Friday night fights: New McCain ad calls Mitt a “phony”

posted at 6:27 pm on December 28, 2007 by Allahpundit

It is, at last, on.

Exit question: Will Mitt’s next attack ad begin by calling McCain as “an honorable man”?

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“for McCain is an honorable man…so are they all, honorable men…

see-dubya on December 28, 2007 at 6:34 PM

One of McVain’s weaknesses with conservatives is that they believe (with good cause) that he plays to the media too much. I wonder if this will help him at large, as this ad basically says “the media loves me and hates Mitt.”

thirteen28 on December 28, 2007 at 6:36 PM

Blood letting and a healthy dose of Mutually Assured Destruction. This is what the Primaries are all about.

ChrisM on December 28, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Phony? Isn’t that what a maverick Republican is?

Dusty on December 28, 2007 at 6:40 PM

Phony? Isn’t that what a maverick Republican is?

Dusty on December 28, 2007 at 6:40 PM

Yes, but McCain is true to his phony principles right ’till the end, or until he compromises them away, (whichever comes first).

FloatingRock on December 28, 2007 at 6:58 PM

Yep, one thing about McCain, he will look you in the eye and tell you exactly how he is going to screw you over.

Then tell you that you are an idiot or worse that you don’t agree.

conservnut on December 28, 2007 at 6:58 PM

I’m not a one issue guy, but I could NEVER vote for McCain based simply on his record of trying to get amnesty for illegals.

davenp35 on December 28, 2007 at 7:05 PM

I’m not a one issue guy, but I could NEVER vote for McCain based simply on his record of trying to get amnesty for illegals.

davenp35 on December 28, 2007 at 7:05 PM

Well we would hate for you to go against your principles.
So let me give you a few more reasons.

1. cozyed up with the liberal democrats and torpedoed free speech with McCain/Feingold
2. Opposed Bush’s tax cuts
3. cozyed up with Teddy Kennedy to push the amnesty bill through to a vote without debate.

I’m sure I can think of a few more,

Some help guys?

conservnut on December 28, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Lets say we call the Republican McCain, liberal and a phony, wait, I repeat myself.

Speakup on December 28, 2007 at 7:21 PM

Hey I thought Friday Night Fights were for atheists vs. Christians debates.

terryannonline on December 28, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Am I out of touch on this or is McCain and his staff?

How on earth can they figure it is an effective tactic in a Republican primary to cite newspaper endorsements so prominently? Aren’t most of us skeptical of the news media, if not outright hostile to it?

Nessuno on December 28, 2007 at 7:34 PM

Man….all these guys suck.

Dirthead on December 28, 2007 at 7:38 PM

Am I out of touch on this or is McCain and his staff?

How on earth can they figure it is an effective tactic in a Republican primary to cite newspaper endorsements so prominently? Aren’t most of us skeptical of the news media, if not outright hostile to it?

Nessuno on December 28, 2007 at 7:34 PM

McCain rarely plays to actual conservatives. He thinks that by being a moderate, more people will like him. I know the newspaper endorsments don’t improve his image in my eyes.

davenp35 on December 28, 2007 at 7:40 PM

Momentum

bnelson44 on December 28, 2007 at 7:58 PM

MB4 on December 28, 2007 at 8:03 PM

If you are really interested in picking lettuce or any other ranch or farm job. There are plenty of them available.

bnelson44 on December 28, 2007 at 8:09 PM

Wait a minute, Allahpundit, let’s be fair. The John McCain ad has an announcer quoting two New Hampshire newspaper editorials, one of which did slam Romney calling him a phony. Your header suggests that the word is coming out of John McCain’s own mouth. Remember that just yesterday that Romney in his own wiords slammed McCain. This was payback.

Phil Byler on December 28, 2007 at 8:16 PM

bnelson44 on December 28, 2007 at 8:09 PM

I’m holding out for one of those $50 an hour lettuce picking jobs with propietario de plantaciones Senor Juan.

MB4 on December 28, 2007 at 8:18 PM

McCain rarely plays to actual conservatives. He thinks that by being a moderate, more people will like him. I know the newspaper endorsments don’t improve his image in my eyes.

davenp35 on December 28, 2007 at 7:40 PM

I think you’re hitting the nail on the head. His team expects the same percentage of Independents to vote in the Republican primary as have in the past. Current estimates and polls have indicated the opposite -that as many as 70% of Independents are likely to vote Democratic this time around. That significantly shrinks the pool of independents for him to compete for.

Medicated on December 28, 2007 at 8:21 PM

A good read from October on the independent vote in NH:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/01/talking-politics-the-independent-vote-in-new-hampshire/

Medicated on December 28, 2007 at 8:23 PM

To Nessundo: McCain and his staff are not out of touch. You, on the other hand, may be out of touch with what the Romney camp has done in the last few days, including Hewitt’s attack on McCain in Townhall.com yesterday. McCain’s ad is still pretty tame compared to some ads supporrting Bush in 2000.

Phil Byler on December 28, 2007 at 8:37 PM

Medicated on December 28, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Interesting link. I’m not sure if this will still hold true though:

The expectation is that now they will vote three to one for a Democrat in next year’s primary. It comes down to the war. It remains unpopular in a state with a heavy National Guard investment in the war. That sentiment is affecting McCain’s standing in the state as well.

Since the surge has been effective and things look less gloomy, that could help McCain.

Buy Danish on December 28, 2007 at 8:39 PM

Buy Danish on December 28, 2007 at 8:39 PM

great point

Medicated on December 28, 2007 at 9:39 PM

It must be frustrating for McCain to go up against all of that money. Knowing that Mitt is not a leader, and McCain (with all of his mistakes) a hero and leader…a leader throughout his life, not bought and paid for.
On the other post, Mitt’s supporters are whining about 99% of the people being against Mitt in MA. Well, a leader would have been able to garner more then 1% followers. Mitt may have won (for himself) but he didn’t bring anyone else along…he didn’t have the money to buy anyone else a job.
Shouldn’t a leader not have to buy votes?

right2bright on December 29, 2007 at 9:48 AM

right2bright on December 29, 2007 at 9:48 AM

Blah blah blah. You are positively unhinged.

You have b*tched about Mitt’s missionary work in France (it was in the lap of luxury, dontcha know!), repeatedly expressed resentment about his “privileged” background, claimed that he needed help to get a job when he got out of college despite his advanced degrees, claimed his work with the Olympics was tainted, blamed him for problems with the Big Dig and accused him of corruption, published lengthy manifestos which rail against his religion, ad nauseum.

Now you accuse him of “buying votes”. How does that work exactly? Is he promising a chicken in every pot, or is he paying off primary voters with cash?

Do tell, r2b!

Buy Danish on December 29, 2007 at 10:59 AM