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McCain: 'Obama Hung The Bush Record Around My Neck'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

As Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hit the campaign trail in Ohio earlier this week, he reflected on the 2008 presidential campaign and said "with some leg...

Sam Stein

McCain Remains Absolutely Anchored Down By Bush: Poll | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poll numbers don't look good for John McCain these days. But the internal dynamics are even worse. A Pew Research poll released on Tuesday reveals th...

McCain Blame: GOP's Circular Firing Squad

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With despair rising even among many of John McCain's own advisors, influential Republicans inside and outside his campaign are engaged in an intense r...

Sam Stein

McCain Debate Ad Tries To Break From Bush | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain put out a one-minute ad Thursday morning that is noteworthy on a number of fronts: the Senator speaks directly into the camera, he admonis...

Sam Stein

Obama Ad Goes After McCain's Inner Bush, Eye Rolls | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is out with the first post-debate campaign ad. He goes directly after what was perceived to be one of John McCain's best lines from Wedne...

How Politics Trumped Governance

Ron Suskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Suskind

So, how did we get a war inside the Republican party that may leave the economy in shambles? Look to the end of last week, when McCain made his odd Washington cameo.

Sam Stein

Ed Rollins: Failure Of Bailout Will Hurt McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent GOP strategist said on Monday that John McCain handled his role in the bailout process poorly and would ultimately be hurt politically by ...

Reading The Pictures: Old McCain CW: Heroic Bomber Pilot. New McCain CW: Kamikaze

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2008-09-26-shaw_bailout.jpg Speaking as a clinician and not just a visual analyst, what McCain demonstrates time-and-again -- as the hallmark of his psychology -- is oppositional-defiant disorder.

Jed Lewison

CNN's Ed Henry: McCain Playing Politics On Bailout | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier tonight on CNN, Campbell Brown and Ed Henry discussed John McCain's attempt to reinvent himself as a champion of regulation after being a cham...

Fun facts With John McCain

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

McCain's record doesn't look like the record of a change-maker by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, looks like he's dominated by the same lobbyists Bush has been beholden to for the last eight years.

Sam Stein

Once Smears, McCain's Daughter, POW Service Now Lauded By Bush | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George Bush received a standing ovation by the crowd at the Republican Convention on Tuesday, in an address that said as much about the evolution of t...

The Battle Between McCain and Bush: The Cancelled First Night, The "Furious" President and the Palin Gambit

Sidney Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sidney Blumenthal

The McCain campaign and the Bush White House negotiated terms that unfolded as a script over the past several days, several sources told me.

Bush Raises Money For McCain -- Out Of Sight

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain will headline four big-ticket fall fundraisers and deploy his running mate to 17 events across the country after the GOP convention wraps ...

Jason Linkins

The Masterful Math Of Tucker Bounds | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm really enjoying McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds' response to this Obama ad today: "In the Senate, Barack Obama has voted in lockstep with Presi...

Sam Stein

Obama Continues His Energy, Anti-McCain Offensive | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming off a week in which he was compared to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and saw his standing in the polls drop, Democrats' chief concern when as...

McCain After 9/11: Wrong About Everything

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

On Letterman that October, our experience candidate, was selling Bush's disastrous foreign policy, just as he is today, and in the signature Bush style: smugly and crudely.

Sam Stein

Dem Attack On McCain's Iraq Record: Is It Fair? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the Democratic National Committee blasted out to reporters a memo of selected quotes designed to show the John McCain not only making unrea...

McCain To Snub Bush's Fundraising Dinner

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the same day that a CBS News poll found that 64 percent of Americans think Sen. John McCain is the same or even more conservative than President Bu...

McCain Backs Off Radical Stance On Gay Adoption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview last weekend with the New York Times, John McCain stated definitively that he opposes adoption rights for gay and lesbian couples. Ask...

Sam Stein

McCain: Obama Will Take Away Your Crocs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For weeks, John McCain has been fighting off the notion that his presidency would be a third Bush term, even using a prime time address -- on the nigh...

Jason Linkins

Gallup: 'Americans Worry McCain Would Be Too Similar to Bush' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier today, Jonathan Martin of The Politico noted that John McCain was prominently featuring a picture of he and President George W. Bush standing ...

McCain Uses Bush Picture In Fundraising Pitch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via The Politico, McCain isn't shying away from Bush in his fundraising pitches. McCain has said he agrees with Bush on the "transcendent issues." B...

Obama Campaign Slams Charlie Black, McCain's Chief Advisor, For Terror Attack Remarks

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** The Obama campaign has slammed John McCain's chief advisor, Charlie Black, for his comments that a terrorist attack on U.S. soil would c...

Sam Stein

McCain In 2005: I "Totally" Support Bush On The "Transcendent Issues" (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has been observed that one of Sen. John McCain's most foreboding obstacles in seeking the White House will likely be the lengthy paper trail that c...

John McCain Compares Obama To Jimmy Carter

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In separate interviews today, John McCain compared Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter. Speaking to Fox's Carl Cameron, McCain raised Carter's name, putting...