Thursday, February 21, 2008

Let the Smearing Begin

So the New York Times is smearing Republican Senator John McCain.

Is anybody really surprised?

Check out Powerline's reaction here.

And here is McCain's official response.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo hoo, Johnny Boy!

Funny that things that weren't true in the MSM have never bothered Mr. McCain before...

And the money keeps rolling in... Go Ron Paul!

Let's put the days of the spending neocons in the past...

Wonder Woman said...

I thought infidelity had no bearing on fitness for President...didn't Bill "let's get shag for the Oval Office carpet" Clinton teach us that? -- and the MSM agreed. Suddenly they're all tut-tutting...

Anonymous said...

Well, this is the trouble with moral sanctimony - you get checked out.

McCain has a history of temper, womanizing, etc.

He had a bad temper as a kid, cheated on his first wife and on and on.

He shouldn't have played with moral sanctimony stuff - he's no better than others.

Interesting how folks pick on Clinton - he was mild compared to some of the former presidents, but in the old days the press didn't write about it.

There are only a handful of US presidents that have not had affairs - Nixon, Carter, Ford to name a few.

But the rest - oh boy.

rondi adamson said...

This is not about infidelity -- it's about possibly doing favours for a lobbyist. That said, there was absolutely no proof in the article that it was true.
Anonymous #1 -- it's over for your friend Ron Paul. I think you need to accept that.

nbt said...

Rondi,

It has to have started to be over.

In the case of Dr. Paul, I think he was more of a martyr/movement builder than a threat to form government.

However, I have to admit, for a 70 year old, he connected surprisingly well to a very large group of youth. In some strange way, he reminds me a lot of Preston Manning. Which ultimately means a few surrogates may emerge from that campaign.

Anonymous said...

Rondi Adamson:

Still a Ron Paul hater, I see?

It ain't over 'till it's over...

26 million dollars raised in the last 4 months still does alot of talking South of the border...

BTW I'm quite sure that John McCain cannot unify the States when he cannot even unify his own party...

rondi adamson said...

Anonymous -- I don't hate Ron Paul. I am sure he's a nice man and a good gynecologist. And some of his domestic policy ideas are not bad. He's just a complete moron/whackjob about foreign affairs, as well as *some* domestic issues. BTW, he's behind his challenger in the polls, in his own congressional district right now. As for money, if this campaign has shown us anything, it is that money and "machines" are not all one needs. If they were, Romney would be the Republican nominee and Clinton wouldn't be fighting for her life.
Oh, and Anonymous, why don't you sign your name when you offer your views?

Anonymous said...

Besides if the GOP simply write off Dr. Paul, they will likely be writing off a number of young, enthusiastic Republicans who will then convert to the Democrats...

The GOP Establishment might want to give this one some real thought...

Anonymous said...

Here's another prediction about Ron Paul...

Dr. Paul will likely lose his seat in Congress on March 4 and his martyrdom (that NBT identified)will be that much more real to his followers...

Kennedy once said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable..."

I also think that the GOP race is about to get a whole lot more interesting before it's "over"...