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McCain surveys supporters on SCOTUS process

By Michael D. Shear
John McCain has decided to see what his supporters think about a new Supreme Court justice.

In a fundraising e-mail sent Tuesday, the senator who was Barack Obama's GOP rival for the White House invites readers to take a three-question survey about how their judicial philosophy matches up with the commander-in-chief's.

The questions are, well, a bit skewed. As in number two, when McCain asks whether Obama's nominee -- whoever he or she may be -- deserves a swift confirmation.

The possible answers:

1. No, I believe our elected leaders in the Senate have a responsibility to make a careful and educated decision based on a vigorous and thorough examination of the nominee's qualifications and philosophy.


2. Yes, I agree with President Obama that Senators should confirm his nominee as quickly as possible, without proper scrutiny of a nominee's qualifications and philosophy.

But you never know how these Internet surveys will tally up, especially when they are opened to everyone. For a link to the survey, click here.

Perhaps McCain will publish the results -- however they come out?

By By Michael D. Shear  |  April 14, 2010; 8:56 AM ET
Categories:  44 Native , 44 The Obama Presidency , Supreme Court , The Courts , The GOP  | Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, President, Republican, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States, United States, United States Senate  
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Somedays I wish McCain would have won to see how differnt things would of been. I think he is testing the waters and keeping himself in the lime light so he can still be the top runner for the next election. It will be nice to see how this survey turns out.

Posted by: SurveyDash101 | April 16, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

We heard that Tina Fey is on Obama's short list. We can only hope - those other folks are really boring. .........

Posted by: glclark4750 | April 16, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: antidonkey | April 15, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain is for the people first. His record shows that he's not afraid to go against what maybe popular in order to do what is right and just for the American people. Call that whatever you want to call it, but I'd love to see JD try and walk a day in the shoes of John McCain. What a joke that would be.

Posted by: ReaganDays | April 15, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a bust!! McCain is our biggest defense against this extreme left wing administration. McCain will win this election. JD has no chance at this, he is so corrupt, such a blowhard,a lier, immoral and unethical!

Posted by: antidonkey | April 14, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a bust!! McCain is our biggest defense against this extreme left wing administration. McCain will win this election. JD has no chance at this, he is so corrupt, such a blowhard,a lier, immoral and unethical!

Posted by: antidonkey | April 14, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

This story makes me even more thankful that I voted for Obama.

Posted by: abonon | April 14, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

What an idiotic questionnaire. Even high school students would know better than to have only two choices stated in such a way that there is only one real response. Stupid, stupid stupid. McCain has really lost it.

Posted by: Aquarius1 | April 14, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the survey was idiotic, but I answered the questions in full support of President Obama. I'm sure McCain didn't expect someone other than his supporters to answer his silly little survey! Thanks for the link!

Posted by: cbarnes2 | April 14, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

this questionaire on the Supreme Court Nomination and Congressional approval
was written for idiots, not concerned voters. The choice is either extreme close scrutiny taking too much time or a
cursory careless glance for approval.This is patently ridiculous. How about a timely
inquiry that doesn't take a long time. This was set up as a poorly disguised poolitical statement and McCain just lost my vote with this trickery.

Posted by: magdamom | April 14, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Somehow what a pseudo hero; who habitually wrecked Navy planes before being shot down and making propaganda material for the North VietNamese while heroes held out; does in an attempt to continue the GOP "Hell No" campaign is not important.
The image of John McCain leaving his luxury Shack-Up with a young blonde heiress in Hawaii to walk into the cancer ward with divorce papers for the mother of his children -- just sort of lingers and lingers and lingers.
How do you pronounce -- inconsequential?

Posted by: pahrumpete | April 14, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Question 2 should bring back memories to McCain, after all that is the way he chose Sarah to be his running mate. He has turned into such a hypocrite.

Posted by: racam | April 14, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

What a stupid survey. McCain is pathetic. He's become a joke.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 14, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Judging from the remark that it is a survey of his supporters, the tally shouldn't take long. He doesn't have that many supporters to start with and they are dwindling with each time he opens his mouth.

Posted by: racam | April 14, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

All of John McCain's recent actions can be explained as outright fear of J.D. Hayworth. This kind of stunt would have been beneath the old, "mavericky" McCain.

Posted by: parkerfl1 | April 14, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

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