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Mccain Maverick

Jon Ward

McCain Gets Back To Maverick, With An Eye On His Exit | Jon Ward | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last August, a few minutes before GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa,...

The Worst Political Clichés: From 'Tax-And-Spend' To 'Maverick'

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sure, you can write hymns to bipartisanship and prattle on about compromise in politically divided Washington, but please stop pledging to "work acros...

Jason Linkins

John McCain Not A Maverick: Proven With Math! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[N.B. I inadvertently bollixed some of the attributions below. Corrections have been made, errors struck through. Apologies to all for my mistake.] H...

Jon Stewart Takes On McCain And His "Worthless" Soul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

As Jon Stewart pointed out last night, McCain has a track record of backtracking - like his stances on DADT and tolerance - for political gain. It's w...

John McCain: I'm NOT A Maverick -- Or Am I? (VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain, the maverick? Apparently not anymore. "I never considered myself a maverick," McCain told Newsweek's David Margolick in an interview i...

Is McCain on Crack?: He Denies Ever Being a Maverick

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
Harmon Leon

Yes, John McCain -- the maverick is no more. In fact, the former presidential candidate even denies ever taking on the moniker.

Obama vs. McCain: Who's The Maverick Now?

Politics Daily | Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican nominee John McCain called himself a political maverick with "the record and the scars" to prove...

McCain's Latest Palin Lie

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

It's time for McCain to tell the truth about his campaign and, rather than blame his own failures on "the stock market crash," to accept responsibility for his lack of economic credibility and his selection of a running mate.

Wash Post: McCain The Maverick Is Back

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A joke made its way around the Capitol yesterday: How do you know the 2008 election is really over? Because John McCain is causing trouble for Republi...

May 13, 2006 -- The Day that John McCain Lost the Election

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

It was the day McCain spoke at Liberty University. In my view, that day began the destruction of one of the best brands in American politics.

Original Mavericks To McCain: "You're No Maverick"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brave New Films talks to the actual original Mavericks, who aren't too fond of John McCain using their name: Fontaine Maverick, great-great-grandd...

An Obama Victory Is a Lesson for McCain

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles J. Zaremski

While McCain may bill himself as a maverick, he allowed himself to be molded, and then morphed into, a follower of what mainstream Republicans in his campaign wanted him to become for this general election.

Out of Line: No Maverick

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg


The Movement vs. the Maverick

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

"Honorable" is not the first word that will be used in describing the McCain strategy in the final stage. McCain made a mistake not to run on his vision as a different kind of Republican.

The Poetry of Sarah Palin

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom McNichol

Palin's campaign pronouncements have demonstrated a fragile Haiku-like quality that have often challenged the listener to explore not only the subject but also the very nature of meaning itself.

What Is a Maverick Anyway?

Sarah Moglewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Moglewer

According to Webster's Dictionary, maverick means "unbranded calf." In the case of McCain, could it mean someone who goes out against the pack? Well, in this case, that definition doesn't apply.

World Series Fashion Trends and Their Presidential Parallels

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Both World Series teams happen to be from two important swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania. Kinda puts a new spin on the idea of a state being "in play," doesn't it?

Sam Stein

NYT Mag Lifts Curtain On Palin Choice, Angst With Schmidt, Worry In McCain Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times Magazine is set to publish an explosive story this Sunday on the inner workings and combative personalities of what has been a wild...

Obama Strategy Shocker: Calls For "Post Post Partisanship"

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

With a veto-proof majority within reach in the Senate, and a 100-plus margin possible in the House, party leaders are focusing on what one Democrat called an "occupation strategy" after we "liberate" the Congress.

Conduct Unbecoming: John McCain's Dishonorable Endgame

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

He has now earned the ignominious fate of a public "court martial" in polling places all across America on November 4th.

Obama Can Use Humor to Connect with Voters and Corner McCain

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

The crowd always has the power - the power to not give the comedian the laugh. If you want people to elect you leader, it's best to avoid putting yourself in a position of having less power.

Why I Called It for Joe Biden

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

The thrill of any debate comes in that one moment - and it almost always comes if you are patient - when one candidate finds a small opening and claims the evening.

A Maverick in the White House

Patrick Mellody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Mellody

After repeatedly stressing that the most important quality in a Vice President is for her or him to be ready to serve as Commander in Chief, McCain picked a Vice Presidential nominee is not ready to be President.

Clearing Up Political Confusion

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Bendersky

Every so often an email chain letter comes my way that is actually interesting. This isn't about saving Sesame Street from NEA funding cuts, but this email I just received was too good to not share.

Economy Tanking, War On Two Fronts, No Time For A Maverick

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

Yes, as far as TV shows, romance novels and motivational books, we love the maverick. But, is that what we need right now to bring our country back on track?