U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-05-2008, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
2,308 posts, read 837,733 times
Reputation: 369
Question Michigan Republicans oppose McCain pullout

Quote:
In the aftermath of John McCain's decision to pull out of Michigan, Republicans in the state are expressing shock and bewilderment at his move — and aren't willing to cede the state's 17 electoral votes just yet.
[SIZE=-2]ADVERTISEMENT[/SIZE]

“We’re blindsided, along with everybody else in Michigan,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “I feel like I woke up this morning, and there was a note on my pillow.”
“When the general leaves the battlefield when the fight’s still going on, it creates a lot of chaos,” he said.
Saul Anuzis, the chairman of the state party, sent out a fundraising message Friday morning that called McCain’s decision “a tough blow.”
Sorry about the ad space, it's a new gimmick when copying news stories, very difficult to delete the template for the ad, like being forced to watch TiVo commercials! John McCain pulling out of Michigan is well..., like "premature disengagement" from a certain sex act! This can't be good for his overall campaign moral and would make it appear that the "Captain" is abandoning the sinking ship before the rats and the crew!

Michigan Republicans oppose McCain pullout - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081004/pl_politico/14267 - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:51 AM
 
2,866 posts, read 3,962,385 times
Reputation: 1616
That's something you will get with McCain; impulsive decisions without discussion with those involved. Expect more of it if he gets elected. He's a maverick?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:07 PM
 
2,311 posts, read 1,769,379 times
Reputation: 330
The Michigan Repubs are upset over the early pull out. I think this is called votis interruptus in Latin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
21,157 posts, read 25,130,846 times
Reputation: 3624
Personally: that may be a fatal blunder on McCain's part; his campaign effectively waved the white flag of surrender in Michigan-----------which may spread to Ohio, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
43,862 posts, read 25,397,725 times
Reputation: 58054
It may be a "tough blow" but apparently the money wasn't there to support a million dollar a week campaign in Michigan. I don't see what the big deal is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
17,525 posts, read 23,609,042 times
Reputation: 7390
Well we can't have a bunch of frustrated Michigan republicans can we???
__________________
If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming.
Emma Goldman
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:55 PM
 
382 posts, read 352,890 times
Reputation: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArizonaBear View Post
Personally: that may be a fatal blunder on McCain's part; his campaign effectively waved the white flag of surrender in Michigan-----------which may spread to Ohio, etc.

And PA too....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:57 PM
 
23,074 posts, read 18,050,921 times
Reputation: 5393
So much for being the Commander in Chief who stays the course regardless of.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 02:57 PM
 
3,761 posts, read 5,253,205 times
Reputation: 821
Quote:
Originally Posted by TuborgP View Post
So much for being the Commander in Chief who stays the course regardless of.
That's for sure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
2,308 posts, read 837,733 times
Reputation: 369
Quote:
Originally Posted by GloryB View Post
It may be a "tough blow" but apparently the money wasn't there to support a million dollar a week campaign in Michigan. I don't see what the big deal is.
In politics, surrendering any state to the opposition is a sign of weakness and an acknowledgment that the opposition has removed a peg from the campaign board of potential voters. As other OP's have noted, what starts out as a trickle can quickly become a torrent of capitulation. IMO, this was a bad move for the McCain campaign so close to the election.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top