Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Opponents Use McCain's Straight Talk to Taunt Him in Fla.

By Robert Barnes
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Sen. John McCain at times on his Florida swing seems to be testing his own supporters' appetite for straight talk.

He heads to the Everglades today for an airboat tour of the famed River of Grass and to state his allegiance to its protection, a rite always expected by the state's voters.

But even before he spotted a gator, he was answering questions about his opposition to a $2 billion Everglades restoration project whose flaw, he said, was that it was included in an omnibus spending bill that contained other projects that weren't needed.

At the same time, McCain was dogged by Florida Democrats and Barack Obama's campaign, who were pushing reminders of his opposition to a national catastrophic insurance fund that would help homeowners in Florida and other states prone to natural disasters. Crist and former Gov. Jeb Bush support creation of the fund, but McCain has said it is too expensive.

During the primaries, McCain touted having gone to Florida and forthrightly denounced the plan -- as the Democratic Party duly reminded in a video clip posted on a newly created website, HurricaneMcCain.com.

The McCain campaign issued a statement saying the senator is opposed to the proposal "not because he doesn't have serious concerns about the cost of insurance in Florida, but because it ignores the need for private insurance reforms to broaden markets and protections against the cherry-picking of individual states."

McCain said his opposition to the Everglades plan -- another project supported by Crist, Republican Sen. Mel Martinez and the Florida congressional delegation -- was another position born of principle. In a somewhat chippy back-and-forth with an editor who questioned him about it Thursday at an appearance before the state's newspaper editors, McCain said: "I do not, and will not, and am proud not to have, voted for omnibus spending bills," McCain said.

McCain frequently touts his let-the-chips-fall attitude as a sign of his independence. "Here comes a little straight talk," he told a questioner this week who McCain felt would not like the answer that followed.

At times, it is explaining an illegal immigration position at odds with his Republican base, or defending the unpopular war in Iraq, as he does at most campaign stops and did again with the Florida newspaper editors.

"I can look you in the eye and tell you it's long and it's hard and it's tough and there are a lot of hurdles to overcome, but we are winning in Iraq now," he said.

It might be even harder to explain to voters in Florida and other states that valued local initiatives, such as Everglades protection and proposals to bring down homeowner insurance rates, are pork rather than priorities.

But the McCain campaign points out that the senator's stands on the issues were well-known to Florida voters, who gave him a pivotal victory in the state's primary.

By Web Politics Editor  |  June 6, 2008; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  John McCain  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Clinton's Farewell Event Sat. at Noon
Next: Obama 2008 Meets Chicago 2016

Comments

You dems are so stupid. Obama will change nothing but put his hand in you pocket for working hard and hand it out when his huge welfare programs take a bite out of you. Can see the forest from the trees! You are liken to the people of Nazi Germany. You feel so bad about things, you're willing to accept anything...stupid, stupid, stupid.

Posted by: Cheryll | June 10, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain needs to be tested for Alzheimer's before we can take him seriously. His short term memory loss is apparent every time he tries to take on the complexities of the Iraq war.

Posted by: bruce Becker | June 8, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

We were warned about the fury of coming Bush storms (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, cyclones elsewhere) with their increasing ferocity and adverse side effects such as drought -- let alone falling property values and insurance woes. Bush did nothing but pitch a few soothing words. Look at Katrina and Rita and their aftermath.

It doesn't seem like McCain has any answers either, except perhaps to let the markets sort things out.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

fo069.txt;3;6

Posted by: rgsNyUZuiTmZwdZLFc | June 7, 2008 3:46 AM | Report abuse

McCain is for the everglades as a stand alone measure.

The dems take a popular measure and fill it up with a museum in mississippi.

That is why we are in debt. McCain showed great courage voting against the waste.

And shame on the people on this board for going after McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 7, 2008 2:38 AM | Report abuse

Read John McCain "Mr. Straight Talk"

http://www.nolanchart.com/article3987.html

Posted by: ThomasfromTexas | June 6, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Heck, I live in Florida (North Florida that is) and I don't want subsidize the beach mansions of millionaire South Floridians!

Posted by: Suzy | June 6, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I voted for McCain in 2000. McCain once was a principled man. Something happened to him between 2004 and now. Those who call McCain principled now are living in the past. They should vote for him anyway because he is living in the past also.

Obama is for someone interested in lower health care costs that will result if there is a large increase in those who have adequate health care insurance. There will be a large increase in revenues to the government from a 5% increase in the tax rate on hedge fund managers who pay taxes at a lower rate than a couple earning $100000.

The socialist talk about Obama is nonsense emanating from the ignorant who feel that having an adequate education system is socialism. We are educationally falling behind other developed country and the Bush administration has been cheerleading their education policy just like Iraq. In education and in Iraq, they have failed to get results. The Republican administration has used braggadocio as a substitute for performance; "Good work, Brownie."

Posted by: Gator-ron | June 6, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what would happen if FL had another year like 2004 for hurricanes, only the storms hit normally invulnerable areas like Jacksonville, Tampa etc.? South Floridians have become more accustomed to hurricane strikes in recent years and their experiences haven't made them feel particularly partial to Republican governance, especially with the FEMA fubbing of the aftermath support. I wonder if Floridians will turn out in record numbers to support McCain when Republican policies have made life increasingly more difficult and expensive for them?

Posted by: FLAHurricane | June 6, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

there are some real honest well thought out position here. Look at McCains veiw on snooping. I don't understand how women can be angry with Obama because Clinton lost, and vote against their own interests. Someone from Florida help me with that. Nick Illinois!!!

Posted by: ncarter | June 6, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Reading this thread, one can easily see the biggest difference between the Dems & GOPsters.
The GOPsters, tend to think only of themselves, hence, most of what they say, is related to taxes, and that they shouldn't have to pay for anything that might benefit someone else... unless that someone else is a corporation.
While the Dems tend to believe that we're all in this together, and thus, the Govt for the People, should be for the People... to help people in need, and to support the Commons.

Posted by: jon | June 6, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

It's not Florida's fault that their house can't handle 300mph winds. It's also not their fault that it is extremity hard to build a dome shaped house. I live in California and we have earthquakes. Our houses are designed to survive through an earthquake, but even so, some houses do get damaged. Hurricanes are hard to fight since a box is not exactly that aerodynamic.

As for what change is, people keep saying this election is about change but they don't know what it is when it's clearly been said. Apparently people can't take in sentences longer than ten words.

Obama's Change:
Universal Health care,
Fund no child left behind,
No more lobbyist controlling DC,
Give Troops more benefits for serving our country, and
Practice détente like Nixon, and Reagan.

There's more and it could be found at http://origin.barackobama.com/issues/

If you don't know what "Change" is, you are just plain lazy or ignorant.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

While we're talking, what's with McCain talking about the "sanctity of marriage"?

HELLO genius, you cheated on your wife and you divorced her, remember? Or are you too old to remember that little fact.

Sit down and shut up you old hypocritical coot.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Grampa Creepy? The repubs know he can`t win with out lying and cheating.What else is new?

Posted by: Hoboclown | June 6, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

So let's see if I have this right: 1. You move to Florida because of the weather and no state taxes. 2. Your home insurance is really expensive because you chose to live in an area where houses are poorly built for the weather conditions (e.g. fall down in hurricanes). 3. You want the rest of the country to bail you out financially because of your poor choice. Here's my advise: practice personal responsibility. You made your choice, you pay for it. Option 2. Pass a state income tax that would pay for it. I don't live in Florida. I didn't make you live there. I'm not interested in subsidizing your home there. P.S. Sell while you can. Once the ocean starts rising due to global warming it won't get any easier.

Posted by: Stevorino | June 6, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Tommyboy:

The rest of what you wrote is trash, but there is no escaping the fact that McCain IS old. Why would you find his age insulting?

Posted by: whataplace | June 6, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Taxes ARE A GOOD thing!!

Look, we pay billions and billions of dollars in taxes RIGHT NOW and what do we get, nothing. That's because we have jackasses in government - Republicans - who hate government and want less government. THEY DO NOT know what they are doing.

Republicans need to spend more time in church - and bath houses - where they really belong.

Posted by: jake | June 6, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

As a staunch Obama supporter, I just want to say that the comments made by "whataplace" with regards to McCain's military service are irrelevant and out of line. Judge the man on his record and his positions, rather than psychoanalytical speculation.

I anticipate a clean campaign from both candidates with the kind of open honest debate this country desperately needs. If the campaign is focused on issues, rather than mudslinging, I believe the American people will see a clear choice between two substantively different visions of our future, and Obama will prevail.

Posted by: Leroy | June 6, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a Cold War Relic.

He lives in the past and knows nearly nothing about what really goes in today.

Plus, he cheated on his wife. How can you trust anyone who is that devious, conniving and insidious to be leader of the free world? We don't need another Nixon - or Bush.

McCain is a LIAR, a CHEATER and a HYPOCRITE!

He's going down in this election -- just like he did in Vietnam. He can't even fly straight!

Posted by: brock | June 6, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Fine! Have the blind love for the guy! Love that he can "fight for your rights"-- whatever... When you start to tally what he wants to take from the "rich" (see also, the folks who took risk to open a business, plumbers, dry cleaners, etc.) and all the other places you like, work, so you can like, buy stuff, you'd better hope those folks are still able to stay afloat, or want to, because the money has to come from somewhere... and it isn't going to be from your 9 to 5 wallet... see how this all fits together? TAXES pay for stuff and Obama wants to pay for a LOT!

Posted by: roberto clemente | June 6, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

So the people of Florida want the rest of the country to finance their problems and underwrite their wish list! Then at the same time we can't drill off your coast for oil. You people are crazy!

Oh, that's right, B. Hussein Obama will fix the oil problem with alternatives that MAY help solve our energy needs in 15 years. You and your environmentalist nut lapdogs need to face reality. Start drilling or start walking to work. Period.

Posted by: George | June 6, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Dude-- Vote for Obama with one hand and have your other one on your wallet!

Posted by: roberto clemente | June 6, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Here's a change McCain will create:

World War III

He hates EVERYONE. Nearly six years in a prison camp will do that to you -- just ask those in Gitmo.

Posted by: tim | June 6, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Love all the reprobate liberals calling MCain old and senile - such cheap shots - lets call Obama a lazy black drug addict and Hillary the feminist rider of an impeached adulterer Presidents coattails - ouch - hurts, huh?

Posted by: TommyBoy | June 6, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

We as a country will undo the evils of generations past by electing a black man to the most powerful position in the world. Don't mind his lack of experience, penchant for socialism and desire to appease our most ardent enemies. I'm not a big McCain fan, but the alternative is frightening. Any honest person would agree.

Posted by: Nathan | June 6, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I keep hearing about this "Change" that Obama is going to make for the good of our country and I agree that we have to do things differently on all fronts. You both seem pretty knowlegable about these two candidates. Would either if you describe what this "Change" will look like when all is said and done by Obama.

Posted by: Snapp Johnson | June 6, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is obsessed with the fact the he surrendered to the Viet Cong many years ago. You can imagine the scenario playing out in his head over and over as he languished in the POW camp.

I SHOULD have done this and I SHOULD have done that.

That is why he can't stand any talk of what he considers "surrender" in Iraq. Years in a POW camp have haunted this man to this day and as his elderly mind begins to regress, he is retreating to simplistic and scary rhetoric that satisfies the guilt and shame he has felt ever since.

This is not a good place for a President to be.

Posted by: whataplace | June 6, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"Add to that my $14000. a year in property taxes."

Come back and complain after you have to pay income taxes down there in Florida. Fix your own problems in Florida, don't expect the rest of the country to bail you out from local problems.

We have our own to fix.

Posted by: Taxes in Ohio | June 6, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry, McSame's scary 'experience' and 'war heroism' will see him though this little scrape. Did you know McCain is a war hero?

Posted by: Chris | June 6, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"If the media weren't so biased they would be going after Obama for this misleading attack."

Posted by: Josh |


News flash, Josh: It's your sainted John McCain who has gotten the free ride from the media, most of whom are all so enamored, as McCain does his share of sucking up to them.

Posted by: vegasgirl | June 6, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

"If the media weren't so biased they would be going after Obama for this misleading attack."

Posted by: Josh |


News flash, Josh: It's your sainted John McCain who has gotten the free ride from the media, most of whom are all so enamored, as McCain does his share of sucking up to them.

Posted by: vegasgirl | June 6, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Typical McSame,

"I support the environment", but then votes against protecting it.

"I support Vets", but then doesn't vote for a new GI Bill or any other measure helping vets.

"I am against Bush's tax cuts", but now wants them to be permanent to pay off his billionaire campaign funders.

"I want campaign finance reform", but now has lobbyists running his campaign. Was that just cover so his Keating background could be put to rest?

"I am against torture", but now thinks that it isn't illegal and supports CIA use of waterboarding. He was tortured himself!!

This guys is scary! You don't know what he believes in or holds true. If he can be tortured and then turn around to support it then I just don't know what else he is capable of doing.

Posted by: Mike in Sac | June 6, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse


I am SO EXCITED to have a Dem candidate who can FIGHT!

FINALLY!

Posted by: Shawn | June 6, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

What I can never understand is why do people vote against their own self interest. McCain is definitely wrong in my view for oposing the Everglades and Insurance bill. No bill comes clean whether it the Democrats in power or Republicans. So, under this scenario we will never have a solution to our predicament under his administration. And yet someone with a high insurance bill or is faced with water restrictions from the everglades supply will vote for him and continue to suffer and complain. Over 60% of our budget goes for the Military apparatus where one cluster bomb costs $1million and toilets costs $500 each. You will never hear McCain complain about the waste in the 60% of our budget but he will complain about the remaining portsy 40%.
Think before you vote!

Posted by: Benson | June 6, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse


McBush is just a place holder for the Republican ticket. This way the Democrats have an opponent. McBush is more like a doorman to the white house.

Posted by: Larry Oregon | June 6, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I am suprised that little old man McBush could remember where he was.

Posted by: Larry Oregon | June 6, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

So, now that Big Media has gotten the Big O chosen as the Dem nominee, they've set their sights on McCain. Woe be unto the Republican who gets in Big Media's way!
-Wm Tate,
http://www.atimelikethis.us/

Posted by: Wm Tate | June 6, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

With McCain as Commerce Committee Chair, the committee set a record for earmarks in 1999, all the while he was claiming to be against pork. What leadership?

McCain Fights Other's Pork, Pushes His Own. "Arizona Sen. John McCain is sponsoring two interesting pieces of legislation. One mounts a direct assault on congressional earmarks, those little morsels of home district pork that lawmakers slip into unrelated spending bills. The other steers $10 million to the University of Arizona to launch an academic center honoring the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Yes, McCain does seem to be saying to himself: Stop me before I sin again. McCain and co-sponsor Jon Kyl, Arizona's other GOP senator, insist their pork proposal isn't hypocritical because they aren't trying to hide anything. It is set out in stand-alone legislation to be vetted on its own merits. In Congress, it seems, the only bad pork projects are those sponsored by somebody else." [Chicago Tribune, 3/4/06]

McCain Broke His Own Pork-Barrel Spending Rules. "After years of crusading against 'pork-barrel' spending projects in Congressional appropriations bills, Senator McCain may be breaking his own rules. McCain pushed for, and got, $14.3 million for Arizona's Luke Air Force Base inserted into the just-completed fiscal 2004 military construction appropriations conference report. The only problem is the project to acquire more land near the base was not requested. [Roll Call, 11/6/03]

McCain's Chief Fundraiser Earned $3.9 Million for Creating $40 Million in Federal Pork. McCain's new Presidential campaign consigliere, and chief fundraising strategist, Tom Loeffler, founder of Loeffler Group has spent much of the last decade as a lobbyist. According to documents filed with the Secretary of the Senate, Loeffler and his associates have collected $3,920,000 over the years lobbying for the Texas cities of San Antonio, Houston, Pharr, Donna and Mercedes. In return, according to Citizens Against Government Waste, the cities received $40 Million and possibly more in Federal Government pork. [Politico, 4/4/07; Washington Post, 4/4/07; Lobbyist Disclosure Documents Filled with Secretary of the Senate, Citizens Against Government Waste Pig Book 2003-06]

Posted by: McCain is just against the pork of others | June 6, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

McCain's Commerce Committee set a record for earmarks in 1999, all the while he was claiming to be against pork. What leadership?

McCain Fights Other's Pork, Pushes His Own. "Arizona Sen. John McCain is sponsoring two interesting pieces of legislation. One mounts a direct assault on congressional earmarks, those little morsels of home district pork that lawmakers slip into unrelated spending bills. The other steers $10 million to the University of Arizona to launch an academic center honoring the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Yes, McCain does seem to be saying to himself: Stop me before I sin again. McCain and co-sponsor Jon Kyl, Arizona's other GOP senator, insist their pork proposal isn't hypocritical because they aren't trying to hide anything. It is set out in stand-alone legislation to be vetted on its own merits. In Congress, it seems, the only bad pork projects are those sponsored by somebody else." [Chicago Tribune, 3/4/06]

McCain Broke His Own Pork-Barrel Spending Rules. "After years of crusading against 'pork-barrel' spending projects in Congressional appropriations bills, Senator McCain may be breaking his own rules. McCain pushed for, and got, $14.3 million for Arizona's Luke Air Force Base inserted into the just-completed fiscal 2004 military construction appropriations conference report. The only problem is the project to acquire more land near the base was not requested. [Roll Call, 11/6/03]

McCain's Chief Fundraiser Earned $3.9 Million for Creating $40 Million in Federal Pork. McCain's new Presidential campaign consigliere, and chief fundraising strategist, Tom Loeffler, founder of Loeffler Group has spent much of the last decade as a lobbyist. According to documents filed with the Secretary of the Senate, Loeffler and his associates have collected $3,920,000 over the years lobbying for the Texas cities of San Antonio, Houston, Pharr, Donna and Mercedes. In return, according to Citizens Against Government Waste, the cities received $40 Million and possibly more in Federal Government pork. [Politico, 4/4/07; Washington Post, 4/4/07; Lobbyist Disclosure Documents Filled with Secretary of the Senate, Citizens Against Government Waste Pig Book 2003-06]

Posted by: McCain is just against the pork of others | June 6, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

To j1928:

You should really see the movie "Charlie Wilson's War". Here is the summary from Wikipedia:
"Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 biographical drama film based on the true story of Democratic Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson, who conspired with a "bare knuckle attitude" CIA operative named Gust Avrakotos to launch an operation to help the Afghan mujahideen resist and ultimately defeat the Soviet Union's military occupation of the nation."

Again, Congressman Charlie Wilson belongs to which political party?
Let's say it all together...THE DEMOCRATS!!!

I await your response.

Posted by: borrowedladder28 | June 6, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

This double talk is a big problem fir him down here in Florida. Both of these issues are among the most important to Floridians (at least moderates). And he doesn't even comment on his oppo to the catastrophe fund. Katrina 2.0?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | June 6, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

My God he is so repulsive he makes Bush look normal!

Posted by: pubichaironmycokecan | June 6, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

To Josh:

Do you remember the "Bridge to Nowhere"? That was really pork and pushed by Republican Senator Stevens from Alaska

Posted by: j1928 | June 6, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

If Senator McCain or Obama want us to witness fiscal responsibility, they need to support the pending SAVE ACT (H.R.4088).
Our government skims quietly of your wage packet 356 billion dollars to support illegal low income workers annually. However this is just a small portion of the enormous cost, that has been going on behind your backs for decades.This doesn't include education, free health care or prison services and much more not listed. Find that disturbing report here (www.eagleforum.org/sources).

Read about Arizona's sudden economic rebound:
(http://mensnewsdaily.com/2008/05/15/striking-changes-in-arizona-as-illegal-immigrants-flee-the-state/#comment-62672 ) More intelligence for you to absorb. (http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter125.htm) You cannot believe either Democrats or Republicans, because both are in collusion with their wealthy campaign benefactors. NUMBERSUSA Stop the neglect of our immigration laws by demanding the pending Federal SAVE ACT (H.R.4088)

Posted by: Brittanicus | June 6, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Do you know what those other portions were? They were not pork at all. They were things like helping with homeowners insurance which is a disaster down here. You don't know a god damn thing what you are talking about. Did you read it? Please point out the pork?


++++++++++

To Robert Barnes:

McCain was for the everglades portion of the bill.

McCain was against the other portions of the bill which were packed with 23 billion in pork.

McCain should be praised for this.

This is why we are in debt. The dems load up a bill with pork with the everglades bill. That way you vote against the pork in the bill and the dems play politics.

So the dems shamelessly play politics and put us in debt at the same time.

McCain said he would vote for the everglades as a stand alone measure.


If the media wasn't biased this would be a perfect example why Obama isn't qualified to be president. Obama says he will whip congress. Obama sounds more like politics of old. Take a good project like the evergladles and use it to put 23 billion in pork in it. Obama shows us he is fine with running up debt.

All the dems had to do is have the everglades as a stand alone measure. McCain was for that.

McCain took a courageous and principled stand to vote against all the pork that had nothing to do with the everglades bill. He knew the dems would try and mislead about his vote but he took the principled stand.

This shows Obama's inexperience and massive spending.

If the media weren't so biased they would be going after Obama for this misleading attack.

Posted by: Josh | June 6, 2008 1:53 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

To Robert Barnes:

McCain was for the everglades portion of the bill.

McCain was against the other portions of the bill which were packed with 23 billion in pork.

McCain should be praised for this.

This is why we are in debt. The dems load up a bill with pork with the everglades bill. That way you vote against the pork in the bill and the dems play politics.

So the dems shamelessly play politics and put us in debt at the same time.

McCain said he would vote for the everglades as a stand alone measure.


If the media wasn't biased this would be a perfect example why Obama isn't qualified to be president. Obama says he will whip congress. Obama sounds more like politics of old. Take a good project like the evergladles and use it to put 23 billion in pork in it. Obama shows us he is fine with running up debt.

All the dems had to do is have the everglades as a stand alone measure. McCain was for that.

McCain took a courageous and principled stand to vote against all the pork that had nothing to do with the everglades bill. He knew the dems would try and mislead about his vote but he took the principled stand.

This shows Obama's inexperience and massive spending.

If the media weren't so biased they would be going after Obama for this misleading attack.

Posted by: Josh | June 6, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Always interesting to me how the most needed spending bills that would help the most people who need the help is considered by Bush & McCain as "Too Expensive or Costly". Yet they both seem to spare no expense for the war in Iraq that is not helping anyone...

Posted by: amurray3 | June 6, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

"But the McCain campaign points out that the senator's stands on the issues were well-known to Florida voters, who gave him a pivotal victory in the state's primary."

In other words: Judge me by what I say, not what I do.

Typical McCain.

Posted by: Stewie Griffen | June 6, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

My home owners insurance went from $1700. a year in 04. to $4700. in 05. to $7200. in 06 then this year $8600.00. You can't give away a house down her because the next owner will not be able to afford the insurance. Add to that my $14000. a year in property taxes. What ever Mccain is polling in Florida today, that is the highest he will ever poll here. He better enjoy what ever numbers he has now everywhere because they will only go down over the months. He has no where to do but down and Obama has no where to go but up. This will be a landslide. come November.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company