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Let’s talk about ambition Senator John McCain; yours to be exact.  

After coming home a celebrity from being a POW during the Vietnam War, your extramarital affairs caused you and your first wife to break up.  You chose to go after the money instead – Cindy Lou Hensley’s.  Her estate is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions.  

She was your last affair before divorcing your first wife, Carol.

You were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982.  You were then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004.

Your were on the short-list for VP for George HW Bush and for Bob Dole.  In 1997 your were named by Times as one of the "25 Most Influential People in America"

It was reported that you the appearance of your 'Faith of My Fathers' seemed to have been timed to the unfolding Presidential campaign.

You ran for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee for president in 2000 but lost to George W. Bush after very abusive attacks were made against you by the Bush campaign.

Within two months you endorsed Bush and made appearances (hugging and kissing) with him during the general election campaign.

In 2004 you were once again named as a possible VP; but this time it was for the Democratic Party’s nominee, John Kerry - you didn't deny it till 'after' his campaign had lost.

Knowing you were going to run for President in 2007, and breaking from your 2001 and 2003 votes, you supported Bush’s tax cut extension in May of 2006 and an immigration bill hoping to gain the support of Latinos.

Ambition sir?  Your whole life’s been full of it as it continues to be today.  As former Governor and previous GOP candidate for president Mitt Romney says,


Well, I think it's going to change a lot of people's opinion about the Straight-Talk Express, which is what he's been selling for some years that he's a straight-talker, and he tells it like it is. I think people recognize that he'll say anything to get the presidency. It's been something that he's been campaigning for well, probably a decade or more, and it's within his grasp almost. And then all of a sudden this guy Mitt Romney stands up and I'm in his way. And he's going to say whatever he has to, and not just doing something that was inaccurate, but doing it at the last possible minute in a state where there's a big military component, was frankly --

Originally posted to cscmm on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 08:07 AM PDT.

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  •  Thank Marinesquire (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Marinesquire, kenjisan

    for digging up this quote

       I didn't decide to run for president to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become my ambition to be president.

    John McCain, Worth the Fighting For (2002), p. 373

  •  Love the Yoda-speak Title ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Of McCain's second book. No president he shall be.

    The Republican brand: "Consequences, schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich"

    by D in Northern Virginia on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 08:24:16 AM PDT

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