Comments on: Somebody please buy this candidate a coffeemaker http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Joe J http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371157 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 21:22:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371157 Well,
I’m sure most of you who “don’t use a motorcade and guards to go to the store” are also not the subject of a Presidential bid or quasi-celebrity status either and don’t need protection from people who would like to shoot a potential President as well. If you don’t like that he has to use all that protection and vehicles, don’t subscribe to B.S. news like this. The fact that this kind of reporting has drawn a crowd, is the reason why all the accommodations are necessary. Just quit paying attention to this kind of reporting and he will at least be able to save the vans that reporters like this one ride in daily!

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By: SuznAZ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371153 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 20:31:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371153 No matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on or who you support in the presidential race, it’s hard to deny that taking this dog and pony show to town for ONE cup of coffee is wasteful. I think it’s also pretty silly to have all these Secret Service and staff people coordinate and execute these non-essential forays into town. Let one of McCain’s housekeepers buy a couple of pounds of *$ coffee at Safeway and save the taxpayers a few thousand dollars each time he comes “home” to Sedona.

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By: James Kay http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371140 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:47:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371140 McCain behavior inconsistent with his so-called ‘green credentials’…is this guy a phony or what? Reminds me of ‘compassionate conservatism’…

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By: James Kay http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371139 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:46:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371139 McCain behavior inconsistent with his so-called ‘green credentials’…can’t really support another Bush for 4 years.

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By: coolrepublica http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371129 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 07:11:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371129 McCain strikes me as a guy who would gladly run out and get his own coffee without a motorcade, but I believe there is a slight problem with this plan. It’s called the secret service won’t let him.

So he has a choice, he could stay cooked up inside his house all day, and never leaves or he takes the secret service and the press and the hassle that comes with them along for the ride.

And that “he doesn’t know how many houses he owns” thing is stupid. My husband wouldn’t be able to tell someone how much money he has in the bank if they were holding a gun to his head. I know the detail of our finances. He could not care less. As long as his debit card is not rejected I won’t ever hear from him. Cindy McCain owns these houses or her trusts do. She buys them for investment or for herself. All these guys who said he should have known don’t probably know how many pairs of boxers or shoes they own.

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By: Bob http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371120 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 02:10:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371120 This just sounds like an informal way for him to meet a few voters – not a morning coffee routine.

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By: karlthomas http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371119 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 02:05:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371119 The man spends his money in the public sector at a business that employs thousands upon thousands of middle class people. He does this while we are in the middle of an economic downturn, while upper-middle class Americans have had to cut their Starbucks trips down to two a week. He does this and it is somehow construed in this new liberally charged America as a bad thing? He is one out of thousands of rich people who is still shopping at these places in a downturn and keeping these huge corporations that employ middle and lower class Americans and somehow he is the bad guy….it is spenders in this country that keep the economy moving…foolish liberal ideals can’t comprehend these kinds of crazy simple economics. How absurd.

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By: STOP-THE-DRAMA-NO-OBAMA! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371113 Sat, 23 Aug 2008 01:12:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371113 The biased media has always protected their Golden Boy Bama. Had they let us know of his sordid past, before over half of America had voted, Hillary would be the candidate.

I don’t care who Obama selects as VP I will not vote for him.

He met with foreigners but would not do town-hall meetings, in America, and let us ask the questions. He snubbed our troops while he was on his celebrity world tour!

Now I know why Obama would not agree to the ten town-hall meetings with McCain and Americans. He needed 300 advisors and a teleprompter.

My Favorite moment during the Saddleback Forum was the Clarence Thomas moment – simply priceless! And there you go, another one thrown under the wheels of the Obama Nation Tour Bus! At least Grandma and Jeremiah Wright have company!

The Saddleback Forum will go down as a pivotal moment in this election. We got to see how they conducted themselves “Live” — without the aid of TelePrompTers and live feed. This is what we get folks!

An inexperienced Lawyer, whose ‘Nuanced” rhetoric could bore a coma patient with his long winded propaganda. Or an American Patriot whose life, and his family history has been one of honor and service to our nation.

Hands down McCain wins!

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By: Tim, Richmond, TX http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371105 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:51:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371105 Truly in depth reporting Ellen. Obviously all of your home study at ICS has paid off, keep up the good work!

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By: PJ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/comment-page-1/#comment-371103 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:53:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/08/22/somebody-please-buy-this-candidate-a-coffeemaker/#comment-371103 Coolrepublica–I doubt when you go out to eat you require four SUVS and two vans and a 19 mile roundtrip. It’s a bit excessive and certainly shows absolutely no sense of responsibility for conserving energy or reducing CO2 emissions. Apparently that sort of thing is for the little people to take care of. KING JOHN NEEDS HIS DANG COFFEE and he needs to be seen getting his coffee.

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