Skip to comments.McCain Seeks to Sausage Wary Conservatives
Posted on 02/07/2008 6:32:01 AM PST by rface
"You can't win the White House just by saying you're not Hillary Clinton," said Jon Fleischman, publisher of the conservative Web site Flashreport.org and a vice chair of the California Republican Party. "Before he focuses on her, he's got to focus on his base. And he doesn't have it yet.".......
He's seen as too liberal for his party's base and too conservative for independent voters who want to end the war in Iraq.
His speech before the influential Conservative Political Action Conference will show whether he can start to mend his relationship with the conservative activists .....
Each of the remaining GOP presidential candidates - in addition to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney - will address its 6,000 attendees over the next three days.....
They think that his past stances on immigration are too liberal and that he has not supported Bush's tax cuts. It doesn't help that, as Keene puts it, McCain "blew off" last year's gathering.....
Also hurting McCain is that he doesn't have the backing of conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, whose program provides the soundtrack for the party's base. Limbaugh conceded on Wednesday's show that McCain appears to be well on his way to becoming the party's nominee. Limbaugh remains skeptical that McCain is sufficiently devoted to conservative principles. It's not just that McCain reaches out to Democrats, Limbaugh said, "it's that he's in league with them."
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As the doctor said that my wife works for, “McCains Melanoma has progressed into his lymph nodes”. He could be fine or die next week. Why do we want this? Do not give the the VP argument.
I’d like for that verb to never apply to anything ever done to me.
Quite the appropriate title: he wants to sausage conservatives. Grind them up, stuff them in intestines, and fry them in oil. And serve them with pancakes and syrup! Yum!
to win the election, McKane must pick a black, female or hispanic conservative running mate, imo
He’s going to sausage them?
John McCain, the demon senator of K-Street.
Let's just calm down, work together. John McCain, U.S. Senator
Keep fit, America! Watch those calories. Michael Moore, U.S. film maker
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He’s going to weiner us?
He will carry no more than 15 small, western electoral college state in November; the GOP will be swamped.
It’s the economy stupid.
Finally !! A liberal rag gets what we've been saying for years about MeCain.
Grover Norquist?! Please...
He is dreaming, he is the swine in bed with the democRats.
OK, another typo for FR legend.
This is a series good one.
I think I’ll go shower with my moose, provided he doesn’t bite me first.
Telling us to all calm down wasn't enough? John McCain's a stubborn, cranky, mean old man. I think that's about the best we will get from him. A sudden love fest with conservatives would seem awkward anyway. He just doesn't like conservatives.
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