Tales from the Trail

He’s In…

February 11, 2009

For everyone wondering whether John McCain would run for re-election to the U.S. Senate after that grueling presidential campaign — wonder no more.

 He’s in.  And he’s asking for help.

The Arizona Republican sent an email to supporters on Tuesday, making clear his intention to defend his Senate seat in 2010.

 ”The magnitude of the financial crisis that many American families are facing makes it clear to me that I want to continue to serve our country in the Senate,” McCain wrote.

McCain vowed to counter efforts by cmccain1ongressional Democrats who he said would increase spending and waste billion of taxpayers dollars.

“With so much at stake, now is not the time to step away from my work in the Senate,” he said.

The senator extended an invitation to supporters to join his  team and to contribute by “donating  $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or more to my re-election campaign.”

Photo credit:REUTERS/Mitch Dumke

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Is he serious, who was he serving these last 8 years when his party and their policies got the US into this mess. Wasn’t he just recently saying Americans need to stop crying when asked about home foreclosures. I guess he will hire a PR firm and come up with some snappy message that he will repeat over and over and like the wool he’s been pulling over their heads trick the folks in Arizona into beleiving he’s a maverick.

 

He is the one who spoke out loudly in congress a few years ago to regulate Fannie and Freddie. However, the democrats said, “no, things are fine, no regulation”. Well, they should have listened and Dodd and Frank should lose their jobs and go to jail.

Where have you been? Since you don’t like republicans, McCain was one of the few voices his own party didn’t want to hear. He got the nickname “maverick” for a reason.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive
 

nancy,as a republican i thought he was a very weak candidate in the election.but he passed the smell test that do not apply to democrats.when you have the audacity to even mention the foreclosure fiasco with out mentioning barney franks 10 million to the bank in california?,and cris dodd special loans from country wide?finally if he had joined the three defectors? you would have been complimenting him on his wisdom.posts like yours give us republicans a wonderful opportunity to expose this liberal lunacy.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive
 

Come on guys, both parties had a chance to set regulations and they both blew it. Even if they Dems had proposed regulations three years ago it never would have made it through the Rep controlled Congress. After the 06 mid terms they still would have had a hard time getting any thing passed if they had tried. Both parties are dirty on this one and you two know it. Furthermore, there’s nothing we can do about it now except pressure Congress not to let it happen again so let’s move forward.

Posted by Eric H | Report as abusive
 

Eric. Read what I said. I was talking about McCain not the entire republican party.

I am not a fan of McCain, but there is one thing I give him credit for. He really doesn’t care who he makes mad. He tells it like it is.

Also, he is a national hero who served his country well as a military officer who became a prisoner of war for over 5 years during Vietnam. He was loyal to his fellow prisoners (remember he had his chance to go home). There is no argument regarding the nearly ultimate sacrifice for his country.

So, regarding regulation, McCain was one of the few voices yelling for regulation but the democrats would have nothing of it. They said, no, everything is fine. That’s a fact.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive
 

when tc hails you on the facts eric to try to put on your moderate hat,trying to give that persona, is as credible to us, as the indoctrination you got on the west coast.”change that we believe in”the only change up till now, would be the return of the fairness act.that is so typical in the political arena, when there is a monopoly in government, when are going to send reps down to chaves?he has similar political objectives.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive
 

Yes TC I know you were talking about McCain but when he was calling for more regulation where was the rest of his party? The party that had control of the Congress for six years and the White House for eight, the party that had just as much opportunity as Dems to propose regulations. Finding fault with Dems while letting Reps off the hook again TC.

Posted by Eric H | Report as abusive
 

No Eric. You get too wild eyed and it affects your ability to have a rational discussion.

This is a story on McCain and I was rightly talking about McCain. It isn’t a hard concept to comprehend.

In the end, the democrats who have held the majority for almost 3 years said they were going to come in and fix the mess. Well they did nothing, they just let it ride because they wanted to put all the blame on Bush and the republicans so they could increase their numbers. They played politics and put us in this mess we are in. They did not do the right thing and regulate when they had the chance. Now people like Dodd and Frank are screaming, REGULATE!!! Too little, too late. They had their chance to help the American people and they blew it.

So anyway, back to McCain. He is the one who loudly led the call to regulate Fannie and Freddie, but no one listened.

Posted by TC | Report as abusive
 

tc several times during the three years,bush sent memos to congress,suggesting that there were irregularities at fanny and freddie,guess what they din,t want to know ,it is on public record.

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