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Sen. McCain faces toughest re-election challenge
AP/YahooNews ^ | 2/12/10 | JONATHAN J. COOPER

Posted on 02/12/2010 2:18:57 PM PST by Kartographer

Defeated just two years ago as the Republican presidential candidate and with his bonafides as a true conservative again being challenged, John McCain finds himself in a struggle to get even his party's nomination for another term in the Senate.

Conservatives, independents and Tea Party activists are lining up behind Republican challenger and former talk radio host J.D. Hayworth, reflecting a rising tide of voter frustration with incumbent politicians. Only 40 percent of Arizonans have a favorable view of McCain's job performance.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: az2010; goodbyejohn; hayworth; mccain
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Dear John,
1 posted on 02/12/2010 2:18:57 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Palin would be wise to rescind her support for McAmnesty.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 2:21:04 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Kartographer

Watching Glen Beck:

His daughter Meghan is doing a masterful job of sabotaging his re-election efforts.

Way to go girl!


3 posted on 02/12/2010 2:22:07 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: NFHale; tflabo; Old Teufel Hunden

Obama Proposes to Cut 180 Border Patrol Agents
http://www.infowars.com/virtual-border-fence-plagued-by-glitches-long-delays
[OK McCain. Prove to us you are as concerned as your opponent, Hayworth.]

‘Virtual’ Border Fence Plagued by Glitches, Long Delays
http://www.infowars.com/virtual-border-fence-plagued-by-glitches-long-delays
[What have you been doing about that, McCain? Hayworth for Senate!]


4 posted on 02/12/2010 2:22:17 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: sodpoodle

ROFL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 02/12/2010 2:23:03 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: Kartographer

6 posted on 02/12/2010 2:23:07 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Peter W. Kessler; stephenjohnbanker; cripplecreek; meyer

Sheriff Joe Says: Come Meet J.D. Hayworth! [McCain Primary]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2449727/posts


7 posted on 02/12/2010 2:26:11 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: sodpoodle
His daughter Meghan is doing a masterful job of sabotaging his re-election efforts.

Way too much of an airhead to ever realize what she's doing even if someone told her. Keep it up, Chubby. We need all the help we can get from anyone we can get it from to get rid of your Dad.

8 posted on 02/12/2010 2:26:13 PM PST by penowa
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To: Man50D

I think that Palin has to appear at least once for McCain. She owes it to him, unless he is decent enough to let her off the hook, which I rather doubt. But if she does appear, I doubt whether she will say anything against Hayworth. And I doubt whether she will do more than use the generalities she has always used about McCain. That he is a patriot, that he has given much for his country, etc.

I’m as critical of McCain as anyone, but I wouldn’t mind her doing something like that, out of gratitude and decent politeness.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 2:26:25 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kartographer

Bonafides as a true conservative????? Now that’s funny


10 posted on 02/12/2010 2:26:57 PM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Man50D

Yes, I wish she would revoke his McAmnesty.

Adios Mac! It was not fun while it lasted, you prick.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 2:27:01 PM PST by DoughtyOne (God, Family, Friends, Home, Town, State, the U.S., Conservatism, Free Republic & a dollar a day...)
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To: molybdenum

Ping.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 2:27:05 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: Kartographer

This story brings a smile to my face. It would be a happy day, right up there with Scott Brown’s win. It’s time McCain discovered permanent retirement.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 2:27:13 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Cicero
I think that Palin has to appear at least once for McCain. She owes it to him, unless he is decent enough to let her off the hook, which I rather doubt. But if she does appear, I doubt whether she will say anything against Hayworth.

McAmnesty's first choice for VP was LIEberman. She owes him nothing. Her endorsement of McAmnesty is a statement against any opponent.
14 posted on 02/12/2010 2:29:01 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Kartographer

Free My People!


15 posted on 02/12/2010 2:29:09 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Free My People!)
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To: DoughtyOne; molybdenum

“Only 40 percent of Arizonans have a favorable view of McCain’s job performance.”

If Hayworth has the time and skill, it should plummet like a DC thermometer.

McCain is a waffler on global warming — not a visionary like a true conservative.

Time for Hayworth to make hay on that issue.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 2:30:35 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (2010 HOUSE RACES! Help everyone get the goods on their House Rats. See my profile.)
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To: Kartographer

Has anyone else listened to those anti-Hayworth radio ads with the creepy lady with the gossipy smoker’s voice claiming McCain is our savior?

I almost broke my elbow trying to turn the radio off. The ads are just flesh crawling creepy. What kind of people would respond with a vote FOR McCain? I can’t imagine.


17 posted on 02/12/2010 2:31:11 PM PST by donna (Sarah PAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: Kartographer

Is this the same John McCain that wanted to run as John Kerry’s VP? Or was that another John McCain.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 2:31:50 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Kartographer
"...and with his bonafides as a true conservative again being challenged..."

Conservative? Ya gots to be jive'n me!

19 posted on 02/12/2010 2:32:32 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Kartographer
SAY GOODNIGHT, GRAMPS Photobucket
20 posted on 02/12/2010 2:34:26 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Cicero

Palin knows what she is doing. I don’t think she’ll find time to do another appearance.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 2:34:43 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Cicero
I wouldn’t mind her doing something like that, out of gratitude and decent politeness.

I agree. Sarah is being classy.

That said, outside endorsements are not going to affect this race. McCain is a four term Senator well known by his State and this election will be a referendum on him by and for Arizonans.

22 posted on 02/12/2010 2:36:10 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Kartographer

go j.d. go!!!!!


23 posted on 02/12/2010 2:38:48 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: Kartographer

High time that man retired. Why is he even bothering to run again.


24 posted on 02/12/2010 2:39:15 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists. You read it here first.)
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To: Kartographer

McCain should have had the decency to retire, and he could have done so with dignity. That he chose not to, he deserves to be soundly defeated and sent packing.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 2:39:29 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Cicero

They (AZ media, Hayworth, and Simcox) will hold her feet to the fire on the number one issue in the campaign, amnesty.


26 posted on 02/12/2010 2:47:38 PM PST by kabar
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To: Kartographer

According to his DAUGHTER...he is TO OLD and DUMB.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 2:48:07 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Man50D
Palin would be wise to rescind her support for McAmnesty.

Political suicide. She knows what she is doing. As for JD, if he wins he better not disappoint and return to his pork and towing the party line ways. I hope he goes back wiser and as a rebel rouser!

28 posted on 02/12/2010 2:51:11 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Cicero

Well stated.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 2:51:33 PM PST by MattinNJ (O is going to get his candy ass kicked by a girl. Go Sarah.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; tflabo; Old Teufel Hunden

Waiting on his defeat. I just hope JDhayworth can overcome the money gap.

Unfortunately, there’s the way we want it to be, and the way it really is...

But then again...Massachusetts stunned the crap outta me; and the other douchebag Kennedy drops out... ergo, ANYTHING is possible.


30 posted on 02/12/2010 2:51:54 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Arizona, RETIRE JOHN MCCAIN starting with the primary! Your state and your country cannot stand any more of the invasion and its consequences!!

And no more of his nanny-statism! NO MAS!

31 posted on 02/12/2010 2:53:06 PM PST by molybdenum ((Yes I posted this masterpeace))
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To: Marty62

I hope McCain keeps that train-wreck of a daughter of his in plain sight. She is JD Hayworth’s best weapon.

Juan will be taking either the Ted or Patrick route out of the Congress; but he will be gone.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 2:54:34 PM PST by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: nj patriot

I thought...by this girl sure dislikes her Father.
Definitely Shrink material.


33 posted on 02/12/2010 2:56:55 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Marty62; Arthur Wildfire! March; tflabo; Old Teufel Hunden

“...According to his DAUGHTER...”

Ahh, Meghan...Giving bubbleheaded bleach-blonde Bimbos everywhere a bad name...


34 posted on 02/12/2010 2:57:04 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Juan also is trying to place a ban on health food products, vitamins and like, claiming these are dangerous and have killed numbers of people. Far—FAR MORE people have been killed by prescription drugs! What’s next, a ban on fatty food, sugar, etc?


35 posted on 02/12/2010 2:58:25 PM PST by molybdenum ((Yes I posted this masterpeace))
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To: NFHale

Fer suuuure!


36 posted on 02/12/2010 2:59:19 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: donna
Some people posting on FR support this guy--contrary to even 'loose' conservative princiiples! Some trash JD w/out mentioning Juan. How can a conservative support him when he has nothing but contempt for us? Called us a bunch of @ssholes!!

RINOs in general have been trying their damndest to push us away.

37 posted on 02/12/2010 3:03:37 PM PST by molybdenum ((Yes I posted this masterpeace))
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To: pray4liberty

That’s my question. He has been there long enough.

He should have the good sense to know he isnt wanted.


38 posted on 02/12/2010 3:04:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Marty62

Like, GAG me with a SPOON!!! I’m like, soooo DUH, like ya know?

Psycho Valley Girl trying to get into politics. We have enough of those in the Senate and House right now (Boxer...Feinswine...Pelosi...etc).

She puts the “Douche” in Douchebag...


39 posted on 02/12/2010 3:10:05 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Man50D

Yes, I wish she would revoke his McAmnesty.

Adios Mac! It was not fun while it lasted, you prick.


40 posted on 02/12/2010 3:13:14 PM PST by DoughtyOne (God, Family, Friends, Home, Town, State, the U.S., Conservatism, Free Republic & a dollar a day...)
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To: colorado tanker
outside endorsements are not going to affect this race

Agreed. There have been quite a number of threads on the topic of Palin making an appearance to support McCain. I don't think anyone in the forum is focusing on what it might mean for McCain. Everyone is focusing on what it means for Sarah. In particular, those who don't like Sarah are trying to use it to make trouble for her.

What I would expect, if she does make an appearance, is that she will give him general words of praise as a patriot and a man who has served his country, and say that it was an honor to have been chosen as his running mate in 2008.

I doubt that it will persuade a single conservative to vote for McCain.

41 posted on 02/12/2010 3:13:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: molybdenum

What an egotistical menace. I hope he goes...and takes his nanny statist twin Mike Bloomberg with him.


42 posted on 02/12/2010 3:14:56 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (No tag line - I travel light.)
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To: Man50D

Sorry to post that to you twice. I left the computer for a bit, hit reload to see if my post had made it online, and didn’t see it.

I reposted and then realized my cable modem had disconnected and reconnected during it’s sleep cycle. Boing, soon as I posted the second time both posts showed up.


43 posted on 02/12/2010 3:15:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (God, Family, Friends, Home, Town, State, the U.S., Conservatism, Free Republic & a dollar a day...)
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To: Cicero
As you point out, people are overlooking the McCain perspective here. What on earth is a four term Senator from Arizona doing asking for outside endorsements? And from whom, a one term Governor of Alaska and a freshman Senator from Massachusetts? What does that say about McCain?

He's scared and desperate is what that says to me. Never mind if they could help him, which I don't think they can.

44 posted on 02/12/2010 3:17:49 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Thanks Arthur. No love lost here, as I’m sure you have divined. LOL

I just pray that Hayworth is up for this. If so he should bury McNasty in a few days and never look back.

check this out: http://www.hotr.us/mccain/mccainagain.html


45 posted on 02/12/2010 3:22:50 PM PST by DoughtyOne (God, Family, Friends, Home, Town, State, the U.S., Conservatism, Free Republic & a dollar a day...)
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To: colorado tanker

Hayworth’s first national endorsement was a fellow congressman from CA.


46 posted on 02/12/2010 3:24:24 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
Another of his good friends? Along with John f'n Kerry & Nancy Pelosi.

Strange when you think about it, McC & Kerry are 'good friends'--hero in 'Nam and prisoner in Hanoi while Kerry accepted 3 Purple Hearts for scratches then came home and turned rat.

47 posted on 02/12/2010 3:27:59 PM PST by molybdenum ((Yes I posted this masterpeace))
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To: sabe@q.com
An endorsement from next door probably carries more weight.

The vast majority of conservatives know Sarah is being classy and courteous to McCain, but are not going to be swayed by her endorsement.

48 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:22 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: sabe@q.com
Hey, maybe McCain should switch parties. Seems to be working well for Specter, eh?
49 posted on 02/12/2010 3:28:46 PM PST by garyb
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To: colorado tanker

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2010/02/08/daily38.html?ana=from_rss

read it and weep


50 posted on 02/12/2010 3:32:19 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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