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McCain’s Last Laugh
National Review Online, by Robert Costa

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/29/2012 6:02:04 AM

Woodbridge, Va. — Senator John McCain nearly leaps out of a black sport-utility vehicle and makes his way toward the door of American Legion Post 364. He grins widely and shakes a few hands. His jowly face looks ancient, but his frame is lean, and he moves quickly. “Hey there! How are ya?” he says, as he grabs the shoulders of silver-haired men in garrison caps. Four years ago, McCain lost a presidential election by 192 electoral votes, but to Vietnam veterans and other former service members, he remains a towering figure. The second McCain steps inside,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 10/29/2012 6:55:16 AM     (No. 8970829)

Beautiful, just beautiful.

My friends, we are going to win this thing!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RIsailor, 10/29/2012 7:06:55 AM     (No. 8970839)

Costa's article brings a tear to this old Navy man's eyes too.
This was a story well worth telling. John McCain is a genuine patriot who loves his country. His dad and grandfather would be proud of this kid who went over the wall at USNA to find girls and a beer.
I pray that his efforts along with thousands of others in VA help Mitt to win the state, and the nation.
Former Tin Can Sailor

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/29/2012 7:09:48 AM     (No. 8970840)

Bucking for Sec of Def. McCain folds when push comes to shove and the hard questions are asked.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/29/2012 7:11:45 AM     (No. 8970843)

I truly respect John McCain's military service. As a veteran myself, there is nothing like the camaraderie of old warriors. He fits in well with this group.

Unfortunately--as a Senator, he very often fits in well with his democrat colleagues.

But, I'm happy he is helping Romney by visiting the American Legion and VFW posts.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/29/2012 7:39:52 AM     (No. 8970898)

Sure...but when one goes back and looks at McCain's Alfred E. Smith dinner speech on YouTube with Obama-Mao four years ago, then compare that offering with Romney's of this year, tell me that this old war horse really wanted to win the presidency!

No, he just wanted to be with "his boys" in the Senate.

Now, he says he wants to be with his boys in the Legion...

He is still a prisoner...tough reality in so many ways. I respect his military service, not his political life.

Stay in the Legion, have a few beers pal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Passion, 10/29/2012 8:21:21 AM     (No. 8970980)

McCain has done far more to destroy this country in his 4 decades in office than he ever did to save it while serving in the military. How long do we give a guy a pass? How much devastation before we have the guts to admit that net/net, McCain has been an abject disaster?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 10/29/2012 8:34:27 AM     (No. 8971015)

everytime I see his face I wonder if the money and advice he took from soros was worth the pain my country is suffering. And it is clear from watching how he campaigned to retain his senatorial seat, that there was a HUGE difference in HOW he campaigned for potus.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/29/2012 8:44:21 AM     (No. 8971034)

Had we a candidate four years ago willing to call Barrack Hussein Obama out publicly for being the ambulatory falsehood he is, we would not be here right now, trillions further in debt and trying to understand how our "leadership" abandoned our people when under fire.

That is McCain's legacy. A true hero who somehow lost his way to a disastrous extent.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 10/29/2012 9:04:13 AM     (No. 8971077)

Everything McCain did as a Senator wiped out his oath as an officer. He took an oath to uphold the Constitution as a Senator too, you know...and look what he's done! Campaign Finance Reform, pandering to those across the aisle, stabbing the GOP in the back as often as he could, WILLFULLY ceding ground to his opponent during the 2008 campaign.

I hate that man. I hate what he's done to our country. Whatever respect he might have had from me as a soldier was LOST while he was a Senator. I can't wait for him to retire.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suziannr, 10/29/2012 9:24:21 AM     (No. 8971145)

I won't go so far as to say I hate McCain but I truly dislike him, his years in the Senate have been disastrous for this country. He needs to go away.

Now don't press me on my feeling for Zip...I can't seem to turn the other cheek for that evil.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/29/2012 9:44:09 AM     (No. 8971191)

John McCain had a chance in 2008 to show just how ''maveric'' he was; he could have voted against the stimulus package but he did not. He betrayed those who supported him, despite his love affair with the Democrats.

Had he been elected, I doubt we would be better off financially; once a spender, always a spender – plus we would have had the specter of Zippy waiting in the wings, ready to destroy whatever would be left.

As it stands now, we have a chance of saving our country without having to worry about Chicago interfering too much with America.


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