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McCain Embarrassed!! Loses State Committeeman Race!
Stephen Frank's California ^ | 12-1-2006 | Edcoil

Posted on 12/01/2006 6:52:01 AM PST by edcoil

How embarrassing is this? A U.S. Senator, John McCain, for some crazy reason, decided to run for State Committeeman in Arizona.

So, the Senator puts his name on the ballot, loses. Then claims he really didn't intend to run?

Who is naive enough to believe that? Why would a U.S. Senator, running for President of the United States run for State Committeeman, in his own local district AND LOSES--THIS HAS TO BE EMBARRASSING.

Those that know him best didn't feel he could serve them as a Committeeman? Yet he wants to be President of the United States? Worse, a former Governor runs, as his supporter, and also loses.

The former Guv runs against an open opponent of McCain. What does this say about the way the activists in Arizona thinks of Senator McCain? He may be their Senator, but they don't want him as their committeeman? Once again, as McCain proved since the Bush election in 2000, he is a divisive force inside the GOP. McCain stopped Bush from his judicial appointments and, in affect, wanted veto power over the President. On issue after issue, such as so-called campaign finance reform, which has shut down free speech within 60 days of an election, McCain has worked closely with the Democrats against the interests of honest citizens. While this, in the context of world events, is not a big deal, a US Senator losing a very minor race like this has to make his face redder than the jersey of a Crimson Tide football player. Or as red as the face of a citizen having his free speech gagged by McCain.

Write your thoughts about McCain directly on the web site for all to see and discuss. If you lived in his district, would you have voted for him? Pass this around the Internet--let others see McCain as his neighbors see him.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: better; gopmuzzlesmccain; mccainfriesare; mccainstinks
I received this in an e-mail from Stephen Frank's California Political News and Views
1 posted on 12/01/2006 6:52:05 AM PST by edcoil
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To: edcoil

McCain should not run for President, he would a tired campaign , just like Bob Dole's.


2 posted on 12/01/2006 6:56:01 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: AmericanMade1776

That should of read, McCain's run for President in 2008 would be a tired campaign, he is aging, and has some obvious health problems that you see on his face, the public would never get past that.


3 posted on 12/01/2006 6:57:11 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Democrats don't have a plan)
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To: edcoil
McCain is slowly sinking into his own senility, just like the deranged Jimmy Carter. He is an embarrassment and dangerous.
4 posted on 12/01/2006 6:58:06 AM PST by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: edcoil

"Then claims he really didn't intend to run?"
He ran but didn't intend to run. Hmmm John McKerry....


5 posted on 12/01/2006 6:59:58 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: edcoil

IMO it sounds as thought he wanted
to test the local waters regarding
his popularity in D.C. If the locals
refute him, why spend the money for a
national campaign?
Does anyone know just WHO IS in favor
of McCain for Prez? No poll I've seen
has him above Giuliani.


6 posted on 12/01/2006 7:00:14 AM PST by Grendel9
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To: edcoil

Is there any serious confirmation of this?


7 posted on 12/01/2006 7:02:07 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: edcoil
McCain/Kerry F the POWS/MIAS

McCain/Feingold F free speech

McCain/Kennedy F America's border

Enough said!
8 posted on 12/01/2006 7:03:31 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: duckman

As president, "He claims he didn't intend to push the little red button."


9 posted on 12/01/2006 7:05:56 AM PST by tiki
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To: poobear

I have always suspected that McCain's mind was broken by his years in captivity and the tender ministrations of the NVA.

IMO he is not stable and decidedly NOT the man to have his finger on 'the button'.

I honor and respect his service and sacrifice, but we need to be realistic about his issues.


10 posted on 12/01/2006 7:06:43 AM PST by SargeK
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To: Grendel9
Does anyone know just WHO IS in favor of McCain for Prez?

Chrissy Matthew, Brian Williams, katie Couric...

11 posted on 12/01/2006 7:06:55 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: AmericanMade1776

I just pointed that out on another site!!
Great minds.
McPain is even stealing Dole's jokes.
I find nothing inspiring in McCain.


12 posted on 12/01/2006 7:08:46 AM PST by griswold3 (I cried when I erased my tagline....)
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To: Grendel9
Does anyone know just WHO IS in favor of McCain for Prez?

Now THERE is the $64,000.00 question!

He is the MSM's darling for sure but, beyond that, I don't know anyone who would support him in a primary and I have been involved in republican party politics in Texas for several decades now.

13 posted on 12/01/2006 7:08:47 AM PST by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: edcoil

Who was the former Governor that supported him?

He associates with crooks, he was a buddy of Charles Keating and he is known to be a buddy of the disgraced and kicked out of office Fyfe Symington, the crook who ripped off his mother, wife, friends, business associates, clients, and a pension fund.


14 posted on 12/01/2006 7:12:53 AM PST by Wil H
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To: SargeK
I have always suspected that McCain's mind was broken by his years in captivity and the tender ministrations of the NVA. IMO he is not stable and decidedly NOT the man to have his finger on 'the button'. I honor and respect his service and sacrifice, but we need to be realistic about his issues.

That's just about the best analysis of McCain anyone has offered.

15 posted on 12/01/2006 7:15:50 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Big winners of election 2006: Democrats, terrorists, MSM, Hollywood, anti-war protestors, etc.)
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To: edcoil; All

This proves the MSM's constant drumbeat that McCain "is the frontrunner" for the GOP - IS A BIG FAT LIE.


16 posted on 12/01/2006 7:29:54 AM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: edcoil

the way the activists in Arizona thinks of Senator McCain


Tn luvs Albore!


17 posted on 12/01/2006 7:31:22 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: edcoil
The whole show will start falling apart for juan mckenndy. He is a deceitful double talker and now more and more people see him for what he is and always has been.
18 posted on 12/01/2006 7:39:33 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Millions of Democrat babies aborted in 1988 or earlier did not vote this year.)
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To: SargeK
It is sad to see a good man slowly decline after so many great achievements. Sometimes I wonder how his experiences may have contributed to his demise. We will never know what went on in those years of captivity. My guess is his conscious has probably nearly eaten him alive. It is quite possible that the rumors of his treason could be true. That, however is between him and God.

Meanwhile he is in is 70's. I think his prime is well past for leading our nation.

My 2 cents.
19 posted on 12/01/2006 7:42:44 AM PST by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: edcoil
McCain will never be President and I think the MSM and others are promoting his polls so that the Democrats can win the White House back.
20 posted on 12/01/2006 7:50:08 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: poobear

"Meanwhile he is in is 70's. I think his prime is well past for leading our nation."

Thank you God.


21 posted on 12/01/2006 7:53:25 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: poobear

The information is from Wikipedia, so TIFWIW, but it seems he was mobbed, beaten and bayoneted upon his capture, and his shoulder was broken by a rifle butt.

After that he was beaten and tortured pretty much daily for five and a half years. At one point he did apparently break and sign a propaganda statement (written in Vietnamese). For whatever reason, the NVA decided that they couldn't use it - probably because it was in Vietnamese - and they wanted him to sign a second statement. He refused and was beaten and tortured some more for refusing.

He was offered repatriation early on, when the NVA found out that his father was an admiral. He refused and spent the next five years getting wall-to-wall counseling from the guards.

Signing the statement wasn't treason - anyone will break eventually under torture. The practical interpretation of the Code of Conduct anticipates this. The standard is if you break - get back on the horse and try again.

Bottom line is, he went through a special circle of Hell that most people cannot even imagine. However, as the saying goes, that is going to leave a scar. The mental scars are what I suspect lie at the root of his behavior, which some describe as "maverick", others as "mercurial", but to me are plain unstable.


22 posted on 12/01/2006 7:57:49 AM PST by SargeK
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To: edcoil
I want to say one "good" thing about McCain.
He along with Tony Atlas are going to clean up Boxing.
They will make the boxers join the Teamster Union!
Knee cap anyone.
23 posted on 12/01/2006 8:24:48 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: SargeK

Sarge, I thank you for your synopsis of Mr. McCain's dubious career and service. Many, including myself consider him quite a military hero and brave beyond my own capabilities. He has earned great respect for his service and bravery not only the during bombing of his navel ship or his years in captivity. My hat will always come off in his presence.

I cannot with good conscience recommend he further his career in the Senate or a possible run for POTUS. Mental scars or not, his time in leadership can be remembered with respect at this point, but not beyond.

There are some veterans that agree with your sentiments and there are some who don't.

With all due respect, sincerely Sir, I appreciate your your comments. I am a female who did not serve as I was still too young. I lost over a half dozen of friends who served in Viet Nam from 1969 to 1971. I will never forget them or their faces as I said good bye for what I now know would be the last time I would see them alive.

Thank you for your post.


24 posted on 12/01/2006 8:26:21 AM PST by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: SargeK

McCain earned his stripes the hard way, and I think he is brave beyond belief. That said, he will destroy the Republican party if he is the nominee for President. He is divisive, petty, and downright mean-spirited, not a concensus builder or a deep thinker. McCain has too many negatives to overcome to be a viable candidate, a lot like Gingrich has.


25 posted on 12/01/2006 8:37:25 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Mr. Frank hails from Ventura County and is considered a joke. I would never consider any of his info accurate. He certainly has butchered all the stories I've seen in which I have first hand knowledge.


26 posted on 12/01/2006 9:17:12 AM PST by Rabid Dog
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