Monday, March 05, 2007

Hotline: Why McCain Had A Pretty Good Month

Hotline On Call has delivered a strong summation of reasons why McCain had a good month:

McCain's Grassroots Network is the strongest:

He continues to lead most polls in NH and all of them in SC. He's running strong in IA, too, despite stepping away from the '00 caucuses. He's leading in MI, and was leading in the last GOP poll we saw in CA. McCain has the strongest teams in IA, NH and SC bar none.

He continues to add prominent supporters:

He continues to get endorsement after endorsement: Thune, Ridge, Sen. Warner, Chip Pickering, Mitch Daniels, Frank Keating, strategist Charlie Black. Note that Sen. Hillary Clinton hasn't been able to keep prominent Dems from endorsing Sen. Obama, but McCain, for the most part, has been able to keep prominent Republicans from endorsing anybody else.

And, White House, Inc. will not be standing in his way:

Most insiders believe that McCain will be the nominee. Only 11 percent of RNC members surveyed by the Los Angeles Times say they'd never vote for McCain. McCain's nomination has the tacit blessing of the Bush White House. "Tacit blessing' doesn't mean "endorsement" -- it means that the White House -- Karl Rove, specifically -- is not going to put his body in front of any prominent GOPer who wants to endorse McCain.

STIS says stop the handwringing and knee jerking out there everytime you read a conservative blog or magazine and keep building the network. Really, Rudy, who has no convictions when it comes to traditional family values or Mitt who swaps values depending upon which office he is running for?

Or McCain, with a 24 year pro-life voting record and has promised to nominate judges in the mold of Alito and Roberts, the spine to reign in the national budget, and the courage of his convictions to advocate winning the war by calling for more combat power when over half the nation stands against it? Well, you be the judge. We've made our minds up.

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At 2:20 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8:44 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:17 PM PST, Anonymous Lucille said...

LUCILLE: Mr. Clean Needs to Get Out of the Kitchen

John McCain likes to pose as the anti-lobbyist, outside the Beltway reformer; Mr. Clean with hair. When The New York Times and Washington Post came out with stories about his questionable relationship with Vicki Iseman, the lobbyist for Paxson, he immediately began defending his honor, claiming to never have had a romantic relationship with "that woman."

Okay; he didn't say "that woman". But his intent was clear: take the focus away from the question of his relationships with lobbyists - who, by the way, make up virtually his entire campaign team - and throw it against the straw dog of marital infidelity. And it almost worked. Attacking the Times for impugning his honor, McCain was able to rally the right wing-nuts to his defense. But that was bound to happen eventually anyway. Do you really believe Rush and his partners in prattle would stand back and forgo attacking the Democratic candidate for the months leading up to the election?

But, here's the problem facing McClean; not only did he show incredibly bad judgment in hanging out with Ms Iseman (and taking multiple corporate jet rides with her), he apparently wrote a few letters to the FCC on behalf of her employer, Paxson.

McCain, in a news conference on Friday, February 22 said he had never done any favors for any lobbyist and his campaign insisted that McCain had never spoken to Ms. Iseman or anyone from Paxson prior to writing to the FCC.

Except he did. In a deposition in 2002, McCain acknowledged he sent those letters after meeting Mr. Paxson.

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At 3:01 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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