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CatBO Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 11:37 AM
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Why McCain should be terrified that Edwards' affair is in the spotlight...
Edited on Sat Aug-09-08 11:38 AM by CatBO
We all know why. And he is terrified. The confused old man, who is never known for keeping his mouth shut about anything, was suddenly "tight-lipped". Uh huh. And why is that, old dude?

Take this blurb from CNN:

(CNN) John McCain was tight-lipped Friday afternoon when it came to answering any questions about former U.S. Senator and Democratic hopeful John Edwards's admittance to having an extramarital affair. Edwards acknowledged he had had an affair with a former aide in 2006 but denied being the father of her baby. McCain told reporters "I don't have any comment on that" during a press conference in Rogers, Arkansas.

All it takes is one major media outlet asking the right question:

"Mr. McCain what are your thoughts on John Edwards' affair, given your personal history?"

"Mr. McCain what do you think about fidelity between a husband and wife?"

"Mr. McCain, do you think that a Presidential candidate's fidelity is important?"

He is in a minefield right now. If he takes the wrong question in a town hall or in front of the television cameras, he's stepped in it. There's nothing he can do but twist in the wind and hope to God that no one starts to peer directly at him.

I predict that he'll be a little quieter and less accessible in the next week, hoping beyond hope that this blows over.

We have about a week to let the world, and especially fundamentalists, know that McCain and his wife Cindy are "sinful" adulterous cheats who had sex while his first wife slept at home alone. Someone has to drive that message into the mainstream media. And all McCain can do is hope that Obama comes back soon so he can start playing the role of obsessive, perverse, confused old man again, and take the spotlight off his indiscretions in the past.
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 11:39 AM
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1. I actually have a weird feeling the MSM will take this away from being the top story
Simply because of McCain's history.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:15 PM
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7. Bingo.
The GOP Corporate Media is not going to cover McCain's infidelity. After all, he is a Republican, and it's okay for Republicans. Family values in only for Democrats.

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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 11:45 AM
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2. McCain's First Wife Had The Best Comment.....
...on why McCain starting fucking everything in sight, finally settling on the Barby Doll beer heiress. She said it wasn't because he'd been a prisoner of war; it was because he was 40 years old and he wanted to pretend he was only 25.

McCain better keep his mouth shut about Edwards. Talk about being vulnerable....
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Medusa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 11:54 AM
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3. To his credit, he has been very quiet on this.
He stammered his way through his statement yesterday in front of the media. But the thing is, the MSM is not the least bit interested in a 30-somethign year old affair. If it was going to be an issue for him, it would have already happened. It hasn't. It's not going to.
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CatBO Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:09 PM
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5. I don't think there's any "credit" due
He has no choice. He's an adulterer himself. He should be quiet. He should be hiding in a hole right now.

You say the MSM isn't the least bit interested in 30-something year affair, but there are more recent reports, including one that came to light in the primaries, that he cheated on Cindy too. The media was interested in that.

There's no credit due this crazy old man. He's just lucid enough (for once) to know when to keep his damn mouth shut.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:05 PM
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4. John Sidney McCain III, with 7 homes, $520 shoes, a net worth of $40 million is a very special guy.
He doesn't have to be "terrified" about the Edwards story. He has carefully cultivated the corporate media and they have kept their gentleman's agreement with him to keep his hanky panky out of the news so far.

The best we can hope is the corporate media won't play the Edwards story too long because that would make the glaring absence of discussion of JSM III's affairs too obvious.

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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:11 PM
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6. Perhaps McCain does fear this, as he's now decided to take a break from campaign trail this week
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CatBO Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:17 PM
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8. More details?
Is there a source or more details on this? I think that would be hilarious.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:59 PM
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10. Heard it on cable news. No details.
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 12:50 PM
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9. Here's your Republican logic:
Edited on Sat Aug-09-08 01:01 PM by bulloney
I've talked to some who are projecting the Edwards affair to Obama's campaign, giving them an excuse to not vote for him (as if they needed one). Name me a bigger oxymoron than conservative logic.

I replied by saying that they shouldn't vote for McCain either. Using their own logic, they shouldn't vote for McCain because Rudy Giuliani has had affairs and that should be a reflection on McCain because they are of the same party. Not only that, but McCain himself had an extramarital affair that destroyed his first marriage.

All they can do is get mad at me.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-09-08 09:14 PM
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11. You make a good point.
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