Oh my: McCain 47, Hayworth 42

posted at 4:47 pm on April 16, 2010 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Artist Formerly Known As Maverick soon to be Artist Formerly Known As Senator.”

McCain has been losing ground since January when he picked up 53% of the potential GOP Primary vote and Hayworth had only 31% support. Last month, the longtime senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate earned 48% of the vote, while 41% of likely primary voters supported his challenger.

Eighty-six percent (86%) of GOP Primary voters in Arizona think the recently-passed national health care bill should be repealed, with 78% who strongly favor repeal. Fifty percent (50%) of those who strongly favor repeal support Hayworth; 41% of those voters support McCain.

Eighty percent (80%) of primary voters say their own views on the major issues of the day are closer to the views of the average Tea Party member than to those of President Obama. Forty-two percent (42%) of those voters back McCain, while 49% support Hayworth. Among the 10% of primary voters who say their views are closer to the president’s, McCain earns 68% of the vote, Hayworth 16%.

Interestingly, only nine percent of primary voters view McCain “very unfavorably” compared to 18 percent who feel that way about Hayworth; you’d think ol’ Mav would be at least equal in that category given how the base loathes him. I’m not sure how to reconcile these results with dKos’s poll from a few weeks ago showing McCain with a comfortable 15-point lead, though. Could be simple error on Kos’s part, or it could be that McCain caught a bounce from Palin’s appearances on the trail which Kos was able to measure but which dissipated by the time Rasmussen conducted this latest survey. (Both polls were of likely voters.) Either way, barring some catastrophic screw-up by Hayworth, looks like this’ll be a race to the bitter end, which means we can expect plenty more cynically delicious red meat like this from Maverick all the way up to the primary. Why, by the time August rolls around, I wouldn’t be surprised to find him voting to the right of Jim DeMint.

Exit question: None of us wants to contemplate it, but contemplate it we must. If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent? Arizona’s a photo negative of Connecticut: The Democratic opposition will be largely token (both McCain and Hayworth lead Rodney Glassman by 20 points in hypothetical match-ups), so if Maverick runs as an indie, Democratic voters may have to make a hard choice and shift to supporting him in the interest of defeating Hayworth. The one big difference between that scenario and Lieberman’s run, of course, is that McCain was the other party’s presidential nominee. Can Arizona Dems put aside ill will from the 2008 election in order to stop J.D.? And will Sarahcuda hit the trail for an independent Maverick if he follows Joementum’s lead? Can’t wait to blog all this.


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What does CK McLeod thing?

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM

*think.

*selffacepalm*

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Exit question: None of us wants to contemplate it, but contemplate it we must. If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent?

For all the crap I give Mav, I don’t think he would.

amerpundit on April 16, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Chickens coming home to roost…hope Lindsey is taking notes.

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 4:52 PM

I seriously don’t believe this poll. i don’t see how anybody can vote for Hayworth. The guy is a crook.

Chudi on April 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM

If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent?

The difference is that Lieberman was forced out by the Democrat Party and retaliated by running as an Indie. If McCain loses to Hayworth in the primary, he’s being “forced out” by the voters. BIG difference.

conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 4:54 PM

the era of mccain is over.

weewilly on April 16, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Chickens coming home to roost…hope Lindsey is taking notes.

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 4:52 PM

If only he was up for reelection this year. Any bets on Graham switching parties by 2014?

conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 4:55 PM

If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent?

JMac carries grudges. Just look back to 2000 when Dubya upstaged him and won the nomination. He was a pain in the a$$ for Dubya. And, dude, he almost switched sides to run with Kerry!!! I wouldn’t put it past him.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 16, 2010 at 4:56 PM

I’m not a maverick cost him all the bump that Palin gave him. Now we know the real reason McCain lost in 2008 he is an idiot

unseen on April 16, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Any incumbent that is below 50% this close to a primary is in hep big dodo.Also the word is that a Rasmussen poll will show it much closer about 2% the poll will hit late sun.

thmcbb on April 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM

McCains shift to the right doesn’t seem to indicate any interest in going independent. If that was his intention he would be distancing himself from the right not leaning to the right.

fourdeucer on April 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Go Hayworth! Woot!

Maybe he and Charlie Crist can talk story if Hayworth wins!

Remember this?

HondaV65 on April 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM

He’ll hate having distanced himself from the maverick moniker if he does run indie. You know he would have used the hell out of that then…poor guy. ;)

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM

I seriously don’t believe this poll. i don’t see how anybody can vote for Hayworth. The guy is a crook.

Chudi on April 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM

BS. The guy has integrity. He was cleared of the Abramhoff scandal.

I’m just glad that fools like you aren’t in AZ to vote. I’m going to vote for McCain to retire.

Tim Burton on April 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM

McCain never went negative on Obama, but has been noting but overwhelmingly negative on Hayworth.

I *HATE* McCain. I’ll vote Hayworth unless he ends up drooling all over himself while chanting “brains”…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on April 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM

*think.

*selffacepalm*

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Disgraceful.

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM

If only he was up for reelection this year. Any bets on Graham switching parties by 2014?

conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 4:55 PM

It would be death to try that in SC. SC can’t stand him either. He has nowhere to go. I’m guessing he’ll retire and become a lobbyist once he realizes nobody is forgetting all the crap he’s pulled (and still pulling): http://ace.mu.nu/archives/300647.php

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM

I’ll cut you.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

If McRage loses … who’ll be the conscience of the GOP and who will be the insider that constantly attacks us?

It’s too important a job to leave to Lindsey Grahamnesty alone! :P

HondaV65 on April 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

“My friends…”

Seven Percent Solution on April 16, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Go, J.D., woohoo!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 16, 2010 at 5:03 PM

He won’t leave the party.

Cindy Munford on April 16, 2010 at 5:03 PM

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

That’s good to know. SC and the rest of us will have to tolerate him for a couple more years. If he goes back to the right (ala McCain) prior to this election, will SC forgive him and reelect him?

On the link, I think a better post title would be, “Sen. Graham is an Idiot.”

conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM

The McQueed era was over when chunks of the man’s face starting falling off.

John – you’re a great patriot – you were a bitching fighter pilot – you are a war hero with no peer.

But you’re an wind vane – you’re very old – you’re daughter is an idiot – and you have earned retirement.

Retire John.

jake-the-goose on April 16, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Did you see where Romney has endorsed Rubio for Senate?

And now J.D. Hayworth just 5 behind McCain.

Cats and dogs living together!

Emperor Norton on April 16, 2010 at 5:06 PM

The Democratic opposition will be largely token (both McCain and Hayworth lead Rodney Glassman by 20 points in hypothetical match-ups),

…..

Not Hayworth, he’s +9.

artist on April 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Looks like Mavericks disavowing his maverickiness as a maverick is biting him in his mavericky ass.

catmman on April 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Capt`n Queegs McCain`s Mutiny continues,uninterrupted!!

canopfor on April 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/35887.html

Recognize one of those faces?
This should help!
Maybe McBeth will suspend his campaign to jet back to D.C. to hook up with the Dims his good friends on the takeover… er regulation of Wall Street.

Money bomb JD! Do it baby… worked for Scott brown throw the old professional panderer out!

dhunter on April 16, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I seriously don’t believe this poll. i don’t see how anybody can vote for Hayworth. The guy is a crook.

Chudi on April 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Assuming you aren’t a troll, do you have a cite to back up this allegation.
FWIW, I got to meet JD yesterday and talk with him for a few minutes and got the impression that he’ll be the Anti-McCain (in a good way).
He’s got my vote unless you can come up with a blockbuster.

Jimnospin on April 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM

SC can’t stand him either. He has nowhere to go. I’m guessing he’ll retire and become a lobbyist once he realizes nobody is forgetting all the crap he’s pulled …

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

So, I’m assuming this is a new development, then? I actually can’t believe SC keeps reelecting him, but it could be that he’s only now been “acting out” and everyone’s noticed. Awful. Evict him, please.

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM

conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Depends on how sharp his primary challenger is. We don’t that person picked out yet. Hopefully, we can find another DeMint…then it would be no problem at all. Lindsey still has one hell of an ugly record to defend.

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM

I have complete confidence that JD Hayworth will say something stupid enough to torpedo his opportunity.

RBMN on April 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Ed, Modify your post.

artist on April 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM

If he wins…he owes Palin, owes her everything.
She is the only reason he is leading…the only reason he came anywhere close to being President.

right2bright on April 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM

He did exactly what McCain is doing now (remember, he’s McCain’s mini-me after all)…swing hard right close to the election, fool everybody, then go right back to being a RINO and hope everybody forgets before the next election. He pulled it off once, but he won’t get away with it again.

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Your typos are an offense to humanity. Violence will only compound the problem.

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:12 PM

What does CK McLeod thing?

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 4:49 PM

I thing it not my problema, especialmente, but that Mav’ll end up winning, after receiving his last big mensaje from the R base, and to the greater glory of Sarah, world without end, amen.

CK MacLeod on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Nah Nah Nah Nah! Nah Nah Nah Nah! Hey Hey Hey….Good Bye!!!

Vntnrse on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

JMac carries grudges. Just look back to 2000 when Dubya upstaged him and won the nomination. He was a pain in the a$$ for Dubya. And, dude, he almost switched sides to run with Kerry!!! I wouldn’t put it past him.
Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 16, 2010 at 4:56 PM

In fairness, the attack on McCain in 2000 in S.C., which arguably knocked him out of the race, was really ugly and personal. They accused him of being mentally unstable and of fathering a child with a black prostitute, solely on the basis that he had adopted a dark-skinned daughter. I don’t blame McCain for being bitter about that.

But I agree with other commenters here: Lieberman’s primary challenger was propped up by a contingent of out-of-state, hard-left activists who sought to “make an example” of Lieberman to show other Dem pols what happens to those who didn’t acquiesce to their view on the Iraq war and Israel. Lieberman’s independent run was a rebuke of that movement and Lieberman standing up for his principles.

McCain is a different story. There is no identifiable national “group” spending millions of dollars trying to defeat McCain. It’s really just the fact that McCain isn’t a real Republican, embarrassed himself and the state during the 2008 run, and that they’re tired of him and want change. Hell, even the tea party folks are staying out of that primary race, and the Republicans’ biggest star (Palin) expressly backed McCain.

Any independent run by McCain would be doomed under those circumstances. He’d get pegged as a sore loser and it’d be over for him. Thus, I suspect McCain would just retire.

Outlander on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Do you like Phil Collins?

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

will Sarahcuda hit the trail for an independent Maverick?

Will an independent Maverick Senator caucus with the Republicans, or the Democrats, or just with himself?

Emperor Norton on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Ed, Modify your post.

artist on April 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM

fyi-

POSTED AT 4:47 PM ON APRIL 16, 2010 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

CK MacLeod on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Viva McCain! Viva La Raza! Viva la apertura de las fronteras!

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM

I can understand that. It’s happened to all of us, really. We can’t afford to have these guys in there any more. It’s not a matter of being a more liberal republican in a notoriously blue state, either. That’s fine (IMO) and we expect that. But to run as a conservative in a conservative state and fool your base? That game is over. (Or should be.)

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

CK MacLeod on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Uh oh. Green room will run Red with blood very,very soon.

portlandon on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

And will Sarahcuda hit the trail for an independent Maverick if he follows Joementum’s lead?

I don’t know, but she shouldn’t. She’s done her bit for McCain already.

ddrintn on April 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM

POSTED AT 4:47 PM ON APRIL 16, 2010 BY ALLAHPUNDIT
conservative pilgrim on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

He’s up early!

artist on April 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Capt`n Queegs McCain`s Mutiny continues,uninterrupted!!

canopfor on April 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Hayworth will throw that potted palm overboard.

farright on April 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

McCain has been losing ground since January

Good

MainelyRight on April 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Do you like Phil Collins?

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

*sigh* Look, I’ve told you, I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual.

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

artist on April 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Is this his first post of the day I’ve noticed since the new owners took over he’s been sleepin in a lot!
prolly stayin up all night doin research!

dhunter on April 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Looks like Mavericks disavowing his maverickiness as a maverick is biting him in his mavericky ass.

catmman on April 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM

catmman:You sure know how to put Mav in Maverick,hehe!:)

canopfor on April 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual.

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

The tragedy of no magic mushroom connection.

CK MacLeod on April 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Don’t stare at it, eat it.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

In politics there is something called “the tide”. And the “tide” is about to sweep a lot of folks out of power in Nov 2010 who thought even a year ago that they were untouchable and bring to Washington ” a bunch of commonsense conservatives. That McCain is actually 5 points ahead of Hayworth is actually a tribute to him and Sarah Palin. Anybody else with McCain’s “record” in the Senate would have been thrashed this go-around. As it is McCain is at least in the lead. But how long can he keep it?

technopeasant on April 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

You know what my fear is? That Sens Bennett and McCain lose their primaries to “neophytes” and become so bitter they vote with the Dems out of spite. That’s far fetched I know, Senators are known for their humility.

Tasha on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Uh oh. Green room will run Red with blood very,very soon.

portlandon on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Nah. Wouldn’t want to offend you.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

I thing it not my problema, especialmente, but that Mav’ll end up winning, after receiving his last big mensaje from the R base, and to the greater glory of Sarah, world without end, amen.

CK MacLeod on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

That writing is a huge improvement compared to some of the other stuff you’ve been writing lately. At least I stayed awake reading your post.

Knucklehead on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Agreed…we just need to find a sharp (as in bright) primary challenger to run against him. Then it’s game over for Lindsey.

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

The tragedy of no magic mushroom connection.

CK MacLeod on April 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Google, my friend. :)

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Why, by the time August rolls around, I wouldn’t be surprised to find him voting to the right of Jim DeMint

McCain in a nutshell. The consummate poll chaser.

Rode Werk on April 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Knucklehead on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

*SNORT*

thomasaur on April 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM

It’s better for America if McCain loses.

happyfeet on April 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Exit question: None of us wants to contemplate it, but contemplate it we must. If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent?

Can’t do it, right everyone? No “third parties” right? No splitting the vote that may help dems, right? If McCain loses, then he should throw all his weight and help behind his party’s guy, right? Especially if he was rejected by voters, right? Or do those kinds of rules only apply when used to leverage grassroots supporters towards a candidate that they don’t like over and against a “true conservative” candidate? I’m sure McCain will do the right thing, if JD wins.

Weight of Glory on April 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

McCain can thank Obama for the bump. Nothing like this fumbling potus announcing that the USA will not defend herself given a biological/chemical warfare attack from ANYONE, presenting McCain the opportunity to sound good standing pro-military. But then, it is in Obama’s best interest to keep McCain in the Senate for the immigration and bank/insurance bail-out votes where they align on socialism. Plus, McCain will NEVER vote to repeal ObamaCare.

McCain’s amnesty for illegal and criminal aliens and his insistence on open borders to guarantee the high crime-murder-kidnap rates in AZ (while ruining local businesses in favor of internationalist global profiteers whose best interest it is to destroy the USA to become another of their puppets) presents the IMMEDIATE threat against life and property for his voters.

Too bad Hayworth isn’t better than he is. It isn’t so much voting FOR Hayworth as the important thing for States’ Rights and for Constitutional Rights is to vote AGAINST McCain who legislates unconstitutional laws that burden Americans until the Supreme Court FINALLY gets around to striking his laws down. Given Obama’s SCOTUS nominees, there again realize that McCain will go with his Senatorial neoconservative-socialist progressive flow, “my friends”. Hayworth’s claim for the seat is that he will vote against Obama, period. At this point, that is what everyone needs to plug the socialists.

maverick muse on April 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Don’t stare at it, eat it.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

What’s the matter? No shiatsu this morning?

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Agreed…we just need to find a sharp (as in bright) primary challenger to run against him. Then it’s game over for Lindsey.

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

I would travel down to help you. Seriously. :)

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Capt`n Queegs McCain`s Mutiny continues,uninterrupted!!

canopfor on April 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM
————————————–
Hayworth will throw that potted palm overboard.

farright on April 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

farright:)
==================
Mr Roberts Ending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASOLrKsyrFU

canopfor on April 16, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:28 PM

C’mon down…the weather’s beautiful!

AUINSC on April 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Exit question: None of us wants to contemplate it, but contemplate it we must. If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent?

Since McCain himself flirted with joining the Democrat Party, don’t think he won’t screw the pooch that bit him.

maverick muse on April 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I donated to JD’s campaign a few weeks ago, and therefore received an email today about this! Woo hoo!

I was lucky enough to see him on stage at the Gilbert, AZ Tea Party yesterday, standing next to Sheriff Joe.

I have always liked JD. I can’t stand McCain, and his recent smear campaign against JD has made me like JD even more. I’m going to go give him another donation now.

JannyMae on April 16, 2010 at 5:30 PM

A plus for challengers is the desperation of our dinosaur ruling-class. The lies aren’t subtle anymore — they’re brazen. If Arizonans re-elect this Decepticon, it will say more about the electorate in national decline than it does the two-party alliance against Main Street.

Feedie on April 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

It’s better for America if McCain loses.

happyfeet on April 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

happyfeet:Correction,its better for America,if Obama goes,
and its better for the Republican Party if McCain
goes!!

canopfor on April 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Is that Ivana Trump?

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

The-Joke-Formerly-Known-To-Be-Popular-In-Like-What?-1993?

Christien on April 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Bottom line, folks. If McCain wins another 6 year pass, he’ll be hooking up with Lindsey again and pushing amnesty and cap-n-tax, while giving cover to Obama. I don’t think we need to worry about that with Hayworth.

pearson on April 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I’ve seen other polls that are not this close. My prediction is that McCain wins this by over 10%.

JimAK on April 16, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Joe Lieberman was repudiated by his Party, McCain is being endorsed in this race by all the big name Republicans. He would not then switch to run as an Independent. HUGE difference between this scenario and Lieberman’s.

KittyLowrey on April 16, 2010 at 5:34 PM

And my plan is to vote Hayworth in the primary and for whoever wins that race in the general.

KittyLowrey on April 16, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Badger McCain, “WHERE’S THE FENCE?!”

It ultimately has been and remains the elected Congressional members from the SW border states to nag Congress until the funding gets APPROPRIATED.

McCain never wanted the fence, and that is why he couldn’t care less that it remains unfunded and is not built DESPITE THE WAR IN MEXICO that is violently spilling into our states.

Just because the MSM refuses to cover the bloodshed and absolute carnage on THIS SIDE of the border doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Austin alone has seen 12 Mexican murders this year reported in town–not including what all is happening out in the rural areas or bodies dumped in the lake or river. In terms of “compassion” the MSM warned in news that Obama will ship in with visas all the Mexicans who want to come into the US. Just say the magic word, “Sanctuary!” and they get to bring their criminal world into our land, AND WE PAY FOR IT TO HAPPEN.

maverick muse on April 16, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Exit question: When will AP get over the EXIT QUESTION cliche? It’s so 2009.

leftnomore on April 16, 2010 at 5:40 PM

My biggest fear is that if McCain gets dumped in the primary, the O administration offer him the job of Secretary of Defense or something. And he’ll take it, saying “country first.” The O will gain bipartisan cred as well as a scapegoat when the Iranian matter finally hits the fan.

year_of_the_dingo on April 16, 2010 at 5:42 PM

How lame I hafta do a disclaimer, but here it is for the cynical…

I am not a resident of of AZ (I voted for Scott Brown…pretty disappointed so far…) and I am NOT a Palin-fanatic (although I’m not against her either…but that “rock-star list makes her look elitist…just sayin’) and I am not a Hayworth fanatic BUT I sent him money and hope he wins!

SEND JD $$$ so he can boot McLame out“my friends…”

Gob on April 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Arizonans who have been around as long as McCain’s been in the Senate know full well that when he gets bested by another of his own party, he is BITTER and vindictive.

maverick muse on April 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Just cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks.

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

McCain would not be a worse Sec. of Defense than Gates.

maverick muse on April 16, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Diane on April 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

I can’t listen to the new Robert Palmer tape with you buzzing in my ear.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:46 PM

SEND JD $$$ so he can boot McLame out…“my friends…”

Gob on April 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Done!

farright on April 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Nah. Wouldn’t want to offend you.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Suddenly you grow some manners?

Please.

portlandon on April 16, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Yes canopfor Team R smells like dead albatross I think.

happyfeet on April 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM

. If McCain loses a squeaker to Hayworth, does he borrow a page from his pal Joe Liebs and run in the general election as an independent?

I don’t think so. But then again, I doubt if he will lose. The polls have never had Hayworth ahead, and the last poll I saw had McCain further ahead than Rasmussens has had him. One thing about it, unlike the race in Kentucky where Rand Paul actually might win..it is unlikely that a Democrat will pick this one up. I don’t think either Hayworth or McCain would lose this seat for the Republicans.

Terrye on April 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

It isn’t so much voting FOR Hayworth as the important thing for States’ Rights and for Constitutional Rights is to vote AGAINST McCain

maverick muse on April 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

It is a shame it has come to that, but you are 100% right.

fourdeucer on April 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Assuming you aren’t a troll, do you have a cite to back up this allegation.
FWIW, I got to meet JD yesterday and talk with him for a few minutes and got the impression that he’ll be the Anti-McCain (in a good way).
He’s got my vote unless you can come up with a blockbuster.

Jimnospin on April 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM

So anybody who says anything to disagree with you people here is a troll, right? I’m pretty sure i joined this site before most of you so just knock off the troll nonsense.

JD Hayworth is a crook and a birther. He cannot win the general election. The media are just waiting with stuff to unload on the guy. I can’t even believe people are thinking seriously of voting for this crook.

Chudi on April 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

portlandon on April 16, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Gotta be careful with delicate crystal. Might break if you question its owner.

MadisonConservative on April 16, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Personally, I find the MC vs. CK saga much more entertaining than the unMav vs. exMav drama.

RachDubya on April 16, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Exit question: When will AP get over the EXIT QUESTION cliche? It’s so 2009.
leftnomore on April 16, 2010 at 5:40 PM

But it’s pre-iPad nostalgia. :-)

Feedie on April 16, 2010 at 5:55 PM

JD Hayworth is a crook and a birther. He cannot win the general election. The media are just waiting with stuff to unload on the guy. I can’t even believe people are thinking seriously of voting for this crook.

Chudi on April 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

This is what bothers me. I heard that the Democrats did not really have anyone to run in this election, and that makes it less important..but then again you just never know.

I have heard that the media has all sorts of stuff on Rand Paul in Kentucky and that he can not win a general. It is important right now to have as many Rs in the Senate as possible if the Obama agenda is going to be stopped. The Republicans need to control at least one of the Houses of Congress..and throwing away seats just because you don’t like the guy who has the best chance of winning the general election seems ridiculous to me. The stakes are too high, it is self indulgent.

Terrye on April 16, 2010 at 5:59 PM

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