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Will McCain get the Obama treatment?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Obama got blasted for saying lives lost in Iraq were "wasted". Will McCain?

    Here's McCain on Letterman:

    Here's one representative example of Obama's coverage on the issue:

    Updated: 10:45 a.m. CT Feb 13, 2007

    Ron Fournier
    • E-mail

    Stumbling out of the gate, Sen. Barack Obama said in his first presidential campaign news conference that the lives of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq were “wasted.” He quickly retracted the statement, and later apologized to anybody he offended.
  2. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Well, Obama shouldn't have gotten ripped. And I don't know how widespread the ripping was -- not taking a side, I honestly don't know.

    Doesn't seem a rip-worthy thing, regardless of who's saying it.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    He never should have apologized.

    It's purely the painful reality of it all.
  4. No.
    Next question.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    McCain will be treated by the press as an experienced candidate with a long resume and will be held to that higher standard.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Unless you're running against Fredo in a primary (2000) . . .

    . . . or unless you're running against Fredo in a general presidential election (2004) . . .

    . . . or unless you're making a joke about the president that is intentionally misinterpreted to be a shot at the troops (2006) . . .

    . . . or unless your name happens to be Murtha or Cleland or anybody else who would dare disagree with the Idiot In Chief.
  7. I repeat.

    Next question.
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Perhaps . . . although that standard didn't seem to exist in 2004, did it?

    And there are more war heroes in Congress (Hagel, Murtha, Webb, etc.) who want us to get out than there are who agree with McCain.

    Do their opinions not carry as much weight as McCain's just because they aren't running for president?
  9. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    McCain Wins SC Straw Poll; HRC at HRC
    Some presidential tidbits:

    1. Sen. John McCain was the surprise winner of last night's Spartanburg, SC straw poll, eclipsing ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani for the lead today. Some McCain opponents grumbled that McCain suddenly "found" 50 votes, but we don't think Spartanburg GOP chair Rick Beltram -- not a particularly huge McCain fan -- would have certified the results if he'd been suspicious about fraud. The results:

    McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Romney 80 Huckabee 21
    2. As we reported below, McCain picked up the support of noted GOP strategist Charlie Black. It's a major Beltway get.

  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    As Spartanburg goes, so goes the free world. ::)
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So South Carolinians have come to accept that McCain has a black baby.
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Can you provide some kind of documentation on that because I have never heard that before?
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