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Old 01-09-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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McCain: GOP Must Work With Obama
Reverting to the role of Republican foil that made him an unpopular figure for many conservatives, John McCain argued on Friday that historical circumstances should compel his GOP colleagues to work closely with Barack Obama.

"There are not many times in history," he said, "that a president has come to office with as many challenges as the president-elect does and that's incumbent then upon all of us to try and do all we can to work with him."

He also called Obama's national security team "excellent," and saved special praise for CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta.

It was the type of interview that would make hard-core partisans shake their heads. Not because McCain was overly effusive in his praise -- Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, after all, has said he expects a stimulus bill to pass with wide Republican support -- but because he didn't use the public forum to score any political points for his party.

And, sure enough, in Cavuto's next segment both he and Ann Coulter offered acid-dripped interpretations of the former Republican figurehead's message.


Kudos to Senator McCain who is getting much more positive press coverage then his former running mate.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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I agree Tuborg. Obama is stepping into the most gawdawful mess my generation has seen, without a doubt. McCain was honest, sincere, and came across well IMHO.

The media are screaming now about unemployment-wait until next spring and people start running out of unemployment benefits.

When you see the actions of Enron and these other creeps you think you have seen it all. And then along comes a guy like Madoff!

And then there is the Middle East situation. And an ungodly national debt. And on and on.

Senator McCain handled himself well.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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I agree Tuborg. Obama is stepping into the most gawdawful mess my generation has seen, without a doubt. McCain was honest, sincere, and came across well IMHO.

The media are screaming now about unemployment-wait until next spring and people start running out of unemployment benefits.

When you see the actions of Enron and these other creeps you think you have seen it all. And then along comes a guy like Madoff!

And then there is the Middle East situation. And an ungodly national debt. And on and on.

Senator McCain handled himself well.
They would have been a great team to run for the White House
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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They would have been a great team to run for the White House

They won't let me rep you, so what can I say but, "HEAR, HEAR!".
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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McCain: GOP Must Work With Obama
Reverting to the role of Republican foil that made him an unpopular figure for many conservatives, John McCain argued on Friday that historical circumstances should compel his GOP colleagues to work closely with Barack Obama.

"There are not many times in history," he said, "that a president has come to office with as many challenges as the president-elect does and that's incumbent then upon all of us to try and do all we can to work with him."

He also called Obama's national security team "excellent," and saved special praise for CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta.

It was the type of interview that would make hard-core partisans shake their heads. Not because McCain was overly effusive in his praise -- Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, after all, has said he expects a stimulus bill to pass with wide Republican support -- but because he didn't use the public forum to score any political points for his party.

And, sure enough, in Cavuto's next segment both he and Ann Coulter offered acid-dripped interpretations of the former Republican figurehead's message.


Kudos to Senator McCain who is getting much more positive press coverage then his former running mate.
Well, as I've said before (many times) - I've always liked McCain - and this is the McCain (absent for a while) that made me feel that way about him.
Welcome back John.



Ken
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Well, as I've said before (many times) - I've always liked McCain - and this is the McCain (absent for a while) that made me feel that way about him.
Welcome back John.



Ken
Even Georg B is sounding like the Bush of 2000 that was likable with good ideas and hopes. This is sorta like back to 2000 with Bush and McCain.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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And, sure enough, in Cavuto's next segment both he and Ann Coulter offered acid-dripped interpretations of the former Republican figurehead's message.

Kudos to Senator McCain who is getting much more positive press coverage then his former running mate.
I didn't see Cavuto and Coulter--was one of their interpretations that McCain might be interested in the Secretary of Commerce job? That's something I've been wondering.

But whether he has a motive or not, I totally agree. Kudos to McCain for a good, and positive interview. Ms. Palin should take heed, his post campaign interviews are going to help his career (plus, it's a good example for her how professional and mature politicians should behave).
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I didn't see Cavuto and Coulter--was one of their interpretations that McCain might be interested in the Secretary of Commerce job? That's something I've been wondering.
The problem with neocons is that they believe that unless it involves a "position", you can't speak highly of someone. It is these people who are dragging this country down, while professing themselves as patriots. But then, mental patients always try to convince the rest of the world that they are normal!

Kudos to McCain for being himself, again.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Sounds like the old John McCain, the one I liked a LOT in 2000. I hope he switches parties, or at least votes with the DEMs.
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