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McCain to Granite State: 'I Love You'

By Michael Abramowitz
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. -- John McCain returned briefly this morning to the scene of some of his greatest political triumphs to try to rally voters for one last victory.

"I can't tell you how happy I am to be back in the great state of New Hampshire," McCain proclaimed in a rally at St. Anselm's College here. "I have great memories -- the hundreds of town hall meetings, the travels across this great state from one end to the other, for many, many years.

"I love you. I love New Hampshire. I know I can count on you again to come from behind, to again come from behind and take a victory ... all the way to Washington, D.C., next January."

New Hampshire is one off the few states carried by John Kerry in 2004 that finds McCain in a tight race with Barack Obama, and one would think it would be a prime possibility for a GOP pick-up given McCain's previous victories here. But it's unclear how Granite Staters will react to McCain 2.0, the new version that adheres more closely to GOP orthodoxy than he did in 2000.

After a round of interviews here, McCain plans to fly in to Ohio to rally with running mate Sarah Palin.

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McCain depended upon his father's income as an Admiral from taxpayers as a child. His father depended upon McCain's Grandfather, another Admiral. McCain got into Annapolis due to his WASP affirmative action. His financial existence is based upon the funding from the American taxpayers. He married Cindy Hensle, a wealthy Paris Hilton ” want to be”. He then equates Paris to Obama as a“rock star”. Now he calls Obama , who pulled himself up by his “bootstraps” a socialist. Gee, if my tax dollars paid for McCain’s persona, and Obama pulled himself up by his bootstraps, I can conclude that McCaine is the socialist by de facto.

Posted by: lynnlm | October 22, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

You are an oxymoron. Not so much the oxy part.

Posted by: patrick10 | October 22, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

McCain thinks he can come from behind??


Mind you this is the same guy who insists Palin would be a better president than Obama.

This reminds me of a NASCAR race with the second place car stuck behind the first place car with 5 laps to go. The announcer is going crazy, screaming for the 2nd place car to try to take the lead.

When in fact the 2nd place driver is doing all he possibly can just to keep up with the leader. He knows he has no where near the power to make the pass. His eyes are glued to his rear view mirror because he is actually concerned someone is going to pass him.

McCain, unless he truly is nuts, knows it's over. But he somehow must cheer on the troops and hope they can somehow break through to the other side.

He lost months ago. We're all just now realizing it.

Posted by: patrick10 | October 22, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: fu_buki | October 22, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 22, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Willful Ignorance
Wishful Thinking
Outdated Ideology


Posted by: fu_buki | October 22, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

MAN ON FIVE, Cook County, Monday -- The McCain campaign is looking at an Electoral College strategy heading into the final two weeks that has virtually no room for error.

"Democrat voting fraud is famous since Tammany Hall," says Republican strategist Karl Rove. "So we'll win without votes."

Voting machines have been remotely reset and the counts adjusted. "Diebold have come to the party big time." Touch screen machines for West Virginia early voting offer voters "McCAIN" or "REPLY HAZY, TRY AGAIN LATER."

The rolls will be thoroughly checked for voter fraud. "If the typeface or font size is different on their driver's licence, Social Security or the voter roll, that's obvious blatant fraud. A typical Liberal knife to the heart of democracy."

The party will check for dead voters as well. "We're making the safe assumption that all registered Democrats are dead. If they're not, we'll correct that." Governor Palin has long dealt with Democrat moose in Alaska. "You betcha!"

All residents of properties whose mortgages were underwritten by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac will be assumed to have voted Republican. "We own the houses, of course we own the votes. It's nonsense to say otherwise."

Finally, under USA-PATRIOT, Obama supporters will be deemed associates of associates of terrorists. The offence will carry a penalty of one day's imprisonment: November 4th.

Mr Rove is confident in the future of our democracy. "One man, one vote. That man being me."


Posted by: dgerard | October 22, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

You've had hundreds of town hall meetings in New Hampshire? Do the people of Arizona (you know, the state that elected you) know this?

Posted by: jgh2 | October 22, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain, you don't know what love is.

If you knew what love was you wouldn't have:

1) ditched your first wife for a younger, richer, prettier model

2) supported an unwise war that wasted money and lives

Dude, you are a phony. A good actor, but a phony. No character, no heart, no soul.

The robocalls your campaign is making now is proof that you are a gutless wonder. Go where you belong.

Posted by: jrob822 | October 22, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

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