The Making of a John McCain Attack Video

Watch closely as John McCain staffer, Matt Ligouri, holds a video camera and tapes US Senate candidate, JD Hayworth, as he speaks to fellow Republicans in Legislative District 17.

Once the video taping has occurred, it will be handed off to and reviewed by a high level McCain staffer who determines if there is any usable content or expressions that can be used in an attack ad against JD Hayworth. The video is then handed off to Richard Sales who will transform it into something completely unrelated to the discussion that occurred at the meeting. Through the process of speeding up the tape, accentuating facial expressions, or enhancing color tones, McCain’s ad team hopes to produce something embarrassing to JD Hayworth that they can use to manipulate voters.

My purpose in presenting this is to educate the voters to the behind-the-scene actions of Team McCain and how they create attack ads. With the exception of Grant Woods, you will likely never see a high level McCain staffer (there are around 60 paid staffers) at one of these events taping JD Hayworth. Voters must realize that Team McCain follows JD Hayworth around to almost every public event attempting to embarrass JD Hayworth by either donning a pig costume, or by capturing some video clip that can be manipulated to make JD Hayworth look bad.

Campaign tactics such as this denote sophomoric and behavior unbecoming of a senior United States Senator. It is also a clear violation of Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment. One would think that a US Senator striving to finalize his political career as a statesman would avoid such tactics at all cost but as Time Magazine recently stated, John McCain has “A fierce desire for self-preservation.”


Comments

  1. I would like to defend these kinds of campaign tactics without defending McCain, is that ok?

    For those of you in the know we live in a democracy that involves some of the lowest forms of life being able to vote. That means that if there are a lot of those low forms casting votes, campaigns naturally treat them as an interest group and try to persuade them to pull the lever for their guy.

    If you want clean campaigns, find clean voters.

  2. Carly Schoen says

    National sentiment toward McCain is extremely unfavorable right now. These attack ads which have gone viral have done more harm to McCain himself than to J.D. Hayworth. We will see the backlash against McCain at the polls on Aug. 24th and in November. The majority of U.S. citizen’s identify themselves as either Christians or other religious groups which condemn the behavior and tactics McCain is using. We see it. We know it. Keep it up Sen. McCain, you’re exposing lack of Christian morality with every attack ad you put out. Thank you for your help in electing J.D.!!

  3. What is funny is that if they actually spanned the audience at these events, JD could use the videos to prove that McCain has no support. At one event I went to, a McCain staffer had to sit uncomfortably smirking as JD made mention of the fact that he followed him around taping at every event. It really makes him look bad.

  4. 60 McCain staffers? Where did you get that number?

    Also, minor a detail as it is, you forgot to mention that you guys do the same thing.

  5. Come on Shane, Don’t tell us that you or your candidate’s staff don’t do the same damn thing. I have seen it with my own eyes.

    • Joe,

      Please post the link to the JD Hayworth ad that was created from footage shot at a McCain event by a JD Hayworth staffer…

      Go back and read the title of the post. You may understand that the post was about McCain staff shooting video footage of JD Hayworth to be used in campaign ads created by Richard Sales.

      On Monday, July 5th while at a visit in Lake Havasu, Anthony Miller shot video that was used in one of the latest ads.

      Agains, show me the danged ad that was created using video shot by JD Hayworth staffers at a John McCain event…

  6. At least McCain’s staffer took the time to dress appropriately instead of looking like the filthy hippy JD had running his video.

  7. Who cares. JD doesn’t have a chance anyway. McCain could endorse Hayworth today and Hayworth wouldn’t win. No one likes him.

  8. Hayworth playing the victim card, first he injects his wife Mary and now his bud Shane – cry me a river will ye…………… so much for being with the BIG BOY’.

    Hayworth will never put up video panning HIS audiences’ as all you will see is his roving band of radio bubble heads – the same faces who are having radio withdraws (just can’t get enough) – speaking of withdraw, don’t you think it’s time you step aside JD and don’t bother endorsing anyone – no thank you.

    GOD, playing the Christian card – stop the hyper heterodoxy, you support a man who thinks it’s ok to lend his name and former Congressional record to participate and promote deceiving people concerning Federal Grant Money and says “buyer beware”.

    • JPD,

      Are you OK if I spend several million dollars in advertising attacking you?

      And where exactly did the GOD “Christian card” get played in this post?

  9. Jacklyn M. says

    hehe DSW. You and your unhealthly fascination with the McCain staffers.

    My favorite part is, “…it will be handed off to and reviewed by a high level McCain staffer…” It sounds so clandestine. 🙂

  10. This just keeps getting weirder and weirder, more desperate and borderline pathetic!

    But, then when it is all you’ve got……

  11. In continuing my thread. Shane, EVERYTHING your boy says NEVER has to be “twisted”. Let’s take last night, for instance:

    1. The continuing hyperbole on SB1070, “baby birthers”, “tourist babies” (WTF on that one Shane…is JD on steroids again to come up with a phrase like that), etc:

    BY YOUR OWN admission, SB1070 is no longer an issue, as it will be wrapped up in court proceedings for YEARS to come. As such, your boy is only pandering to the fears of the uninformed and the ultra-right wingnuts. If this is his main platform, he’s in more trouble with his campaign than I suspected.

    2. Your boy says he’s going to pass constitutional amendments. Yeah, right. Monkeys will fly out his ass before (A). He gets around to doing this, or (B) Anyone actually listens to him. Considering his credibility factor is zero, this will never happen. Of course, this is a moot point, as he’ll never get elected.

    Your boy is a buffoon whose only real talent appears to be voice impersonations, which we were unfortunately treated to last night. This is a campaign, not a continuation of his failed talk show. The sooner he realizes this, the sooner he’ll realize he has no hope of winning.

    • LD17,

      1. “Baby birthers” or “Tourist babies”
      A New Baby Boom? Foreign ‘Birth Tourists’ Seek U.S. Citizenship for Children

      Wikipedia on “Birth Tourism”

      SB 1070 is recently passed Arizona law. The Fourteenth Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. WTF were you thinking and why are you entangling the two?

      By my own admission, SB 1070 will be tied up in the courts here shortly and will probably be there months if not years. The hyperbolic discussion over SB 1070 being an “evil law” will die down as the discussion shifts back to the federal government doing its job and the economy worsens and unemployment becomes the top issue again.

      When JD speaks about illegal immigration, its about the federal government doing its job by ‘ENFORCING THE LAW.” While he supports SB 1070, his job as a US Senator will be to reintroduce the Enforcement First Act.

      2. Passage of Constitutional Amendments: I suggest you take a civics class and educate yourself on what’s involved in passing a Constitutional Amendment. If you were paying attention last night, you would have heard JD Hayworth say that he supports a Fair Tax but only if we repeal the 16th Amendment.

      LD17, why don’t you pull your head out of your ass!

  12. aardvark says

    What he doesn’t tell you is that Team JD sends people to John McCain’s events for the same reason. And oh by the way, YOU DON’T HAVE TO MANIPULATE ANYTHING TO MAKE JD HAYWORTH LOOK BAD!!! That’s the one thing he does do consistently!

    Seriously?!? The Primary is in 5 weeks and you’re worried about staffers? Get real hippy.

    FREE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!!!

    • aardvarkhugger,

      Show us the negative attack ad that Team Hayworth created using video footage shot at a John McCain event.

      [crickets…]

  13. Shane,

    Come on. This is really sour grapes. If your camp had the resources, you’d be doing the same thing.

    BZ

    • Bill,

      Sour grapes? Sure we can play this game. Yes, we don’t have access to Millions of dollars so we have to resort to grassroots politics to get our message out. Most of the negative videos you see about John McCain were not created by Team Hayworth. Take a cruise down YouTube lane and you will find plenty of 3rd party attacks on McCain.

      Incidentally, I’m guessing that the FEC campaign finance reports will show an expenditure by Team McCain for a horse and pig costume.

  14. Give Shane a break. None of his candidates are winning and he is probably secretly hoping there is room for a 61st staffer in the McCain campaign.

    Win Bonus x 0 Wins = $0.00

  15. Shane, I’m sure you saw @jeremyvaught’s picture of your own campaign manager, David Payne, taking video of a McCain event.

    J.D. is not a victim! He is a grown man in a race with the big boys…. Please don’t minimize this down to “poor JD”.

    If J.D. wants to be a US Senator then he should stand up and make an argument… not play the victim. It seems in JD’s camp there are always excuses to be made, just stand up and let people judge his record and where he would take Arizona.

    Win or lose at least everyone will sleep better.

    JD has yet to articulate his direction and vision for our state and that among many other items is why this race is not closing.

    Drop out or make a compelling argument… voters deserve it.

  16. oops, forgot the link to the picture of JD Campaign Manager, David Payne, while he was filming McCain.

    http://tweetphoto.com/22571674

    • AZ John,

      Please post the link to the JD Hayworth ad that was created from footage shot at a McCain event by a JD Hayworth staffer…

      Go back and read the title of the post. You may understand that the post was about McCain staff shooting video footage of JD Hayworth to be used in campaign ads created by Richard Sales.

      On Monday, July 5th while at a visit in Lake Havasu, Anthony Miller shot video that was used in one of the latest ads.

      Again, show me the danged ad that was created using video shot by JD Hayworth staffers at a John McCain event…

  17. Jeff,
    You are working overtime. Shane, can we at least find out how many of these posts are by the same person?

  18. Jacklyn M. says

    Rachel, they all like different people to me.

  19. Jacklyn M. says

    …”they all [look] like different people to me.”

    I hate it when I do that.

  20. ……………………..
    LD17 Says:
    July 14th, 2010 at 8:59 am
    In continuing my thread. Shane, EVERYTHING your boy says NEVER has to be “twisted”. Let’s take last night, for instance:

    1. The continuing hyperbole on SB1070, “baby birthers”, “tourist babies” (WTF on that one Shane…is JD on steroids again to come up with a phrase like that), etc:
    ……………….

    That’s been used before, so it’s not new. What do you call them when the mother has come to the USA expressly to have a baby in US hospitals, then leaves for the home country after the delivery, new baby and spanking new US passport for the wee tyke? It’s not an insult, it’s a very terse sumamry of the reality.

    I wrote an entire article on this on this very blog – it’s big business internationally. I only talked about AFRICANS flying here, which is a minuscule number compared to Mexicans who can DRIVE in.

    The S. Asian Indians have what is called, “Medical Tours” for British National Health CareLEss suffering citizens needing surgery, so it’s no stretch or exaggeration to call what’s going on at hapless U.S. hospitals, “Maternity Tourism.”

    “Hapless” hospitals, because the entire reason there is such a racket going on is that US hospitals MUST treat ANYONE who waddles in the emergency room. It was meant for REAL emergencies, NOT preplanned obstetrical cost gaming and US passport aquisition by foreign nationals.

    To dimiss this as political hyperbole means that one is either denying what’s going on, or doesn’t know what’s going on. Not a pretty choice, because this medical and citizenship gaming racket is costing the American Taxpayer and American hospitals, public and private, billions of dollars, with ZERO reimbursment, even though most of those incoming women have means to pay.

    The current system is antiquated, designed during a time when there was no one close to the southern border, there were no good roads and steamship was the fastest means to travel.
    WE can have a pregnant woman from Nepal travel from Katmandou and deliver a baby in Dallas, Texas in less time than a woman in 1901 could get her travel papers approved and get in line for a ticket, much less actually START travelling. Most pregnant women used to show up with their infant in diapers before they could arrive in the USA.

    It’s ridiculous and worse, economically unsustainable. What idiocy is it to wait till the system collapses before any common sense correctives are put into place?

  21. LD17,

    “Are you calling me a “filthy hippy?”

    Yes. You looked like you crawled out of an alleyway at a homeless shelter. Show a little respect for my District or stay in Tucson.

    • LD17,

      Why don’t you post your comments using your real name? Why not put it all out in the open? What are you afraid of?

  22. Bill Says:
    …………………
    July 14th, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Shane,

    Come on. This is really sour grapes. If your camp had the resources, you’d be doing the same thing.
    …………….

    Ugh. Don’t remind us all about McCain’s leftover millions from the presidential campaign, that Sarah Palin was told wasn’t there to campaign in Michigan. Fine time to CONFIRM AGAIN that Palin was 100% RIGHT about Michigan.

    If I had actually donated to McCain I’d demand my money back. It wasn’t used for the stated purpose, and should NOT be used for a Senate run. It should be RETURNED.
    McCain’s a multimillionaire with numerous posh residences, while the rest of us are struggling to hold on to our one home.
    It’s pathetic to then snort about JD Hayworth havign a modest campaign budget … in comparison to WHAT? How much would McCAin have if he didn’t have that left-over money? Money that was SUPPOSED to be used to defeat the Democratic candidate OBAMA, not to be used to defeat a Republican.

    And what’s with this CONSTANT refrain of “McCain’s reknowned temper?” I’ve heard it dozens of times from all sorts of different sources, usually from SUPPORTERS of McCain. Huh? I don’t understand.
    What’s the truth? I’m sorry, he’s lived well, very comfortable and has lived safe for most of his life in the USA, and people are polite to him. No one around him have the balls to tell him to grow up and get a grip? Oh, maybe one might lose a job? There are plenty of jobs out there without that kind of abuse.

  23. LD17,

    I think you’re pissed off because by the end of last night’s meeting, you were fighting a severe case of cognitive dissonance over the extremely warm reception JD received from your PC’s.

  24. Michael Holliday says

    Cat fight!

    Hisss! Fffttt! Meeow!

    Ha, ha!

    Here, let me grab a little more popcorn and some chocolate chip cookies as I sip my Root Beer and luxuriate under the cooling fan…Munch!

    Only a couple more days till JD cleans McCain’s clock.

    Also, McCain’s internal strife with his re-election team is reaching feverish pitch.
    Like angry and confused Tasmanian Devils they wildly spin and wickedly whirl around kicking up dust and debris like automated dust devil’s from the pits of Hades and across the river Styx!

    They’re all a bunch of little Sun Dogs!
    See them go! Rah, rah, rah! Shishkoombah!

    They are scampering to and fro as it becomes quite apparent that McCain’s starting to slip and all the money he’s throwing around is just dust in the wind…and won’t another minute buy…

    Dust in the wind…

    Anyway…sorry to interrupt the cat fight.

    Have at it kitties! Keep brawling…

  25. aardvark says

    aardvarkhugger,

    Show us the negative attack ad that Team Hayworth created using video footage shot at a John McCain event.

    [crickets…]

    DSW,
    I don’t have the footage because you guys haven’t released it yet, otherwise I would show you. Once you guys release I will post a link for it! Crickets?

  26. Poor Shane. Looks like I hit a nerve. How does it feel, big guy? So, let’s get to the rebuttals:

    “SB 1070 is recently passed Arizona law.”

    SB1070 is a recently passed ARIZONA law that will be struck down by a FEDERAL court.

    “The Fourteenth Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights.”

    Your point?

    “WTF were you thinking and why are you entangling the two?”

    Really. Review your tape. It’s YOUR idiot child that YOU support that is entangling the two.

    “When JD speaks about illegal immigration, its about the federal government doing its job by ‘ENFORCING THE LAW.” While he supports SB 1070, his job as a US Senator will be to reintroduce the Enforcement First Act.”

    Shane, Shane….you’re assuming JD Blowhard gets elected. There’s medication for delusions. You’re also forgetting his track record of not acting on anything that doesn’t line his own pockets. Given his track record, the EFA will never be introduced, as he’ll be too busy playing ‘Let’s Make A Deal’.

    “I suggest you take a civics class and educate yourself on what’s involved in passing a Constitutional Amendment.”

    I suggest your boy stop blowing smoke up voter’s asses by stating, point blank, he was going to introduce Constitutional Amendments. Your derp has possibly the worst record on introducing bills while in the House.

    “If you were paying attention last night, you would have heard JD Hayworth say that he supports a Fair Tax but only if we repeal the 16th Amendment.”

    Which will never happen. Grasp at straws much?

    “LD17, why don’t you pull your head out of your ass!”

    Ouch. That really, really hurt…not.

    Your boy lost the last election because he never bothered to listen to his constituents. He was a no show at everything until election time. What’s especially grating is that we busted our asses to help him, but he never bothered to help any of the other candidates.

    Take a shower…hippy.

  27. “I think you’re pissed off because by the end of last night’s meeting, you were fighting a severe case of cognitive dissonance over the extremely warm reception JD received from your PC’s.”

    Not my PC’s. Oh….you mean the PCINO (PC In Name Only)? The ones that sit around and talk but never do anything? The ones that never walk their Districts with petitions? The ones that never help put up signs in 113 degree heat? Those ones?

    You conveniently left out the SRO audience at McCain’s town hall last Saturday. Now THAT was a warm, if not exuberant crowd for McCain. And, I might add, PC’s and voters that are not afraid to work for our Senator.

    Do you have anything factual, or are you just going to bore me to death with your usual diatribe?

  28. Michael Holliday says

    You: You’re a hippy.

    Dude: No, you’re the dope, yuppy.

    You: McCain rules.

    Dude: McCain’s a puppet of Dracula.

    You: Take a shower so I can sniff your armpits and not have to wince at your hippy B.O.

    Dude: What kind of Repub smells another’s armpits and then calls his Miami Vice, Don Johnson cool hairdo hippy-ish?

    You: JD was seen consorting with the devil.

    Dude: You’re a spy who takes pictures of JD then tries to frame him as an incompetent impostor from from Norway.

    You: JD gets up too late in the morning while his constituents are slaving away during 155 degree temperatures getting signatures for his campaign and he laughs and sips cold iced tea while they are ambulanced away to Walter Reed with Heat Stroke.

    Dude: I’m not a hippy. JD brings them ice cream and air conditioned snow cones to solace their thirst. You’re a ding bat McCain-bot who is paid a lot of money to sit around wasting tax payer dollars whistling Dixie.

    You: No. McCain rules. Watch him go like a bat out of hell to work with Democrats and establish a regime of peace on earth for all mice and men.

    Dude: John McCain gets no warm reception from people only cold oatmeal and mush soup porridge. JD is warmly welcome and celebrated to tea and crumpets.

    You: You crawled out of a back alley with hair like a wilted flower child skippy von hippy child.

    Dude: McCain has you on a leash. I saw you barking like a dog then lifting up your leg on a fire hydrant and going wee wee!

    You: I’m calling the cops on you. Your hair is long. Who do you think you are? JC? Did you just try out for the ’70s musical “Hair?”

    Dude: I’m calling Sheriff Joe and his posse to arrest you for being stupid and supporting McCain. McCain’s a RINO and you’re a big furry walrus with crumpled Saguaro Cactus whiskers.

    You: Yippie a** hippie!

    Dude: yuppie a** McCain-bot.

    You: Did not.

    Dude: Did so.

    You: Hatfields.

    Dude: McCoys.

    You: Arby’s.

    Dude: McDonalds.

    You: Pizza Hut.

    Dude: Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater.

    You: Black.

    Dude: White.

    Me: HELP!

  29. DSW Says:
    July 14th, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Bill,

    Sour grapes? Sure we can play this game. Yes, we don’t have access to Millions of dollars so we have to resort to grassroots politics to get our message out.

    But Shane, you don’t need $$$$Millions. You guys do have a High-Def Video Camera (bought by Horst Kraus for Rachel – your Social Media Director).

    Saw a hilarious Tweet on the latest polls today:

    HUGE lead 4 McCain in new Rocky Mountain Poll. Has @jdhayworth2010 by his Rocky Mountain Oysters.

  30. Jeff,
    You would think that if you we so confident of your amazing lead, you would be content to just be happy. You know that it ‘just ain’t so’, which explains the nastiness of the McCain campaign.

  31. DeAnn (Rachel), what are we going to do for entertainment when this election is over? Happy doesn’t express the joy that the McCain supporters have! You guys haven’t been nasty? Oh boy, too much of that Hayworth Huckster Weed going around…

  32. Jeff,
    I’m not Rachel, but I’m proud that you think I am. She is a great lady.

  33. Oh, by the way Jeff, what are you going to threaten me with this time. Did I touch a nerve?

  34. Another Tempean says

    For the record Matt Ligouri the young gentleman appearing in this video lives in LD17 and has been attending LD17 meetings for awhile. He is also on the ballot running as a PC in LD17. He had as much right to be there as anyone else. He certainly had as much or more reason as DSW.

    And what is so wrong with him filming JD Hayworth? Some other people there were filming (not just JD staffers either) and taking pictures as well. Its not like this was a private event. It was a public PC meeting. JD should expect that he will have his picture taken or videos taken at a public event.

    If JD wants to be a Senator and play in the “big leagues”, he needs to grow up and quit having his staff cry over someone taking videos.

  35. Anyone with more than two minutes on their hand can look at the lastest poll and see that it is a sham. They polled registered voters, not likely voters. They even surveyed Democrats. Only telling poll will be the one on Aug 24. Remember this is a primary, only engaged voters vote in off year primaries. No one I know is engaged or excited or planning on voting for McCain.

  36. There is NOTHING wrong with videotaping JD Hayworth just as there is NOTHING wrong or illegal with taping John McCain. What is wrong, unprofessional or unbecoming is when one tapes someone and then edits the tape in a manner that falsely portrays that person. That was my point in the post. It is the MO of Team McCain to do this and ultimately it is unbecoming of a US Senator, especially at this point in his life, to behave in such a manner.

  37. On a lighter note, now that I’ve been called a “filthy hippy,” by “LD17” I think its only appropriate to have some fun with the moniker:
    Filthy Hippy

  38. Boo hoo!! OMG, is that what a “Sen. Hayworth” will do when he’s attacked by the DNC in Washington or called a name by the likely soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Schmucky Schumer?

    CRY??

    Follow the sage advice that Vito Corleone gave while slapping a whimpering Johnny Fontane in the Godfather…”you can act like a man!!”

    Grow up, JD and supporter. Act like a man, stop your whining, or, please, go home.

  39. Shane, first, I love the shirt, well done on that one.

    But my question is when have we taken anything out of context?

    Was it when JD said, “Caveat emptor, buyer beware,” about his free money infomercial and then later apologized when he realized the backlash? “I don’t want to offend anybody’s sensibilities, but I have a four letter word for you, real, this is is real.”

    Was it when JD said, “We did not declare war on Germany?”

    Was it when JD considered “Drive a stake through his heart” said in Newsweek magazine, a death threat?

    Was it when JD said the law in Massachusetts for same-sex marriage would lead to marrying your horse?

    Was it when JD was still talking about the president and his birth certificate?

    There are probably more, I forget now, there have been so many.

  40. Can’t wait for the debates. I’m sure there will be polling afterward and we will know more.

    It is becoming more obvious to more people that JD Hayworth, given his past record of fiscal irresponsibility and his obvious tendency to run a poor campaign, will continue to fall in the polls. This will then lead to more decline.

    If JD Hayworth had come forward to re-enter the political scene and had a vision for the future and some humility about his past, he could have gotten his seat back from the Democrats who are imploding or he could of helped one of the Republicans in CD5 get the seat back from Mitchell.

    Unfortunately, he chose to run on the past, misrepresent his record – consistent conservative – and take aim at a Republican instead of a Democrat.

    Hayworth has worked harder to bash Republican John McCain than he did with Harry Mitchell – then and now.

    Hayworth did all this based on old grudges and bravado. This is not a recipe for success. That’s why JD is losing.

  41. In the past week I have spoken to several folks who were considering Hayworth. Varied reasons for their inclinations, but all very conservative voters. People I work with, go to church with, family, friends, and clients. Even a few random meetings.

    It seems people are cementing their views just before the early ballots drop.

    To a person, they are sticking with McCain. JD is quite simply in their opinion…unelectable.

    The latest polling shows they are among the huge number voting for McCain who is ahead by over 40 points!

    This is at JD’s own hand and no other cause.

    He makes it worse with every smug word, overly rehearsed quip, and tilt of his huge head.

    All the blame game and finger pointing only serves to makes folks more sure that he is one bad guy, unable to stand up on his own and take responsibility, who cannot be trusted to be anything other than what he has proven himself to be…an egotistical, money-driven, self-promoter that would sell his soul if it meant a bigger headline or a better home for Miss Mary.

    And I take those words from their comments….

    One common note from all…what will he do for a living now? No way does he get his job at KFYI back. Broomhead is rocking the ratings and getting a bigger audience; that sells more ads and cements his position.

    These folks all wondered why he couldn’t just keep his mouth shut and keep his job. But he had to be the man..the guy who brought down John McCain.

    Instead, he destroyed his own reputation and any chance of a future in the public domain.

    His image is so tarnished, folks can’t imagine what he can do. All those folks, Haney and others…who convinced him he could win are complicit. Their hatred for McCain coupled with JD’s delusional opinion of himself has ruined this man’s life.

    He may have done it to himself, but he also did it to his family.

  42. I want my country back.

    Jimmy Lee Deakin Jr. US Senate 2010.

    Ann: “His image is so tarnished, folks can’t imagine what he can do. All those folks, Haney and others…who convinced him he could win are complicit. Their hatred for McCain coupled with JD’s delusional opinion of himself has ruined this man’s life.” don’t you people get it – where are your processing skills THIS LADY SPEAKS WITH COMMON SINCE.

  43. Michael Holliday says

    Funny how JD just won the Tea Party poll.

    I received this e-mail:

    A message from Arizona Tea Party to all members of AZ Senate Race Poll Group on Arizona Tea Party Network!

    The poll has been closed. Please see results below:

    J.D. Hayworth: 73.5%
    Jim Deakin: 18.9%
    John McCain: 7.6%

  44. Jacklyn M. says

    Looks like a totally relevant poll to me! Man, and to think all this time I though JD was going to lose.

    What a relief.

  45. Winning a Tea Party poll is like winning a JD Hayworth look alike contest. It looks funny and means nothing.

  46. If people really think McCain will win, then they are even more free to vote for JD to show McCain their level of discomfort. If the polls were close McCain would actualy get those votes from undecideds nervous about JD actually winning.

    Many conservatives are going to take those whopping McCain poll numbers and use that to justify, with no actual risk of him winning, a vote for JD.

    Same applies to Brewer, and Mills. I would include Martin but he endorsed Brewer so voting for him is no protest against Brewer at all.

    In the end McCain should be embarrassed he had to fight like a humdinger against sizable elements in his own party to get the nomination.

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