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McCain Memo: Strengthening National Campaign

Steve Schmidt, the newly installed senior adviser for John McCain's presidential bid, is moving quickly to strengthen the power of the operation's national headquarters by hiring a political director and a field director. Contrary to published reports, however, Schmidt will not entirely scrap the regional campaign manager idea put in place by former Campaign Manager Rick Davis.

Schmidt announced these moves in a memo to the 11 regional campaign managers this morning, a memo obtained by The Fix.

Of the decision to hire a national political director and field director, Schmidt writes: "These individuals will work with all of you and with [deputy campaign manager] Christian Ferry to increase our capacity to reach out to voters, build coalitions, identify supporters, and ultimately turn them out to the polls on November 4. We will be enhancing our headquarters political capacity to provide additional resources to you and your regions."

While Schmidt heaps praise on the RCMs ("The organizations you are leading are providing important coordination in the field between all the various aspects of our campaign") he also makes clear that the McCain campaign under his direction will be far more centralized -- in the model perfected by George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 -- in the campaign's Virginia headquarters.

Under the Schmidt regime, it seems as though these regional campaign managers will be far more like field operatives than managers of a specific geographic region. Important to the campaign's success? For sure. In charge? No.

From the start, the idea of regional campaign managers was greeted with derision by longtime GOP operatives. Spreading out the responsibility for key states to a series of regionalized specialists was seen as a recipe for miscommunication, muddled messaging and disorganization.

That Schmidt made the installation of a national political director and field director his first priority as the new campaign operations chief speaks to his belief that the campaign needs to be far more centralized. While Davis retains the title of campaign manager, he will focus largely on fundraising and preparations for the Republican convention while Schmidt will be in charge of day-to-day campaign operations

Watch for a series of other moves -- including the hiring of a political director and field director -- to take place in short order. Schmidt realizes that time is running down on McCain and a new direction needs to be set immediately or the campaign runs the risk of falling hopelessly behind.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 3, 2008; 11:35 AM ET
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JOHN McCAIN'S 3R ECONOMIC PLAN 2008
Abbreviated version

Progressive thinking Republican Candidate John McCain comes through for America with his 3R economic plan. In the persona of Theodore Roosevelt, McCain's plan just makes sense.

FIRST , keep in mind that to drop the fuel tax, the local gov'ts would crash. We must use the 3R to replace taxes lost from replaced fuel through green energy (Yes, we have it ready to go!)
www.betterconstructed.com

1. RETHINK: America must see globally on what America is capable of in our current state of technology, engineering and meet the demands that face the world.

Private Sector framework is in place and current laws allow the 3R to happen. The Progressive attitude of John McCain to get things done by crossing party lines will resurrect America.

2. REFORM: The American people must demand higher quality products and less restricted trade routes for Made in USA components. We will lead the way of MFG again!

The USA will reform its dead manufacturing base

3. REINVENT: America and Americans must reinvent themselves to reach and maintain these standards and by sheer American ingenuity, control the world's marketplace in the competitive manner, as the USA has always been proud to be #1.

NUTS AND BOLTS of the plan are simple.

Billions of savings equates to millions of lost tax revenue from energy companies. The US needs a separate tax revenue source before we can move away from fossil fuels.


McCain 3R solution.

McCain's 3R is about technical, closely monitored and rapid hands on training from pros to create new pros. Thousands of currently-job-displaced "once leaders in the manufacturing arena" will be asked to train and play instructor rolls in the 3R plan. Paid, of course, as these new leaders will help create a whole new style of prosperous America. A massive restructure providing thousands New American MFG means millions of new jobs for infrastructure alone.

We have the buildings, needs and infrastructure to do this!

New jobs is the mainstay for Creating a new guard for Social Security.

This is the new place for financial speculators to invest!


McCain's Progressive nature embodies Theodore Roosevelt more than any US presidential candidate in history since the original Rough Rider blazed the greatest era of growth in America.

We need John McCain to lead our nation with the same type of change.
www.betterconstructed.com


THIS 3R DRAFT COURTESY OF:
John Lewis Mealer, Founding President of Mealer Companies

IF Obama is elected he would crush this nation by doing the following:
Obama's World Poverty Bill (google it) would be passed and take ALL of the US Gross Domestic Profit earnings to give to the UN for distribution to African nations (seriously, GOOGLE IT) (All 7%. Which is the profit margin).
Guns would be also gathered up according to Obama's Global Poverty Bill plan (Did you Google it yet?)
Obama plans to heavily tax the investor class and no new small businesses would come into being (esp with the bank failures going on at the moment and no new loans being issued).
America would stagnate and begin to fall apart without small business growth.
Obama's tax on the investor class also takes away incentives for lower classes to strive to become wealthier people.
Did you hope to begin your own business someday?
Obama says NO!
Obama must keep us in our place, after-all.
Obama would immediately tax the large corporations which are already just barely balanced between the democrat instituted American Workers Union ridiculous demands and simply closing up and moving overseas or to Mexico.
The USA corporate infrastructure would be destroyed within a year.
Obama would force the remaining small businesses to pay totally unaffordable health care for employees and they too, would close up and go out of business even before finding health care, IF it were available.
This will really hurt the women business owners who employ mostly younger women in retail, who have higher health care coverage.
THEN Obama comes up with some LIE that he wants to give small business $5K per covered worker. Do you realize how many workers there are in small businesses throughout America? How would he pay for those TRILLIONS?!! Talk about not even thinking about how grand of a lie he tries to weave.
Obama will over tax and over extend this country so quickly and at the worst time that we will DIE as a nation.
If you want the USA to die, then you surely want Obama to become president and vice versa.
Note to Obama:
Terrorists do not eat crumpettes, they send their brainwashed neighbors into tea N crumpette shops with bombs strapped to their bodies.
They do not negotiate!
This is not some game where we can push reset and this certainly is not a basketball game or charisma pagaent.
This is the cold hard reality of Obama that people play deaf and dumb to.
This is real life.
McCain 3R Plan is a start, but Obama's view is the end.

Posted by: jlmealer | July 22, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I am considering starting a new paper, INDEPENDENCE REVIEW of the ELECTIONS...to show a majority is outside the two parties. I believe easily that truth and justice requires the Nader competition deserves national limelight. The public deserves truth of national priorities for the presidential campaigns. The federal requirements deserve presentation as to why they are there and likely have good reason (such as ceilings for financial status as a proper ceiling...) Obama has no conscience, in my view, he scorns the celings and wants more is his admitted statement, he wants more than conscience allows from the TAXPAYERS pockets AFTER already TAKING TOO MUCH...money is is egregious NO LIMITS...no conscience, greed, against all proper reason. It has been said by a young man standing on the sidewalk in Cambridge, that he is seeking money when asked why, his answer was "to match the Republicans" I screamed at him, TELL HOW MUCH YOU ALREADY HAVE, HOW MUCH DOES OBAMA ALREADY HAVE? He said, "I will have to ask you to leave." I said, "I ask you to leave." He looked astonished and said, "you cannot ask me to leave! [the sidewalk] I said, "you just asked me to, so I ask you to. An offense is an offense and screaming at the offender is just and he should have to answer, as should OBAMA have to answer to the REASON and possible LEGAL REQUIREMENT that a ceiling exist. Obama does not understand a ceiling is conscience. Why? He has no conscience and no respect for the proper use of people's money for the PUBLIC good and that government is not for OBAMA, it is for the majority, law and order, and YES, PEACE for this country, and proper respect for the sovereignty of other nations! I offered to exchange email and discuss it in the possible event he has no clue and doesn't care, he ought to know what he is doing. It is egregious, in the extreme. McCain republicans IF they intend to go outside the ceiling, which likely, they may not! And, WHY OH WHY is the media allowing the forced PUBLIC watchdog response instead of MEDIA editorials? They do not show integrity, they like obama's sleeze and corruption in OUR FACES at a MAJORITY LEVEL OF OFFENSE. We are NOT stuck in two choices, NADER is an Independent and there is a 62% registered OUTSIDE the two parties, 38% is registered in the two parties COMBINED. A clear minority seeking to take away the U.S. Constitution in the election, NOW, a reality check of the present two party corruption at its height. I do not see media criticism of Obama's choice at all, I see egregious willful railroading such horror as if it is wanted by the public which it is NOT. McCain was for ceilings. His current funding contributions can be found on the FEC website, as can the Democrats which have others listed SUCH AS KERRY for the year 2008, take a look. 314 candidates are on the FEC website as reporting contributions.

Posted by: Elizabeth | July 7, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama's economic plan is anti American and will crush the economy and the working class!

JOHN McCAIN'S 3R ECONOMIC PLAN 2008
Abbreviated version

Republican Candidate John McCain with a progressive outlook, comes through for America with his 3R economic plan.

NUTS AND BOLTS of the plan are simple.

RETHINK REFORM REINVENT

As Americans we must Rethink our role as the new leader of industrial nations while we Reform our mindset of what best benefits not only the US Economy but the world economy. We must always keep in mind that a stronger America is a Stronger World and we MUST always make it first and foremost to own a stake in what matter most.

Americans must Reinvent our national approach to regain our strength as the global leader in this new McCain 3R Phase of USA manufacturing.

Our goals should no longer be steeped in the pure greed of strict capitalism but rather in a progressive entrepreneurship system where smaller companies are formed by private individuals and private sector groups of goal oriented teammates.

Speculators and accredited private investors will pick and choose these businesses, which may also be grouped in investment packages such as with current commodity and futures trading. The laws to do this exist and people are waiting for the next best investment.

Investing in the American workforce has always been in high demand until the greedy AFL CIO took control of the working class and chased away or ruined the corporations!

The growth will be phenomenal as a Corporation or LLC opened for business may fail on occasion, but with proper training and support from the 3R Schools, a simple manufacturing business may be purchased or simply revamped for a new opportunity in the US Commodity Market as well as with the manufacturing arena.

The highly profitable products to be manufactured are a concern for a huge Corporation looking at only the bottom dollar, but smaller LLC and Corporations in the manufacturing world are often better run with limited production items sold at reasonable prices. Profits are made not only from the USA made wholesale goods, but the massive USA based jobs provided along with the stocks and commodities in the market.

The move from fossil fuels to affordable energy can only be done in one of two ways:

1. Halt all projects paid for with taxes at the pump and other fuel taxes, OR,

2. John McCain's Economic Plan involving the 3R's, Rethink, Reform, Reinvent.

McCain's 3R is technical, closely monitored, rapid and hands on training course from professionals to create new professionals. Thousands of currently-job-displaced "once leaders in the manufacturing arena" will be paid to train and instruct in the 3R plan.
These new leaders will step up to help create a whole new style of prosperous America. A massive restructuring that will provide thousands of new American manufacturing companies and create millions of new jobs for infrastructure alone.

Americans are going back to school where they are paid to reinvent their skills and learn new skills to design and lead their personal LLC, Corporation or joint venture company.
That's easy enough to comprehend and just as easy to implement.

The 3R plan is designed as a six-month rapid advancement system.
Graduates may return for additional skill enhancements from time to time, or step up after new advanced training in executive management.

New jobs are the mainstay for creating a new guard for Social Security.

Initial estimates of 1 in 5 students will begin his or her own company and drive even more Americans into a viable lifestyle with real jobs, real benefits and a retirement to look forward to. By making these opportunities available without the crippling AFL CIO interference and their mob like influence, America will explode into the world market.

All of this governed under strict employee benefits as provided by state and federal standards and improved upon by each mfg operation to provide security and safety for these new 3R American workers.

This 3R plan may be accomplished without costing taxpayers (or the government) additional funds. America has the means to follow through with John McCain's 3R plan, ready and in place across the USA. The buildings we need for our initial 3R schooling and MFG arenas sit vacant or abandoned.

By assuming leases on abandoned stores and factories across America with 3R schools and mini-manufacturing training centers, we may allow building owners to write-off their donations and reduced leases in taxes over a few years, and even more if they donate the space.

USA made tools, power equipment, bicycles, computers, TV's, radios, furniture, building material, clothing, automotive products... the list is endless, will become the pride of American workers once again.

These ideas are great in themselves, but an entirely new stream of jobs to supply support for these manufacturing companies and their hundreds of thousands of new employees will be created and expanded. Business and infrastructure from shopping malls to homes, new roads to restaurants, grocery stores to government outlets and so much more...

McCain's Straight Talk and decisive nature embodies a Progressive Theodore Roosevelt more than any US presidential candidate in history since the original Rough Rider blazed the greatest era of growth in America.

The 3R plan just makes sense.

THIS DRAFT COURTESY OF:
John Lewis Mealer
founding president Mealer Companies
www.betterconstructed.com (original promotional site)

Posted by: JL Mealer | July 7, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Republican spokesman what would you do to end the war in Iraq? You are not going to be here another 100 years so whats your answer? I don't understand a word you say. Speak clearly and truthfully , you are crazy it seems to me. You critisize Barack but give no honest truth. What works? You talk garbblie goop, You have no clear help and many Americans hope their sons and daughters come home very soon. Obama has always stood up for peace in the Iraqi nation. No skin off your nose,McCain. I read a blogger who said you know, not one person giving money to the republicans has a son or daughter in Iraq.

Posted by: Lindsey Graham WHAT!???????? | July 6, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse


Mccain is having a problem with his campaign because he's a pandering lying joke. Just yesterday again Mccain lied during an interview about his statement of a lack of knowledge on the economy. What is his problem. How many times will he deny that he made this statment? Its really troubling to see Mccain who might be president lie about his previous statement after he already acknowledge it to be true. I can't believe the media has let this go unanswered or question. I'm so disgusted with Mccain and I will never believe a word he says.

Posted by: Marisol Lopez | July 5, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN'S CANDIDACY IS A JOKE. HOW CAN MCCAIN POSSIBLE BE TOOKEN SERIOUSLY. MCCAIN HAS ATLEAST 40 FLIP FLOPS ON YOUTUBE ON 40 DIFFERENT ISSUES. THAT IS A DISGRACE. I'M NOT SAYING OBAMA IS INNOCENT BUT IT IS SHAMEFUL TO HAVE CHANGE POSITION OR EVEN LIED THAT MANY TIMES. MCCAIN HAS A COLLECTION OF FLIP FLOPS ON YOUTUBE AND ITS VERY DISTURBING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ABOUT MCCAIN. IS HE TOO OLD TO REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID BEFORE OR IS HE JUST A LIAR. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. THE STORY SHOULD BE ALL MCCAIN'S FLIP FLOPS WHEN YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER YOU CAN START A MINI SERIES ITS SO MANY. WHY HASN'T ANYONE ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS YOUTUBE PROBLEM DURING AN INTERVIEW. MCCAIN IS RUNNING FOR THE HIGHEST JOB IN THE LAND AND NOBODY MAKES AN ISSUE OR CHALLENGE HIS 40 FLIP FLOPS AND GAFFES. ITS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE. JUST DISGUSTED WITH MCCAIN.

Posted by: ANA | July 5, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

The problem was never Mccain Campaign it is and always was Mccain. Lets be honest hear, most of the weird places Mccain goes is the decision of Mccain not the campaign. It would be the same with the new guy. Mccain is just a problem

Posted by: Anonymous | July 5, 2008 4:48 AM | Report abuse

I'M SORRY BUT THE MEDIA IS MCCAIN'S BIGGEST CAMPAIGN. I KNOW THAT MCCAIN HAS 133 LOBBYIST HOUNDING THE MEDIA 24 HOURS BUT THEY NEED TO LET THESE TO CANDIDATES TRUE COLORS SHOW. LISTEN THERE ARE ATLEAST 35 FLIP FLOPS VIDEOS OF MCCAIN AND THE MEDIA TALKS OF MCCAIN AS IF HE'S DONE OR SAID NOTHING WRONG. ESPECIALLY AFTER THIS WEEK WHEN HE LIED ABOUT HIS STATEMENT ON STILL NEEDING TO BE EDUCATED ON THE ECONOMY AGAIN. WHY WASN'T THIS A 3 DAY STORY BECAUSE IT WAS MCCAIN AND NOT OBAMA. THEIR WASN'T EVEN A COLUMN ABOUT IT IN THE WASHINGTON POST. I KNOW YOUR TIRED OF MCCAIN AND HIS MISTAKES, GAFFES. THERES A PROBLEM THIS IS THE 3RD TIME HE HAS DENIED THIS STATMENT AFTER BEING CONFRONTED ON IT BY TIM RUSSERT THE SECOND TIME. HOW CAN THIS BE A BIG DEAL. MCCAIN IS JUST DOING AND SAYING WHAT HE WANTS AND THE MEDIA JUST GIVE HIM A FREE PASS.

Posted by: LINDA | July 5, 2008 4:44 AM | Report abuse

What a total cluster fu&k Mccains campaign is.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 4, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

America is a wonderful pace that is in decline, regardless of Fox pudits like O'Reilly that differ. The standard of living of most Americans is dropping as wages do not keep up with inflation. Our balance of trade is unsustainable and bankrupting. The dropping dollar will only make imports cost more further exasperating the food and fuel rampant inflation. We have a larger percentage of high schools dropouts than ever. We have Bed, Bath and Beyond with a higher market capitalization than the once largest GM of the 40's and 50's. We have not followed Carter's initiative for alternate energy. We have not conserved, nor created tax and tariff policies to tap our 30 year supply in oil shale. The increase in poverty and uninsured Americans is telling of a country going in the wrong direction.

Posted by: Jimbo | July 4, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Everything this poster says is true.
==========
Old Adulterer Songbird Make it a Hundred Traitor War Criminal McBush is no hero. He is just another coward with bombs.

1. Why would a "war hero" hide his Military Records? What is he hiding? Kerry signed the Form 180 waiver and released all of his records. Old McBush refuses to do so.
2. He received numerous demerits at the US Naval Acadamy and graduated 894 out of 899. His 4 star Admiral father pulled strings to get him in.
3. Did he collaborate with the Vietnamese?
4. He killed 167 US sailors on the USS Forrestal and his 4 star Admiral father promptly
transferred him to another ship
5. He admitted to being a War Criminal on 60 Minutes, 1997, CBS News,for bombing innocent women and children
6. Why did the Vietnamese give him the codename Songbird?
7. The POW's said that McCain made 32 propaganda videos for the communist North Vietnamese in which he denounced America for what they were doing in Vietnam.
8. Why did the Vietnamese erect a bust in his honor?
9. All Republicans in Congress voted to release government records of POW/MIA on Vietnam, only 1 person blocked it, Old McBush. Why?
10. Wouldn't the Navy wash his records? His father and grandfather were both 4 star admirals in the Navy.
11. How did he receive medals from the Navy when there were no eyewitnesses when eyewitnesses are required?
12. How did he get 28 medals in less than 20 hours of combat? Did his 4 star admiral father help him? Some grunts fighting on the ground for 7000 hours received no medals
13. Yet in McCain's own words just four days after being captured, he admits he violated the U.S.
14. Military Code of Conduct by telling his captors "O.K, I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital."
15. Many say he was never tortured. It is possible he crashed and was not shot down. He had crashed 4 previous planes. His injuries were mostly sustained when he ejected.
16. He also violated military uniform code of conduct having relations with subordinates, a crime.


http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/cin_hacker_2.htm

Google these to learn more

McCain Songbird
McCain Adultery
McCain Lobbyists
McCain Charlie Black
McCain USS Forrestal
McCain Temper
McCain Phil Gramm
McCain Enron Loophole
McCain Arizona Mob
McCain Kosovo Muslims
McCain Fortune
McCain Traitor
McCain Flip Flops
McCain Torturers' Lobby

Posted by: Why would a war hero hide his Military Records, Old Songbird Traitor McBush? | July 3, 2008 4:44 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 4, 2008 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Here's what the neocons think of the Iraq.

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/01/neocons200701

Looks like they're trying to tell it is -- an incompetent effort.

And McCain want to keep on keeping on???

Posted by: NoMoreWar | July 3, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain won the week


Obama attempted to control the story line by committing hypocrisy again by putting Wesley Clark out there making outrageous statements - then making a speech on how patriotic he himself Obama was - then he probably had some playbook idea that Obama would diavow Wesley Clark or make some statement later in the week which would make Obama the hero.

The whole thing backfired. Obama looked like an idiot. People have caught onto him and his attempts to control the media.

Obama looked bad this week.

McCain won the week by looking like a stateman.

Posted by: 37th&OStreet | July 3, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Today, on tv, I saw an ad for solar powered house electric system. Now THAT"S change I can believe in.

Posted by: rproulx | July 3, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I've been watching videos of and interviews with McCain and I think he is almost completely unfit for the office of President of the United States of America. He's a terrible accident waiting to happen.

Senator McCain, I don't want to be crueler than necessary, but America is not a bombing mission and this is not Vietnam. And we, as a nation, cannot pay you back with 100 years of war for the 5 you lost there.

It's wrong to try to strongarm the country into rewarding you with the office because of your POW experience in that sad sad war. (Did Vietnam, by the way, teach you the same lesson it taught most of us?) You've already been generously rewarded for your service and your POW experience, rewarded even beyond your abilities from the evidence as I see it. Thank you for your service, but, please, we do not want you in the pilot seat of the United States of America.

Posted by: GaryL1 | July 3, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

As the arbiter of MSM Conventional Wisdom, I support Mac as a war hero, keeper of the conservative flame, and superpatriot and I am excited about the reinvigoration of his national campaign. Not that it affects my judgment, I also have thoroughly enjoyed the years and years of free cruises and luxury travel and giving $10,000-a-pop speeches sponsored by folks partial to Mac. Keep it coming, my friends (as Mac would say). Hooray, Schmidt.

Sincerely,

D. Broder

Posted by: Broadway Joe | July 3, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Robbe p: First, I doubt that you are from Ohio and if you are, you have not had to make the choice between paying for your house and food and gas. I think real Ohioans care about these pocketbook issues and traitor like John McCain is not going to deliver. But a pinhead would think that voting based on service in the military far outweighs voting for a guy that will keep his job. Talk about misplaced priorities.
I am glad you in a minority on this one buddy.

Posted by: CHE | July 3, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

"Uhh, we cant use 25% of the worlds energy with only 3% of the worlds population..and uh errrr, we can't set our thermostats on 72...uhh and uhh we cant eat what ever we want and errr uhhhh think the rest of the world will just say, yeah that's alright, that's ok. uhhhhh, errrr."

What? What did he say? What was that?"
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Funny, as I read through the first paragraph, I thought you were an Obama supporter because, taking away Obama's speech quirks, everything Stated is the God's Truth. How amusing that YOU can't see it.


Posted by: GObama | July 3, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

This is not much of a story, but Chris needed something to avoid discussing his hero Obama's most recent reversal of position.

Posted by: guido | July 3, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the looneys are out

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Old Adulterer Songbird Make it a Hundred Traitor War Criminal McBush is no hero. He is just another coward with bombs.

1. Why would a "war hero" hide his Military Records? What is he hiding? Kerry signed the Form 180 waiver and released all of his records. Old McBush refuses to do so.
2. He received numerous demerits at the US Naval Acadamy and graduated 894 out of 899. His 4 star Admiral father pulled strings to get him in.
3. Did he collaborate with the Vietnamese?
4. He killed 167 US sailors on the USS Forrestal and his 4 star Admiral father promptly
transferred him to another ship
5. He admitted to being a War Criminal on 60 Minutes, 1997, CBS News,for bombing innocent women and children
6. Why did the Vietnamese give him the codename Songbird?
7. The POW's said that McCain made 32 propaganda videos for the communist North Vietnamese in which he denounced America for what they were doing in Vietnam.
8. Why did the Vietnamese erect a bust in his honor?
9. All Republicans in Congress voted to release government records of POW/MIA on Vietnam, only 1 person blocked it, Old McBush. Why?
10. Wouldn't the Navy wash his records? His father and grandfather were both 4 star admirals in the Navy.
11. How did he receive medals from the Navy when there were no eyewitnesses when eyewitnesses are required?
12. How did he get 28 medals in less than 20 hours of combat? Did his 4 star admiral father help him? Some grunts fighting on the ground for 7000 hours received no medals
13. Yet in McCain's own words just four days after being captured, he admits he violated the U.S.
14. Military Code of Conduct by telling his captors "O.K, I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital."
15. Many say he was never tortured. It is possible he crashed and was not shot down. He had crashed 4 previous planes. His injuries were mostly sustained when he ejected.
16. He also violated military uniform code of conduct having relations with subordinates, a crime.


http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/cin_hacker_2.htm

Google these to learn more

McCain Songbird
McCain Adultery
McCain Lobbyists
McCain Charlie Black
McCain USS Forrestal
McCain Temper
McCain Phil Gramm
McCain Enron Loophole
McCain Arizona Mob
McCain Kosovo Muslims
McCain Fortune
McCain Traitor
McCain Flip Flops
McCain Torturers' Lobby

Posted by: Why would a war hero hide his Military Records, Old Songbird Traitor McBush? | July 3, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

It's time Amnesty John McCain cut loose of
Liar in Chief George W Bush's coattails,and
fire every stinking slimey former Bush hack that John McCain was stupkid enough
to hire for his Presidential Campaign Staff
here and now..Or,is McCain deliberately
tying to implode his own campaign? ..

And Amnesty John McCain needs to dump his
goofball shadow and pals Joe Liberman and
Lindsey Graham as well as McCain needs to
reverse his support of Illegal Alien
Amnesty and Free US Citizenship for the
30 Million Illegal Aliens now in the USA
or does McCain think his name is looney
toons liberal Barack Hussein Obama on this
one now then? So stop pandering to the
Hispanic and Mexican Vote here McCain or
you will never be elected President. And so
McCain end your stupid version of the idiot
Rock Star Barack Hussien Obama World Tour
and get your stinking butt back into the
US and to work on Americans problems or you
will elect Obama you idiot McCain!

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | July 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

You know people keep saying a third Bush term but they are wrong. It will be a third Cheney term. I hope no one thinks Bush is really the president.

Posted by: | July 3, 2008 2:16 PM

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HILARIOUS!!! LOL

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama really believes America is a terrible place, he does not like it and will "change" it. To think his cult followers would support this guy and endorse his vision for America is stunning. They really have no clue as to what Obama will do with a Socialist inept ultra Liberal congress.

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Let me get this straight - You are happy with the state of America as it is at this point in time? We don't need a change?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

It is going to take more then a new campaign manager to revive the McCain campaign. At this stage CPR and a defibulator won't even produce a heartbeat. What McCain needs is coordinated communication and an issue based arguement. All I'm seeing is an anti-Obama mentality.

John, I expected better from you.

On the Obama side of the aisle I don't see a whole lot of substance either. No "change" just the same old crap.

Posted by: Capt Howard | July 3, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

But please, go back to your selective statistical analysis. I don't mean to interrupt your hosannahs to the Almighty Socialist.


Posted by: ep | July 3, 2008 3:44 PM

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I'd take that socialist anyday to the mess the repugs have gotten us into.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

There is not even a pretense anymore as to what Mccain is and will be. He is just a front man, a flunky to the guys in the back room. This is even worse then most of us imagined.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama + Pelosi + Reid + Liberal Activist Judges = Disaster

Posted by: | July 3, 2008 2:50 PM
_________________________________________
McCain+Bush+Cheney+Republicans = DISASTER RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

I love it when folks say at least they know McCain. Yeah, right. I liken it to "knowing" the abuser but being to afraid to leave the relationship.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

In response to some earlier comments about the change Obama might provide -----

Interesting how all of the comments to this story mention that they want "real change" from the Bush years. For the billionth time, what change - for the good - does Obama offer? Let's see:

1. Higher taxes - boy, that's good for the economy.

Higher taxes, although Obama hasn't said he would raise taxes, might actually be good for the economy. How so? Well the skyrocketing national debt has led to the deterioration of the buying power of the dollar and hence inflation. Possibly, if we paid for our wars, through taxes presumably, the economy might be better? Here's a question: could it get worse?

2. No change in developing more resources - he wants to keep gas prices above $4.00/gal and prevent any further energy exploration. Great policy, too (sigh!).

I must say, I'd love for Gas to stay at $4 per gallon, maybe even go higher. Blasphemy? It is possible that keeping high gas prices high will spur investment in new energy markets that are not oil, and thus not controlled by the middle east, which could create new industries (IN AMERICA) and help OUR economy (have you seen what they are doing in Dubai?). A simple change in behavior (more efficient vehicles, etcetera) can offset the short term costs. Lastly, your argument makes the assumption that "developing more resources" and any further "energy exploration" can only be done by searching for oil because Obama is for investing in new energy sources. You sound like an oil addict.

4. Cut defense spending - I guess that will make our defense better?

Defense spending is out of control. Some people appreciate a cut in defense spending because they aren't scared of everything. Further, what is the more urgent safety concern for millions of Americans: the danger posed by lack of health care coverage or a terrorist attack? Example, I know the Post ran an article about a young woman dying of appendicitis because she got turned away at an American hospital, she didn't have insurance and wasn't sick enough to be treated when she showed up.


5. Institute government-ran health care - just like SS and Medicare and Medicaid that are projected to go bankrupt in a few years. Also, I'm sure with government being in charge of health care there'll be no extra red tape and the quality will be just as good as what we have now? Great, we're on our way to being Cuba.

You are right, there isn't any red tape with private health programs? Millions of Americans are uninsured, I'm sure they are happy with you having less red tape while they have no insurance. I.e. your health care MIGHT (if your assertions are even true) get worse, however, just by having healthcare theirs would be better - do you appreciate that you might have to sacrifice for the good of others?


If this is the change you want, this is the change Obama will give you. Good luck.

This is the change I want, and thanks for the well wishes!

Posted by: seriously? | July 3, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Lloyd and the rest of you piece of sh_t
republicans.
The mess we are in is because of YOU and the idiots that YOU elected. Not Liberals, not Democrats. YOU and REPUBLICANS caused this mess. Now we have a candidate who dares to dream that we can fix YOUR mess and all you can do is repeat left-wing spin, and lies.
Please don't vote if you can't accept the repercussions of the idiots you elect.

Posted by: Steve | July 3, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

ep: Obama, a socialist? Oh, yes, Mr Hoover. Do tell.

Posted by: mab | July 3, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

RE McCain's changes - I guess it will be more organized ugly rather then slapshot ugly.

Is this any way to elect a president - slime and hypocrisy and flat out misinformation

Posted by: nclwtk | July 3, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama is up 5pts in a poll in Montana today. Montana. And all the polls I see have blacks voting 85% for Obama (75% in NC). Ain't happening. Black turnout and young voter turnout is going to be historic. And blacks are going Obama 95%.

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You can't have it both ways. Either the polls are right or they're not. You can't say, "Oh this poll is right on because I like what it says, but that poll is off because I don't believe its results."

Oh, wait, I forgot. You're an Obama acolyte. Yes you can! Say it in (grammatically incorrect) Latin with me, everyone!

What's likely is that both of these polls are off.

Blacks will go for Obama in higher numbers than the percentages indicated here (but it still won't win him North Carolina). And there is no way he is taking Montana. McCain could spend $0.05 in Montana from here until November and he'll still win it.

But please, go back to your selective statistical analysis. I don't mean to interrupt your hosannahs to the Almighty Socialist.

Posted by: ep | July 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I will vote for McCain. He stands for the America I am proud of.

McCain will return to an America where the woman knew her place. She cooked, did the laundry, cleaned house, raised my children, performed her duty in bed and kept quiet.

McCain will keep an America strong and feared. He will use our men to fight and destroy our enemies.

McCain will end unemployment. A war economy needs workers and women need to free up jobs for the men.

McCain will end abortion for women who have not obtained the consent of the male. That is the way it should be!

McCain will free up more college scholarships. He will fight for scholarships based only on merit and will eliminate special emphasis scholarships based on sex and race.

McCain will lead us back to the glorious 1950's when men of European background ruled America. This is the America I long for and a President McCain will give it to me.

Now don't wake me up. Let me dream a little longer!

Posted by: McCain Man | July 3, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Campaign organization is third on the list of Sen. McCain's problems.

Second on the list is his financial disadvantage. But the biggest problem he faces is the way he campaigns and it's the same problem now it was eight years ago.

McCain is all personality and off-the-cuff presentations to small audiences. He could run in the New Hampshire primary that way every four years for the rest of his life and never lose, but a national campaign requires more discipline, more forethought as to what he wants to say on every issue that might come up and how he wants to respond to what his opponent says. It requires these things from the candidate, not just his organization, and McCain just doesn't operate that way.

There are no modern examples of successful Presidential candidacies run in the kind of scattershot way McCain insists on. When things are going well, a candidate like McCain looks invincible. But when he's taken by surprise, as McCain was by the Bush campaign's personal attacks on him before the South Carolina primary in 2000 and as he has been several times this year, this kind of candidate looks unprepared.

A campaign organization can compensate for the candidate's weaknesses as a campaigner -- that is one of its primary functions. It can't do this if the candidate won't let it. McCain won't.

Posted by: Zathras | July 3, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

The geezer has been needing an executive, some body to organize troops and make decisions for him.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

che: as an ohioan even if mccain tells us why we are going to lose are jobs we will still vote for him. You see, we dont care about our declining job base and our poor educational systems, as long as our president is a patriot that is all that matters to us. Middle America deserves 20 more years of total republican rule.

Posted by: robbe p | July 3, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

And the candidates still need to get good VP's. There is a weekly poll at http://www.votenic.com so see what America thinks.

Posted by: votenic | July 3, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

And he is still a hundred times better then Bush and ten times better then Mccain.

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Interesting how all of the comments to this story mention that they want "real change" from the Bush years. For the billionth time, what change - for the good - does Obama offer? Let's see:

1. Higher taxes - boy, that's good for the economy.
2. No change in developing more resources - he wants to keep gas prices above $4.00/gal and prevent any further energy exploration. Great policy, too (sigh!).
3. Pull out of Iraq (possibly) immediately - great idea for the stability of a country in the hot bed of the middle east. I'm sure that will absolutely no negative consequences for our national security and our economy.
4. Cut defense spending - I guess that will make our defense better?
5. Institute government-ran health care - just like SS and Medicare and Medicaid that are projected to go bankrupt in a few years. Also, I'm sure with government being in charge of health care there'll be no extra red tape and the quality will be just as good as what we have now? Great, we're on our way to being Cuba.
6. Appointing justices that are more concerned about the rights of child-rapist than that of the children who are victims of the vile monsters.

If this is the change you want, this is the change Obama will give you. Good luck.

Posted by: Lloyd | July 3, 2008 2:51 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

And he is still ten times better then Mccain

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Obama really believes America is a terrible place, he does not like it and will "change" it. To think his cult followers would support this guy and endorse his vision for America is stunning. They really have no clue as to what Obama will do with a Socialist inept ultra Liberal congress.

Posted by: | July 3, 2008 2:49 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

If everything you say is true, he is still ten time better then Mccain.

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Obama is an arrogant political inexperienced Socialist Black Liberation fraudulent hack. The idea that he and his angry militant Marxist wife think they will "change" America is insane. The lemmings that swoon over his cult like every body is suffering the government will take care of you oratory are mindless, emotional, weak and gullible.

Posted by: Change What | July 3, 2008 2:39 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't care how you re-engineer the marketing and sales team, without a viable product and an viable market for the product the channel doesn't have a chance.

Economy - McCain has nothing new. Same old tax cut story. Same old we'll cut your taxes as long as you let us rob the treasury.

Nat'l Security - McCain wants war w. Iran more than Bush wanted to take out Saddam. Pat Buchanan said McCain would make Cheney look like Gahndi and that he's Bush on steroids. Same old war mongering.

And with all the war mongering there'll be no money left for education, the environment (which will suffer from oil fires, increased tank and aircraft usage, etc.), or health care.

People are on to McCain. Obama is up 5pts in a poll in Montana today. Montana. And all the polls I see have blacks voting 85% for Obama (75% in NC). Ain't happening. Black turnout and young voter turnout is going to be historic. And blacks are going Obama 95%.

Schmidt can re-org all he wants. McCain isn't winning this election.

Posted by: JR, Boston | July 3, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain = Bush 3rd Term
Obama = Bush Lite

Iraq occupation brought nothing more than "Misery Index" in America.

GM was the largest auto maker when Bush occupied Iraq. Today, GM market valuation is 20 times less than Toyota.

GM is closed to declaring bankruptcy.
Real "An American Revolution" on 4th of July. Just ask GM!

Posted by: Worst July 4th In American History | July 3, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how all of the comments to this story mention that they want "real change" from the Bush years. For the billionth time, what change - for the good - does Obama offer? Let's see:

1. Higher taxes - boy, that's good for the economy.
2. No change in developing more resources - he wants to keep gas prices above $4.00/gal and prevent any further energy exploration. Great policy, too (sigh!).
3. Pull out of Iraq (possibly) immediately - great idea for the stability of a country in the hot bed of the middle east. I'm sure that will absolutely no negative consequences for our national security and our economy.
4. Cut defense spending - I guess that will make our defense better?
5. Institute government-ran health care - just like SS and Medicare and Medicaid that are projected to go bankrupt in a few years. Also, I'm sure with government being in charge of health care there'll be no extra red tape and the quality will be just as good as what we have now? Great, we're on our way to being Cuba.
6. Appointing justices that are more concerned about the rights of child-rapist than that of the children who are victims of the vile monsters.

If this is the change you want, this is the change Obama will give you. Good luck.

Posted by: Lloyd | July 3, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama + Pelosi + Reid + Liberal Activist Judges = Disaster

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama really believes America is a terrible place, he does not like it and will "change" it. To think his cult followers would support this guy and endorse his vision for America is stunning. They really have no clue as to what Obama will do with a Socialist inept ultra Liberal congress.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an arrogant political inexperienced Socialist Black Liberation fraudulent hack. The idea that he and his angry militant Marxist wife think they will "change" America is insane. The lemmings that swoon over his cult like every body is suffering the government will take care of you oratory are mindless, emotional, weak and gullible.

Posted by: Change What | July 3, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Why can't Sen:McSellout,come straight with us and tell the people,that the middle east is just a distraction,and that the far east is were our jobs,money, security,
is in peril.The countries of China,Japan,
Vietnam,Korea,are economic threats to us, I hope that Obama can see thought this and take A trip to the asia continent,and start networking wih these innovative countries,so that the us can share some of the wealth of the goblale economy,McShame
can't do it he is to deep in the war profitters pockets,in addition he have been implanted with that microchip cell that hanoi planted in him years ago, you know that Manchurian Bug!

CHANGE! (08)

Posted by: GEN.TOJO | July 3, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

That right, bring it on to Obama! Also, remember as Obama himself stated that he from the Southside of Chicago to indicate how tough he is but was a stupid statement, because we all know what that means, and we've see the CNN Special Report how he eliminates his opponents and has been elected with having no opposition. So guarding against voter fraud at the precincts level shoul be a priorty and coordinated top down as well!

Posted by: theaz | July 3, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

You know people keep saying a third Bush term but they are wrong. It will be a third Cheney term. I hope no one thinks Bush is really the president.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Mccain = Bush = Bring Down the US

Posted by: Tony | July 3, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

"I find it ironic that the Republican Party, who cherishes ideals of decentralized government and states rights, finds it most prudent to consolidate control of their candidate's campaign within a central headquarters organization."

This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. If I were drinking milk, it would be spurting out my nose.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 3, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

The closer McCain binds himself to the failed policies and personalities of the Bush/Cheney/Rove administration, the closer he is to utter defeat in November.

This will be great for our country. The end to our eight year national nightmare is at hand.

Posted by: dee | July 3, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I find it ironic that the Republican Party, who cherishes ideals of decentralized government and states rights, finds it most prudent to consolidate control of their candidate's campaign within a central headquarters organization. I always thought strengthening a federal entity over the decentralized state or regional organizations was more a principal of the Democratic Party. It's always easier to espouse states rights when you're not the one in control. I wonder if this move towards a centralized, almost federal approach, to controlling his campaign will reflect his approach in office. It appears awfully similar to the efforts of the Bush administration to strengthen and empower the Executive Branch as we have witnessed over the past 7 years.

Posted by: Michael | July 3, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

So now Mccain has the same guy working for him who went after his daughter and wife when he ran against Bush in 2000. This tell you that Mccain is not in charge of anything, just a puppet, a yes man who does what he is told. The same way it would be if he was elected. John, the coward, Mr. 894 in his class, Mr. no self respect, ad finally Mr. does what he is told, Mccain.

Truth is, if you vote for Mccain, you don't have a clue who you are really electing. It will be whoever is in the back pulling Mccain's strings. Enjoy your $12.00 a gallon gas.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

just repeating samo-samo. Cheney and his people setting up for a third Bush Term. He is the man behind the curtain as it were.

Bush was his puppet. He wants control over the next guy.

That's why the skittish Neocons had to step up and commandeer McCains campaign. Thye can't tolerate independence. They cannot tolerate deviation from a Cold War view of the world.

What will happen if the Joint Chiefs say 'no' to the order to bomb Iran on or about 12/1?

Posted by: poorrichard | July 3, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

"McCain Memo: Strengthening National Campaign"

Titanic Memo: Making Our Ship More Seaworthy!

Way to try to spin a negative into a positive for your homoerotic fantasy candidate, Chris.

Posted by: Peter Principle | July 3, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

The shocking truth about Jon McCain is finally exposed! Fight the real enemy!
http://www.youtube.com/user/garryscincair

Posted by: Garry | July 3, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain is fully embracing the policies of Bush and the politics of Bush. This will be a campaign run tag-team with anonymous hits on Obama from the president and a Rove-style smear job on Obama.

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

Posted by: matt | July 3, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"Uhh, we cant use 25% of the worlds energy with only 3% of the worlds population..and uh errrr, we can't set our thermostats on 72...uhh and uhh we cant eat what ever we want and errr uhhhh think the rest of the world will just say, yeah that's alright, that's ok. uhhhhh, errrr."

What? What did he say? What was that?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Getting yourself shot down while killing innocent civilians does not qualify you to be the commander-in-chief. I still don't know why Obama campaign had to make a big deal out of a square observation by the general. It doesn't matter if McShame hired Bush strategists including Rove because he is selling the same policies that this administration is trying to sell. Going to Colombia to urge the passage of trade while unions leaders are being threatened in Colombia? Give me a break, Mr. Hanoi Confessor. McShame is essentially acting as a spokesman for the administration on Colombia trade agreement. He will have to tell Ohians why they are losing their jobs.

Posted by: CHE | July 3, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I used to like McCain, but the more I read about him, the more morally corrupt I believe him to be. It shouldn't surprise anyone he hires a Rove aid to run his campaign. Why did he even bother to lie and say he wanted a respectful campaign? Now I am also reading McCain is using loopholes in the campaign finance law he wrote to receive in excess of $25,000 from individual donors, 10 times the $2300 limit. How can anyone even think of voting for him without feeling dirty?

Posted by: JackieInCA | July 3, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

If the dems were smart, they would harp on the connections of Schmidt to Bush/Cheney/Rove in every answer they give on every issue from now on reinforcing the idea that this is business as usual. That is what the repubs do at Rushland and Fox Noise until it is picked up by the MSM. When will the dems actually learn this trick. When will the left wing pundits stop giving McCain the benefit of the doubt on his temper, See, Roy on MSNBC last night on Verdict.

Every four years its the same show. . . .the repubs running circles around the dems who want to play fair and get their clock cleaned!

Posted by: rbt | July 3, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"THE QUESTION IS WHY DO THEY HAVE TO USE FEAR AND RACISM? "

The question is why do you have to exclusively use capslock? Is typing properly too difficult for you?

Posted by: Patrick Huss | July 3, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse


"Going National?"

AWESOME! Virtually the entire nation hates Bush and the policies and tactics that McSame promises to continue, so sounds good to me as an Obama supporter!

Posted by: sequoia | July 3, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Not this time! Not this year!


McCain can change his campaign cast members all he wants too but Americans are looking for real solutions to move the country forward. The lost of 62,000 jobs in June and the year-to-date job loss of 432,000 for 2008 is even more terrible news for our economy under GW Bush!

Most people don't realize that the summer months are usually the most profitable times of the year for many companies and businesses. If Americans see future job reports showing job losses of 60,000 or more per month, the McCain (i.e. McBush) camp can definitely say goodbye to the presidency!

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 3, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Mccain is a loser because he runs away from the real issues. Mccain doesn't want to rebuild our economy. We have to make Mccain give real solutions and stop going abroad to talk about Free Trade just because its not popular in the US. Mccain needs a make over and a real plan. I'm not sold on his plans or his flip flops on major issues. Mccain can't be trusted.

Posted by: Jerry | July 3, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

The real issue is MR Mccain is not offering anything new, all his ideology all his offering is what we have seing in the psting 8 years, from The Social security to Health care to the So called Enery crisis(created by the Energy industry and Goldman Sachs) and Mr Free Market is repeating the some Crap. and yet the Media is repeating the BS line Strait Talk express how about call it Double tlak Express.

Posted by: Tony, Ashburn VA | July 3, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

HOW CAN A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE EXPECT TO WIN AN ELECTION WHEN HE DOESN'T ADDRESS THE CONCERNS THAT AMERICANS CARE ABOUT. AMERICANS WANT REAL SOLUTIONS NOT GIMMICKS ABOUT GAS PRICES, HEALTHCARE, JOBS, TAX CUTS FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE DECLINING OF THE DOLLAR. WHY CAN'T MCCAIN TALK STRAIGHT ON THESE ISSUES, INSTEAD OF RUNNING TO COLUMBIA, CANADA, AND MEXICO TO TALK ABOUT FREE TRADE. DOESN'T HE KNOW HOW MANY JOBS WERE LOST IN OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, AND MICHIGAN?

Posted by: CAROL | July 3, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN GET REAL SOLUTIONS AND STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM THE PROBLEMS WERE FACING WITH OUR ECONOMY. IF YOU HAD REAL SOLUTIONS YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO USE FEAT TACTICS. NO MCSAME

Posted by: LARRY | July 3, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

THE QUESTION IS WHY DO THEY HAVE TO USE FEAR AND RACISM? IS IT BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICANS ARE LOOKING FOR? I THINK IF MCCAIN HAD REAL SOLUTION FOR THE ECONOMY AND THE WAR IN IRAQ HE NOR THE GOP WOULD HAVE TO ATTACK OBAMA ON RACIST AND FEAR TACTICS. I'M VOTING FOR THE SOLUTIONS, I DON'T CARE WHAT MCCAIN, RNC, OR GOP SAY. OBAMA 08

Posted by: LINDA | July 3, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I used to think Sen. McCain was an admirable American. I thought that he wasn't my choice to be president, but he wouldn't be as bad as we have now. Then he started to show his true colors. Rejoicing at the assassination of Bhutto because her death helped his campaign... proposing a gas-tax moratorium instead of searching for real solutions... and now lying down with Rove's dogs. He has just made the person responsible for calling his adopted daughter an illegitimate love-child the head of his campaign. Such class!?
These days McCain smells to high heaven of the trash from W's administration. The only thing more pathetic than the actions of the current bunch in the White House is McCain's aspirations to follow in their footsteps. How sad it is to see an American hero sell himself and his country out because being powerful is more important than being honorable.

Posted by: Patrick Huss | July 3, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: CHRIS | July 3, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

What's the difference who runs his campaign? Either way they're going to trot out surrogate racists and run a campaign of fear. I guess racism and fear with a few more bucks behind it is better for McCain.

Posted by: Tom | July 3, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | July 3, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Just tell me who the new Republican Lee Atwater/Karl Rove is and I will know everything I need to know about McCain's operation. A centrally operated slime machine is tactically more effective than a regional slime machine? I suppose ....... whatever ...... The fact is McCain is a useless manager himself who won the nomination by default against an almost comical cast of white male conservative corporate Ken dolls. McCain himself in charge of the office of the President would be a disgusting fascist insider feeding frenzy ..... and you all know it.

Posted by: michael | July 3, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Correction that should have been *moves note "modes"

Posted by: jansjay | July 3, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

With the modes that are being made and the urgency at which these moves are happening, you get the sense that the McCain feels they are falling behind in this race.

I get the feeling (even from his own party) that McCain is losing right now and they know they need to right the ship before it's too late.

Obama O8 "Change We Can Believe In!"

Posted by: jansjay | July 3, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the new guy will persuade the candidate to release ALL of his military records.
What is McCain hiding?

Posted by: bob North Smithfield | July 3, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse


Yawn
zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: z | July 3, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

In a situation like McCain's, the priority should be rearranging the deck chairs.

Posted by: bondjedi | July 3, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

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