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McCAIN strikes upbeat note to RALLY REPUBLICANS
Boston Glob ^ | January 30, 2008 | Tim Gaynor

Posted on 01/30/2008 9:41:23 AM PST by rface

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Senior Republicans said Rush Limbaugh and Tom Delay would rally behind him........"Oh, they'll rally behind me," McCain told reporters on his campaign battle bus, the Straight Talk Express.

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John McCain will woo conservatives and independents with an upbeat message lauding Reagan-era economic values and a pledge to defeat Islamic extremism, strategists say.

"He has tremendous momentum coming out of this race, and we'll be out talking about the two issues that Americans care most about, which is winning the war against radical Islamic extremism ... and the economy," Steve Schmidt, McCain's key strategist said at a party celebrating McCain's win.

In the weeks ahead, advisers say he will try to use a strong national security message and an appeal to conservative Reaganite principles of low taxation and small government to win over disaffected conservatives alienated by his willingness to support unpopular issues such as immigration reform.

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


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1 posted on 01/30/2008 9:41:26 AM PST by rface
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To: rface

“Oh, they’ll rally behind me...”

I would not ASSUME that John.


2 posted on 01/30/2008 9:44:19 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: rface
Will he repudiate McCain-Feingold? Or his opposition to the Cornyn Amendment?

Here are the Senators who voted against the Cornyn amendment , which would have established a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals looking to snag a shamnesty visa. Republicans underlined:

Never forget McCain not only pushed the amnesty bill, he refused to allow exclusions for the worst of the lot. And he unloaded his infamous temper on his mild-mannered senate colleague for having the audacity to introduce this amendment.

While I regret some of you may be annoyed by what you feel is spamming this message on campaign threads, it is an important message on a key vote which needs to get out. Therefore, I've got to go with the overwhelming majority who is supportive.

3 posted on 01/30/2008 9:44:58 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: rface

McQueeg needs to learn a few things about Reagan era economics.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MichaelReagan/2007/10/10/where%e2%80%99s_the_fire


4 posted on 01/30/2008 9:45:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: rface
Senior Republicans said Rush Limbaugh and Tom Delay would rally behind him........"Oh, they'll rally behind me," McCain told reporters on his campaign battle bus, the Straight Talk Express.

Good luck with that John.

I'm listening to Rush right now, are you?

5 posted on 01/30/2008 9:46:58 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (**insert witty tagline here**)
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To: rface

Wake up, Juan! You’re dreaming!


6 posted on 01/30/2008 9:47:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
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To: rface
I hope your right, John.

I was stuck listening to talk radio on the road today and it ain't pretty.

7 posted on 01/30/2008 9:47:18 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: cripplecreek

Hey McCain...SCA-REW!


8 posted on 01/30/2008 9:47:22 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rface
John McCain will woo conservatives and independents with an upbeat message

Key word: Independents....that is the only way he can win.

9 posted on 01/30/2008 9:47:27 AM PST by txlurker
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To: Corin Stormhands
Good luck with that John.

I'm listening to Rush right now, are you?

Don't think mclame has any concept of cold day in hell and what it means. LOL

10 posted on 01/30/2008 9:49:19 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: txlurker

It’s the only way anyone can win.


11 posted on 01/30/2008 9:49:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Hunter's endorsement makes Huckabee the last credible candidate on FR)
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To: rface

Maybe it’s just his delivery during the debates (ho hum), but I don’t remember anything John McCain has said about the economy. Also, the only thing I remember about the WOT is “chase OBL to the ends of the earth” talk and “I didn’t support Rumsfeld when only my friends the democrats were doing that”. Did I miss something?


12 posted on 01/30/2008 9:49:24 AM PST by keepitreal
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To: rface

Eff John McCain.


13 posted on 01/30/2008 9:49:25 AM PST by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: Brilliant

Indeed - that’s big assumption on his part, especially with so many delegates left to decide. Note to Huck supporters: from here on out, a vote for Huck is a vote for McCain...


14 posted on 01/30/2008 9:49:50 AM PST by Tirian
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To: rface

Ann Coulter said it best, “John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth.”


15 posted on 01/30/2008 9:50:47 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Tirian
Note to Huck supporters: from here on out, a vote for Huck is a vote for McCain...

Bears repeating in bold :)

16 posted on 01/30/2008 9:51:11 AM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: rface
THe MSM's Favorite Republican. Excuse me while I go gag.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 01/30/2008 9:51:23 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: txlurker
Independents = liberals

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 01/30/2008 9:52:06 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rface

Not this conservative. If he’s the nominee I ain’t voting. He’s no better than what we’d get from the Democrats so why bother. If this country has to go down the tubes I’d rather a Democrat was responsible.

Go ahead and flame away. But you’ll have to convince me McCain is even a speck better than a Democrat. And you’ll never succeed.


19 posted on 01/30/2008 9:52:12 AM PST by bcsco (Tag space for rent: "aPaulogists" need not apply.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wake up, Juan! You’re dreaming!

Juan Valdez can smell the coffe but not Juan McCain.

20 posted on 01/30/2008 9:52:34 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Brilliant
“Oh, they’ll rally behind me...”

Only if he's standing on the edge of a cliff.

21 posted on 01/30/2008 9:52:48 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: BallyBill

The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides

But there was one subject that was off-limits, a subject the Arizona senator almost never brings up and has never been open about -- his long-time opposition to releasing documents and information about American prisoners of war in Vietnam and the missing in action who have still not been accounted for. Since McCain himself, a downed Navy pilot, was a prisoner in Hanoi for 5 1/2 years, his staunch resistance to laying open the POW/MIA records has baffled colleagues and others who have followed his career. Critics say his anti-disclosure campaign, in close cooperation with the Pentagon and the intelligence community, has been successful. Literally thousands of documents that would otherwise have been declassified long ago have been legislated into secrecy.

Also see:

Vietnam Veterans Against John

22 posted on 01/30/2008 9:53:06 AM PST by B4Ranch ((Don't forget to say a prayer for our soldiers out there in harm's way. ))
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To: txlurker
If Republican voters don't wake up before next Tuesday it will be all over for America.

When Romney says Washington, DC is broken he is right more than he knows.

Think about all of the brilliant, patriotic movers and shakers in America then look at the sorry turds that will likely win the nominations for the Democrat and Republican parties.

Hillary, Obama, McCain!!!

To comply with Truth-In-Advertising laws the media will have to bill the 2008 Presidential campaign as:

AMERICA'S WORST

23 posted on 01/30/2008 9:55:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: rface

LOL


24 posted on 01/30/2008 9:55:36 AM PST by Schnucki
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To: rface

Romney might disappoint as president, but McCain would be a disaster on 11/4/08. OK, Mitt. (Dam-it.)


25 posted on 01/30/2008 9:56:10 AM PST by tumblindice (this space for rent)
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To: bcsco

Personally I think this election is in the bag for democrats anyway. It really kind of frees me to vote however I see fit and I’m thinking write in this time out.


26 posted on 01/30/2008 9:56:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: Hacklehead

McCain appears to be morphing slowly into Jabba the Hutt both in appearance and character.


27 posted on 01/30/2008 9:58:23 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: cripplecreek
Personally I think this election is in the bag for democrats anyway. It really kind of frees me to vote however I see fit and I’m thinking write in this time out.

I agree. I just posted on another thread that I'd consider a third-party candidate (no, Ron Paul is NOT an option). But I don't see any potential third-party candidates who seem amenable, or that I'd consider.

28 posted on 01/30/2008 9:59:45 AM PST by bcsco (Tag space for rent: "aPaulogists" need not apply.)
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To: rface
"It shows one thing: I'm the conservative leader who can unite the party," - John McCain

Listen to your 95 year old mother John. She's more in touch with reality than you are.

29 posted on 01/30/2008 10:00:22 AM PST by McGruff (I am against McCain more than I am for Romney.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hooray!!! McCain wins!!!! Mitt Romney is a fake and wears way to much grease in his hair.


30 posted on 01/30/2008 10:00:32 AM PST by mattfromva
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To: rface
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31 posted on 01/30/2008 10:00:53 AM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: rface

I’m in the Republican Party until after the primaries, but not in spirit or belief, and certainly not with my pocket book. After the primaries, I’ll be one of those independents McCain wants, but he won’t get my vote.


32 posted on 01/30/2008 10:02:01 AM PST by pallis
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To: Iron Munro
If Republican voters don't wake up before next Tuesday it will be all over for America.

Florida may not be representative of all future primaries. McCain scored because of Hispanics and seniors, many of whom are veterans. Their numbers may not be as great elsewhere. There's still some hope, but it's dissipating fast.

33 posted on 01/30/2008 10:02:20 AM PST by bcsco (Tag space for rent: "aPaulogists" need not apply.)
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To: mattfromva

I sure hope you don’t think you’re causing me any pain by attacking Mitt. They’re both pathetic RINOs who are helping usher in the next democrat administration.


34 posted on 01/30/2008 10:02:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I am form Ohio. DeWine lost because he was a McCaniac and was not a solid conservative. He did much to help Voinovich destroy the Ohio Republican position by moving further and further to the left. With Voinovich not up or election till 2010 or 2012 we can’t clean house there as yet.

The great discussion we will have if McCain is the candidate will be which Liberal do we want in the White House. Hillary or McCain. We already have a weak George Bush who has damaged the first and second amendment, created new entitlements etc.

Are we better to elect Hillary and let the people see what damage a liberal can do or do we want a liberal pretending to be conservative and further damaging our cause? We will then get a really bad liberal to follow him.

Sort of like: do we slit our wrists now or take arsenic later?

35 posted on 01/30/2008 10:03:28 AM PST by paguch
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To: rface

Better wear a coat McCain because it will be a cold day in hell.


36 posted on 01/30/2008 10:03:35 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: cripplecreek
Actually - I think McCain will win. He might not get strong conservative suport, but he will win the "Independent vote" taking it away from the Dem candidate.

If McCain loses - then Limbaugh and the conservative "stay-at-at-homes" will be responsible for puting Hillary in the WhiteHouse. It is a strange coincidence that it is Limbaugh that blames Perot voters for puting Bill Clinton into the WhiteHouse, and here those folks are ready to stay at home while Hillary ascends to her throne .... except that McCain will defeat Hillary.

37 posted on 01/30/2008 10:03:49 AM PST by rface (I would never vote for a RINO - That's why Ann Coulter and I endorse Mitt Romney)
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To: rface

I like how Pat Buchanan summed up the McCain platform:
1. Jobs not coming back
2. Illegals not going home.
3. More wars.


38 posted on 01/30/2008 10:04:34 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Say no to John McCain)
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To: bcsco

I’m going to continue pushing Hunter for the next election. As far as rock solid conservative principles are concerned there are none better. And he has a record to match.


39 posted on 01/30/2008 10:05:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: lone star annie

Cold day in hell for what? From what everyone is saying he is the ONLY candidate that could beat Hillary.


40 posted on 01/30/2008 10:05:41 AM PST by mattfromva
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To: rface

OK fine so it’s my fault if the democrats win. NEXT.


41 posted on 01/30/2008 10:06:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: rface
Its painful watching the GOP commit suicide. But it stopped being a Reagan party of limited government for sometime now. McCain with his global warming, high tax and Open Borders policies isn't that much of an improvement over Hillary Clinton.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

42 posted on 01/30/2008 10:06:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cripplecreek

yeah, go waste your time Einstein.


43 posted on 01/30/2008 10:06:16 AM PST by mattfromva
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To: rface
...except that McCain will defeat Hillary.

Then, not to worry, right?

44 posted on 01/30/2008 10:06:48 AM PST by bcsco (Tag space for rent: "aPaulogists" need not apply.)
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To: keepitreal
...the only thing I remember about the WOT is “chase OBL to the ends of the earth” talk...

IIRC Obama made the similar statement that he would pursue OBL even into Pakistan. It drew loud and long cries of "invading a friendly country" and swift condemnation of his strategery. McCain says "to the ends of the earth" (which means exactly the same to me) and we are all suppose to applaud! What's the difference?

45 posted on 01/30/2008 10:07:50 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: paguch

McCain came up here to support Joe Schwarz in his reelection bid to the house. Fortunately he failed and we got a conservative congressman instead.


46 posted on 01/30/2008 10:07:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: mattfromva
Who do you think the MSM will side with? They're behind McCain because they know he can be beaten. As soon as Hillary is nominated, they will declare open warfare on him. It didn't matter when he stabbed conservatives in the back. Its just going to be sweet to see the MSM stick the knife in McCain's back and watch the water churn.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

47 posted on 01/30/2008 10:08:25 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m going to continue pushing Hunter for the next election. As far as rock solid conservative principles are concerned there are none better. And he has a record to match.

Go for it.

48 posted on 01/30/2008 10:08:56 AM PST by bcsco (Tag space for rent: "aPaulogists" need not apply.)
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To: rface

In the words of a grat American:
“John McCain, you treasonous bastard, …How dare you even think that you are qualified to sit in the oval office! Ronald Reagan’s office! President? Hah! You miserable excuse for a two-bit political hack, you’re not even qualified to shine Ronald Reagan’s boots. If you do run, I’m afraid you’re gonna be at least one vote short. It’ll be a cold day in hell before a traitor like you ever receives my vote. And that’s a campaign promise you can take to the bank.”


49 posted on 01/30/2008 10:09:23 AM PST by SUSSA
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To: bcsco
This years' Bob Dole. And we all know how he ultimately fared against Bill Clinton.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

50 posted on 01/30/2008 10:09:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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