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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"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.
His bonafides are gonna well deservedly get kicked. Time to geld the traitor.
I agree with most of your post. As for launching Ms. McCain into space . . . that might be a bit cost prohibitive. At $10,000.00 a pound for NASA to place matter into orbit and a debt ceiling of only 14 trillion dollars, well you can do the math.
Sounds just like Mitt Romney, Charlie Crist and Slick Perry
I love to laugh, and that comment made me laugh out loud.
True, but taking a larger picture look, McCain is well established with networks, favors owed and plenty of “expendable” people that could wreak havoc on her campaign. I think the calculated move is to back him, get it out of the way, let it blow over and move on with “debt” paid and favor owed. She is already forever tied to him from their past and to “diss” him now would not do her any favors later. McCain may be looking for a post position in her administration since he could be unemployed, or if he is reelected, she has an ally on inside.
“Never thought I’d see somebody put the words ‘McCain’ and ‘true conservative’ in the same sentence with a straight face”
To be fair, it was saiod in the context of his status thereof being questioned. Again.
“Someone please tell me why Sarah Palin finds the need to pitch in and help him out in his time of political trouble.”
Easy. Quid pro quo.
Please people of Arizona do not re-elect him. Still people dont have a clue that she is supports amnesty just like the candidates that she is endorsing (Perry and Mccain)
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?