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  • Fox News: John McCain Wins GOP Nomination

    03/04/2008 6:00:25 PM PST · by jern · 277 replies · 1,301+ views
    Fox News
    John McCain Wins GOP Nomination
  • McCain tried to Eliminate Gun Shows

    02/09/2008 7:46:40 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 163+ views
    The Western Right ^ | 1/14/2008 | The Western Right
    The National Rifle Association reports on the gun control bill that Senator John McCain introduced with liberal Democrats Joe Lieberman and Jack Reed. --------------- Introduced, appropriately enough, on Halloween, the McCain-Reed-DeWine-Lieberman gun show bill masquerades as reform but imposes bureaucratic restrictions aimed at eliminating gun shows. The legislation is based on the McCain-Lieberman bill (S. 890) from the 107th Congress, and, similarly, not only fails to address gun owners` most significant concerns, but also fails to address any issues within the National Instant Check System (NICS). McCain-Reed is not about closing a "gun show loophole"—there is no "gun show loophole."...
  • McCain: "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican." (VIDEO)

    02/29/2008 8:31:26 PM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 161 replies · 700+ views
    "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican." http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4363279
  • McCain Now Trying To Woo Conservatives By Talking "Border Security"

    02/28/2008 8:34:27 PM PST · by levotb · 52 replies · 387+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2/28/08 | levotb
    WARNING TO CONSERVATIVES!!! When the AP quotes Open Borders moll Tamar Jacoby, Arlen Specter, RINO/Bushie/McCainite Charlie Black as saying McCain is "looking strong" or good on immigration" and no conservatives or anti-Invasion advocates or experts are quoted in the [following] story, you know the fix is in! McCain is on a major media effort to try to make conservatives like him enough to vote for him and he knows he's in deep trouble. So he's going to try to pull the wool over our eyes by saying he's going to get tough on the Border--if elected. What he WON'T discuss...
  • Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

    01/25/2008 11:03:35 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 290+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/25/08 | Liz Sidoti - AP Reporter
    Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary. The decision is a blow to Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor in a close fight with McCain for support of voters in the Cuban-American community _ and to keep his candidacy alive. Two Republican officials disclosed the upcoming endorsement on the condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the announcement. As recently as Thursday night, Martinez indicated he would remain neutral in the...
  • McCain: "simply loathed by many fellow Republicans"

    02/01/2008 12:49:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 1,563+ views
    AmericaBlog ^ | January 31, 2008 | Joe Sudbay
    McCain is loathesome. And, it's not just fellow Republicans who despise him. But, if the hard core GOPers want to hate their front runner, who are we to stop them: But Sen. McCain still confronts a problem both in the remainder of the nomination race, and, if he wins, in the fall: He is simply loathed by many fellow Republicans, often for the very bipartisanship and maverick streak that attracts independents. His biggest, and perhaps final, test comes Tuesday, when 21 states hold contests -- most of them open only to Republican voters. "So it is over. Finished. In November,...
  • McCain: Enemy of the POWs

    06/12/2007 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Anita1 · 31 replies · 1,520+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | John LeBoutillier
    . . . Everyone in D.C. and Arizona knows of the mean-spirited side of John McCain. But on no issue has John McCain been meaner than the question of the hundreds of U.S. POWs who did not come home in 1973 when McCain came home. He has used his unique and hard-earned status as a former POW not to help the cause of the un-returned POWs, but rather to attack POW activists, demean POW family members, and to bolster the Pentagon's long-term strategy of debunking credible sightings of POWs.
  • PART V - JUST SAY NO: To John McCain -- PRESERVE the TWO-PARTY system

    02/21/2008 5:12:05 AM PST · by davidosborne · 67 replies · 808+ views
    PART FIVE -- in my JUST SAY NO SERIES: KeyWord: JustSayNo2JohnMcCain In response to the FReepers who think they should "HOLD THEIR NOSE" and Vote FOR McCain.. I ask you to reconsider this option, unless you want to completely DESTROY the two-Party system and move our party so far to the left that the base is completely ignored in ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS... While I certainly respect your opinion, and your right to vote FOR McCain, please understand the many of us who make up the conservative base just CAN’T.. no matter how many times we “the Base” hold our nose...
  • GOP May Regret Raising McCain

    02/04/2008 4:14:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies · 196+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2008 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The prospect of John McCain all but clinching the GOP presidential nomination in Super Tuesday's primaries has certainly raised the anxiety level among conservative Republicans. The trouble with McCain, conservative leaders say, is that he strays far afield from party orthodoxy on so many issues -- vital, ideological issues that lie at the core of the GOP's agenda. There was the Arizona senator's rigid opposition to the Bush tax cuts. He voted against them twice, in 2001 and 2003, votes that to this day he claims were justified, even though he now wants to make the tax cuts...
  • Ronald Reagan would be shocked, disturbed by McCain

    02/07/2008 5:58:17 AM PST · by Brilliant · 49 replies · 152+ views
    OrlandoSentinel.com ^ | February 7, 2008 | Jack A. Chambless
    ...Given that he and some of the other Republicans have been embroiled in a campaign to prove who is the most like Reagan, the choice of McCain is both shocking and a bit disturbing to those of us who remember the Reagan years fondly. As a registered Libertarian and former Republican I must confess that I have utter contempt for any suggestion that McCain carries the mantle of Reagan Republicanism. If Republicans are honest -- and they remember anything about the 1980s -- they can only conclude that McCain is a militaristic socialist. Reagan came to power at the height...
  • John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate (old but relevent)

    05/24/2005 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Ikemeister · 27 replies · 1,015+ views
    US Veteran Dispatch ^ | Dec 1992 | Ted Sampley
    Those following the proceedings during the past year of the Senate Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs have been mystified by the rabid actions of the one man on the committee who should be grateful that for the nearly three decades there have been activists in America who have refused to let die the issue of the fate of Americans lost and missing in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. I am speaking of course of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). None of the Senators on the Select Committee have been as vicious in their attacks on POW/MIA family members...
  • John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts...

    03/22/2006 8:58:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,463 replies · 35,482+ views
    Jim Robinson
    <p>John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts to find even one thread, one post, one paragraph, one sentence or even one lousy word posted to this web site that is not fully protected by the First Amendment!</p>
  • Flawed Cindy McCain has a grudge list

    02/02/2008 5:21:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies · 1,009+ views
    Flawed Cindy McCain has a grudge list Tony Allen-Mills ON almost every step of his march towards the Republican nomination, John McCain has relied on the support of his glamorous second wife Cindy. Yet she has not always been a political asset. A Republican victory in November would bring to the White House a formidable but flawed first lady. McCain’s marriage has long attracted attention both for the 18-year age gap between husband and wife and for their adopted Asian daughter, who became the focus of one of the most vicious dirty tricks of the 2000 presidential campaign. The couple...
  • Flawed Cindy McCain has a grudge list

    02/03/2008 6:36:05 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 175 replies · 915+ views
    The U.K. Times ^ | 03 Feb 2008
    "A former Arizona rodeo beauty queen and daughter of a millionaire Phoenix businessman, Cindy McCain was 25 when she met her future husband at a cocktail party in Hawaii..." He was also still married to his first wife Carol, although the couple had recently separated. Carol later attributed the breakdown of the marriage to “John turning 40 and wanting to be 25 again”.
  • All in the Family (Who is the real John McCain?)

    02/04/2008 9:50:23 AM PST · by spacejunkie · 20 replies · 913+ views
    JOHN McCAIN Who is the real John McCain? McCain dumped his first wife after she had been disabled in an auto accident. Although this woman had worked tirelessly to get him released from captivity as a POW in Vietnam, he did not hesitate to betray her with other women upon finding her crippled when he returned home. In fact, McCain developed a serious reputation as a womanizer during the years following his release. Finally, he acquired a fortune through his second marriage and settled down with his second wife, Cindy. According to the Phoenix Gazette of May 19, 1987, "the...
  • The McCain Myth (Why RINO John McCain Will Never, *Ever* Be President)

    05/30/2005 10:28:41 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 67 replies · 3,718+ views
    Wall Street Journal/Opinion Journal ^ | 5/31/2005 | Brendan Miniter
    Having helped broker the Great Senate Compromise last week, Sen. John McCain is back in the media limelight, winning the usual accolades for bucking his party. But the deal by 14 "moderates" doesn't just preserve the judicial filibuster and allow confirmation of a few of President Bush's "extremist" nominees. It also reveals that the myth the McCainiacs hoped would propel their man into the Oval Office in 2000 still endures, despite evidence of successive elections to the contrary. The myth is simply that the only way to win elections is to draw voters from the other party by bucking a...
  • The Electability Myth: Why McCain is neither inevitable nor electable (Must Read)

    02/01/2008 9:06:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    McCain's Straight Talk ^ | February 1, 2008
    John McCain is neither the inevitable Republican Nominee nor as electable as current polling data suggests for three reasons 1) the mainstream media will turn their backs on McCain as soon as he is the nominee, 2) so-called independents and moderates will not show up as strongly for McCain in the general election as in the primary, 3) McCain cannot unify the party because many important conservatives will not rally around him, and 4) McCain-Feingold will literally seal his fate because conservatives will not outlay cash in the general election for McCain. The mainstream media will turn against Senator McCain...
  • McCain No Way

    01/27/2008 4:25:54 PM PST · by factmart · 115 replies · 180+ views
    McCain scares me more than Hillary. At least we know what she represents. A “maverick” like McCain is so off the wall and unpredictable it’s kind of like living with a lunatic - you live in constant fear and trepidation of what the lunatic might decide to do next! I last voted democratic for Jimmy Carter in 1976, But if McCain becomes nominee of the party I will vote Democrat because McCain has hurt the conservative movement more than any other Republican. Can you image what liberals ideas would become law if he became president? At least Hillary would have...
  • The Situation Now: No Way McCain

    02/10/2008 5:12:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 74 replies · 173+ views
    2/10/08 | Self
    Isn't John McCain a disloyal Republican who's been sniping at President Bush's policies for the last six years? On the other hand, he's been pushing some things the president liked, too. "Amnesty" anyone. Of course McCain did support the "surge" in Iraq. But that's something McCain said he always wanted, more troops in Iraq. I took note when the surge was announced after the 2006 election results came in. I saw it as political preparation for 2008 and couldn't help but notice that the President was "aligning" himself with McCain on that issue. The Republican Party seems to have developed...
  • A Good Day For Virginia To Send A Message: No Way McCain

    02/12/2008 5:13:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 59 replies · 84+ views
    2/12/08 | Self
    This is a great day to keep sending a message to John McCain in the winner takes all delegates Virginia Primary. I've heard John McCain say this election will be about higher taxes or lower taxes. It could be if we elect him our next president. Is anyone reading his lips about this one? From the Freepers on the Virginia board it seems a lot of robocalls have been going on out there. The Trust Huckabee operation is my guess as to who's behind the robocalls that attack Huckabee's opponents. This outfit who's leader Patrick Davis has pictures of the...
  • McCain? No Way!

    02/17/2008 10:20:04 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 672 replies · 750+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb 15, 2008 | Sen. HL "Bill" Richardson (ret.)
    www.gunowners.org/op0808.htmMcCain? No Way! by Sen. HL "Bill" Richardson (ret.) Chairman of the Board, GOA Americans are being told by the mainstream media that conservatives have no other choice than to back the hypocrite from Arizona. All that is required is to pretend he is "really" a conservative. "So, crawl under the big Republican tent and vote for McCain," we are told. "Besides, what other choice do you have?" We have plenty of choices, none of which calls for casting our vote for the lesser of two presidential evils. First, the Republican race isn't over. Huckabee is still around and as...
  • Is McCain back?

    12/22/2007 2:15:45 PM PST · by Norman Bates · 76 replies · 222+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/21/07 | Mark Hemingway
    Sen. John McCain is surging in the polls and could win two early primary states. Two recent presidential polls from the American Research Group produced some astonishing results. McCain is leading in New Hampshire and in second place in Iowa — ahead of Mitt Romney — even though McCain has essentially written off the Iowa caucuses, while Romney has sunk millions into the state. Now polls don’t tell the story very accurately. (In fact, there might be some good reasons why those ARG polls can’t be trusted.) But a Rasmussen poll the day before ARG’s poll on December 19 had...
  • McCain Vows He Won't Let Dems 'Lose This War'

    12/12/2007 9:51:42 PM PST · by Norman Bates · 42 replies · 129+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/11/07 | Bret Hovell
    Senator John McCain had harsh words Tuesday for the Democrats both in Congress and on the campaign trail, accusing them of putting politics ahead of national security. “I can only draw one conclusion from what the Democrats are trying to do today…” McCain said in Inman, South Carolina, “is that their political priorities have taken over their dedication to our nation’s security. And I don’t say that lightly.” On Monday McCain, R.-Ariz., sent a letter chastising the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org for calling on Democratic presidential candidates to filibuster the war funding bill before Congress. Tuesday, he tied those Democrats...
  • Is there a case for John McCain?

    11/29/2007 7:00:53 PM PST · by tjark · 105 replies · 299+ views
    Is there a case for John McCain? Disclaimer: I haven not affiliated myself with any campaign or even made up my mind as of yet. I do live in New Hampshire. Heading into last night’s debate I was experiencing the same problem many of us are facing this cycle, I am not thrilled with any of our candidates. Like most, I find some pieces from each candidate I like and hate. Prior to watching the debate if I had to vote I was between Mitt and Fred. Last night’s ridiculously run debate did help, but not solve my problem. Fred...
  • Jesusland Not Buying McBaptist

    09/17/2007 9:17:03 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 39 replies · 85+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | David Jeffers
    While campaigning in predominately Baptist South Carolina, presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-Az.), revealed that he is Baptist and has been for years. This new revelation will come as a shock for most in Jesusland, according to David Jeffers, author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland. "Evangelicals, and in this case those of the Baptist faith, are not going to be easily swayed by McCain's pandering," Jeffers said. Jeffers explains that "Many of the Baptist faith are going to have a hard time accepting McCain's claim that he is a Baptist while saying he 'did not find it (baptism)...
  • Bleeding coffers signal new McCain meltdown

    07/16/2007 10:55:01 PM PDT · by gpapa · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2007 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Even as John McCain's presidential campaign struggled to streamline after disappointing fundraising in the first quarter, it continued to add payroll, rent and other expenses to what became a bloated operation that couldn't support itself. During the past three months, McCain added $229,900 in rent payments, about 20 aides and $434,100 in salaries, according to a finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission just before Sunday's midnight deadline.
  • McCain Says He Won't Drop Out [unless he gets a fatal disease]

    07/14/2007 12:12:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 58 replies · 1,508+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 13, 2007 | Rick Klein and Bret Hovell
    Sen. John McCain said Friday that only "contracting a fatal disease" will cause him to drop out of the presidential race before the primaries begin, as he vowed to take his campaign directly to the voters of New Hampshire and other early-voting states as a means of compensating for his financial difficulties. Watch video here McCain, R-Ariz., told reporters after a speech in Concord, N.H., that he will concentrate more on town-hall meetings and bus-tour campaigning to connect with voters. He vowed to fix the fund-raising woes that have left him with just $2 million in his campaign account, but...
  • McCain feels hurt by "traitor" placard

    06/18/2007 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 173 replies · 3,817+ views
    Boston.com ^ | June 18, 2007 | Scott Helman
    Senator John McCain of Arizona said today he is "guardedly optimistic" that the Senate's controversial immigration reform plan will pass Congress, but said he has been stunned by the personal attacks on him from conservatives angry about the bill. "I'm still hopeful we can get it done," McCain said in a wide-ranging interview with reporters and editors at the The Boston Globe. McCain, who acknowledges that his outspoken support for immigration reform is complicating his presidential campaign, relayed a story about attending a recent fund-raiser where protesters were standing outside holding signs that declared: "McCain -- traitor." "I'm a pretty...
  • What Happened to the McCain Campaign?

    06/16/2007 5:19:16 PM PDT · by indcons · 46 replies · 1,151+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 15, 2007 | Scott Rasmussen
    Arizona Senator John McCain (R) began the Election 2008 season as the presumed frontrunner for the GOP nomination. Now, he is struggling to stay ahead of Mitt Romney for third place in the hearts and minds of Republican Primary voters. The trends aren’t encouraging for the war hero who challenged then-Governor Bush for the nomination eight years ago. Polling completed last night (June 14) shows that just 48% of American voters have a favorable opinion of McCain. That’s down from a peak of 59% in December and 55% just two months ago. Forty-five percent (45%) have an unfavorable opinion. The...
  • McCain Buys Anti-Romney Web Site Name

    06/15/2007 3:49:42 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 22 replies · 841+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 15, 2007 | Staff
    John McCain’s presidential campaign has bought the Web site name www.mittvsfact.com and will launch the site to illustrate White House hopeful Mitt Romney’s alleged flip-flops. As NewsMax reported, the McCain campaign on Wednesday sent out an e-mail release, with a "Mitt vs. Fact” letterhead, that attacked Romney on the abortion issue. It linked to a video showing then-Massachusetts Gov. Romney vowing to uphold the state’s abortion-rights laws. Romney has now called for the repeal of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationally. A McCain aide confirmed to The Politico on Friday that his campaign had purchased...
  • McCain running short on money

    06/08/2007 9:55:30 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 1,188+ views
    UnionLeader.com ^ | 6/9/07 | Robert Novak
    George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign fund-raisers and contributors are being bombarded with appeals for money by Sen. John McCain’s heavy-spending, money-short 2008 campaign. McCain is concentrating heavily on the rich target of lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C. They have been invited to multiple McCain fund-raising events held in the nation’s capital, currently a $1,000-a-ticket reception June 26 at the Capitol Hill Club with a potential “event co-chair” asked to raise $50,000. A large percentage of the Bush fund-raising team remains uncommitted, a signal that the Republican establishment is not satisfied with the present field seeking the party’s nomination. McCain’s...
  • The inside story-McCain-Cornyn

    05/20/2007 3:07:20 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 75 replies · 2,582+ views
    Power Line News ^ | May 20, 2007 | Scott
    The eruption of Senator John McCain at fellow Republican Sen. John Cornyn (TX) is an incident that reverberates on several levels. It renews lingering doubts about whether Senator McCain possesses the proper temperament to be president. It also raises serious questions about the substance of the "grand bargain" immigration bill that Senators Kennedy, Specter, McCain and others are attempting to rush through the Senate. (The written bill language was finally distributed to Senate offices early Saturday morning, 326 pages, still marked as a draft.) -snip- minor problem arose. Bush administration negotiators and a bipartisan Senate group had been meeting several...
  • McCain Hurls F-Bomb at Cornyn Over Immigration Bill

    05/18/2007 3:25:09 PM PDT · by harwood · 140 replies · 7,363+ views
    Foxnews.com
    Major Garrett just mentioned this on Fox News. Evidently Cornyn was angry at McCain for leaving him out of the loop. McCain responded with a profanity-laced retort.
  • McCain: Bush's low approval ratings hurt GOP

    05/10/2007 5:09:11 PM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 79 replies · 1,361+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/07 | JAMES PRICHARD
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain (news, bio, voting record) said Thursday he believes President Bush's low approval ratings are hurting the GOP yet won't affect the party's 2008 nominee.
  • Warming to McCain - He doesn't deserve the cold shoulder

    04/11/2007 11:51:50 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 41 replies · 694+ views
    Nation Review ^ | 4/11/07 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 1960 Barry Goldwater, the patron saint of modern conservatism, gave some famous advice to conservative Republicans who were angry with their shabby treatment at the hands of the Nixonites. Get over it, Goldwater told them. “Let’s grow up, conservatives,” Goldwater proclaimed. The embryonic conservative insurgency within the GOP couldn’t let hard feelings get in the way of the hard work that needed to be done, AUH20 counseled. Today’s conservatives might be well-advised to take similar advice with regard to the successor to Goldwater’s seat, Arizona senator John McCain. In the eyes of his conservative detractors — among whom I’ve...
  • McCain Raises $12.5M

    04/02/2007 11:38:15 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 26 replies · 468+ views
    Hotline ^ | 4/2/07
    During the first quarter of 2007, John McCain 2008 campaign received nearly 60,000 contributions from all 50 states, averaging $200 per contribution. The McCain campaign will report over $12.5 million in contributions for the first quarter. Campaign Manager Terry Nelson said, “Although we are pleased with the organization we’ve built and polls show us strongly positioned in key primary states, we had hoped to do better in first quarter fundraising. We are already in the process of taking the necessary steps to ensure fundraising success moving forward.” Nelson added, “Fundraising in the first quarter is no more important than fundraising...
  • ARG Poll (3/2-3/5 - LIKELY PRIMARY VOTERS): Rudy 34%, McCain 30%, Newt 12%

    03/09/2007 6:40:26 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 18 replies · 454+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 3-09-07 | American Research Group
    American Research Group poll. March 2-5, 2007. N=600 likely Republican primary and caucus voters nationwide. MoE ± 4. Preference for Republican Presidential Nominee: Rudy Giuliani 34% John McCain 30% Newt Gingrich 12% Mitt Romney 7% Sam Brownback 1% Jim Gilmore 1% Chuck Hagel 1% Mike Huckabee 1% George Pataki 1% Ron Paul 1% Tom Tancredo 1% Tommy Thompson 1% Duncan Hunter -- Unsure 9% TitansAFC 1% (and rising)
  • Senator Burr (NC) to Endorse McCain

    03/09/2007 5:34:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 70 replies · 755+ views
    p>North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr will endorse Sen. John McCain tomorrow in Charlotte, bringing to nine the number of endorsements the Arizonan has racked up from his colleagues.   With Burr's support, McCain has now more than doubled the number of fellow senators endorsing his bid from 2000.     More impressive are the sort of senators Team McCain is rolling out.   Trent Lott, John Warner and Richard Burr have all had their differences with the maverick over the years; Lott on campaign finance reform, among other things, and Warner and Burr on tobacco.  Indeed, McCain's efforts to raise the tax on cigarettes and bring...
  • Right on McCain: John McCain’s conservative record is excellent

    03/03/2007 6:08:19 PM PST · by Norman Bates · 202 replies · 2,196+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 1, 2007 | Senator Jon Kyl
    I have had the distinct pleasure of serving with Senator John McCain for the last 12 years in the U.S. Senate. Yet just as important to me as our shared years of service is our common respect for the conservative principles that have guided us in representing our state. That is why the characterization of John McCain as something other than a common-sense conservative is disturbing to me. Senator McCain’s detractors overlook his actual voting record of supporting conservative values. During my time in the Senate with John McCain, we have cast the same vote nearly nine times out of...
  • 'Rudy McRomney' fails to inspire true believers

    03/03/2007 8:06:52 AM PST · by jdm · 48 replies · 690+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Mar 03, 2007 | Bill Adair
    WASHINGTON - The exhibit hall at the Omni Shoreham Hotel was bustling Friday as the conventioneers bought conservative books, buttons and decks of playing cards with the 52 Most Dangerous Liberals. Hillary Clinton is the ace of spades.But the buyers, who were attending the Conservative Political Action Conference, were a little glum. They're still sore that Republicans took a beating in the November election and many of them aren't inspired by the Republican candidates for president."There are no true conservatives in the race," groused Gregg Jackson, who was peddling autographed copies of his book Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies.Jackson ticked...
  • McCain Wins SC Straw Poll

    03/02/2007 3:44:18 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 54 replies · 1,055+ views
    Hotline ^ | 3/2/07
    1. Sen. John McCain was the surprise winner of last night's Spartanburg, SC straw poll, eclipsing ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani for the lead today. Some McCain opponents grumbled that McCain suddenly "found" 50 votes, but we don't think Spartanburg GOP chair Rick Beltram -- not a particularly huge McCain fan -- would have certified the results if he'd been suspicious about fraud. The results: McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Romney 80 Huckabee 21 2. As we reported below, McCain picked up the support of noted GOP strategist Charlie Black. It's a major Beltway get.
  • Santorum Says Anyone But McCain

    03/01/2007 2:56:50 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 112 replies · 2,319+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 1, 2007 | Carrie Budoff
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum has drawn at least one conclusion about the Republican presidential primary field: Anybody but John McCain. The Pennsylvania Republican, who signed a contract Thursday as a Fox News contributor, said he has spoken with every GOP candidate – except the senator from Arizona – but it’s still too early for him to endorse. “The only one I wouldn’t support is McCain,” Santorum said during an interview in his office at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, where he is a senior fellow. “I don’t agree with him on hardly any issues,’’ Santorum said. “I...
  • Post-ABC Poll: Clinton, Giuliani Lead Primary Fields

    01/21/2007 12:41:58 PM PST · by freespirited · 54 replies · 996+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/20/07 | Chris Cillizza
    On the day that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton officially entered the 2008 presidential sweepstakes, a new Washington Post-ABC News survey shows her with a wide lead over her potential Democratic rivals. Clinton took 41 percent in a hypothetical primary field against 12 other Democrats, far ahead of Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) at 17 percent, former Sen. John Edwards (N.C) at 11 percent and former Vice President Al Gore at 10 percent. The party's 2004 nominee -- Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) -- received 8 percent support. No other candidate crested three percent. Those numbers are virtually unchanged from a Post-ABC survey...
  • Christian leader rejects McCain

    01/13/2007 1:56:54 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 262 replies · 3,276+ views
    NewsNetDaily.com ^ | Januaru 13, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    Dobson says he couldn't support senator 'under any circumstances' A prominent Christian leader whose radio and magazine outreaches are solidly in support of biblically-based marriages – and keep in touch with millions of constituents daily – says he cannot consider Arizona Sen. John McCain a viable candidate for president. "Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances," said James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family as well as the Focus Action cultural action organization set up specifically to provide a platform for informing and rallying constituents. Dobson, who always...
  • No Giuliani, No McCain

    12/15/2006 7:22:32 PM PST · by FarRockaway · 899 replies · 10,048+ views
    Petition Online ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | Andrew Longman
    To: The Republican Party I am a Christian conservative or social conservative. I am Pro-Life. I vote. Rudy Giuliani is pro-gay, pro-gun control, and pro-abortion. For these reasons and others, I state very firmly that I will not vote for Rudy Giuliani for President of the United States under any circumstances. Senator John McCain has waffled on human cloning, has supported experimentation on human embryos, and has attacked prominent Christian clergy because of the, "evil influence that they exercise." John McCain has said of Pro-Life voters, on a public broadcast radio show, that they are, "otherwise intelligent people who say...
  • McCain Beats Hillary 50-36

    12/14/2006 9:13:07 AM PST · by Courdeleon02 · 87 replies · 1,143+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 14,2006 | News Max .Com Staff
    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 11:15 a.m. EST McCain Beats Hillary in New Poll Sen. John McCain would easily defeat Sen. Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head race for the White House in 2008, a new poll reveals. In the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg survey, half of those polled said they would vote for Arizona Republican McCain, while only 36 percent said they would choose New York Democrat Clinton. The rest said they weren’t sure, or would vote for someone else. The poll also found that Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would give Clinton a tough fight – 42 percent of respondents picked Clinton...
  • Sen. McCain a Running Surprising Dead Last in GOP Bloggers 2008 Straw Poll

    12/11/2006 11:01:14 AM PST · by meg88 · 73 replies · 2,025+ views
    GOP Bloggers ^ | 10/11/06 | Matt Margolis & Mark Noonan
    GOP Bloggers is in the middle of their 12/06 '08 straw poll. The top choices of righty blog readers as if 10 AM 12/11 are: Gingrich 29% Giuliani 23% Romney 20% Brownback 6% Tancredo 6% Pataki 6% McCain 5% GOP Bloggers also asks which candidates are "Acceptable/Unacceptable." The top three acceptable candidates are: Romney +48% Gingrich +47% Giuliani +33% The three most unacceptable candidates are: Hagel -59% Pataki -56% McCain -35%
  • McCain Telephone Polling Underway

    12/08/2006 11:18:20 AM PST · by GRRRRR · 73 replies · 1,358+ views
    Self | 12/08/06 | GRRRRR
    JUST received a polling phone call to 'gauge' my opinion and get support for John McCain. "I'm sure you are aware that the Senator has announced his exploratory committee..." MY RESPONSE - How did you get any indication that I support McCain? SHE - You donated to the RNC... ME - I do not, will not EVER EVER support McCain. SHE - Well you HAVE indicated support for him... ME - No I have not, he is a RINO and is the CAUSE of much of the trouble we have in this country today...His LOUSY Campaign Finance Reform is a...
  • A Primer on the 2008 GOP Candidates

    12/07/2006 8:16:50 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 86 replies · 1,181+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | Dec 06, 2006 | John Hawkins
    It's still very early, but the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008 is starting to shape up. Here's a quick-and-dirty breakdown of 20 names most-often mentioned, ranging from top-tier and second-tier candidates to has-beens and just-might-be's. Top-Tier Candidates 1) Due to his high name recognition and the fawning press that he gets from the mainstream media for trashing other Republicans, Sen. John McCain is currently one of the two frontrunners for the Republican nomination. On the upside, McCain is a Vietnam vet, a true blue fiscal conservative, and he has a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 83%,...
  • Al D’Amato: McCain Will Be GOP Nominee

    12/07/2006 4:53:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 136 replies · 3,555+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8 December 2006
    Former GOP Senator Al D’Amato said Republicans will "race to the center” in 2008 to make up for losses in the 2006 elections, and Sen. John McCain will be the man to lead them there. D’Amato, appearing Thursday on Fox News Channel, said the Republican Party was hurt in the elections by the "morass” in Iraq and the ineffectiveness of a GOP-controlled Congress to pass meaningful legislation. He also said President Bush was damaged by the appearance that he didn’t do enough to help Hurricane Katrina victims, with the image of Bush "flying over” New Orleans in a helicopter viewed...