Noted Romney supporter supports Romney

posted at 9:31 am on June 16, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

If you want to win an election to the nation’s highest office there are few better choices to get help from than somebody who has walked that road before you. That’s why Mitt Romney has been exceptionally lucky to have Senator John McCain as one of his campaign surrogates. They’ve gone head to head against each other and McCain has had the full experience of running up against the Obama campaign machine. And now he can lend his guidance, support and public endorsement of Romney’s candidacy and be there to celebrate any bits of good news coming Mitt’s way. Such as the recent announcement that Sheldon Adelson would be lending his financial backing to the effort. Take it away, John.

Senator and Romney presidential campaign surrogate John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is indirectly injecting millions of dollar in Chinese “foreign money” into Mitt Romney’s presidential election effort.

“Much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go to him come from his casino in Macau, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign money is coming into an American political campaign,” McCain said in an interview on PBS’s News Hour.

“That is a great deal of money, and we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization… that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and corporations are not people,” he said.

Moments like this are precisely why I invented the #HeadDesk hashtag on Twiter.

OK… I get that John McCain is still in favor of campaign finance reform and that’s his right. But if he’s going to agree to be a campaign surrogate for Romney, you’d think he might put this on the back burner for a bit while we get on with the business of the election. Heck, he can still support the idea without coming out and directly torpedoing somebody who is kicking in toward the effort.

Obama’s surrogates have already realized that money is speech and American Bridge is hard at work raising cash for them. If you want to change the system, work to do that. But until the change is in place we all have to play by the rules on the field. McCain needs to step back a few paces and figure out which side of the Long Ball game he’s on.


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Oh, the irony.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM

You can’t even come up with anything original….

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Oh, the irony.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM

You can’t even come up with anything original….

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

And you can? Who said anything has to be original to be true, groupthinker? Looooove this little echo chamber, do ya?

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM

McCain now teaching Romney how to lose.

Oh well better he lose anyway.

He wins there is two Democrat Parties.

He loses perhaps Republicans remain Republicans.

Steveangell on June 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Ah yes, it’s better for Republicans if Obama wins again. Because we’ll still have the House. And we’ll get more conservatives. And we’ll have our “principles”. Or something. That about cover the (foolish) argument?

McCain needs to just shut up. He has to know he’s just used by the media to slam other Republicans. I don’t know what pointers he could possibly teach anyone, anyway…perhaps how to suspend their campaign and look utterly lost during the height of a financial crisis? The Romney camp, thus far, has been doing fairly well on its own, besides…they don’t need him.

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The Romney camp, thus far, has been doing fairly well on its own, besides…they don’t need him.

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Well, except for when Mitt’s asked questions and stuff.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

So questioning any sort of corporate influence, especially foreign corporate influence, is socialisitic!!!!eleventyone!!!!

+++

Awwwww, no, snookums. We all know your god is as pure as the wind-driven snow.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I don’t know who’s more of a fabulist, ddrintn or Dear Leader. Where did I make any analogies about Socialism? I merely noted McCain has no experience in the private sector (i.e., it is a topic where he frequently displays his ignorance). Not to mention his twisted views of the First Amendment…

As for Romney being either a “god” or admirer of Brett Kimberlin, he is neither. The fact is I have never made any claims he is anything more than a very competent mortal. On the other hand you have claimed he would like to hire Brett Kimberlin.

Keep building those strawmen, bitter clinger. I’m off to enjoy this gorgeous day and won’t be back until later to watch the U.S. Open.

C-YA.

Buy Danish on June 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

McCain needs to step back a few paces and figure out which side of the Long Ball game he’s on.

McCain is incontinent in the brain and the pants. Too bad the good people of AZ didn’t realize this.

His daughter suffers from the same.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Yeah, right. It’s gotta be the horn-honking ‘bot trolls who are on the payroll.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM

*SHUN OFF*

..o.k., a**hole, let’s clear up some points that have apparently not penetrated your obdurate and intransigent ken while you parade around with your never-ending anti-Mitt Viagra-induced hard-on:

(1) I am 1,000% ABO. I was not 100% Mitt. I am now.

(2) Romney will most likely become the nominee of the GOP. I will do anything to get him elected over The Current Crapsack.

(3) Mitt has warts — healthcare stance and immigration stance. My stance on immigration is (a) seal the border, (b) enforce the laws in place, (c) if you are illegal, you get deported irrespective of your bleeding heart circumstances. Period.

(4) Mitt’s stance on those two issues notwithstanding, he is a much better alternative than Obama who has demonstrably flushed this country down the toilet with his policies.

(5) The GOP has massive problems as well.

(6) When (not “if”) Romney is elected, I will be on his case — as I will be on the case of all the (R)s in Congress to cut the crap, cut the spending, and start doing the people’s work.

(7) You generally atempt to hijack threads and impose your dreary Eeyore-ish b*llshite on the general membership here at HG. Your bleatings are boring; they are only slightly less tedious than BelligerentEd’s were and only marginally more informative than Phlegmatic’s periodically recurring, computer-generated NOBITTBAMA/WHATEVER/2012 excretions.

*SHUN ON*

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

McCain is the biggest piece of sh!t around. Having him near Mittens’ campaign costs votes. McCain should STFU, already. And take his whale retard daughter with him. They are nothing but a stain on America … on civilization.

Mittens had better get his head straight pretty quickly. This is getting serious.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Well, except for when Mitt’s asked questions and stuff.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Have you gotten your Obama yard sign yet?

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Elect and Impeach 2012.

We need to get the Indonesian Dog-Eater out (in order for America to even have a chance) but right after Mittens is sworn in I want his pathetic retard azz thrown out. He is a fool. I’ll be held hostage to having to vote for him but I want him run out of office right after, since he’s too friggin stupid to leave in the office.

Elect and Impeach 2012!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Or … even better if we can get rid of Mittens in the Convention and put someone in as a candidate who has a brain.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM

My comments are futile, but yet the only thread that’s shown any sign of life recently is the one where a lot of Romney dissenters question MightyMitt’s Jell-O response on immigration. Our little squad of ‘bot horn-honkers thinks it’s bigger than it is, apparently.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Aww, unlike in the little universe that you inhabit in your head, in the real world people are allowed to dissent and it’s ok, and it’s actually constructive, most of them do not do it to satisfy their little,paranoid egos, such as certain commenters, who lurk around here for no apparent reason other than post their contrarian statements….and btw, most of the comments on the long threads yesterday weren’t even so much about romney, but mostly about the power grab by obama, and what the congress should do about it, also a lot of it was hijacked by joanna who was merely stating her personal opinion vis a vis the whole thing…she probably had 500 comments there by the time romney was out with a statement…so, obviously the bulk of the comments were not at all about romney or his reaction to it all, after all what can he do about it anyways, he’s no a sitting congressman or governor…. excuse him for not jumping hysterically up and down, suspending his campaign and going to washington to hold obama personally accountable for the power grab :), yeah we know how that worked out for mclame…but anyways, nice try….

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Coming from one of the biggest dips**ts this party has ever run. And I see how his daughter has the crap for brains she has. May as well just on the Lib-train. What asshats.

auspatriotman on June 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM

i’m starting to think senile..

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sad. I think Juan Maverick needs to climb down out of his A-4, once and for all, and just slup gruel. I knew some A-4 jocks. They were never this dumb.

But, their dads weren’t Admirals either…..

98ZJUSMC on June 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

And you can? Who said anything has to be original to be true, groupthinker? Looooove this little echo chamber, do ya?

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM

go ahead, plagiarize other prople’s comments coz you are incapable of one of your own , and then pat yourself on the back for the ‘independent’ (more like lazy) thinker that you think you are :)…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

The foreign money argument is completely stupid, even if you support McCain’s views on campaign reform. I mean, Americans who work for or hold shares of multinational companies or those that export or simply sell to foreigns who reside/visit America are using foreign money? I bet that includes about 95% of the American adults – and that’s a conservative estimate.

joana on June 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM

“Much of Mr. Adelson’s c.a.s.i no profits that go to him come from his casino in M.a.c.au, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign money is coming into an American political campaign,” McCain said in an interview on PBS’s News Hour.

Senator McCain, I say this with all due respect: Shut up you doddering old fool! You know nothing and are apparently ignorant of economics. Once Mr. Adelson has received the profits from his business in M.a.c.au, that money no longer belongs to the Chinese, that money is now his, because, Senator McLame, that is how business works, a business provides a product and receives payment in return for product or services rendered. Once the services have been provided, that money is no longer the customer’s money, but the business owner’s money because of that transaction in services.

You sir, are a fool and it seems that maybe you just want Romney to lose since you couldn’t win.

/hmmm, something wasn’t getting through the filter, ah, c.a.s. ino

AZfederalist on June 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

“Much of Mr. Adelson’s c.a.s.i no profits that go to him come from his c.a.s. ino in M.a.c.au, which says that obviously, maybe in a roundabout way foreign money is coming into an American political campaign,” McCain said in an interview on PBS’s News Hour.

Senator McCain, I say this with all due respect: Shut up you doddering old fool! You know nothing and are apparently ignorant of economics. Once Mr. Adelson has received the profits from his business in M.a.c.au, that money no longer belongs to the Chinese, that money is now his, because, Senator McLame, that is how business works, a business provides a product and receives payment in return for product or services rendered. Once the services have been provided, that money is no longer the customer’s money, but the business owner’s money because of that transaction in services.

You sir, are a fool and it seems that maybe you just want Romney to lose since you couldn’t win.

/hmmm, something wasn’t getting through the filter, ah, c.a.s. ino

AZfederalist on June 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

He should retire, but I can understand why he doesn’t–must be afraid of what kind of nursing home his dear daughter will find for him.

Mr. Prodigy on June 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

He should retire, but I can understand why he doesn’t–must be afraid of what kind of nursing home his dear daughter will find for him.

Mr. Prodigy on June 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Ouch :)….

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

we know perfectly which side of the Long Game he’s on…the McCain side. Whatever ingratiates him to the likes of the PBS newshouse.

they were doing high fives after the Great Leader’s bold move to held the downtrodden yesterday anyway, the the McCain thing pretty much made it a perfect day.

the Georgetown partiers are all hoisting their champagne glasses…a Toast to the Chief.

r keller on June 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Who cares where the money comes from. Both are RINO losers.

Karl Rove and Wall Street decided that Romney could be controlled and therefore fit the bill for President.

America is turning into another Socialist mess just like Europe.

Sparky5253 on June 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Can we plug John McCain’s mouth with Meghan McCain?

HornetSting on June 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Most corporations have foreign businesses and earnings, so what is the point of singling out Adelson’s company in particular?

bayview on June 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Aww, unlike in the little universe that you inhabit in your head, in the real world people are allowed to dissent and it’s ok, and it’s actually constructive, most of them do not do it to satisfy their little,paranoid egos, such as certain commenters, who lurk around here for no apparent reason other than post their contrarian statements….and btw, most of the comments on the long threads yesterday weren’t even so much about romney, but mostly about the power grab by obama, and what the congress should do about it…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

This jerk sounds like one of those Pravda spokesmen who used to show up on CNN back in the 80s.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Well, except for when Mitt’s asked questions and stuff.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Have you gotten your Obama yard sign yet?

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Nope, don’t plan to. Still looking for any trace of Romney paraphernalia around these parts. Nothing yet. Zilch. Not even a bumper sticker.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

in the real world people are allowed to dissent and it’s ok, and it’s actually constructive, most of them do not do it to satisfy their little,paranoid egos…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

On second thought, that’s interesting. Name me a few of those “dissenters” specifically who haven’t been called Mobys, O-bots, concern trolls, socialists and the like by the Bot Goon Squad.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

But until the change is in place we all have to play by the rules on the field. McCain needs to step back a few paces and figure out which side of the Long Ball game he’s on.

Excellent advice Jazz..:)

PS..The Maverick needs to stop with the campaign finance rhetoric!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 16, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Most corporations have foreign businesses and earnings, so what is the point of singling out Adelson’s company in particular?

bayview on June 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

You know the Maverick!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

*SHUN ON*

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1C_NWMRs8Q

davidk on June 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Nope, don’t plan to. Still looking for any trace of Romney paraphernalia around these parts. Nothing yet. Zilch. Not even a bumper sticker.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM

There’s hope for you, then.

There isn’t any Romney signage around here (deeply red VA county), either, but then again I don’t remember seeing it this early when Bush ran, or McCain either. If you believe that to be indicative of something, I very much doubt there’d be Santorum signs, Gingrich signs, etc at this point had they ended up as the de facto nominee.

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Have you gotten your Obama yard sign yet?

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

No but he has the Obama logo tattooed on his forehead

Bradky on June 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

No but he has the Obama logo tattooed on his forehead

Bradky on June 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

My guess would be he walks around with his mouth hanging open in the Obama “O” shape.

alchemist19 on June 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

No but he has the Obama logo tattooed on his forehead

Bradky on June 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Not really, but that would probably be better than stalking Facebook users. Creep.

My guess would be he walks around with his mouth hanging open in the Obama “O” shape.

alchemist19 on June 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Yeah, at the dumbfounding idiocy of the ‘Bot Goon Squad.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM

There isn’t any Romney signage around here (deeply red VA county), either, but then again I don’t remember seeing it this early when Bush ran, or McCain either.

changer1701 on June 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I do.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 7:34 PM

in the real world people are allowed to dissent and it’s ok, and it’s actually constructive, most of them do not do it to satisfy their little,paranoid egos…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

On second thought, that’s interesting. Name me a few of those “dissenters” specifically who haven’t been called Mobys, O-bots, concern trolls, socialists and the like by the Bot Goon Squad.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You mean same like you call the ones you disagree with or the Romney supporters Rombots, bots, etc…you’re in a glass house there, so you might be careful with those stones…you’re not any better than those you mentioned in your post…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Aww, unlike in the little universe that you inhabit in your head, in the real world people are allowed to dissent and it’s ok, and it’s actually constructive, most of them do not do it to satisfy their little,paranoid egos, such as certain commenters, who lurk around here for no apparent reason other than post their contrarian statements….and btw, most of the comments on the long threads yesterday weren’t even so much about romney, but mostly about the power grab by obama, and what the congress should do about it…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

This jerk sounds like one of those Pravda spokesmen who used to show up on CNN back in the 80s.

ddrintn on June 16, 2012 at 3:22 PM

i see a lot of analogies there, in your posts with former USSR, Stalin, Pravda…wadamater, you suffer from some victimhood syndrome….stop listening to the contradictory voices in your head, HR is not the Gulag, you are not Solzhenitsyn (well, assuming you know who he was) and nobody is persecuting you, it’s all in your head…

jimver on June 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

On the ‘upside’, gryphon202, he’s shown scads more judgement than The One. Which is, the point in this campaign.

socalcon on June 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM

That does sum up Romney’s whole campaign in a nutshell: “I’m not as bad as that guy!”

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 17, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Campaign finance helps two groups of people, the rich and the incumbents.

I’m shocked McCain supports this

cpaulus on June 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM

It’s not surprising. Johnny “One Note” McCain riding his favorite hobbyhorse again.

Logic and reasoning will roll off his back like water off a duck’s back.

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 17, 2012 at 2:00 AM

He should retire, but I can understand why he doesn’t–must be afraid of what kind of nursing home his dear daughter will find for him.

Mr. Prodigy on June 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

He’s a Senator. Dying in office is traditional.

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 17, 2012 at 2:06 AM

The War Planner on June 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1C_NWMRs8Q

davidk on June 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM

In case you arrive and just look at recent stuff, I recommend these two. This is despite the fact that I get ridiculed for being excited or even positive about posts..or anything else.

We had an arch “conservative” appear who thinks the way to show right wing devotion is to trash former Gov. Romney and give our Dear Leader another four years. Those grew from it.

As for the subject of John McCain:
Honest mistake or Freudian slip?

Sen. John McCain mixed up Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who he endorsed this week, in a campaign appearance on the latter’s behalf.

Speaking on Romney’s behalf in South Carolina, the 2008 GOP nominee opined that he has little doubt President Obama will get the country going again.

Pretty funny.

Read more celebrity gossip at: http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/01/john-mccain-mistakenly-endorses-president-obama/#ixzz1y3M7RI7T

IlikedAUH2O on June 17, 2012 at 8:31 AM

McLame didn’t want to win the Presidency and he doesn’t want Romney to win! He is just a bitter old fart who needs to get out of congress and let someone who knows what’s going on occupy his seat.

flytier on June 17, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The mind reels….

…bitter old fart….occupy his seat

socalcon on June 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

On the ‘upside’, gryphon202, he’s shown scads more judgement than The One. Which is, the point in this campaign.

socalcon on June 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM

That does sum up Romney’s whole campaign in a nutshell: “I’m not as bad as that guy!”

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 17, 2012 at 1:58 AM

If you are not voting the lesser of two evils, you are either:
1. Naive
2. Voting for the first time.
3. A Paul-bot
4. Some combination or all of the above

socalcon on June 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

McCain finally knows the truth about Romney and his goons working behind the scene to make sure McCain lost in 2008.

McCain finally understands that Romney and his goons have been on a 3+ years attack on Sarah Palin to make sure she couldn’t run.

McCain likes to keep his enemies close and that is what he is doing with that fraud Romney.

Believe it when I say that McCain doesn’t like Romney the backstabbing creep.

It’s all about power to these people. They care nothing for you or me.

POWER!

oldyeller on June 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

ddrintn is a rageaholic with self control issues.

Let’s poke him with a stick and watch his head explode.

:-)

Nana on June 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

ddrintn is a rageaholic with self control issues.

Let’s poke him with a stick and watch his head explode.

:-)

Nana on June 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I love watching ‘bot heads explode just by having to hear the truth. Sorry to interrupt the bong hits.

ddrintn on June 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I don’t understand the title, is it a misprint?

JLPicard on June 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Oooooooooooooooooo, but Meghan Thunderthighs is gonna be so ticked off at Daddy for his endorsing that bad bad man Romney!

pilamaye on June 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM

There isn’t any Romney signage around here (deeply red VA county), either, but then again I don’t remember seeing it this early when Bush ran, or McCain either. If you believe that to be indicative of something, I very much doubt there’d be Santorum signs, Gingrich signs, etc at this point had they ended up as the de facto nominee.

On a related note, I got in touch with Deb Fischer’s Senate campaign (Senate, NE) to try and get a larger yard sign a month ago. They politely wrote me and said that they weren’t going to start putting up signs until late August since the signs do not hold up well in the weather, vandalism, etc. They also stated that if I REALLY wanted one to put up now that they could send one out for me. I politely declined and said I would wait until it was closer to the general to help save the campaign some money. Actually it was kind of refreshing to get a response so quick and have it actually be for reasons that made sense.

Could be something similar with the lack of Romney signs?

weaselyone on June 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Could be something similar with the lack of Romney signs?

weaselyone on June 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Like a previous poster, I can’t remember any signs for candidates this early in recent presidential elections. I imagine they’ll wait until after the convention and the Veep is selected before the signage and bumper stickers start being distributed.

I mean how many McCain ’08 stickers vs. McCain/Palin ’08 does anyone remember seeing? I can’t recall any…

right of the dial on June 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

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