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Old 07-26-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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McCain Who? Vets Heart Trump - The Daily Beast

Think all vets care about the draft-dodging CEO’s tough talk about McCain’s war record? They don’t.
It’s hard to think of a worse place than Sun City, South Carolina, for Donald Trump to make his first public appearance since unleashing a firestorm of controversy by calling Senator John McCain “not a war hero” over the weekend.

The “active” retirement community of 16,000 is a magnet for military retirees, many of whom served in Vietnam as McCain languished in a Hanoi POW camp and is a a mandatory stop for “country-first” Republicans looking to win the state’s crucial First-in-the-South primary.

But instead of greeting Trump with protests for his comments, the conservative crowd of 600 welcomed the GOP front-runner with three standing ovations, an overflow room of 500, and rapt attention.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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waiting for spinsters to comment....
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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600 he surly will win the nod from the GOP with numbers like that
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Donald is number one for entertainment. I am happy he is making comments to the other republican candidates. They can't handle it.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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600 he surly will win the nod from the GOP with numbers like that
With a population of about 15k, he should've been able to pack in 10k.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:16 PM
 
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There is a growing grass roots movement and it includes many veterans. Making America great again is not a bad message.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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600 he surly will win the nod from the GOP with numbers like that
Sounds like 1100 to me as 500 couldn't go in the small building. This in a community of only 16K people.

But no matter. Hillary was in one of the largest cities in SC last week and could barely attract 400 people.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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There is a growing grass roots movement and it includes many veterans. Making America great again is not a bad message.
It's also nothing but a sound bite.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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waiting for spinsters to comment....
I doubt there are very many never married elderly women on this site. I could be wrong.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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600 he surly will win the nod from the GOP with numbers like that
Not supporting him and obviously you are not either,but what part did you miss? The room only held 500, I would say he had a darn good showing. Did you miss the part where he got 3 standing ovations? This is showing he does have support from some vets as well as from many others. Not liking him, doesn't mean we should close our eyes to the support he seems to be getting.
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