If McCain loses - will he regret the way he ran his campaign?

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    I say if because I'm no fortune teller and I don't think any Dem should proclaim victory until it is official.

    So my question is, when McCain looks back on his campaign run for the Presidency, will he regret that he went against everything he said he wouldn't do?

    Negative ads, robocalls, using the same operatives that crushed him in 2000?

    Will this become the biggest regret of his political career, replacing Keating 5?
     
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    I think this will be his 2nd biggest regret of his political career will be selling his soul in Faust like fashion in order to gain the Republican Nomination for President and trying to win the Presidency in the fashion he did.

    The 1st being Sarah Palin. :eusa_whistle:

    McCain of 2000 was a great man. However, power corrupts and McCain wanted power of the presidency after all these years. And he would stop at NOTHING to get it. He proved it this election, though I will admit he did stop in saying Obama was a socialist or terrorist in publicly. He just had Sarah Palin do that for him, his Ads, and his Campaign managers,etc.
     
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    McCain is a smart man and I think he'll realize mistakes were made.

    The bigger question is will he rise above the in-fighting which is sure to take place if he loses.

    The Repubs will be doing a lot of finger pointing and placing blame on everyone to find a scapegoat for this poorly run campaign.
     
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    He will definately regret some things. For instance not being able to keep Palin on a leash. However, he will still be a very senior member of the Senate. This will not be his legacy.
     
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    You're right, he hasn't lost yet. We shall see.

    But, I really have no idea if McCain will have regrets. Politicians in general don't strike me as holding themselves personally accountable. I think if he loses, and particularly if he loses big, he's going to regret picking the Sarah Palin to be his running mate. I think there's going to be a lot of finger pointing at Palin. Which kind of isn't totally fair to her...McCain was the jackass that picked her.

    As for the robocalls, and as for calling Obama a communist, I don't ever see McCain apologizing or owning up to that. I guarantee that won't happen. At least, not in public.
     
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    I think McCain, for an experienced politician on the national stage, ran a very poor campaign... I don't know if he did not want to really make waves, or exactly what it was... but if he loses, I would put a lot of blame on the people running his campaign, his advisers, and his choice of tactics

    This should have been a fairly easy election for him, considering how inexperienced, volatile, and extreme left Obama is... if he would have been facing Hillary or a moderate DEM, he would be like f'ing Mondale in the results... granted there is a lot of Bush Derangement Syndrome having an impact on this election, but that should have been equaled out by Obama's associations, extreme liberal record, and inexperience
     
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    I'm unsure if this will be his legacy.

    Think about how long Bob Dole served in the senate for Kansas.

    Which one ended up being more towards his legacy? His two failed presidential runs.

    Govern McGovern was a senator for South Dakota from 63-81.

    What ended up being his legacy for the most part? His run for President.

    It will be interesting to see what McCain's legacy ends up being.
     
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    poor wittle victimized angelic Obamaites! boo fucking hoo.
     
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    willow, I'm not whinging. I'm asking do you think McCain will regret the way he ran the campaign if he loses?

    If McCain had ran a clean campaign without the personal attacks on Obama's character and without the surrogates talking about Obama being anti-American, etc do you think he could've done better? I do.

    I think what really sank McCain is the unorganized campaigning and the gutter politics.

    Now, he could still win and this discussion will be moot but even if Obama loses I don't think he has anything to regret with the way he ran his campaign. He attacked McCain's policies, record and association with Bush. He never attacked McCain's character or patriotism.
     
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    We all regret the way he ran his campaign.

    But it usually works so that's why he did it.

    And he would have been blown out had he not.

    This is why Dems kept losing. Well actually we won and Bush stole the two elections, but it was close because Gore and Kerry, and their supporters, tried to take the high road.

    We can't. If the GOP want to play in the dirt, we gotta get dirty.
     

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