Election 2008

Michael Ramirez on John McCain and Presidential Election 2008

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Arrgh……………Flap is NOT with McCain……………..Guess who?

Giuliani takes step toward White House bid

Giuliani moves nearer to White House run

The Polls:

In a nationwide Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,050 Republicans and 203 GOP-leaning independents, 24 percent backed Giuliani while 18 percent chose Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. McCain, at 17 percent, lags behind Rice, a declared non-candidate.

“If we assume Rice is not running and allocate her votes,” says pollster Scott Rasmussen, “Giuliani would top McCain 32 percent to 22 percent in the Nov. 4-7 study.”Among likely Republican voters polled in Michigan, McCain beat Giuliani 33 percent to 25. Rudy romped elsewhere in Strategic Vision’s Nov. 6 survey. Giuliani outran McCain by nine points in Georgia (33 percent to 24); 19 in Florida (46 percent to 27) and Washington state (42 percent to 23); 22 in New Jersey (47 percent to 25); and 23 points in Pennsylvania (47 percent to 24). Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., scored, at best, a distant third in these states.

A Clemson University poll of South Carolina Republicans and GOP-leaners revealed Giuliani’s enormous 68 percent net-favorable rating (78 percent favorable minus 10 percent unfavorable). McCain’s equivalent figure was 42 percent (65 favorable, less 23 percent unfavorable). These figures don’t surprise Rasmussen.

“Giuliani has the highest net-favorable ratings of any candidate on whom we’ve been polling,” he says. “Giuliani’s higher than McCain and higher than Hillary Clinton. He’s even higher than Bill Clinton.”

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Election 2006

John McCain Watch: McCain Would “Commit Suicide” If Democrats Win Senate

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U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens during a tour of the Lincolnway Energy, LLC ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.

Reuters: McCain jokes about suicide if Democrats win Senate

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2008, joked on Wednesday he would “commit suicide” if Democrats win the Senate in November.

McCain, on a visit to Iowa to campaign for Republican congressional candidates, was asked his reaction to a potential Democratic takeover of the Senate in the November 7 elections.

“I think I’d just commit suicide,” McCain told reporters, to accompanying laughter from Republicans standing with him. “I don’t want to face that eventuality because I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

The Maverick who GAFFES it up.

GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate must be cringing.

Senator McCain sometimes it is best to keep things to yourself . Don’t you know that as a potential candidate for President in 2008 that you will be under a media microscope?

Certainly this comment will not help anyone except Rudy Giuliani.

Stay tuned……..

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Election 2008

President 2008 Watch: Hillary – McCain Was Doing the Bidding of the White House – The Apology

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called John McCain yesterday to personally apologize and denounce comments an adviser of hers reportedly made slamming the GOP senator over his time in captivity in Vietnam.

The move from one potential 2008 presidential candidate to another was sparked by a column in The New York Times, in which Maureen Dowd quoted an anonymous adviser talking about McCain’s criticism of the Clintons over their North Korea position.

The adviser said Team Clinton thought McCain was doing the White House’s dirty work by criticizing the Clintons and ended up “looking similar to the way he did on those captive tapes from Hanoi, where he recited the names of his crewmates.”

That was a reference to an unsubstantiated rumor used to tar McCain, a Vietnam war hero, as off-kilter during the 2000 GOP presidential primary.


The Clinton brand of politics.


But, get used to it. The November 2008 presidential campaign will be painfully LONG.



President 2008 Watch: Hillary – McCain Was Doing the Bidding of the White House

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