Skip to comments.Hannity Special: McCain Camp Didn’t Vet Obama; Palin Thought That Was a Mistake
Posted on 05/19/2012 11:18:08 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
Sean Hannity hosted a panel on his show last night, to discuss Barack Obamas history, in his own words. Stephen K. Bannon was a member of that panel, and reminded viewers (around the 3:30 mark) that the McCain campaign failed to vet Obama during the 2008 presidential election:
The decision to not vet the current president in 2008 by Steve Schmidt and other incompetent individuals within the McCain camp, played a role in outcome in that race. Governor Palin knew the American people deserved to know the facts about Obamas history and associations. Schmidt & Co. simply wouldnt allow it, and the result is the current failed leadership directing the executive branch of the nations federal government today.
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They also discuss that Romney is making the same mistake
The Divine Sarah rules! And she’s finally spilling the beans on McCain and his team of patsies and creeps.
He's one of members of the GOP-e faction who needs to defect to the Democrat coalition ~ soon.
His behavior makes me wonder and speculate.
They had plenty of time to do whatever to McCain in Hanoi.
Not saying that they did anything to him, I'm just trying to figure out why the 'war hero' is such a zero when it comes to the Constitution, duty, country and state with every passing day he's in office.
Who is he? What is he?
Mitt didn’t seem to have any trouble slinging mud on his primary competitors, what’s the problem now????
Freeps, these same asswipes are going to run Romney’s campaign and if you’re a conservative and going to be a rino supporter or ABO, then at the VERY least you could do is hold these peoples feet to the fire! This is why it is so crucial at the convention conservatives bring the hammer down on the GOPe!
” The decision to not vet the current president in 2008 by Steve Schmidt and other incompetent individuals within the McCain camp, played a role in outcome in that race. Governor Palin knew the American people deserved to know the facts about Obamas history and associations. Schmidt & Co. simply wouldnt allow it, and the result is the current failed leadership directing the executive branch of the nations federal government today.”
How could Sarah stop McCain from promoting Obama’s “goodness” while running against him? McCain wanted to lose. He wanted to BURN us. It seems that he lives just to do this.
A COWARD! They vetted him....they were just to FEARFULL of his color. WIMPS!!
McCain was and is either working for the other team or a COWARD......take your pick.
Thus it should be no surprise when Juan McCain tells the Arizona Secretary of State to back off on his demands that Obama validate his authenticity.
Incompetence wasn’t behind Schmidt or anyone else with the McCain campaign deciding to punt on vetting Obama. Any such vetting would eventually come down to whether or not Obama was even eligible for the office, and McCain couldn’t have that, as he had his own questionable issues in the same regard.
Hey, here’s stray thought - Maybe McLaim HATES the USA SOOOOOOOO much for placing him in harm’s way for the debacle called “The Vietnam War” that he’s secretly one of “them” ...... just a random thought, trying to develop a reason for his bizarre behavior .....
Sort like the joke about the Priest and Rabbi who run into each other at the local whore house....
The good Senator has no such authority over the Arizona Secretary of State. Not that this would deter him, but he does not have the legal power to stop it.
I remember watching Ann Coulter on Hannity and Colmes blurting out “Barry Soetero” and both Holmes and Hannity turned sheet white. They both froze.
Ann Coulter said “what?... What?... That was his other name”
They both were visably shaken and went right to a station break.
I guess some things are off limits to talk about.
“. just a random thought, trying to develop a reason for his bizarre behavior .....”
Frankly I don’t think it was as devious as that. I think he was just tired, played out. He didn’t want to “fight.”
Romney will apologize to 0bama before he is reelected.
It is to be determined yet what he will apologize for.
He is running against one of his own now.
Maybe Mitt lives in a glass house on the left side of the street.
Since around 2000, McCain has hated the conservatives in particular, and the GOP in general.
Everyone still left is on his side.
Steve Schmidt is one of MSNBC’s boys now. He’s on there all the time trashing all republicans except McLame.
Schmidt has been one of Romney’s boys for years and years.
He’s one of members of the GOP-e faction who needs to defect to the Democrat coalition ~ soon.
Except that they are about to acquire title to the GOP, lock, stock and barrel.
When it involves anything to do Uzero, Romney will become so spineless he could slide into a cider jug. Also, if the Sear's model gets in the White Hut, we can forget holding the Zippy regime and his 57 Czars accountable for past criminal activity.
“Mitt didnt seem to have any trouble slinging mud on his primary competitors, whats the problem now????”
In the primary he was running against people with opposing positions and convictions. Now he is following the “11th Commandment”.
Why would they have him? He's too damn dumb to help them out.
Schmidt's more valuable to the Dems on our side of the fence.
McCain’s team was certainly incompetent. It wouldn’t have hurt to do some digging. But how much more could they have found out that we don’t know now or didn’t know then? Nobody who knows Obama is talking.
You didnt know that Panama Juan could also not run for president since he was born in Colón, Republic of Panama; and agreed to run as his VP with no knowledge of this?
That makes you dumb if you didnt now. But I believe you did. Why are you so seemly smart in some areas, but dumber than dirt when it came to this?
I was born at noon not a midnight.
now = know
It was a DIVE!
Flop horse Mitt, is right on track to flop again!
“He’s one of members of the GOP-e faction who needs to defect to the Democrat coalition ~ soon.”
He already has...sometime before 2008.
But remember, Sarah was the idiot in the campaign.
I have very little use for McCain, but to lump him and Obama together regarding eligibility is absurd.
Being born overseas the child of two American citizens while your father was stationed there in the US military has absolutely NO comparison to having an underage US citizen mother and a foreign national father, possibly being born overseas and probably having claimed foreign student status for advantage in college admissions & scholarships.
If the child born of a serviceman serving overseas looses citizenship, then why serve? Ranks right up there with delaying/loosing ballots from overseas servicemen.
Tell that to the US Senate, which felt compelled to pass a nonbinding resolution regarding McCain’s eligibility. Several prominent Constitutional scholars were raising questions. It was a factor, whether or not you agree.
Obama, unlike 2008 is not an unknown which the Left can paint as they wish. He has a history, a record and because of this the Romney campaign needs to be careful not to give the opposition any ammunition it can use to cry racism.
Currently Romney is hammering on Obama’s record, something that the Democrats, while most unhappy about can do little to refute.If Romney begins to harp on Obama’s personal past the Left will then begin screaming he is changing the subject and not focusing on the problems we need to solve in order to get the country back to work.
While there may be satisfaction initially in “outing” Obama’s past (born in Kenya)I don’t believe it will help defeat more then pointing out his abysmal record and continuous failures will.
I have always believed an issues driven campaign beats a purely attack driven campaign every time.