Sunday, September 17, 2006

Grassley: "only one stands out right now...McCain..."

Words are powerful and admittedly Senator Grassley's recent comments regarding John McCain's Presidential aspirations should be interpreted as more than just a mere characterization or prognostication.

During an interview on Iowa Press, Iowa's premier political talkshow, Grassley said:

“Only one stands out right now, John McCain because of his efforts to pursue it.”

Grassley went on:

“He’s coming into Iowa strong,” Grassley said. “I believe the thing that would appeal the most to Iowa Republicans is his fight for openness in the appropriation and budgeting process in Washington D.C.”But, he added, that the nomination is not McCain’s yet.

Grassley sprinkled in his trademark prairie pragmatism on McCain's need to run strong:

“John McCain’s got to prove that he can get a broad base of Republican support, particularly among conservatives. If he can show that he may be anointed but today he is not anointed,” Grassley said. “And I don’t think he is on the process of being anointed yet.”

Grassley added that he believes McCain can beat U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, considered a likely contender for the Democratic nomination.

Grassley also gave his take on McCain's choice to not run in Iowa during the 2000 campaign:

Grassley said that shouldn’t affect him because Iowa caucusgoers have forgotten about that.

While Straight Talk Iowa Style cautions folks not to read too much into Senator Grassley's remarks at such an early juncture, we believe Iowans will be encouraged by Senator Grassley's remarks causing them to give John McCain the "hard look." We also believe in the power of words and thoughts when spoken by trusted leaders. The folks out there will certainly give more credence than not to such words after hearing Grassley say that John McCain "stands out."


At 7:36 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're tired of McCain, perhaps you should give Republican John Cox a look-see. He already has a TV spot online for the 2008 presidential primaries.

At 11:21 AM PDT, Blogger Brandon said...

Ehh..McCain leaves a lot of unanswered questions about things like immigration--Cox does have some pretty good ideas about immigration reform


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