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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:33 PM
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McCain Says He'll Respect Clinton
NYT/AP: McCain Says He'll Respect Clinton
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 17, 2007
Filed at 9:39 p.m. ET

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Saturday said he won't follow his rivals' lead in taking personal shots at Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, and that voters seeking a candidate who will do that should look elsewhere. ''I think people want a respectful debate and a respectful discussion. And if they don't, then obviously, I'm not the person to be their candidate,'' McCain told reporters in response to questions about criticism of Clinton by Republican rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.

''Legitimate policy differences, those should be debated and discussed,'' McCain said. ''But I don't think you should take shots at people, like imitating her voice. I'm serious, I'm not sure what you gain by doing that.''

The Arizona senator's comments come days after he faced criticism for not repudiating a voter in South Carolina who called Clinton a ''bitch.'' McCain chuckled in response to the voter's question, but didn't embrace the epithet. A few minutes later he said he respects Clinton, a New York senator and colleague. His campaign, though, used news coverage of the incident to launch a fundraising e-mail. A spokesman for McCain said it brought the GOP candidate his single-highest day for online donations. A figure was not immediately available.

Romney and Giuliani have made criticism of Clinton a major focus on their campaigns. Romney, in a television ad running in New Hampshire, compared Clinton to an intern, invoking the specter of the Monica Lewinsky scandal that clouded President Bill Clinton's second term. He also says her views are parallel to Socialist Karl Marx and that her dream would be to turn the United States' economy into one based on a weak European model....

McCain said Romney and Giuliani can run their own campaigns, but he won't follow their example. ''If people think indulging in personal attacks and disparaging people's character is a way to get the nomination and win an election, I'm not their guy,'' McCain said. ''I'm sure they can find somebody else.''...

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-McCain-Clinton.ht...
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:38 PM
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1. Fuck you, McCain, along with the elephant you limped in on.
:nuke:
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:42 PM
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2. And we're supposed to believe John McCain, the man who once joked about a teenage Chelsea Clinton
that the reason she was so ugly, was because Janet Reno is her father.

The man who stands and laughs as Sen. Clinton is called an ephithet by one of HIS supporters.

Yea, he's really credible.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:52 PM
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3. He definitely has a personality disorder
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:59 PM
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5. Personality disorder doesn't even begin to explain it. One thing I've never understood about him
is he continues to make excuses for and support BushCo.

After all, it was the Bushies (Karl Rove, etc) who were responsible for trashing McCain in South Carolina, during the 2000 primary.

It was the Bushies who made calls to certain households in South Carolina, saying things along the lines of 'You know John McCain has a black baby.' And calling his wife a drug addict.

Normally, most men in politics will say they are fair game, but leave their family alone.

I haven't heard McCain say that.
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:27 AM
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7. McCain exhibits Stockholm Syndrome type behavior, I can't stand the nasty MoFo
McCain's a pig, I also think he's mentally unstable....he's batshit crazy and has zero credibility, actually he's a little jumped up runt who hasn't got a snowball's chance of getting his party's nomination....so he might as well just STFU now and up his meds.

Oh did I mention that I DON'T like John McCain?
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:01 AM
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10. You know, I was just thinking about him and Stockholm Snydrome....
I defintely think that is applicable to him, without a doubt.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:58 PM
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4. AP wrote and went with this tripe without a trace of irony?
such is the "media" these days. Pathetic.
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:38 AM
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9. "These days"?
The fuckers have been like this since at least 1992, it's not just a recent development with them.
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:37 AM
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8. McCain has no RESPECT for HIMSELF even, he let W
Use him like a cheap whore....W pissed all over McCain daily during the 2000 Campaign and McCain just daily opened his piehole and let W piss down his throat and then spent from 2001 onwards giving W reach arounds.

He's totally pathetic on ALL levels.
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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:08 AM
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11. ahh, but will he respect her in the morning? That is the real question n/t
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