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  • Palin Was The Only Bright Spot In The 2008 Race

    05/12/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | May 12, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    In his new book, The Restless Wave, and in an upcoming HBO documentary, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) expresses regret about choosing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate in the 2008 election. According to TheNew York Times, in the documentary, McCain refers to the Palin selection as “another mistake” he made in a long political career. In his new book, McCain reportedly claims that former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, would have been a better choice for the ticket. McCain noted that his advisers convinced him not to choose the Democrat, so he picked...
  • Nervous GOP urges McCain to attack (Flashback)

    05/11/2018 6:13:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2008 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MIKE ALLEN
    John McCain’s fade in recent polls, combined with a barrage of negative news coverage during the financial crisis, has leading Republican activists around the country worrying about his prospects and urging his campaign to become much more aggressive against Barack Obama in the remaining month before Election Day. A flurry of new polls shows Barack Obama gaining in several battleground states – most notably Florida, Pennsylvania and swing states throughout the West. Officials worry early voting, which is under way in important states such as Ohio, is likely to favor Obama in this toxic political climate.
  • Sarah Palin responds to John McCain saying he regrets picking her for 2008 ticket

    05/11/2018 10:13:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies ^ | 5/11/18 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sarah Palin broke her silence Thursday and said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., never told her directly that he regrets picking her as his running mate as the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. However, the former Alaska governor said every time she hears about the reports of his bitterness towards her, it's "like a perpetual gut-punch." "It's not a real fun thing that part of my job is the requirement – is having to read the news every day,"
  • US presidential candidate John McCain now leads slightly in the polls (2008)

    05/10/2018 9:33:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Indiaabroad ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | Wikinews
    United States presidential candidate John McCain now retains a lead over Barack Obama in several polls conducted in the past few days. Both Zogby International and Rasmussen Reports have McCain with a slight, but not statistically significant lead. The most recent Gallup tracking poll has McCain with a statistical lead of 5.0 percent. The Day to Day Politics Poll Average also has a slight, but not statistically significantly lead of 0.4% for McCain. Obama had a 6.0 percent lead in the Day to Day Politics Poll Average after the Democratic National Convention, but now is trailing after the Republican National...
  • John McCain in New Book: I’m (Going to Die,) Freer Now to Speak My Mind

    04/30/2018 12:12:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    DB ^ | 04.30.18 | GIDEON RESNICK
    In a new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) writes that his battle with brain cancer has given him a sense of liberation to vote and speak his mind. “This is my last term,” McCain writes in his upcoming book The Restless Wave, which he co-authored with former adviser Mark Salter. An excerpt of the book was posted Monday on Apple News. “If I hadn’t admitted that to myself before this summer, a stage 4 cancer diagnosis acts as ungentle persuasion,” McCain continues. “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the...
  • Obabma helped draw up Senate resolution that confirmed John McCain is natural born US citizen

    01/18/2016 5:06:16 AM PST · by ckilmer · 55 replies ^ | April 10, 2008 | US Senate
    Text of A resolution recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen. This simple resolution was agreed to on April 30, 2008. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 30, 2008 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate). Download PDF Source: GPO III 110th CONGRESS 2d Session S. RES. 511 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...
  • Brotherhood Promoter Resigns from DHS to Focus on GOP Party

    09/14/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies ^ | 9/7/14 | Ryan Mauro
    Mohamed Elibiary announced that he has left his position as a senior advisor with the Department of Homeland Security. Elibiary, a stalwart supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood , said he was leaving so he can focus on “reforming” the conservative movement ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Under the Obama Administration, Elibiary served on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Advisory Committee for five years. He also served on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the DHS Faith-Based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Elibiary is a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for...
  • 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 ^ | April 10, 2008 |
    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 ^ | 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.

    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,...

    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...