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McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama?
    #8025881 - 02/15/08 06:13 AM (13 years, 24 days ago)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/15/wuspols215.xml

A senior adviser to Republican favourite John McCain has promised to stand aside if Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination because of his admiration for the Illinois senator.

Mark MacKinnon, who designs Mr McCain's advertisements, said he could not face being part of a campaign that "would inevitably be attacking" Mr Obama.

"I have met Barack Obama. I have read his book. I like him a great deal. I disagree with him on very fundamental issues but it would be uncomfortable for me and it would be bad for the McCain campaign," he told National Public Radio.

He said he would support his current boss, but would do so "from the sidelines". Given the Illinois senator's new status as the narrow Democrat frontrunner, Mr MacKinnon could be out of a job within a few months.

The confession by Mr MacKinnon, who was a Democrat before joining George W Bush's presidential campaigns, underscores the respect and affection that many moderate Republicans and independents feel for Mr Obama as he attempts to become the first black US president.

Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator for Rhode Island, endorsed Mr Obama, despite the fact he was unseated in 2006 partly because Mr Obama campaigned hard for his opponent.

Mr McCain, who is likely to seal the Republican nomination within weeks, will face a stiff challenge for independent voters who have been a traditional strength. At a rally in Georgia recently a senior McCain organizer said as a Roman Catholic he remembered his pride when John F Kennedy became the first Catholic president.

"An Obama presidency would say to African Americans 'you are finally part of the club'. It would be a wonderful thing," he said, asking to remain nameless. Mr Obama has dubbed Republicans leaning his way "Obamacans".

Many are in awe of his oratorical powers, others respect his early opposition to the Iraq war or his appeal across party lines. His message of unity and common purpose has so far proved a powerful draw in primary elections among swing voters, helping him pull ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for delegates who will ultimately decide the nomination.

Since Super Tuesday on Feb 5, the 46-year-old first-term senator has won eight contests in a row, leaving his rival dependent on strong showings in Texas and Ohio on Mar 4.

Mrs Clinton's campaign has been in flux, with the campaign manager and her deputy stepping down, and reports of infighting between senior staff. She is struggling to keep up with Mr Obama's grassroots and online fundraising network.

She was however boosted by polls showing she held substantial leads over Mr Obama in Ohio and Pennsylvania, which votes in April. Both states have large blue collar populations that have so far proved reliable support for the New York senator.

Indicating a more aggressive approach in the coming weeks, Mrs Clinton released her first negative ad, criticising Mr Obama for failing to accept an invitation to debate in Wisconsin, which holds its primary on Tuesday. "Maybe he'd prefer to give speeches than have to answer questions," the announcer says.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8027459 - 02/15/08 03:50 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

ya mccain will just get mad booed if he was in a debate with obama
that old ass floozy war monger mccain doesnt stand a chance against obama


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: Coaster]
    #8028843 - 02/15/08 09:23 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

I hope some Super Delegates are paying attention to this.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8029034 - 02/15/08 10:09 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

That pretty clearly written to support Obama, and not simply report the facts, but it kicked ass anyways. :lol:


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8029106 - 02/15/08 10:30 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

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That pretty clearly written to support Obama, and not simply report the facts, but it kicked ass anyways. 






I just love the idea of McCain's senior advisor *quiting his job* over a moral obligation to support a better candidate!

Priceless.

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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8029128 - 02/15/08 10:36 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

Hey, that is a cool way of putting it. :thumbup:

That's the momentum Obama has right now. I think a lot of politicians might be interested in playing a more fair game (read Obama's stance on ethics) and removing the stress from weighing money interests all the time, or they are simply impressed with what he has going for him. I believe he has received a lot of party support since he entered the Senate, and, in fact, has Tom Daschle, the former majority leader of the Senate, campaigning for him to the superdelegates. :smile:


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: fireworks_god]
    #8029355 - 02/15/08 11:42 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

Yeah, hopefully he'll go all the way with it.

I see him as an opportunity for something different...and a lot of people are very uncomfortable with getting something different.

But on the other hand, a lot of people are disillusioned with the whole political rat race and maybe...just maybe... we can risk being hopeful that something significant will get improved with him in there.

:heartpump:



(I mean aside from a black man being president, which many people feel is significant in itself.)




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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8030484 - 02/16/08 10:53 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

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Mark MacKinnon, who designs Mr McCain's advertisements, said he could not face being part of a campaign that "would inevitably be attacking" Mr Obama.

"I have met Barack Obama. I have read his book. I like him a great deal. I disagree with him on very fundamental issues but it would be uncomfortable for me and it would be bad for the McCain campaign," he told National Public Radio.

He said he would support his current boss, but would do so "from the sidelines".




Can you people read or do you just choose not to?


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: Coaster]
    #8030703 - 02/16/08 12:23 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

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Coaster said:
that old ass floozy war monger mccain doesnt stand a chance against obama





Obama is fucked

he will get all the liberal blue states.

Most of the black vote,

the young

and some white women.....




McCain will get most of the working white men vote

active duty military,

veterans, old people,

most conservatives, Latinos.



The Cubans will give him Florida and he

will also win Ohio, Pennsylvania and the election.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: lonestar2004]
    #8034481 - 02/17/08 02:18 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Who does the military support?


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: downforpot]
    #8035103 - 02/17/08 05:23 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

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Who does the military support?




Veterans support Ron Paul. The military 'institutions' that rely heavily on government financial support mostly vote McCain.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: bradmassive]
    #8036367 - 02/18/08 03:05 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

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Can you people read or do you just choose not to?







My favorite part is:
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Many are in awe of his oratorical powers, others respect his early opposition to the Iraq war or his appeal across party lines. His message of unity and common purpose has so far proved a powerful draw in primary elections among swing voters




I'm not in awe of his oratorical "powers"...heh...but I haven't been this optimistic in a long time.
I would totally abandon McCain as well...(even if it meant cutting myself out of a job)...to at least try and do the right thing for the country.

Sometimes I forget how monumental this election is, with a black man or a woman as the next US President!
:yesnod:
Wow.


Edit: and a somewhat liberal republican running against them!



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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8036951 - 02/18/08 10:10 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

He's not black, he's Arab, descended from slave traders.
http://kennethelamb.blogspot.com/2008/02/thanks-to-mr-mustin-for-this-correction.html

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"Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming "America's first African-American president" ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative ethnically African Negro - a maternal great-grandparent (Sen. Obama's great-great grandparent, thus the 6.25% ethnic contribution to the senator's ethnic composition.).

"That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side. He is 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.




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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: zappaisgod]
    #8036954 - 02/18/08 10:12 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

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He's not black, he's Arab, descended from slave traders.
http://kennethelamb.blogspot.com/2008/02/thanks-to-mr-mustin-for-this-correction.html

   
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    "Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming "America's first African-American president" ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative ethnically African Negro - a maternal great-grandparent (Sen. Obama's great-great grandparent, thus the 6.25% ethnic contribution to the senator's ethnic composition.).

    "That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side. He is 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.







Damn, he just lost my vote! :rolleyes:


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: bradmassive]
    #8036965 - 02/18/08 10:18 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Don't vote against him because he's Arab. Vote against him because he's a phony. He's no more or less "African-American" than a lily white Boer immigrant from South Africa but one thing he isn't is "black." Or, like me, vote against him because he is the most Socialist Senator out of 100 who will, coupled with a Dem Congress, be a very bad thing for America and the Constitution. Say good bye to all of your guns, boys, once he starts packing judges.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: zappaisgod]
    #8037013 - 02/18/08 10:36 AM (13 years, 20 days ago)

Sometimes I forget how monumental this election is, with a mixed-race man or a woman as the next US President! :yesnod:


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: bradmassive]
    #8037060 - 02/18/08 10:49 AM (13 years, 20 days ago)

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Who does the military support?




Veterans support Ron Paul. The military 'institutions' that rely heavily on government financial support mostly vote McCain.




Which candidates are getting the most money from military families?


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: downforpot]
    #8037120 - 02/18/08 11:07 AM (13 years, 20 days ago)

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downforpot said:
Quote:

bradmassive said:
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downforpot said:
Who does the military support?




Veterans support Ron Paul. The military 'institutions' that rely heavily on government financial support mostly vote McCain.




Which candidates are getting the most money from military families?




Don't take my word for it but I think Ron Paul gets a whole lot from military families.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: blackegg]
    #8037131 - 02/18/08 11:13 AM (13 years, 20 days ago)

Why should that matter? By the way, next President = Old White Guy.


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Re: McCain's Senior Advisor Willing To Step Down for Obama? [Re: zappaisgod]
    #8037151 - 02/18/08 11:19 AM (13 years, 20 days ago)

You puttin' money on that?


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