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  •  Well.. that's an interesting and infuriating story (2+ / 0-)
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    mjd in florida, cablecargal

    I have considered writing about it before, but I honestly don't think anyone cares. However, to give you a relatively short answer...

    In 2010, he was up for re-election and we had a real chance to oust him at last; after his disastrous presidential bid in 08 and choosing Palin, he was very unpopular and politically weaker than he'd been in many years. Nonetheless, he kept his seat via a crafty plan that involved setting up a phony "Democrat" to (ostensibly) run against him. This "Democrat's" republican, California-based agro-business extremely rich family money basically bought him the democratic nomination for the senate race, by making significant donations that secured endorsements from key democratic and liberal groups for this "young democrat" candidate.

    Amazingly, as soon as he'd won the Dem nomination, he essentially went on vacation until after McCain was escorted back to his senate seat in November. It was pathetic and beyond infuriating. I don't know whose master plan this was. Unlikely that McCain himself was directly involved. More likely he was just told "don't worry about it, we've got you covered" and that was that. Who actually orchestrated it, a good question and I would still like to know. But whoever it was, they made sure Grampy McCain had a free ride back to the senate.

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