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  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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
    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...
  • Kerry: McCain Wanted to Join '04 Democratic Ticket

    04/04/2007 2:59:13 AM PDT · by Lovebloggers · 45 replies · 1,137+ views
    The Stump/AOL News Election Blog ^ | April 3, 2007 | Matt Singer
    Nice scoop by, who have John Kerry on tape saying that political handlers for John McCain approached him regarding the possibility of the senator from Arizona joining the Democratic presidential ticket. This news comes on the heels of reports that John McCain apparently approached Sen. Tom Daschle in 2001 about caucusing with Senate Democrats, wresting control of the chamber away from the GOP (Jim Jeffords beat him to the punch). The senator's presidential campaign is already reeling from disappointing fundraising numbers for the first quarter. His biggest strength is that he has a huge number of small dollar donors,...
  • 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...