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  •  This is a bad tack (0+ / 0-)

    you're more than wasting your time. McCain is not a racist and trying to portray him as one will backfire. It's one of those places where in the campaign to win the election that we should just not go. There's a bunch of them:

    1. Cindy
    1. His daughters
    1. His sons
    1. His "infidelity"
    1. McCain as supposed "racist"
    1. His patriotism
    1. His service ethic
    1. His willing to compromise or be part of bipartisan solutions
    1. His religion
    1. His age
    1. Any health problems, e.g. cancer, herpes

    That pretty much just leaves his willingness to go along with crappy policies that even he doesn't believe in. That should be enough. He's not a bad man and any attempt to portray him as such is a wrong move. He has lousy policies, or rather, he supports lousy policies (which in many cases go against what he actually believes in).

    by krnewman on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 11:32:12 AM PDT

    •  it's the lie, not the vote (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think McCain's a racist either, but if he's going to blatantly lie about his record, I think our candidates should go after him on it and the MSM should treat him the same way they would them. But, of course, St. McCain shall not be questioned for his own words, whereas Obama must be bombarded for something his pastor said.

      •  McCain should not be treated as badly as Obama (0+ / 0-)

        Nobody should be treated as badly as Obama has been, least of all Obama. We won't correct it by treating McCain as badly as Hillary has treated Obama. At least partly we should take our lead from McCain: there are many places he just won't go with Obama. Those are the places Obama should not go with McCain. Also, in some instances McCain has pretty politely requested we not go, and, absent any outrageous offenses from McCain, we should respect that. McCain is much more honourable than that slimy weaselturd, Clinton, which is one reason the general should be better than the dem nomination battle.

        by krnewman on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 11:46:04 AM PDT

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        •  McCain is full of shit (3+ / 0-)
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          Freedom's Watch intends to spend over a hundred million dollars "going there" with Obama. And that's just one 527 that McCain will half-assedly wag his finger at just as Bush did with the Swifties.

          Again, I'm not saying anyone should insinuate McCain is a racist, but if he distorts his record, that's fair game.

          "Not going there" because you think McCain's "honor" is something more than a calculated campaign posture is just naive. McCain's allies will "go there," and McCain is counting on them to do just that.

          •  are we as bad as them? (0+ / 0-)

            if so then we deserve to lose as much as they do. And will.

            Will we have to destroy the village to save it? We know McCain will, Clinton will. Should I give up my last hope and just write in Kucinich?


            by krnewman on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 12:05:51 PM PDT

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            •  Speak softly, but carry a REALLY BIG stick (1+ / 0-)
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              James Kresnik

              We may want to start out without fighting, but be ready. Politics is messy and complicated.

              Look, the old man has already backed off his "campaign reform" stance. He wants to be President and has sold his soul to get there via the scorched earth party.

              There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

              by OHeyeO on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 06:48:45 PM PDT

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