Finally a Debate between McCain and Hayworth
by James Buchanan
After refusing to do a debate with J.D. Hayworth for over six months, John McCain finally condescended to do a debate –on extremely short notice –and only if the spoiler candidate, Jim Deakin were included. The GOP Arizona primary election is still over a month away on August 24th.
John McCain has received millions and millions of dollars in special interest money from the same old big corporations that buy his vote every six years. McCain has used that money to buy commercials to smear Hayworth as much as possible. After months of smearing, McCain recently had his biggest lead over Hayworth in months (about 50 to 30). Hayworth was within five percent of McCain at two times earlier in the election.
It should be noted that the telephone survey polls rely on landlines, which means that young and middle-aged people, who primarily use cell phones, are unlikely to be included in the polls. Unfortunately the Arizona election is an open primary, which means that large numbers of liberals can pretend to be Republicans (just like McCain does himself) and vote for McCain.
Considering that the biggest issue in Arizona for the last six month has been illegal immigration, it’s hard to imagine that more Arizonans are not upset about McCain’s past attempt to pass an Amnesty Bill in 2007. This suggests the polls may be considerably off and that McCain is only getting 50 percent of the vote from very old people with landlines, who get all their information from TV commercials and none from the Internet.
The debate started with an attack on Hayworth’s career as a Congressman. Hayworth responded that he worked on the Bush tax cuts, which John McCain proceeded to vote against. The most jaw-dropping part of the debate was McCain claiming that he had never supported Amnesty. Jim Deakin could not refrain from laughing at that whopper. This would be about the equivalent of Bill Clinton claiming during a debate that he had never had sex with Monica Lewinsky …even after the DNA evidence was revealed.
Hayworth criticized McCain’s support for Obama’s $787 billion dollar stimulus bill as well as TARP funding. McCain mistakenly said that he didn’t want to fund Medicare when he meant to say Obamacare. Hayworth mentioned that he received an endorsement from the enormously popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of John McCain’s POW buddies.
Too bad they didn’t have time to open up the POW can of worms. One article notes “A former Vietnam veteran with top secret clearance says… McCain’s code-name was ‘Songbird’ because of his willingness to tell all to avoid torture. Jack McLamb served nine years in secret operations in Cambodia and other nations before going on to become one of the most highly decorated police officer’s in Phoenix history… (McLamb notes) ‘I know a lot of Vietnam veterans and a few POW’s and all the POW’s that I’ve talked to over the years say that John McCain is a lying skunk… He never was tortured – they were there in the camp with him and then when he came in….he immediately started spilling his guts about everything because he didn’t want to get tortured,’ said McLamb, contradicting the official story that McCain only offered his name, rank, serial number, and date of birth. ‘The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird…’ ”
McCain may think he’s safe enough to debate Hayworth based on recent polls, but one political expert after another has commented that McCain is having a very hard time getting above 50 percent. The attacks on Hayworth may have driven 12 percent of his supporters into the undecided category for now, but when it comes time to vote, a majority of Arizonans (including the younger people, the poll missed) could decide it’s time to retire John McCain and his dreams of an illegal alien Amnesty. J.D. Hayworth is the only man with a chance of doing that this election.