Skip to comments.McCain breaks away as critical support eludes Hayworth
Posted on 07/05/2010 11:37:17 PM PDT by tlb
First, it was Sarah Palin. Then it was Arizona Right to Life and the National Rifle Association. Most recently, the revered National Review gave its imprimatur to McCain.
When Hayworth entered the race in January, McCain was at his most vulnerable point in decades. Polling showed McCain had a lead within the margin of error and was struggling to redefine himself as a Republican loyalist. But polls now show McCain with a solid lead.
Baker said the McCain campaign may have engineered a sort of domino effect: Each endorsement shows the next group that backing McCain is a safer bet than it may have first appeared, and Republican voters seem to be following the same trend.
McCain has focused Hayworths reputation in Congress as a pork-barrel spender, a serious offense to many conservatives. And the senator has run an undeniably negative campaign against Hayworth, openly mocking him and attacking his credibility.
The McCain campaign has posted videos online poking fun at Hayworth for questioning the authenticity of President Barack Obamas birth certificate, suggesting that allowing gay marriage could pave the way for men to wed horses, and especially for appearing in a 2007 infomercial urging people to take advantage of free money from government grants.
The infomercial for the National Grants Conferences has been the most damning revelation yet, combining the promotion of government spending with a host of informercial stereotypes. It prompted the popular FOX News personality Glenn Beck to declare that Hayworths campaign is over.
If McCain had a more conservative challenger, National Review wrote, the endorsement might have gone elsewhere. But while Hayworths record is conservative, the article read, it isnt conservative enough to make a compelling case against McCain.
He may not be Marco Rubio, but hes not Arlen Specter either, the editorial said of McCain.
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Now that's damning with faint praise!
Over? It ain't over yet! I don't care what National Review and the NRA say.
Agreed - I shall vote for a homeless drunk before considering voting for a treasonous RINO like McShame!
It’s not over until the ballots are cast in August - 7 weeks are a long time in politics!
Labrador backes Hayworth,
Raul Labrador is an immigration attorney who is also a seated Idaho State Representative.
He represents illegals in court to stop their deportation. He even represented an admitted human smuggler, who after serving his time in an Idaho prison, was slated for deportation.
The first person who was running against McCain early on was a third party person who reg. Republican to run,
Chris Simcox who is now supporting JD Hayworth and who has been advising him.
Who is Simcox.......
A judge in Phoenix granted an order of protection on April 16, ordering Simcox to surrender his firearms and stay at least 200 yards away from his family.
In her petition for an order of protection, Alena Simcox, 30, his third wife, alleges that she came home from shopping Nov. 29 to find her husband intoxicated.
She writes that he threatened her with a gun, repeatedly pointed it at me, saying he was going to kill me, and my kids, and the police.
Alena Simcox describes a six-hour ordeal during which she locked herself and her three children in a bedroom until he passed out at 2 a.m. Afraid for her safety, she did not call the police.
He was waiting by the door for the police to come, with a gun pointed at me, she wrote.
Alena Simcox also described a separate incident on Aug. 22, 2009: On our wedding anniversary, he was drinking and angry. Got a revolver gun and loaded with kids present.
Then proceeded to ask me to shoot him. I said no, so then he said he would shoot the entire family and cops.
Neither Chris Simcox nor his lawyer responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
The alleged threats are the latest episode in a troubled family life for Chris Simcox.
His first wife accused him of trying to molest their teenage daughter, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil-rights group that has warned about extremism in the Minuteman movement.
His second wife filed an emergency motion to obtain full custody of their teenage son because it seemed Chris Simcox was undergoing a mental breakdown and growing dangerous after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the SPLC reported in 2005, based on an examination of court records in Los Angeles.
In April 2004, a federal judge sentenced Chris Simcox to two years of probation for carrying a firearm on national forest property..........
People who keep informed knew what Simcoxs background was to start with and knew McCain was far better than this
JD Hayworth accepted Simcoxs endorsement whith his background being common knowledge.
JD Hayworth was late entering the primary because he had to pay back the money to convicted felon Jack Abramoff.
Rep.J.D. Hayworth the largest single recipient of Abramoff related money and co-chairman of the Congressional Native American Caucus, has received more than $150,000 from Indian tribes once represented by Abramoff.
Meaning it is still stuck in the RNC / old school / good old boy / entitled to the job rut.
It's hard to believe that Arizona would remain so x&%@ki*g stupid as to elect Don Juan again.
Yup, and I can't recall what it was, but he ticked me off several times over the years. But not as bad as McCain.
Voters like the devil they know better than the devil they don’t, and McCain has seniority.
Hayworth chose himself, because Shadegg chose not to run. McCain effectively uses his on-again off-again love dance with the media to blacken Hayworth’s image, with the help of the Democrats’ past demonization of anyone linked with Abramoff. McCain’s constant flitation with doomed and failed Democrat policy gets overlooked right now. JD can come back, if he goes for the jugular, which I predict he probably won’t, as he has more class and less bile in his belly than McCain does, and he had grown up politically and philosophically... in ways McCain never will.
J.D. made some stupid decisions over advertising to boost his career, and we get stuck with an uncouth idiot like McCain again. Please Arizona, give us a break. If you don’t like J.D., get someone better in six years. McCain is just chasing the cameras to the next presidential election. He is determined to screw us over again.
It's just a damn shame no one stepped up with a better history to get rid of McLame for the rest of the country. If I was from Arizona, I'd have a hard time voting FOR Hayworth. My choices would be about who I would vote against. Right now I guess I'd punch the box next to Hayworth, but it really would be with one hand holding my nose.
Arizona voters prove over, and over that they are stupid, I suspect that they are about to prove it again.
Excuse me. This is a bogus charge. I just saw recently more than once Fred Thompson hawking reverse mortgages.
Are the voters going to allow the same old bs to work as it always does and turn against JD. They pull this same trick everytime? This kind of BS makes me furious. Just look at how McCain is willing to sell the voters and America out at every turn.
If you want to buy into this POS trick over and over do it on your own time; not the voters or America.
Vote the RINOS out or get lost.
Let me say it one more time.
Quit allowing the RINOS and Lefties to get away with this POS trick. That’s all it is.
You want real change. Get the RINOS and Lefties out of office. McCain has already screwed things up enough especially when he was selected not by us to run against that POS in the WH.
Stand up and fight.
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There are a lot of RINO trolls here these days. The Abramoff accusations are bogus too. It is amazing how many so-called conservatives are working with 0blahblah to bring down this country.