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HolmeZz
10-19-2008, 11:27 AM
Wallace had him and then let him completely change the conversation.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081019/pl_politico/24119

WALLACE: But Senator back, if I may, back in 2000 when you were the target of robo calls, you called these hate calls and you said--

MCCAIN: They were.

WALLACE: And you said the following: "I promise you I have never and will never have anything to do with that kind of political tactic." Now you've hired the same guy who did the robo calls against you to, reportedly, to do the robo calls against Obama and the Republican Senator Susan Collins, the co-chair of your campaign in Maine, has asked you to stop the robo calls. Will you do that?

MCCAIN: Of course not. These are legitimate and truthful and they are far different than the phone calls that were made about my family and about certain aspects that -- things that this is -- this is dramatically different and either you haven't -- didn't see those things in 2000.

WALLACE: No, I saw them.

MCCAIN: Or you don't know the difference between that and what is a legitimate issue, and that is Senator Obama being truthful with the American people. But let me tell you what else I think you should be talking about and the American people should be talking about. In the debate the other night, I asked Senator Obama to repudiate a statement made by John Lewis, a man I admire and respect and have written about that connected me and Sarah Palin --

WALLACE: This is the congressman, civil rights leader.

MCCAIN: Civil rights leader, American hero. That connected me and Sarah Palin to segregationists, to the campaign of George Wallace, and even alluded to the bombing of a church where four children, four children were killed, and I asked him to repudiate that statement. I have repudiated every statement made by any fringe person in the Republican Party. And it has come up from time to time, and it probably will. The fact that Senator Obama would not repudiate that statement I think is something the American people will make a judgment about. That robo call is accurate. Itís totally accurate. And there is no comparison between it and the things that were done and said in South Carolina.

dirk digler
10-19-2008, 11:32 AM
LMAO

I was watching that and he wasn't happy basically being called a hypocrite which he is.

banyon
10-19-2008, 12:04 PM
Now you've hired the same guy who did the robo calls against you to, reportedly, to do the robo calls against Obama

It's the same friggin guy? Good lord what a sad shell of his former self McCain has become. That's almost O. Henry-esque in its cruel irony.

jettio
10-19-2008, 06:17 PM
Money changes people.

McCain agreed to the big bucks from donors on the condition that he hire the sh*tstains that he hired.

McCain made the choice to take money for the summer to match Obama before the conventions and he agreed to the conditions of hiring sleazebags no matter the cost to his good name.

RJ
10-19-2008, 06:36 PM
Two months ago, pre-Palin and pre all this other crap, I supported Obama but wouldn't have been too upset with a McCain win. That is no longer the case. I strongly oppose McCain, I do not believe he can be an effective POTUS.

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-19-2008, 06:38 PM
I don't know why people think McCain has "changed". He's just been exposed for what he's always been.

DaKCMan AP
10-19-2008, 06:41 PM
I don't know why people think McCain has "changed". He's just been exposed for what he's always been.

QFT

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

Taco John
10-19-2008, 06:52 PM
I don't know why people think McCain has "changed". He's just been exposed for what he's always been.

Disagree... I think he's fundamentally changed.

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-19-2008, 06:57 PM
Disagree... I think he's fundamentally changed.

From the guy who was going out on his first wife when she was an invalid? Seems to me like his ability to spin the media to a desired outcome lessened with the increased scrutiny of a protracted political campaign.

I still think what was done to him in South Carolina was nefarious. However, I no longer feel any sorrow for him, merely the members of his family who were slandered.

cdcox
10-19-2008, 07:31 PM
Two months ago, pre-Palin and pre all this other crap, I supported Obama but wouldn't have been too upset with a McCain win. That is no longer the case. I strongly oppose McCain, I do not believe he can be an effective POTUS.

Two months ago, pre-Palin and all this other crap, I was undecided. That is no longer the case. I strongly oppose McCain, I do not believe he can be an effective POTUS.

Worst campaign for independent voters I have ever seen.