office.

In recent days, McClintock has repeatedly said his his third place standing in the polls doesn't respresent the true feelings of voters. He believes the people of California will vote their consciences, resulting in a victory for him.

McClintock had a message for those who like his message, but say he can't win and intend to vote for Schwarzenegger instead of him. "Don't vote for someone else's calculations, vote your own convictions," he said.

While disturbed by recent allegations about fellow Republican Schwarzenegger, McClintock also expressed skepticism about the charges because of the timing. Whatever his reservations, however, he said that if the accusations are proven, Schwarzenegger doesn't deserve to be governor.

McClintock has mapped out his first day in office if elected. First, he plans to sign an executive order to repeal the car tax, then take action to rescind expensive energy contracts, and finally call a special session to examine workman's compensation issues.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; diehard; mcclintock; recall
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1 posted on 10/07/2003 6:47:39 PM PDT by Recourse
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To: Recourse
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2 posted on 10/07/2003 6:48:45 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: Recourse
Yeah, right. 13%
3 posted on 10/07/2003 6:50:13 PM PDT by TheConservator (To what office do I apply to get my tag line back????)
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To: Recourse
Today is a Day of Victory and Celebration.

I invite McClintock and his supporter to join the winning party and bury the hatchet.

There are other battles ahead where both the Schwarzenegger and McClintock supporters will fight shoulder to shoulder.

4 posted on 10/07/2003 6:50:31 PM PDT by george wythe
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5 posted on 10/07/2003 6:51:38 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Recourse
I am convinced that this hold out by TM was some kind of strategery. Lets unite again to keep the Rats at bay, but also to hold Arnold to his conservative promises.
6 posted on 10/07/2003 6:55:14 PM PDT by Paradox (I dont believe in taglines, in fact, this tagline does not exist.)
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To: Recourse
In recent days, McClintock has repeatedly said his his third place standing in the polls doesn't respresent the true feelings of voters. He believes the people of California will vote their consciences, resulting in a victory for him.

There is a difference between being optimistic and being delusional.

7 posted on 10/07/2003 6:57:20 PM PDT by per loin
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To: per loin
It is peculiar, I must say.
8 posted on 10/07/2003 6:59:41 PM PDT by The Westerner
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To: george wythe
"I invite McClintock and his supporter to join the winning party and bury the hatchet."

Yeah, right into the heart of the phony small r republican party. You've lost most of us, but, as many of you liberals have said, we are not needed any more, therefore, we will join the Constitution party and get a real difference instead of me-tooism.

You may have won a small victory, but, you lost a lot more than that. Come 2004, I will remind eveyone I have contact with that Bush's social liberalism has spent 1 TRILLION of NEW spending.


9 posted on 10/07/2003 7:00:05 PM PDT by poet
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To: TheConservator
Denial.
10 posted on 10/07/2003 7:01:56 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Recourse
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Mr. 13%
11 posted on 10/07/2003 7:02:46 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Recourse
McClintock has torpedoed his own career.
12 posted on 10/07/2003 7:03:52 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: finnman69
For an accountant he's really bad with numbers.
13 posted on 10/07/2003 7:04:19 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (There is no shame in being poor, just dressing poorly)
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To: poet
I must be tough being so Superior to the rest of us.
14 posted on 10/07/2003 7:04:23 PM PDT by Stars N Stripes (He's crying? There's no crying in Glory Holing! Right you are Ken. Let's go to our MXC Impact Replay)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
In recent days, McClintock has repeatedly said his his third place standing in the polls doesn't respresent the true feelings of voters.

What the HELL does that mean? Is he insinuating the polls are rigged?

He believes the people of California will vote their consciences, resulting in a victory for him.

Why is it that McClintock insists that if you don't vote for him, you're not voting your conscience?

15 posted on 10/07/2003 7:05:18 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Stars N Stripes
I must be tough being so Superior to the rest of us.

There seems to be a lot of that "going around."

16 posted on 10/07/2003 7:06:05 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: habs4ever
He believes the people of California will vote their consciences, resulting in a victory for him.

Right out of the Keyes playbook.

17 posted on 10/07/2003 7:06:45 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (There is no shame in being poor, just dressing poorly)
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To: poet
You've lost most of us, but, as many of you liberals have said, we are not needed any more, therefore, we will join the Constitution party and get a real difference instead of me-tooism.

Oh brother. When the Constitution Party gets one-tenth of the support that McClintock got today, let us know. Until then, see ya.

18 posted on 10/07/2003 7:06:46 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Howlin
Great. Just great. In a few months, he too will have a show on MSNBC.
19 posted on 10/07/2003 7:07:11 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: poet
I haven't heard anything bad about the Constitution party, so go for it. When you get your numbers up over there, perhaps I'll join you. Until then, I'll support Schwarzenegger when he does things right and criticize him when he does things that aren't.
20 posted on 10/07/2003 7:07:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: poet
You've lost most of us

You've never been with "us."

21 posted on 10/07/2003 7:07:54 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Recourse
LOL. Poor McClintock. However, you have to admire someone who is so arrogant that he would sacrafice the good of his own State and party by risking a win for Bustamante...
22 posted on 10/07/2003 7:08:09 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: Recourse
Isn't McC exhibiting here what the shrinks call a cognitive dissonance?
23 posted on 10/07/2003 7:09:18 PM PDT by Mudcat
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To: poet
I hear you.

The recall may be a small but temporary victory for the GOP.

What happens when (R)nold (D)eviates?
24 posted on 10/07/2003 7:09:47 PM PDT by k2blader (Haruspex, beware.)
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To: Recourse
When I am governor, I will set the state right financially.

When I have a pony, I will ride him every day and brush his hair in the stable.

When I have lots of friends, I will play with them every day.

Not like those mean establishment Republicans who won't have anything to do with me now.

25 posted on 10/07/2003 7:10:27 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Howlin
It sounds like he just can't imagine any other reason for someone not to vote for him.
26 posted on 10/07/2003 7:11:04 PM PDT by visualops (psst...psst...hey kid...ya want a tagline? .......c'mon... they're yummy....)
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To: TheConservator
California dreamin'.
27 posted on 10/07/2003 7:11:25 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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Do the deed...

Californians deserve better.



Only 48 shopping minutes left!

28 posted on 10/07/2003 7:12:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Howlin
In recent days, McClintock has repeatedly said his his third place standing in the polls doesn't respresent the true feelings of voters. What the HELL does that mean? Is he insinuating the polls are rigged?

On FreeRepublic, and VIRTUALLY every talk show across America, Republicans have said,( check out the polls here!!) that Tom McClintock was their FIRST CHOICE, but that he couldn't win........if all those who have said it, would have gone with their conscience, and the GOP endorsed him as they SHOULD HAVE, he would be landsliding at this time. Pure and SIMPLE FACT.

29 posted on 10/07/2003 7:13:02 PM PDT by pollywog
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To: k2blader
Why would Arnold deviate to the Democratic Party? He would have an easier time in politics as a Democrat. He has been a Republican since he arrived in America. He chose the Republican Party because he hated the socialism of his home country. Austria was not exactly a free-market state. His favorite book is Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose;" he gives it out to his friends. This guy is a true liberal Republican. He is not a snake like Jim Jeffords, he is a real, hardcore economic Republican who takes liberal positions on some social issues. He's closer to being a libertarian than a Democrat. Democrats hate him for a reason, and it's not because he's aping their candidates.
30 posted on 10/07/2003 7:13:04 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: visualops
Well, I, for one, am sick and tired of being told I'm not principled and don't have a conscience.

I'm also tired of seeing people ask others "If you aren't voting for McClintock, why are you at FR?"

31 posted on 10/07/2003 7:13:35 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: poet
we will join the Constitution party

Ping me when you get any elected office at the federal level or statewide office

I love the platform



California - American Independent Party of California
(The American Independent Party of California is the Constitution Party state affiliate party in the State of California)

Governor - Special Election
Candidate: Diane Templin

32 posted on 10/07/2003 7:14:21 PM PDT by george wythe
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To: DoughtyOne
I CAN'T WAIT...I decided to watch it at home instead of with 5,000 Republican Strangers at the Republican headquarters downtown. It's going to be sweet. And if the Dems do their "court" thing, the voters are going to be way PISSED OFF.
33 posted on 10/07/2003 7:14:31 PM PDT by Hildy (SUCKER: Short-sighted Uncompromising Conservative Kool-Aid-drinking Elitist Republican.)
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To: k2blader
The recall may be a small but temporary victory for the GOP. What happens when (R)nold (D)eviates?

Or is FORCED to resign and CRUZ becomes Governor? Those voting for Arnold tonight will be weeping and crying for Tom!!!

34 posted on 10/07/2003 7:15:09 PM PDT by pollywog
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To: pollywog
if all those who have said it, would have gone with their conscience

But they didn't, did they?

35 posted on 10/07/2003 7:15:33 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: poet
I suppose it is safe to say that you and the rest of the McClinties will be joining the dems in signing an Arnold recall petition.
36 posted on 10/07/2003 7:15:42 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: poet
Welcome fellow traveller.
37 posted on 10/07/2003 7:16:48 PM PDT by Ahban
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To: Hildy
I took a nap so I can stay up with you all!
38 posted on 10/07/2003 7:16:51 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Recourse
Well well, Governor Tom. How could we have ever doubted you?
39 posted on 10/07/2003 7:16:52 PM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: Recourse
I did NOT

realize Tom McEgo was really

THAT

delusional.
40 posted on 10/07/2003 7:16:59 PM PDT by Quix (DEFEAT her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous Bwitch Shrillery Antoinette de Fosterizer de MarxNOW)
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Thank You, Tom!!!
41 posted on 10/07/2003 7:17:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: finnman69
He PROMISED to ....."not be a spoiler....and "if there was he and another REP and he was way behind he would drop out.....


He broke promises before even one vote was cast
42 posted on 10/07/2003 7:19:06 PM PDT by Michael121
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To: poet
we will join the Constitution party and get a real difference instead of me-tooism.


Question: At what level above the 17,042 votes that Phillips got in CA in the 2000 Presidential race will you become a 'real difference'?
43 posted on 10/07/2003 7:19:12 PM PDT by deport
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To: Recourse
In recent days, McClintock has repeatedly said his his third place standing in the polls doesn't respresent the true feelings of voters. He believes the people of California will vote their consciences, resulting in a victory for him.

psy·cho·sis ( P ) Pronunciation Key (s-kss)
n. pl. psy·cho·ses (-sz)
A severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal social functioning.

44 posted on 10/07/2003 7:19:54 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: Quix
Poor Tom. He'll be crying in his beer in another hour.
45 posted on 10/07/2003 7:20:05 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
I'd say Tom is rather lucky.
46 posted on 10/07/2003 7:22:19 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: Recourse
History:

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"Edsel, America's car!"

"Whip Inflation Now buttons"

"The USFL, the better football league"

"The XFL, Really, its a better football league"

"Bruce Babbit for President!"

"You will fall in love with Gigli!"

"Emu meat, its what America wants!"

"Billy Beer, you know you want it!"

"America loves the new Chevy Chase show!"

"You loved him on Seinfeld, watch the Jason Alexander Show!"

"Milli Vanilli are back, and they will take America by Storm!"

"Girls! Liberace is America's #1 Bachelor!!!"

47 posted on 10/07/2003 7:22:22 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (Crummy Buttons? Bleah!)
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To: poet
Many of you people are missing the point. The problem is on the front end, not the back end. The problem is that not enough people believe like you and me. Especially in California. Whining about principles and RINOS at election time is a waste of time and energy. Many of you look childish and ridiculous. You simply don't have the votes or a strategy for convincing people to vote with you. Many of you 3rd party types have zero skills in convincing people in your cause. You just preach to the choir. THAT is the problem.
48 posted on 10/07/2003 7:22:31 PM PDT by plain talk
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Regardless of age, every human being experiences loss at some point in their life.

The four stages of grief:





49 posted on 10/07/2003 7:22:59 PM PDT by george wythe
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To: Ben Ficklin
So if you are in CA and do not vote MCEGO.... you are someone without a con-science?

I guess that is the Neo-Con - Science of it all........

I guess also that we will KNOW just who the fakers are????

Maybe Tom will give back his casino money.
50 posted on 10/07/2003 7:24:31 PM PDT by Michael121
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