While McCain is strutting around Kandahar– never a very lovely city in the best of times (like when I was there in 1969)– calling that tragic and disastrous situation “great,” his campaign released an hysterical radio tirade viciously attacking President Obama.
[Disconbobulated vaguely soothing and threatening voice:] Perhaps no battle in our lifetime is more vital than the one John McCain fights now: a battle to save America, save our jobs. John McCain leads the charge to slash government spending, bloated bureaucracies, and ridiculously unaffordable ideas like government-run health care.
[Decrepit and devious old senator on his last legs:] “President Obama is leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America. I stand in his way everyday. If I get a bruise or two knocking some sense into heads in Washington, so be it. I’ll keep fighting for jobs and economic growth for Arizona as long as I’m in the Senate.”
[Back to the discombobulated vaguely soothing and threatening voice:] John McCain is Arizona’s last line of defense. Character matters
Well, quite a few people who have watched John McCain’s sleazy and disgraceful political career would wholeheartedly agree with one statement: character certainly does matter and he’s shown time and again what happens when slimy and corrupt hacks like McCain get into power. It’s partially why most of America– basically outside the old slaveholding states– rejected him so overwhelmingly. But it isn’t the enlightened and the reform-minded for whom McCain is putting on his little anti-Obama charade. He’s crapping his bloomers over the possibility of being defeated in Arizona’s Republican Party primary this year.
Ex-Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R) is seriously exploring a bid against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), according to sources with knowledge of his plans.
Hayworth has been in touch with consultants to gauge their interest in working for his potential candidacy, and he has made several high-profile appearances of late. That indicates the buzz about a bid is more than just a ploy to pay off old legal debts, as many AZ politicos had suspected.
“Hayworth’s biggest obstacle is his personal finances, but being in the U.S. Senate is a lifelong pursuit for him,” said one GOPer familiar with AZ politics. “I’d be surprised if he didn’t run.” … McCain aides are planning as if Hayworth will run. As an indication they are aware of the threat, McCain’s campaign has just purchased advertising time on the radio station where Hayworth hosts his show, KFYI, and they plan a major ad buy while Hayworth is on air, said a source with knowledge of the plans.
McCain has 2 radio ads running on stations around the state, according to a top aide.
Arizona’s teabagger movement, which utterly controls the state GOP is excited about extremists like Hayworth, now a hate-talk radio host, and neo-fascist Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio– the two may run together for senator and governor against the GOP Establishment. McCain would easily win a general election battle but a Republican primary? Maybe not so easily.