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  • McCain Suspends Campaign, Shocks Republicans (four years ago today)

    09/24/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    US News ^ | 9-24-2008
    McCain Suspends Campaign, Shocks Republicans Obama, taken by surprise by McCain's announcement, says the debate should go on By Liz Halloran September 24, 2008 He did what? The sound of jaws hitting the floor reverberated in Washington this afternoon when Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced that he would suspend his campaign and asked that Friday's debate be postponed. Why? Because of the "historic crisis in our financial system," said McCain, who intends to return to Washington tomorrow to participate in Wall Street bailout negotiations on the Hill. In explaining his decision, McCain also referred to 9/11, patriotism, and partisan...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this year’s VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should “go rogue” with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBS’s This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • Top Gay Blogger John Aravosis: Obama Campaign Asked Me to Do 'Dirty Work' in 2008, and I Did

    08/10/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    Leading gay blogger John Aravosis, writing today at his Americablog about White House spokesman Robert Gibbs attacking inside the beltway progressive critics of Barack Obama, like Aravosis, let slip that he performed surreptitious "dirty work" for Obama at the behest of his 2008 presidential campaign:Joe and I are upset with Obama, and we, for example, raised nearly $43,000 for the man, According to the White House, our money now doesn't count. Great, would they like to give it back? I for one, would love the $1000 back that I personally donated to the Obama campaign. Joe gave even more. I...
  • Obama, Clinton, McCaskill ORIGINAL 'BIRTHERS' (April 10, 2008): Scrubbing McCain's NBC Status

    07/22/2009 8:09:58 PM PDT · by txhurl · 73 replies · 2,306+ views
    govtrack.us ^ | April 10, 2008 | govtrack.us
    SRES 511 ATS 110th CONGRESS 2d Session S. RES. 511 Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 10, 2008 Mrs. MCCASKILL (for herself, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. OBAMA, Mr. COBURN, Mrs. CLINTON, and Mr. WEBB) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary April 24, 2008 Reported by Mr. LEAHY, without amendment April 30, 2008 Considered and agreed to -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RESOLUTION Recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen. Whereas the Constitution of the United States requires that, to be eligible...
  • Jackson Browne, Republicans settle lawsuit

    07/21/2009 10:23:52 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies · 1,659+ views
    AP via Reuters ^ | July 21, 2009 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    Jackson Browne has settled a lawsuit and received an apology from Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party over use of his song "Running on Empty" during last year's presidential campaign. The settlement announced Tuesday includes a pledge by the GOP not to use any musicians' work without proper permission in future campaigns, a statement that Browne said he hoped would benefit other artists. Browne sued McCain and the Republican National Committee and the Ohio Republican Party last year over use of "Running on Empty" in a Web ad mocking Democrat Barack Obama's proposed energy policies. McCain's loss in November...
  • Schmidt, Plouffe: McCain was a long shot

    04/23/2009 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 41 replies · 1,820+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/2309 | Ben Smith
    NEWARK, Del. – The men who ran the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain appeared together on stage for the first time Thursday at the University of Delaware to complete a pair of tasks: To articulate their (remarkably similar) views of the election, and to hash out the details of continuing coursework so that they can, at last, graduate. McCain chief strategist Steve Schmidt and Obama campaign manager David Plouffe seemed to agree on a central point: McCain was always the longest of long-shot candidates. (You would not have known this from hearing either of them talk during...
  • Why McWeev... Err, McCain? "It's the economy, Stupid!"

    11/03/2008 3:21:45 PM PST · by LomanBill · 7 replies · 411+ views
    Self | 03 Nov 2008 | LomanBill
        When Richard Nixon closed the Gold Window in February of 1973, that action severed the last remaining string tying the Dollar to Gold.   What replaced Gold?   OIL -  The Petro-Dollar.     All major players in the OIL market have agreed to sell OIL in Dollars.  Anybody who wants to buy oil must do so with Dollars; and this arrangement is what creates the international demand for the Dollar - and props up the VALUE of the Dollar.     It's the reason China and other countries buy our T-Bills.   If the Petro-Dollar dies, the Dollar dies with...
  • McCain’s revenge

    10/31/2008 12:46:12 PM PDT · by flyfree · 47 replies · 1,752+ views
    Erica Jong: “Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can’t cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduces her to a bundle of nerves.” Ah, the most entertaining presidential race in my adult life just became more amusing as our “Fear of Flying” feminist gives an expatriate interview to Corriere della Sera, an Italian newspaper. Jong is worried that Republican John McCain will win. So are all her friends. Hanoi Jane is waking in the middle of the night to cold sweats? Well, she is well past menopause...
  • Classic Sarah Palin Kodak Moment

    10/24/2008 10:54:38 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 73 replies · 4,631+ views
  • O.C. voters thrilled to hear Sarah Palin live

    10/04/2008 7:37:45 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 1,052+ views
    ocregister.com ^ | 10/04/08 | JESSICA TERRELL
    Local supporters praise candidate's energy, down-to-earth qualities. "Electrifying," "genuine" and "inspiring" were a few of the adjectives that Orange County voters used to describe Sarah Palin after her rally at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Saturday. Although few were surprised by the content of her speech, most O.C. residents who made the trek north said they were simply thrilled to see her in person. "What surprised me was the enthusiasm here," said Brad Michaels from Laguna Hills. "The energy level was so high." For Michaels, the highlight of the speech was Palin talking about Sen. Barack Obama.
  • IT'S TIME FOR "THE COCKTOASTEN-MCCAIN PLAN"

    09/17/2008 10:14:11 AM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 27 replies · 206+ views
    vanity | 09/17/2008 | johncocktoasten
    The Republican Convention shifted the battle field for this election from the empty "Change" mantra, to a neutral field that is undefined as it stands now. The "Country First" moniker is an excellent start, but now is the time to define the issues debate for the remainder of the campaign. Either define the issues and make the opponent play on your field, or have the opposite done for you. Here is my version of "The McCain Plan" we'll call it "The Cocktoasten-McCain Plan" (the title in and of itself is an attention grabber) 1. Victory in the war and rebuilding...
  • Rosanne Cash: Don't speak for Johnny

    08/21/2008 10:51:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 68 replies · 233+ views
    UPI ^ | Published: Aug. 19, 2008 at 7:42 PM | no byline
    NASHVILLE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash says she's "appalled" by others invoking the name of her father, music legend Johnny Cash, to "further their own agendas." Writing on her Web site, Roseanne Cash, a Grammy winner with 11 No. 1 country music singles since 1979, took exception to unnamed people appropriating the memory of her father, who died five years ago. While not singling out anyone in the post, the message came only days after country music superstar John Rich said Johnny Cash would have supported likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain, The Nashville Tennessean said. Rich,...
  • NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD 'MIRROR' OBAMA

    07/21/2008 9:09:19 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 263 replies · 1,030+ views
    Drudge ^ | Mon Jul 21 2008 | Drudge
    NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD 'MIRROR' OBAMA Mon Jul 21 2008 12:00:25 ET An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES -- less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The paper's decision to refuse McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan for Iraq' has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles. 'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece,' NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday...
  • Clark Seeks to Clarify Critical Remarks of McCain’s Military Service

    07/01/2008 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 50 replies · 85+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who caused a stir over the weekend when he dismissed John McCain’s military service as a qualification for the presidency, stood by his remarks on Tuesday but sought to soothe ruffled feathers after Barack Obama was forced to distance himself from his campaign surrogate. But after two days of angry responses and denunciations on both sides, Clark tried to clarify that while he respects McCain’s military service, he believes Obama has better judgment — without having served in the military — to be president, while Obama downplayed the impact of Clark’s comments.
  • Webb: McCain Should 'Calm Down' on Using Military Service

    07/01/2008 11:20:13 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 90 replies · 135+ views
    briefingroom.thehill.com ^ | July 1, 2008 | Walter Alarkon
    Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) waded into the debate over John McCain's military service Monday to say that the Republican should avoid using military service in politics. Webb, a Barack Obama supporter, was on MSNBC's "Countdown" to talk about his G.I. Bill to increase education benefits for returning veterans which is now law. Webb criticized both McCain and President Bush for not supporting the bill. Then, unprompted, Webb weighed in on the debate over retired Gen. Wesley Clark's remark that "riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down" isn't "a qualification to be president."
  • City Vehicles Painted with Anti-Obama Sayings

    06/29/2008 8:18:32 AM PDT · by beericus · 55 replies · 579+ views
    WOFL FOX 35, Orlando ^ | Sunday, 29 Jun 2008, 12:00 AM EDT | WOFL FOX 35, Orlando
    <p>ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- The Orlando Police Department found dozens of city owned vehicles vandalized Saturday.</p> <p>The vandal or vandals appear to have political intentions; most of the vehicles were spray painted with anti Obama sayings, with ‘Obama’ misspelled several times. Some of their vehicles had their gas caps removed.</p>
  • Obama Campaign Masters Digital Media While McCain Efforts are "Old and Clunky"

    06/06/2008 9:43:28 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 31 replies · 128+ views
    JackMyers.com ^ | June 6th, 2008 | Shelly Palmer
    Back in 1960 the skills required to become President of the United States changed forever. That was the year that John F. Kennedy debated Richard M. Nixon on national network television for the first time. When reminiscing about Kennedy's win, pundits love to cite that he was tanned, good looking, had great hair and had his make-up professionally applied, while Mr. Nixon appeared pale, had a nervous demeanor and sweaty brow. They say that Nixon won on the radio but Kennedy won on TV. 1960 ushered in the era of the Network politician. For better or for worse, after the...
  • The GOP's Ideas Deficit [Warning: A Real Stinker]

    05/16/2008 2:34:46 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 9 replies · 856+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2008 | Eugene Robinson
    The Reagan era in American politics is about to end, and we have George W. Bush to thank for its demise. In this respect, it doesn't matter who wins the Democratic nomination or even who wins the general election in the fall. I was going to try to write this column without using the word "paradigm," but already I've failed: Regardless of who takes the oath of office in January, the paradigm that reigned for nearly three decades -- the notion that government is useless, if not inherently evil -- is no longer operative. All three of the remaining presidential...
  • McCain Backer Regrets Comments on Catholics

    05/13/2008 10:22:51 PM PDT · by writer33 · 13 replies · 116+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 14, 2008 | Laurie Goodstein
    The Rev. John C. Hagee, whose anti-Catholic remarks created a controversy when Senator John McCain received his endorsement for the Republican presidential nomination with fanfare, has issued a letter expressing regret for “any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.” The letter was issued after weeks of conversations between Mr. Hagee and Roman Catholic Republicans about repairing the damage to Mr. McCain’s campaign and the alliance built over many years between conservative Catholics and evangelicals. Mr. McCain said Tuesday that he had not been involved in brokering the apology letter from Mr. Hagee, a megachurch pastor in San Antonio who broadcasts...
  • Meet John 'Dubya' McCain

    04/23/2008 10:21:14 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 13 replies · 503+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 23rd, 2008 | J. Peter Scoblic
    John McCain knows a lot less about foreign policy than he'd have us believe.This, anyway, is the impression that's been growing in recent weeks, not least because of much-discussed New York Times story published recently that painted a growing divide in his campaign between "pragmatists" and "neoconservatives." The candidate reportedly lacks firm ideological convictions, so battle for "McCain's soul" may be in the offing. And it's true: Despite his decades of supposed national security experience, it's difficult to stick an "-ism" on the tail of McCain's approach to world affairs. He's been one of the president's most fervent backers on...
  • Crowd was monstrous to anti-war demonstrator

    04/10/2008 7:27:56 PM PDT · by radar101 · 83 replies · 253+ views
    Prescott Courier ^ | 10 April 2008 | K.R. Russell
    Previously posted was an item,"John McCain visits Prescott:" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1997696/posts On April 5 I attended a support rally in Prescott for Sen. John McCain. I carried a sign with a photo of a war-torn child from Iraq and an anti-war sign from Moveon.org. Local police told me I had a right to be in the crowd and close to the stage. Three Navy/Army men were in front of me. I told them I loved them and I support them 100 percent - just not this war based on lies. They thanked me for my gratitude and belief in democracy. Right away...
  • Will Barack Obama accept the endorsement of a woman who helped torture John McCain?

    04/03/2008 9:07:20 AM PDT · by GVnana · 35 replies · 150+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 4/3/2008 | Moe Lane
    Will Barack Obama accept the endorsement of a woman who helped torture John McCain? ...AND THE FACT THAT I HAVE TO EVEN *ASK* THIS SHOULD FILL HIS SUPPORTERS WITH SHAME. By Moe Lane Posted in Anti-war liberals Note the use of the word "should." Via Constant Reader fatimabrown we see this link of Jane Fonda announcing her support of Senator Barack Obama in the upcoming elections. Fonda, as all people know - and all decent people admit - is an actress who used her celebrity to first voluntarily engage in propaganda attacks by the North Vietnamese against the United States...
  • (Actress) Heidi Montag: I'm Voting For John McCain

    04/02/2008 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 90 replies · 434+ views
    Usmagazine.com/ ^ | Wednesday April 2, 2008
    The New York Times recently called Heidi Montag a "feminist hero" for standing up to beau Spencer Pratt, but the Hills star, 21, isn't backing Hillary Clinton for president. "I'm voting for John McCain," she tells Us Weekly in its latest issue, on newsstands now. "I'm a Republican and McCain has a lot of experience," she explains.
  • Caption the candidates (March primaries): McCain, Clinton, Obama

    03/05/2008 12:02:17 PM PST · by weegee · 43 replies · 1,076+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 5, 2008 | various
    U.S. President George W. Bush points toward the Oval Office in a reference to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (L) winning the presidency after they met at the White House in Washington March 5, 2008. McCain scored victories in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island on Tuesday to complete his improbable comeback from the political graveyard last summer to become his party's standard-bearer. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA) Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy point to the crowd at his Ohio and Texas primary election night rally in...
  • McCain Says Citizenship a Dead Issue

    02/28/2008 9:07:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 151 replies · 432+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Thursday the question of whether he can run for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone, was put to rest 44 years ago in Barry Goldwater's run for the White House.McCain added that he doesn't know why his campaign sought legal analysis of whether his birth outside the continental United States might disqualify him from the presidency.The Constitution says only a "natural-born citizen" may serve as president.McCain's campaign asked former Solicitor General Ted Olson for a legal interpretation of the issue.McCain himself insists the issue was put to...
  • McCain hopes Castro to "meet Marx soon"

    02/22/2008 8:48:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 194+ views
    McCain hopes Castro to "meet Marx soon" Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:18am EST By Jason Szep INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner John McCain suggested on Friday that he hoped retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro would die soon and said Castro's brother will be a worse leader. "I hope he has the opportunity to meet Karl Marx very soon," McCain told a town-hall style meeting of about 150 people, referring to communist theoretician Marx who died on March 14, 1883. Castro, 81, announced on Tuesday he was stepping down as president and commander-in-chief of Cuba's armed forces after 49 years...
  • VANITY: Write-In Campaign for Texas?

    02/07/2008 12:11:42 PM PST · by D-fendr · 72 replies · 197+ views
    2/7/2008 | Me
    With the sorry choices of McCain or McCain left, how about a write-in of Thompson in Texas? Is it allowed under Texas primary rules? Beats not voting and beats supporting McCain.
  • Super Tuesday: GOP Disaster!

    02/05/2008 10:31:17 PM PST · by americanophile · 175 replies · 618+ views
    GOPublius.com ^ | February 5, 2008 | gopublius.com
    Tonight’s Super Tuesday Primary leaves little to be positive about, even for McCain supporters. Tuesday merely proved the degree to which the GOP is fractured, unenthusiastic, and weak. Romney and Huckabee still have life in them, but McCain was the night’s big winner. November is well off, but at this stage the fall forecast is dim. The Republicans will be entering the race with a 72 year old Senator, despised by large swathes of his own base, sluggishly propelled by a divided and deeply demoralized GOP electorate that is likely to produce an anemic campaign war chest. By contrast, the...
  • McCain: I've Learned My Lesson on Illegals ... (Too little and for you RINO, Too LATE !)

    11/05/2007 10:58:13 AM PST · by IrishMike · 105 replies · 373+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2007
    John McCain spent months earlier this year arguing that the United States must combine border security efforts with a temporary worker program and an eventual path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants. Now, the Republican presidential candidate emphasizes securing the borders first. The rest, he says, is still needed but will have to come later. "I understand why you would call it a, quote, shift," McCain told reporters Saturday after voters questioned him on his position during back-to-back appearances in this early voting state. "I say it is a lesson learned about what the American people's priorities are. And their...
  • Republicans Drunk on Ethanol

    10/12/2007 3:35:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 126 replies · 1,499+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 12, 2007 | The Editors
    October 12, 2007, 8:45 a.m. Republicans Drunk on Ethanol By The Editors It’s a depressing ritual. Every four years, as Iowans prepare to cast the first votes in the presidential-primary season, candidates descend on the corn-covered state and discover the miraculous properties of ethanol. The latest convert is Fred Thompson, who voted against ethanol subsidies when he was a U.S. senator but now says that ethanol is “a matter . . . of national security.” What he means is that he supports increasing federal assistance for ethanol production, on the grounds that this will reduce American dependence on oil...
  • Judge says campaign regs are too lenient

    09/12/2007 7:45:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 382+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge struck down campaign finance regulations Wednesday that govern when candidates and independent groups can coordinate their political messages. The judge called on the Federal Election Commission to write stricter rules in time for the 2008 elections. The decision marks the second time that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has invalidated the FEC regulations as too lenient. They were drafted in response to a landmark 2002 law that restricts political donations. Kollar-Kotelly said the FEC regulations too narrowly apply to coordinated advertising that takes place within 90 days of a congressional election or 120 days before...
  • Iraq Debate Prompts Senate Cloakroom Clash: Presidential Hopeful Defends Bush

    07/12/2007 8:13:17 AM PDT · by hardback · 22 replies · 1,579+ views
    The Politico/CBS News ^ | July 11, 2007 | John Bresnahan
    Top campaign aides weren't the only victims of the John McCain offensive on Tuesday. Fresh off a trip to Iraq, a visibly tired McCain lit into the "liberal left" for advocating retreat in Iraq and then went behind closed doors to brawl with a fellow GOP senator over the war. In what one senator called "the most serious fight that I have seen in my time in the Senate," McCain clashed with Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, over the Arizona senator's assertion that the most dangerous threat facing U.S. troops in Iraq was Al Qaeda members. Voinovich, who recently urged President...
  • Group launches ad against McCain's joke [The liberal group MoveOn.org is launching an ad........]

    04/20/2007 8:28:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 795+ views
    Group launches ad against McCain's joke By LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago The liberal group MoveOn.org is launching an ad against Republican John McCain (news, bio, voting record) and his joke about bombing Iran, arguing that the nation "can't afford another reckless president." The group plans to spend about $100,000 to air a commercial on network and some cable television stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, states that hold early contests in the presidential nomination process, spokesman Alex Howe said Friday. McCain, campaigning Wednesday in South Carolina, answered a question about military action against Iran with the...
  • 'Today' Can't Find a Republican To Discuss McCain Announcement

    03/01/2007 5:16:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,326+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A Democratic senator has just announced his presidential candidacy. On the next morning's "Fox & Friends," a Fox News reporter who recently denied that Fox has any conservative leanings or that Sean Hannity is a conservative narrates a segment on the announcement. To analyze the news, she plays clips of someone from the National Review and then a writer from Weekly Standard. Host Brian Kilmeade follows, schmoozing over the senator's prospects with a former senior aide to a conservative Republican governor. Total lack of balance! Couldn't Fox News have found at least one Democrat to discuss a Democrat's candidacy?...
  • McCain: Roe v. Wade should be overturned

    02/18/2007 6:16:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 156 replies · 2,316+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Februrary 18, 2007 | JIM DAVENPORT
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain (news, bio, voting record), looking to improve his standing with the party's conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned. "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned," the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states. McCain also vowed that if elected, he would appoint judges who "strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States and do not legislate from the bench." The landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade gave women the right to choose...
  • President John McCain? Not likely

    09/09/2006 4:53:28 PM PDT · by Clive · 58 replies · 1,672+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-09-09 | David Frum
    This was a week of clever manoeuvres. First, George Bush announced that he would at last bring the captured 9/11 plotters to trial by military commission -- if Congress would give him the authority to do so. That puts Democrats in Congress in a very awkward spot. The voters will want justice executed; the Democrats' key constituencies and big donors are calling the commissions "kangaroo courts." Then, Senator John McCain (the presumptive front-runner for the Republican nomination) revealed his trick: He immediately produced his own version of the President's bill -- but one calculated to appeal more to Democrats and...
  • ‘Gay friendly’ potential President to address Tories(McCain)

    08/31/2006 4:12:38 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 10 replies · 527+ views
    Pink News ^ | 29-August-2006 | Marc Shoffman
    A US politician tipped as the next US President and known to favour state power to define gay marriage laws will address the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth next month, according to reports. John McCain, senion Senator from Arizona, who voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004 and has been praised by gay lobby group the Log Cabin Republicans, will speak at the opening evening of the Tory annual gathering. The coup is seen as a sign that the party and leader David Cameron are being seen as viable alternatives to Labour, according to The Times Senator McCain is...
  • Poll shows McCain, Giuliani grab political center

    08/27/2006 6:40:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 938+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 08/27/2006
    Rasmussen Reports surveys of leading national political figures find that Al Gore is perceived as a bit more liberal by the voting public than either Bill or Hillary Clinton. In fact, public perceptions put the former vice president further to the left of center than President Bush is to the right. Note: The political center is calculated by subtracting the number of liberals from the number of conservatives among the general public (35% conservative, 18% liberal for a net +17). Two Republican presidential hopefuls—Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani—are fairly close to the nation's political...
  • It's Gingrich's to Lose (Zogby '08 White House Poll Shows Tancredo 4th)

    08/27/2006 9:01:53 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 244 replies · 4,128+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | August 28, 2006 | Paul Bedard
    Washington Whispers It's Gingrich's to Lose in 2008 Sorry, Hillary. And Big John, you might have missed your chance in 2000. That's because a new and innovative poll from John Zogby about 2008 presidential candidates finds former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich way out front of fellow GOP-ers like Sen. John McCain and also finds moderates like former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner far ahead of libs like Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Here's the unusual thing about the Zogby poll released to Whispers: When questioning likely primary voters, only brief biographies and not names were given. In other words, voters picked the...
  • McCain's Machiavellian Miscalculation

    08/24/2006 5:44:12 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 24 replies · 1,172+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 08/24/06 | David Limbaugh
    Liberals claim to hold Sen. John McCain in high regard because he is supposedly a straight talker. He tells it like it is. Wednesday evening, MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked on "Hardball," "Is John McCain back on that straight talk express? We actually like him there." Whether or not Matthews intended this, his question reveals his opinion that McCain, at best, only talks straight part of the time. If he had to come "back" to the truth, he must have been dwelling before in "untruth," which means he is hardly to be revered as a reliably honest person. But liberals are...
  • Behind McCain's Blast At Bush Over the War

    08/23/2006 2:54:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 54 replies · 1,789+ views
    Time.com ^ | 24 August 2006 | JAMES CARNEY
    John McCain has been President Bush's indispensable political ally on the war in Iraq. So what was the Arizona senator and top-shelf 2008 presidential contender up to yesterday in Ohio when he unloaded on the Bush Administration's handling of the war in a speech that, with a few tweaks, could have been delivered by an anti-war Democrat? "I think one of the biggest mistakes we made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifices that would be required," McCain said. "Stuff happens, mission accomplished, last throes, a few dead-enders," he went on, citing some of the, ah, less-than-accurate...
  • McCain Signals Distance From Bush, Neocons

    08/23/2006 10:52:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 141 replies · 1,946+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 23 aug 06 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Senator McCain's unusually blunt attack on the Bush administration yesterday, including a claim that President Bush and other top officials led Americans to believe that the Iraq war would be "some kind of day at the beach," is fueling suspicions that the Arizona senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate is seeking to straddle rival foreign policy camps in the Republican Party.
  • McCain Mines Elite of G.O.P. for 2008 Team

    08/21/2006 9:36:08 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 85 replies · 2,132+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | John M. Broder
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 — Senator John McCain is locking up a cast of top-shelf Republican strategists, policy experts, fund-raisers and donors, in a methodical effort to build a 2008 presidential campaign machine, drawing supporters of President Bush despite the sometimes rocky history between the two men. Mr. McCain’s effort to woo a diverse lineup of backers and scare off rivals has augmented his travel schedule on behalf of Republicans — which this week and next includes trips to Iowa, Louisiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio and Florida. The effort is fueling a fund-raising operation that has helped him build loyalty throughout...
  • Social Issues Unlikely To Hurt Giuliani

    08/21/2006 6:16:02 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 390 replies · 3,211+ views
    The State ^ | 8/21/06
    The S.C. Republican Party’s sponsorship of “An Evening Honoring Rudy Giuliani” last week spoke volumes. It reflected what some said is a shift in attitude toward GOP candidates with more liberal views on social issues. There’s a greater degree of tolerance and acceptance, party officials said. Giuliani, who rose to national prominence for his take-charge performance after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, supports gay rights, gun control and legalized abortion, which puts him at odds with most Republicans. Nevertheless, he has traveled the country extensively on behalf of GOP candidates this year while acknowledging his own interest in a possible...
  • GOP Currently Has Three Favourites for 2008 (Angus Reid Poll)

    08/21/2006 5:36:31 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 150 replies · 1,905+ views
    Angus Reid ^ | 8/21/06
    - Adults in the United States place three Republican politicians as their top choices for the next presidential nomination, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and Press. 26 per cent of respondents would vote like Arizona senator John McCain to be the next presidential candidate.Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is a close second with 24 per cent, followed by current state secretary Condoleezza Rice with 18 per cent. Support is lower for former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich, Virginia senator George Allen, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Tennessee senator Bill Frist, and...
  • Hillary, McCain Almost Even in Poll

    08/20/2006 10:48:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,097+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/20/06 | AP
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton matches up well against Sen. John McCain in early polling about a possible presidential contest in 2008. A Time magazine poll released Sunday found McCain, R-Ariz., at 49 percent and Clinton, D-N.Y., at 47 percent among registered voters when people were asked which candidate they would support for president if they had to decide now. McCain had a 10-point lead over the Democratic nominee from 2004, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, and a 9-point lead over 2000 Democratic nominee Al Gore in similar matchups. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they have a favorable opinion of McCain...
  • McCain: Resentment remains in 2000 race

    08/15/2006 2:35:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 928+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/06 | Mike Glover - ap
    GRINNELL, Iowa - Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) said Tuesday there is "lingering resentment" among some Republicans because of his primary fight in 2000 with George W. Bush. Those feelings may complicate his decision whether to seek the presidential nomination for 2008, said McCain, R-Ariz. "If I run, and we'll decide that early next year, there's a lot of work to do," McCain said as he began a two-day visit to Iowa, which traditionally holds leadoff caucuses in January of presidential election years. "Here in Iowa there are parts of the party where there's still lingering resentment over...
  • A McCain-Lieberman ticket?

    08/11/2006 1:08:45 PM PDT · by BlackRazor · 66 replies · 936+ views
    USNews.com ^ | 8/10/2006 | Michael Barone
    A McCain-Lieberman ticket? Columnist, blogger, novelist, and Army Reserve Col. Austin Bay (has anyone else ever had those credentials?) calls for a McCain-Lieberman ticket in 2008. A Republican McCain-Lieberman ticket. Is that a fantasy? It strikes me as less improbable than the Kerry-McCain ticket MainStream Media reporters touted in 2004. McCain and Lieberman are friends, with a more cordial relationship now than Lieberman probably has with all but a few of his Democratic colleagues, who are busy endorsing this week's primary winner Ned Lamont (as they pretty much have to do) and adding gratuitous comments (as Harry Reid and Charles...
  • Gallup: McCain Vulnerable in GOP Primaries

    08/09/2006 6:31:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 200 replies · 2,348+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10 August 2006
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would be a formidable presidential candidate in a general election, but he could be vulnerable in Republican primaries and caucuses, Gallup polls reveal. "Republicans are more likely to say his issue positions are a reason to dislike the Republican senator than to like him,” a new release from the Gallup Poll News Service states. A USA Today/Gallup poll in late June found that overall, 56 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Arizona senator, while 25 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 19 percent have no opinion. However, only a slightly higher percentage of...
  • Andy Card: I Have Seen John McCain's Anger

    08/01/2006 6:08:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 95 replies · 2,198+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 August 2006 | Ronald Kessler
    President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew H. "Andy" Card, Jr. has observed Senator John McCain's notorious outbursts of anger first-hand, Card said in his first extensive interview since leaving the White House. Referring to the Republican front-runner for president, Card said, "Sometimes he was pretty angry, but I felt as if he was putting on a show. I don't know if it was an emotional eruption or for effect." In a July 5 NewsMax.com article, former Senator Bob Smith, a New Hampshire Republican who served with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, "I have witnessed incidents where he...