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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:24 AM
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How will McCain handle his being used in Dem ads when he speaks at...?
the Repub Convention next week? Surely he will be asked to condemn the Dems for using his likeness and his comments in those ads? And surely he will, don't you think?
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:33 AM
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1. The right thing for him
to do would be to refuse to speak at the convention and not campaign for * until he withdraws the ads and apologizes for them but hell will freeze over before that happens. I imagine that condemning the Kerry ads is more likely.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 01:15 PM
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7. Interesting to see how he would "condem" the
Kerry ads when they are him speaking the truth.
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:34 AM
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2. I'll await my judgement call to see...
how he answers this latest challenge...
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:36 AM
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3. no, because Bush did not condemn the attacks against Kerry
Kerry did condemn the moveon ads and called on bush to do the same but bush refused. this opened the way to for kerry to run those ads whether mccain likes it or not.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:51 AM
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4. McCain's a Politician
Never forget that John McCain is a politician ... and he has become kind of a media hog, too.

He will not give up being in the national limelight at the podium ... He'll breeze right past any controversy like it didn't exist ... that's my belief about what he will do at the GOP Hatefest in NYC.

Indeed, if McCain has REAL integrity and vision ... he'd finally become an indpendent and tell Bush what we know he actually thinks of him.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 12:52 PM
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5. His Hand Is Being Forced...
Expect some of us to wonder what he will say...and so will some of the media. Maybe more than we suspect. This is the drama the media types love...here's a Veteran's Veteran who silence speaks loudly...or if he speaks out, it's going to be seen as being a "maverick". Methinks, while McCain has no love for Bunnypants, he's got himself in a corner right now.

Let's see how he reacts after the convention.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 12:54 PM
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6. I seriously doubt the Repubs would want ANY ATTENTION to be drawn
to this ad, which shows their emperor for the smirky fratboy busted with his hand in the cookie jar that he is.
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volosong Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 01:45 PM
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8. He Won't Respond. He Will Hide (as usual)
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 01:54 PM
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11. he still wants to be president VERY badly, is my guess
there have been editorials suggesting this, and it makes sense, as the power drug is not one from which ones detaches onesself very easily

the only other rational reason for his actions is another one bounced around here a lot, and which has a thread today, I think: Bush has something on him

my guess is it revolves around his wife.....drugs in her past, OR her family's shady business connections
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Doosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 01:49 PM
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9. no response from him so far...
I think he'll remain pretty much silent on the issue
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 01:51 PM
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10. if the dems are smart, which they haven't shown to be anything
Edited on Sun Aug-22-04 02:39 PM by buycitgo
close to, so far, they'll start digging up all those McCain quotes, video clips from the 2000 primaries, REAMING Bush, AND the religious right

there is a BUNCH

and, if the first one is an example of what lies ahead, maybe they're starting to wise up today

however, what little I could stomach of the Sunday shows made me sick, as the hosts played the SVFT as they had any sort of credibility at all, and that their political motivations were irrelevant. the weak responses from dem surrogates was equally appalling. didn't watch much, cause I couldn't stand it, so maybe things changed at some point, but seeing the likes of Dole go unquestioned, and the feckless Bill Nelson just gurgle, with no specific knowledge, was nauseating

and....did they make very LITTLE of the Cordier connection?

from what I saw, it didn't seem much of an issue

what a surprise

anybody have the stomach to watch any of this crap all the way through?
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 02:38 PM
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12. Bush and McCain will most likely just make out again
Did anyone see that incredibly awkward bearhug between the two and smooching going on? Of course the media was going bonkers saying Kerry/Edwards were too touchy-feely but I've never seen a hug like that before. I felt awkward just watching it, yikes.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 03:06 PM
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13. McCain and * will campaign together after the Repug Convention.
MSNBC or CNN (I think MSNBC) reported that this morning.
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