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  •  Ok so now that we know.... (2+ / 0-)
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    that McCain is a BushWhore of the worst kind, and a right wing opportunist politician....well how does that help? The group of people who frequent the blogs are obviously not going to ever be suckered by McCain, but frankly it is going to be hard to rid McCain of his "maverick" image. You bet that after he gets the nomination he will be all "straight-talk" again for the act. Most Americans are unimformed and ignorant, including many many Democrats who still see McCain as some kind of messiah politician. I don't know how this McCain image can be destroyed no matter what anyone says about him....the media is STILL enamoured by him, just look at when he goes on Matthew's show, or other reporters talking about him...it's beyond ass kissing.

    I HATE REPUBLICANS, HATE HATE HATE THEM!!!!!!!!! UGHHHHH [-5.50, -4.69]

    by michael1104 on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 09:03:12 AM PDT

    •  Yeah. (1+ / 0-)
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      A recent poll (forgot which one), showed a sizeable majority of people still associate the word "maverick" with McCain.

      All we can do is point out the truth time and time again, but a lot of people still have the wrong idea.

      I do not have my own blog.

      by Frank on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 09:06:37 AM PDT

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    •  Absotively (1+ / 0-)
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      I think there's a good chance we'll see '08 come down to McCain and Hillary running neck and neck, with the rightie and leftie activists far less than thrilled with their candidate.  The winner could be decided by which side is best at getting their people to hold their nose while they vote.  

    •  But ... (1+ / 0-)
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      Canadian Reader

      You said:

      The group of people who frequent the blogs are obviously not going to ever be suckered by McCain, but frankly it is going to be hard to rid McCain of his "maverick" image.

      Unfortunately, there was a great enduring wave of support, massive support, for John McCain less than two years past on this very blog. This place was so McCain-friendly that Kerry certainly felt no pull from it to run from McCain, and in fact, ran toward him to invite him to run with him against Bush, as his vp. Although many here believe the establishment pols often ignore this blog's voice/s, if they were taking it seriously during Kerry's campaign they certainly didnt get the message that McCain as veep would be a dealbreaker for this community. Au contraire, the Kos community was more than fifty percent in favor. Giddy over the prospect, were some.

      So, in some respects this very blog helped to reinforce the notion that McCain was a Maverick. I mean, if he could seduce so many allegedly progressive Democrats, including their nominee for prez, how could he NOT be a maverick?

      Sobering.

      Should a liberal Dem blog be driven into "safe zones" by a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

      by NYCee on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 12:02:23 PM PDT

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      •  Just what I was gonna say... (0+ / 0-)

        Folly is fractal: the closer you look at it, the more of it there is. - TNH

        by Canadian Reader on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 01:44:40 PM PDT

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        •  It was a thing to behold, wasnt it? (0+ / 0-)

          These Kossacks/Dems didnt seem to wake up to the horror McCain was until he hugged Bush on stage while stumping for him. A political stunt bothered them. Dime a dozen. I was much more horrifed by how he hugged the neocon's mideast policies and hawked them all around the media, everywhere he could show his mug and that's a lot. He also holds up Israel as a model to emulate when promoting his anti-torture legislation. I can easily imagine what a nightmare he would be with his finger in "solving" the ME conflict. But folks here seemed not to IMAGINE it at all. It's such an unrelated issue to the US, after all (NOT!)

          Should a liberal Dem blog be driven into "safe zones" by a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

          by NYCee on Sun Apr 02, 2006 at 02:09:34 PM PDT

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