Skip to comments.Sen. McCain faces toughest re-election challenge
Posted on 02/12/2010 6:20:15 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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.
Many conservatives 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.
Faced with his toughest re-election battle ever, McCain has moved to the right on several hot-button issues, like gays in the military and climate change, and has built a campaign war chest of more than $5 million. Former running mate Sarah Palin and newly elected Republican Sen. Scott Brown, both popular with conservatives, are pitching in.
Hayworth, who will officially launch his campaign Monday, began using his talk show on conservative radio station KFYI to drum up opposition to McCain.
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I hope he’s done. I’m tired of him and his silly twit of a daughter.
McCain - true conservative........I see the words together and do not understand what they mean.
My sentiments exactly. Whatever good there may have ever been about John McCain is long gone.
And I fully intend to do all that I can to make it even tougher!
Its Yahoo News......
For him a position is but a matter of positioning. If he can "move to the right" to get elected he can move right back and maybe even lefter once elected. I do not credit any politician who "moves" toward my philosophy. If he can so move then he has no beliefs of his own and no reason to believe any particular way. He has no ground.
I can’t believe McCain’s campaign corralled Sarah Palin but now allowing his daughter to trash seniors.
bwhahahahaha. Let me get that out first. Someone please tell me why Sarah Palin finds the need to pitch in and help him out in his time of political trouble. Sarah: He’s part of the problem. Not part of the solution. Always has been. Always will be. PLEASE
Throw my dear friend Middling McCain out to pasture, and tell him to spank his obnoxious daughter and send her to her room for a decade or two.
I love his ‘twit of a daughter’. I hope she stays in front of the public, and spouts her honest thoughts.
JD will benefit greatly from her ‘help’.
I’ll admit that if I had a time machine to I’d still vote for him last year, but I won’t be sad to see him go.
I doubt he has control of his daughter, she’s a grown woman and accountable for her own actions. My guess is she was never taught any manners and was probably allowed to do as she pleased. It’s obvious the twit has no respect for her elders. She practically spat those words out of her mouth.
Face it, John. It's time.
His wife’s and daughter’s gushing support over homo marriage must be helping McCain a lot.
Ah, actually you are correct....lol By her words, she condemns not only herself but, her father.
I guessing so that his attack dogs stay on the porch in 2011 and 2012. It HAS to be a “pay it forward” thing. That is the only reason I can think of.
You’re older than dirt, John. We appreciate your service, but why not enjoy your twilight years in AZ? How can we miss you when you won’t go away?
McCain gets a high place in the list of the worst politicians ever to be foisted upon this country. It was and is always about him. Please, let his own state help us get rid of him.
Wouldn’t that be somethin’ if Hayworth wins the primary? Happy Days are almost here again.
Recall that the ‘R’ Party drafted and included a ‘Global Warming’ plank in their platform to accomodate this RINO jackass. In spite of Party opposition and grassroots procedure, the RNC paved the way for the Manchurian Candidate to cram climate change nonsense down our throats just like BO is doing now.
McCain needs to be put our to pasture. His daughter needs to be fired into space.
JD wasn’t only a talk show host, he is a former Congressman.
Yeah, Sarah, after he allowed his campaign staff to trash you. What she should do is make a statement about McCain’s service to the country and thank him for it and leave it at that. And out of respect to him giving her national recognition, not get involved with JD in the primary.
I know. They must have a clue that she annoys conservatives. Have you noticed McBimbo hasn't said anything bad about Palin, though?
It could be the same idiots who ran his prez campaign are running his primary...let's hope!
Gotta love AP, what crap.
This could be trouble, but then again, it was the independents that put Scott Brown over the top in MA.
Conservatives tried to tell him they didn’t want amnesty and he laughed at them. We will all be better off when he goes home and shuts up.
He never took the gloves off and tried to deliver a knock out punch to Obama. Great military man but sorry politician.
It may be already too late for John McCain to regain any standing with the conservative base and the “Tea Party” independents. He may be able to appeal to enough of the Democrats (who would have to cross over to vote in the Arizona Republican primary, a tactic that has been used before), but he would almost certainly be trampled in the general election anyway, should he even gain the slot.
McCain accompllished this feat by refising to reveal the truth about Obama, Obama's lack of significant history hrough self obscuration,,Obama not naturally born as required by the US Constitution, his radical associations, the l ist gioes on.
McCain is the person responsible for this.You bet he should have a hard task at re-election.He should be run out of the party into ignoble retirement. We need men like Sam DeMint, not idjits like John McCain.
I agree with that one. For the most part these career criminals...er I mean, congressmen and senators all need to go.
For the love of god Queeg, retire already!
Actually, he called us "assholes".
You’re probably right. Although I am beginning to wonder if she has a small problem identifying certain ducks. The guy walks like a duck and quacks like one, and he has for years. It’s not exactly a secret. It’s her credibility that’s on the line, not his. We already know what he is.
That’s why couples shouldn’t tell their family when things are rocky. When they forgive the family can’t be as noble. I’m not sure what to make of Palin going back into that hornet’s nest.
Hope McCain’s not listening to his daughter thinking she’s young and knows more.
Another weird trend happening—the food banks partner with local schools here in Vegas by sending food baskets home with the children. I find that troubling because once again it’s putting children in the parental role.
When I asked about it their reasoning is that there are so many children not getting enough food at home. Still seems as though parents should be able to come to the food bank or school to get the help needed.
I don’t know why Sarah is supporting him, but I won’t give her anymore money until she stops. He is not a conservative. She may feel obligated to support him. I will donate again to Sarah PAC as soon as she stops supporting McCain with that money.
Thanks for bringing us Sarah, Juan. We now know why God put you on this earth. You may now exit stage left. :)
"This could be trouble, but then again, it was the independents that put Scott Brown over the top in MA."
According to the article, McCain's approval rating among Independents in Arizona is 38%. Among Republicans, only 51%.
He's in trouble.
And reason for hope.
That kid is the coup de gras
No more JUAN nor more JUANnabies.
Huh, nice pasture.
” Hayworth ran a conservative campaign emphasizing his opposition to illegal immigration, but he was dogged by a reputation for being an angry and combative partisan,..”
That’s exactly what we need more of-combative conservative partisans.
Hopefully, McCain will be just one of many Bye Bipartisans.
Old sailors never die, they just fade away.
I hope he gets his a** kicked until his nose bleeds. I also hope that his lackey, Lindsey G., spends the rest of his last term wishing he hadn’t tried to be the perfect moderate repub. and follow in McLames foot steps. God, I don’t know which one of these guys I dislike most.
I totally agree about Lindsay too. He’s been there to long, he’s become a sell out and weak.
Exactly. I just hope she isn’t putting astericks by CERTAIN republicans, hoping they will eventually see the whole picture. McCain and Graham are two who will never see. Time to wish them well and wave bye-bye, Sarah.