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McCain and Obama

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in response to reader comment: Don't oversell McCain ( He is too afraid to talk to Michael Savage) Sir.

Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Jun 13, 2008 at 17:02

That's a good question. McCain doesn't really strike me as being afraid to go on venues that may or may not criticize him.

I kind of doubt he'll go on Rush Limbaugh (Rush has the top rated radio show in the USA), because after his debacle with a North Carolina republican ad that he criticized without, well, seeing it, Rush flamed him for 2 hours on the air.

On the other hand, Obama has only gone on friendly venues, and if he would have known that the ABC hosts would have grilled him (which has infuriated the far left), he probably would have avoided that as well.

In my view, this hurts Obama.

Mike Savage can be pretty entertaining and straightforward, and I'm actually a big fan of talk radio myself, and he knows how to run a show.

I really can't see myself at this point voting for either Obama or McCain.

I can see the Obama-Soros comparison because Obama is at heart an elist, hollywood liberal. Had the media not given him so many free passes, the party may not have been stuck with a radical. Now, the only saving grace for the dems would be if McCain doesn't have the heart to destroy Obama politically.

I don't agree on the McCain/Bush III, unless you are referring to Iraq. The reality is McCain will probably appoint democrats to some cabinet posts should he win.

What I want to from the GOP is: Where are all the people who were calling for Fred Thompson to run as a Third Party candidate when Rudy was leading the polls right now?

It's very clear to me that conservatives are not going to embrace John McCain. Yet, all the people who voted for him whether it was to dilute conservative policies of the republicans (as independents and dems did in New Hampshire) or because he was a republican, should have realized that he (McCain) is in it to WIN, not to go down as a fighting conservative as a matter of principle.

McCain feels he's had the republican vote for months now, so he's chasing after moderate, bluedog democrats.

I'm not really trying to sell McCain, it's just this is who people voted for, and that's what they get. If they wanted a principled man who won't make any sacrifices on the party platform, they should have gone with Duncan Hunter or Fred Thompson.

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