Dingy Harry says electing John McCain sends “a cold chill down my spine”

posted at 2:30 pm on February 6, 2008 by Bryan

CNS interviewed Sen. Reid today, getting the quote on audio. And it would be a great, GOP-base-firer-upper if Reid wasn’t just quoting a conservative Republican senator from Mississippi.

Pulling out his wallet and removing a white piece of paper, Reid told the reporter: “All I have to say about that is this. I have it right here, and you can put it in your little recording devices.”

Then, reading aloud, and quoting Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) from an interview last Friday, Reid said: “The thought of him [McCain] being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper, and he worries me.”

Reid then placed the piece of paper back in his wallet and continued taking reporter’s questions.

Watch and observe. In the coming weeks as McCain locks this thing up, you’ll hear the same Democrats who love him today take the Reid route and start questioning McCain’s temper and his age, and therefore his basic fitness to lead. If the tea leaves keep steeping the way they are now and Obama ends up the Dem nominee, the race will be cast as old and busted versus fresh and new. It doesn’t matter much what the two actually say and do at that point. Obama can continue to say nothing but say it nicely and he’ll be set up for the win.


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2010 ought to send a cold chill down your spine Dingy.

Theworldisnotenough on February 6, 2008 at 2:33 PM

That’s it … if McCainez freezes Dingy Harry’s spine, or what’s left of it … I’m voting McCainez.

darwin on February 6, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Screw you Dingy Harry Reid!

Listening to Hillary Clinton gives me shrinkage!

Chakra Hammer on February 6, 2008 at 2:34 PM

NEWS FLASH: Harry Reid has a spine?

see-dubya on February 6, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Obama as President having to contend with a GOP controlled congress would be very entertaining. (Which I think would happen if he won, bailing on Iraq and amnesty would make it happen)Actually having to legislate and drive policy from a position of weakness would leave him floundering, no amount of nice sounding words would help him. We did make headway under Clinton we just need to not follow it up with another Bush.

Theworldisnotenough on February 6, 2008 at 2:38 PM

The conservatives have been “punked” by the MSM.

Thinking back how long it took for conservatism to gain political power in this country, reaching a pinnacle in the Reagan years – it is sad that just 20 years later what most people think is a conservative is John McCain.

Sisyphus gets to start again…

in_awe on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Harry Reid is a Mormon, they like to Stick together you know..

Don’t believe me? Mitt won 90% of Utah.. LOL

Chakra Hammer on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

NEWS FLASH: Harry Reid has a spine?
see-dubya on February 6, 2008 at 2:37 PM

The funny thing is, he had to borrow Thad Cochran’s to make that statement.

Slublog on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Yes, it’s a total ambush. The MSM will really go after him and have more than enough ammo.
OT, this pic of Harry Ried needs a “Little House on the Prairie” Bonnet to really make it.

Geronimo on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

NEWS FLASH: Harry Reid has a spine?

HEH!

Topsecretk9 on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Obama ends up the Dem nominee, the race will be cast as old and busted versus fresh and new. It doesn’t matter much what the two actually say and do at that point. Obama can continue to say nothing but say it nicely and he’ll be set up for the win.

Obama will turn off the moderates once they find out he is another McGovern.

bnelson44 on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Watch and observe. In the coming weeks as McCain locks this thing up, you’ll hear the same Democrats who love him today take the Reid route and start questioning McCain’s temper and his age, and therefore his basic fitness to lead. If the tea leaves keep steeping the way they are now and Obama ends up the Dem nominee, the race will be cast as old and busted versus fresh and new. It doesn’t matter much what the two actually say and do at that point. Obama can continue to say nothing but say it nicely and he’ll be set up for the win.

I have been saying this from the start. Despite what the media has been telling us daily, despite the false McCain fear the Dems purposely displayed at the Dem debate, the Dems have been hoping and praying for a McCain nomination. I can’t believe it has come to this. They played people like bnelson44 and THE CHOSEN ONE and a few others on this site for fools. Guys, THEY PLAYED YOU. You fell for it hook line and sinker.

Now we line up the lambs for the slaughter. Thanks guys.

Zetterson on February 6, 2008 at 2:40 PM

To quote Dean:

John McCain is who he is. John McCain also pretty much sewed up the nomination last night. He won it fair and square. Now conservatives have to decide whether he’s preferable to the neo-McGovernism that’s likely to emerge from the Democratic party. At a time of war, it should be an easy decision.

http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=6825

bnelson44 on February 6, 2008 at 2:40 PM

see-dubya on February 6, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Good point! ;-0

McCain, should be trumpeting this endorsement to bolster his lies about his conservative creds. Once elected, he can make it up to Harry by appointing him Attorney General or some other plum job in return for his help with the campaign.

highhopes on February 6, 2008 at 2:42 PM

Obama will turn off the moderates once they find out he is another McGovern.

bnelson44 on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Correction:
Obama will turn off on the moderates and the Conservatives once they find out he is another McGovern less of a liberal liar then McCain.

Zetterson on February 6, 2008 at 2:43 PM

the race will be cast as old and busted versus fresh and new.

Well then we can cast it as Commander in Chief versus inexperienced senator. Which is basically how Clinton is casting herself now, McCain has more credibility then Clinton in the Commander in Chief role.

Complete7 on February 6, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Watch and observe. In the coming weeks as McCain locks this thing up, you’ll hear the same Democrats who love him today take the Reid route and start questioning McCain’s temper and his age, and therefore his basic fitness to lead.

DUDE! This is the WHOLE POINT of why your skewering McCain now is all the more ridiculous. Reid didn’t have to say anything. All he had to do was quote a Republican. All of your statements will come back to haunt you.

You are doing the Democrats work for them. Watch and observe. They don’t have to create talking points, they get them from Bryan, MM, Laura, Ann, Tammy Bruce. . . why do that for them?

Figure out where to go from here other than just giving the Democrats something to quote to damage the R front runner.

ThackerAgency on February 6, 2008 at 2:45 PM

If the tea leaves keep steeping the way they are now and Obama ends up the Dem nominee, the race will be cast as old and busted versus fresh and new.

We were either gonna get that or the “cranky old mental patient versus caring matronly genius” match up.

It’s gonna happen so get ready to ride out the Democrat prez + Congress come November, cut out the old deadwood, and plant the seeds for a stronger conservative movement to grow.

Republicans are better as an opposition party…

ScottMcC on February 6, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Nothing this stiff spouts carries weight.

Montana on February 6, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Good news/bad news about McCain — he worries some of the right people/he worries much of the Right.

cthulhu on February 6, 2008 at 2:46 PM

NEWS FLASH: Harry Reid has a spine?

see-dubya on February 6, 2008 at 2:37 PM

No, silly. He’s quoting Thad Cochran. Reid remains the spineless troll he’s always been. :-)

amerpundit on February 6, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Now conservatives have to decide whether he’s preferable to the neo-McGovernism that’s likely to emerge from the Democratic party. At a time of war, it should be an easy decision.

More of the shut up and support a far left-of-center Democrat just because he happens to have an “R” behind his name? No thanks. I prefer to vote on principle and Juan McCain has no principles I can agree with so I’m not going to shut up and support him in any way. I honestly think that Obama is the best choice of the three Democrats in contention for the nomination. Unlike McCain or Clinton, Obama offers the chance for change in ways that none of the other Democrats offer.

Best strategy is to push the conservative agenda at the state level because McCain supporters sold the GOP down the river last night.

highhopes on February 6, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Complete7 on February 6, 2008 at 2:44 PM

The problem with the experience argument is that it apparently means frak all to how people actually vote. GHW Bush had loads more experience than Bill Clinton in 1992. And Richardson, Biden and that other guy had loads more experience than Clinton and Obama this time around. And Romney is a more experienced executive than McCain, who is also less experienced than Huckabee.

How’s that all working out? Less experience=more votes, apparently.

As for you–

Chakra Hammer on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

You just can’t resist the little Mormon digs, can you?

Bryan on February 6, 2008 at 2:48 PM

This is what the campaign against McCain will be like. Angry tortured person with his finger on the button. The worst part about it is that the Democrats will be right.

There are only two possibilities. 1- Five years of intensive communist indoctrination has made McCain a danger to the US or 2- Five years of torture and attempts to indoctrinate him gave him a life’s purpose to get his hands on the nuclear football. It ends badly either way.

Buddahpundit on February 6, 2008 at 2:48 PM

“The thought of him [McCain] being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper, and he worries me.”

Mine too.

stenwin77 on February 6, 2008 at 2:49 PM

I honestly think that Obama is the best choice of the three Democrats in contention for the nomination.

. . . so vote for Obama and support Obama. Why just bash McCain? What do you get out of it? It isn’t making a difference in the outcome. If you like Obama instead of McCain, by all means vote for Obama.

That’s what makes America great. You are free to vote for whomever you like. I’m sure lots of people will vote for Obama, Hillary, and McCain. That’s what freedom is about. I’d hope they could come up with reasons to support other than . . . well he’s not the other guy.

ThackerAgency on February 6, 2008 at 2:50 PM

the race will be cast as old and busted versus fresh and new.

Reminds me of Men in Black 2.

Old and busted (points to Tommy Lee Jones)
New Hotness (pointing to himself – Will Smith)

lorien1973 on February 6, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Reid didn’t have to say anything. All he had to do was quote a Republican.

That’s because he’s right.

someone on February 6, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Bryan on February 6, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Then again, it might end up like 1972.

bnelson44 on February 6, 2008 at 2:55 PM

ThackerAgency on February 6, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Oh sure, the Dems would have NEVER figured out that McCain is an old, crotchety grump.

omnipotent on February 6, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Old and busted (points to Tommy Lee Jones)
New Hotness (pointing to himselfherself – Will SmithLinda Fiorentino)

lorien1973 on February 6, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Fixed.

Geronimo on February 6, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Wow, I agree with Reid for once in my life.

matd on February 6, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Chakra Hammer on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

As an agnostic, your religious bigotry sickens me………..please go back to dKos you trollbot.

omnipotent on February 6, 2008 at 2:59 PM

The more McCain gets bashed by URWC phoneys, the more I like him. The republican party has needed to get rid of some dead weight for years…good riddance!

myamphibian on February 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM

“Listening to Hillary Clinton gives me shrinkage!” – Chakra

No kidding man. The ultimate form of birth control: Hillary’s voice!

Tony737 on February 6, 2008 at 3:02 PM

URWC

?

Slublog on February 6, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Bryan is so right. Obama will crush McCain in the end. 24/7 fawning media coverage of Obama and the stark contrast b/w the two will be too much of a burden for McCain to overcome.

RW Wacko on February 6, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Have ya’ll noticed the raw numbers of people who voted in the Democrat primaries versus the Republican primaries? I won’t cite them all but — in some states, especially states with a lot of electoral votes (like CA) the Dem voters outnumbered the Rep voters almost 2 to 1. And at best, where that is not the case the numbers are about equal.

I haven’t seen a tally anywhere, but it appears the total number of people who voted Democrat is a LOT more than the total number of people who voted Republican.

SunSword on February 6, 2008 at 3:04 PM

hasn’t McCain racked up a record debt running this campaign also?

liquidflorian on February 6, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Sub, Ultra Right Wing Conservative. You know, the Base. Apparently some posters want the moderates to take over the Party.

Tony737 on February 6, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Apparently some posters want the moderates to take over the Party.
Tony737 on February 6, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Ah, thanks.

Looks as though we’re about to give that theory a spin, doesn’t it?

Slublog on February 6, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Don’t believe me? Mitt won 90% of Utah.. LOL
Chakra Hammer on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

I thought Romney had never lived or held office in Utah? Or that Mormons were supposed to be non-partisan?

Anyhow, Dingy Harry is doing us all a favour, by reminding us where the real battle lies. Of course they will send their attack dogs after McCain, just as they would have gone after Romney on his flip-flops and Huck on his religiousity. Plus their matchups with Obama are far far worse. The VP choice is going to be crucial.

Pax americana on February 6, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Old crodigy white guy versus young articulate black guy.
Out with the old and in with the new?

Enter race card, age card, visa card, joker card….

Kini on February 6, 2008 at 3:09 PM

The more McCain gets bashed by URWC phoneys, the more I like him. The republican party has needed to get rid of some dead weight for years…good riddance!

myamphibian on February 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Which is exactly why they are bashing him. They are just teeing McCain up to crush him in the national election and obviously people are buying into it.

ihasurnominashun on February 6, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I hadn’t realized that Reid’s spinal cord was warm enough to experience a cold chill.

thuja on February 6, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Now we get to watch all the McCain derangement syndrome sufferers whine about this too. How DARE he say the .. same… thing… one of our.. own .. err… I’M OUTRAGED! Damn libs!

Dash on February 6, 2008 at 3:15 PM

McVain has already kissed up to “Dingy”. No worries, the “luv” is still there in full force.

TOPV on February 6, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Dingy must have promised some big earmark money to some pals in 2010 or something. He’s quite nervous that McCain might block the delivery?

He thinks McCain will make absolutely sure that we win in Iraq, making his “the war in Iraq is lost” claim a ringing epitaph that will be left on his grave for generations to come?

LOL

funky chicken on February 6, 2008 at 3:18 PM

and this is one of McCain’s ‘allies’ in the senate, wonder how that makes McCain feel

Defector01 on February 6, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Doesn’t look good for us, when this creature – Reid – makes sense. ‘The dark, cold, ominous, Mordor winds of evil are blowing over us, Mr. Frodo!’

countywolf on February 6, 2008 at 3:19 PM

SunSword on February 6, 2008 at 3:04 PM

You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. Wait till the general.

a capella on February 6, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Why is it that many of the strident McCain people here: Chosen one, Chakra, and Pax Americana are harping the anti-Mormon thing? I thought that was the Huckabee supporter specialty?

For your information, Pax Americana: Romney saved the Olympics. You may have heard of it. They were held in Salt Lake City. Which is in Utah, unless they’ve moved it. Romney has and had HUGE name recognition here, and he saved the biggest event in Utah ever–so he’s regarded as a hero for salvaging the state’s reputation.

Vanceone on February 6, 2008 at 3:21 PM

The libtards drew straws and Reid got to draw first blood.

There is a tsunami of pain coming for McShamnesty and his cabana boys. The first sign of this wave will be the surf line racing away exposing a little crab of a man like Reid. As for me, I am running up the stairs to join the small party of fellow conservatives that will watch the disaster unfold from the safety of the roof top.

David in ATL on February 6, 2008 at 3:31 PM

David in ATL, that was the wit an levity you said you were looking for?

McCain’s been nasty to Reid in all of his campaign appearances, holding up pictures of him and repeating the “Iraq war is lost” line and getting the Dingy one booed soundly.

McCain has been consistent on opposing spending and earmarks. They aren’t allies in any sense of the word.

Jeez, you guys are funny, but unintentionally so.

funky chicken on February 6, 2008 at 3:35 PM

At this point I’m almost rooting for Obama to win the nomination. First it would shut the Clinton’s up and send them back to their hole for another 8 years, and second the dimwit goober sucking hillbillies voting McShamnesty for the nomination almost singlehandidly assured the liberals all the chambers where they can tax everything and pass virtually anything that passes their little pea-brained minds…
.
What a flop this year’s republican candidates have been. I didn’t think it before, but I now believe that Gingrich could have carried the whole thing, even with the baggage…

stacman on February 6, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Apparently no one noticed that Harry Reid was quoting a Republican Senator, Thad Cochran. Now, you’re going to get mad at Reid for quoting what we conservatives think? Hell folks, we’ve been telling you for months that McCain was a bad choice, and the friendly relations with the Democrats was only temporary. Now, you see we were right, and you’re bound and determined to vote for anyone with an R behind their name.

If John Kerry had run as a Republican, I’m willing to bet many of you would have been solidly behind him trumpeting his war hero status. Hell, I bet I could get Lenin the nomination if we put an R behind his name. You folks will vote for anyone so long as there’s that R.

Snake307 on February 6, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Let the media dump all they want on McCain. I have no interest in seeing him President.

Clark1 on February 6, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Pulling out his wallet and removing a white piece of paper, Reid told the reporter: “All I have to say about that is this. I have it right here, and you can put it in your little recording devices.”

What I wouldn’t have given for a Kimono extra modest cut condom to have fallen out of that wallet as well.

Chuck Schick on February 6, 2008 at 3:48 PM

The convential wisdom was that McCain would not win with conservatives, and when he did, you claim well, they’re not really conservatives. Pfft. Before long, the term conservative will be regarded as an insult much the same way liberal is. Thanks guys. Just remember, the political spectrum is just that, a spectrum. Do you really think bashing Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol as liberals is going to get you anywhere? I could also argue that most of you fall short of real true genuine honest to goodness conservatism, but I really don’t see the need. Too bad you find so much glee in insulting those that are generally on your side. The good news is that apparently there are fewer of you than you think. The conservative movement and the GOP will be just fine.

myamphibian on February 6, 2008 at 3:49 PM

When I listened briefly earlier today, Limbaugh was predicting essentially the same media narrative. First McCain will be fawned over, ensuring that he becomes the nominee. Then his age will be questioned, replete with the printing of as many unflattering photos as possible, and if that doesn’t work, his sanity will be challenged. The only thing I question is the notion that it will happen in sequence–as Harry here demonstrates, it can all happen simultaneously.

Blacklake on February 6, 2008 at 3:52 PM

McCain shares his tater tots and now the boys won’t get so many? This is silly.

funky chicken on February 6, 2008 at 3:53 PM

blacklake, but the media was gonna give Romney a pass. Yeah, that was gonna happen.

The MSM is gonna bash whoever the GOP puts up there. That’s a given. Surely you don’t let that decide your vote in general elections?

funky chicken on February 6, 2008 at 3:54 PM

David in ATL, that was the wit an levity you said you were looking for?

My bad, I said I came looking for some wit, I didn’t mean to imply I was bringing any.

Back to Surrender Monkey Reid…..I have a strong feeling political bloggers are the only people that: 1) listen to Reid; and, 2) even know who he is.

David in ATL on February 6, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Do you really think bashing Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol as liberals is going to get you anywhere? I could also argue that most of you fall short of real true genuine honest to goodness conservatism, but I really don’t see the need. Too bad you find so much glee in insulting those that are generally on your side. The good news is that apparently there are fewer of you than you think. The conservative movement and the GOP will be just fine.

myamphibian on February 6, 2008 at 3:49 PM

These people have become like the political form of Calvinist fundamentalists – they spend more time insulting folk on their own side than actually trying to ensure that the GOP wins the election. The Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol are liberals stuff (I’m just waiting for Dennis Prager to be shot too for being too favourable to that ‘Rino’ Rudy) really sucks.

Pax americana on February 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Dingy Harry says electing John McCain sends “a cold chill down my spine

But if you don’t have much of a spine to begin with, what’s the impact, really?

Entelechy on February 6, 2008 at 3:58 PM

Obama will turn off the moderates once they find out he is another McGovern.

bnelson44 on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

It’s ironic watching you morph from reasonable eye opened examination of the facts to complete denial.

McLiar will not win in November. He is the dems dream candidate.

csdeven on February 6, 2008 at 4:29 PM

But if you don’t have much of a spine to begin with, what’s the impact, really?

Entelechy on February 6, 2008 at 3:58 PM

It keeps the jello from melting.

Buy Danish on February 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM

It keeps the jello from melting.

Buy Danish on February 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM

BD, on a day like today, this provided a most needed smile. Thank you.

Entelechy on February 6, 2008 at 5:00 PM

mccain will be so brutalized that he will have a stroke before the election. the only enjoyment in his being nominated is knowing that his good friends kennedy, feingold and schumer are about to throw him under the bus.

peacenprosperity on February 6, 2008 at 5:01 PM

I really like Reid. Whenever you want a typical brain dead liberal responce to *any* situation, just ask him a question. Every time you’ll get pure gold.

LordDaMan on February 6, 2008 at 5:04 PM

“sends ‘a cold chill down my spine’”

It should. Mc keeps a jar of pickled Democrat testicles in his fridge for snackage. Hillary sends them to him.

crosspatch on February 6, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Sad to me that Hotair.com has been reduced to this. Sorry Michelle. :(

myamphibian on February 6, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Harry Reid is a Mormon, they like to Stick together you know..

Don’t believe me? Mitt won 90% of Utah.. LOL

Chakra Hammer on February 6, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Yes they both are Mormons, so? Do all catholics think a like? how about Muslims, hey this might fit you, how about evangelicals?
90% of the vote for Utah did go to Mitt…70% of the population of the state is Mormon.
don’t be such a bigot.

oldernslower on February 6, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Super Tuesday showed that McCain will probably be the candidate. So that pretty much hands the White House to Obama.

antoniojvr on February 6, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Figure out where to go from here other than just giving the Democrats something to quote to damage the R front runner.

Hmmm…. where to go from here? Register as an Independent if McCain clinches… yeah, that’s the ticket. So I honestly don’t care what anyone says that might come back to damage the R front runner since I won’t be an R.

Stashiu3 on February 6, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Well, this is a reason to vote for Mac.

davidk on February 6, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Bryan,

Do you think Romney would have gotten a pass.

McCain has taken tougher abuse than Dingy and the MSM can ever hand out. And I am referring to South Carolina in 2000, not Vietnam. :)

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 6, 2008 at 7:58 PM

2010 ought to send a cold chill down your spine Dingy.

Theworldisnotenough on February 6, 2008 at 2:33 PM

The loss of the Supreme Court and the Appeals Court scares me. We need the Presidency.

This is a war for keeps and we are giving up a Bradley for a Montgomery while wishing for a Patton. Can we commission Mark Levin for President?

Tim Burton on February 6, 2008 at 8:50 PM

BULL, Dingy. BULL.
You Democrats want McCain to get the GOP nomination as much as we conservatives don’t want him to…. and for the same reasons!

ToddonCapeCod on February 6, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Let’s be honest here. Does anyone really, honestly, sincerely give a flaming rat’s patootie was Harry Reid says anymore, much less thinks?

pilamaye on February 7, 2008 at 6:39 AM

Dingy, that cold chill you are experiencing is your spine of Jello.

MSGTAS on February 7, 2008 at 8:14 AM

I took Reid’s response not so much as a statement that agrees with, but as something along the lines of “don’t ask me, here’s what McCain’s own party is saying about him.”

They know McCain’s a loser for the GOP.

Midas on February 7, 2008 at 1:11 PM