Meet the new guy - who surprisingly

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Registered: 02-28-2010
Meet the new guy - who surprisingly
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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 12:26am

looks like the old guy - Yawn....

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 4:42pm

~Actually, always kind of liked the guy. :) ~

I've only known of him for about 10 years, but same here.

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 4:41pm

Understood.

Just to add, I'd meant nobody better in terms of all the times he was elected to the Senate in Arizona, ie. including this last time. If he had no message that resonated with the people there, that never would have happened in the first place.

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 3:44pm

The ads that I saw did not seem overly negative. The ads I remember were McCains and him talking about "character matters".

Granted, I don't watch much T.V. I don't watch any in the day time and any shows I watch I always record them on the DVR then watch them later in the evening. I always fast forward thru commercials.

Hayworth was probably done in when the infomercial stuff came out proving he was a real shyster (not sure if I am spelling that right).

Then McCain seemed to capitalize on "character" after that. Again, I think it was most voters voted for the lesser of two evils.

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Registered: 09-01-2009
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 3:35pm

I seriously doubt that Sarah Palin had ANYTHING to do with McCain winning the primary. It was more likely the $20M cash advantage he had.


I'll bet you're correct on that.

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Sun, 08-29-2010 - 12:22am

(Unless there truly was nobody better to run against him with any hope of receiving enough support?)

You hit the nail on the head.

Hayworth is a weasel. He just isn't very trustworthy. In this particular primary election, McCain was simply the lesser of two evils.

Nothing more, nothing less.

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 6:30pm

~Well, I guess Palin didn't hurt McCain.. because if people detest her as much as some say, they wouldn't have voted for him.~

I don't think that everyone detests her. Some are neutral, and some seem to be big fans to the point that they consider any criticism of her, any jest or discussion that's not flattering enough, to be born of deep hatred and wild jealousies.

~He must have some message that resonates with the people of Arizona~

To have been elected into office there over and over and over again for decades, I'd say yes. Unless there truly was nobody better to run against him with any hope of receiving enough support?

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Registered: 05-29-2003
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 6:20pm

I appreciate your input :)


Well, I guess Palin didn't hurt McCain.. because if people detest her as much as some say, they wouldn't have voted for him. No doubt the 20 Mil had a whole lot to do with it.


McCain supported over turning Roe V Wade.


Against human cloning


He has a Pro Life voting record


He's against gay marriage as well


He must have some message that resonates with the people of Arizona

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 5:47pm

Being from AZ, I can tell you that Hayworth is no prize either. I am an independent and was actually allowed to vote in the primaries this year.

Hayworth has a history of being a "shyster" and I think a lot of conservatives just don't trust him. Those sleazy infomercials he did a while back didn't do him any favors either.

I seriously doubt that Sarah Palin had ANYTHING to do with McCain winning the primary. It was more likely the $20M cash advantage he had.

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 5:36pm
I'll make some cookies instead and share with you. :-)
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Registered: 03-01-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 4:12pm

~Well you can't say his name isn't out there.. LOL .. so yes, he has notoriety.~

I'm just surprised that's why you think people in his state would vote for him now, as notoriety is more negative, than say, fame and he's been elected to their senate time and time again for decades. Presumably a lot of them think he's done a good job?

~By the time I was able to vote in NC, the GOP candidate was sealed. I only voted for the guy because there were NO other Rep candidates that could win at that point.. ~

This is what I'm wondering about... didn't conservatives help pick him as the GOP candidate?

~I don't know why Palin backed him.~

I guess had it been me saying that I didn't know why, I'd be accused by some of hating and envying her, so I'll sit on my hands now :)

eta iced tea is ready for anybody interested :)




Edited 8/28/2010 4:15 pm ET by oh.dear

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