Comments on: McCain: He’s no maverick in Obama’s book Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Charles Sun, 14 Sep 2008 20:00:24 +0000 Who is more bipartisan? Who is more of the same?
McCain voted with the Republicans (Bush does not actually vote) 90 percent of the time.
Obama voted with the Democrats 96 percent of the time.

http://strategicthought-charles77.blogsp ally-more-of.html

By: Carole H. Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:59:36 +0000 ‘Maverick’ that was a Ford model of the 70’s or 80’s as I remember. Maverick – 1. an unbranded animal, esp. a motherless calf 2. a person who takes a stand independent of others in a group. I see McCain’s point at wanting to be considered a ‘maverick’, but that would mean being different from the rank and file of Republicans. It was obvious in all of the primary debates that McCain held up totally the Republican-Bush policies. As we all know, it is Chuck Hagel in the Republican Party who is the maverick.

By: Bill P. Fri, 08 Aug 2008 05:20:27 +0000 If Maverick means “jerk”, I guess McCain would qualify. However,
the dictionary definition of “maverick” is:
“An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.
One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter.

adj. Being independent in thought and action or exhibiting such independence:”

I don’t see John McCain under any of these definitions, although perhaps the Conservative Republicans would say he is a wayward calf that just been branded as one of them.

As McCain says, he has voted with George Bush 90% of the time. That’s not very independent. Bush surely is not a maverick.

McCain is basically a conservative western republican with a rigid, militaristic outlook wedded in the cold war. He has a couple enlightened positions, and at least a historical willingness to speak with people who he does not agree with in the legislative process.

Maverick no.

By: wm musson Thu, 07 Aug 2008 22:14:32 +0000 marverick…..right……the dude was born on a military reservation and basically has never left government service or the uncreative atmosphere of the reservation……he would not know how to survive outside the protection and security of the goverment…..he is an uncreative parisite sucking off the people…his host….give me a break…….

By: Craig Busse Thu, 07 Aug 2008 21:50:14 +0000 I think the Senator is mainly interested in foreign policy with domestic issues being in such a distant second place that he lacks conviction and can even forget what his position has been on some of those issues. That makes it pretty easy to be a “maverick”, sometimes opposing not simply his party but his own prior position.