Watch McCain Veer to the Right

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    New polling shows John McCain may have a serious fight on his hands just to win the GOP nomination for Arizona Senator.

    Look for McCain to make a point of veering hard right in the coming months so as to secure the nomination. His silly dance of moderation that he has been engaged in for years is not playing well to his own home crowd.

    And also one must wonder how much influence Sarah Palin has had in the growing dissatisfaction Arizona conservatives have with Mr. McCain? My call - considerable.


    Arizona Survey of 570 Likely Voters
    November 18, 2009

    Arizona Senate GOP Primary

    John McCain
    45%

    J.D. Hayworth
    43%

    Chris Simcox
    4%

    Some other candidate
    2%

    Not sure
    7%


    Election 2010: Arizona Senate GOP Primary - Rasmussen Reports™
     
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    While I'm no big fan of Hayworth, he'd be a marked improvement over McQuisling.

    Hell, a dem who knew what a principle was would.
     
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    I think McCain will end up being safe - this last Senate campaign is his legacy run, and he is already playing Mr Conservative of late, so will pinch off just enough conservatives to get the nomination - but it will prove yet another wake up call for politicians who have strayed too far from basic conservative principles.
     
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    I like Hayworth, even though sometimes over the top. At the same time, I think you're right. McCain gets another term and that will probably be good for GOP and AZ.
     
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    I dunno about that...Hayworth is a pretty --dare I say-- straight speaker and unafraid to take the gloves off.

    McQuisling's strongest asset is that there are a lot of Q-tips in AZ.
     
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    Hayworth has a pretty good talk show player here in Arizona and he has some pretty good political smarts that he routinely plays out over air.

    I would vote for hayworth in a minute but I don't think he wants to go back.
     
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    McCain always moves right when he running for election. That's the reason he had to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate. If he hadn't of done that--the 08 election would have been a total blow-out for him.

    I certainly hope that Arizona has wised up & will choose a more conservative candidate this time. Not that I don't like John McCain--but I believe his moderate--soft voice--stance has cost the Republican party.
     
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    Please, if he wouldnt move to the right for the Presidential eleciton, he sure as heck isnt going to for His Senate Seat.
     
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    Hayworth would be far more beatable in the general than McCain.

    Plus it would be funny to see if Palin throws McCain under the bus.
     
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    Maybe in Vermont.
     

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