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Whatever Became of Those Catchy Presidential Campaign Slogans?

Bill Lucey | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bill Lucey

To get a sense of the sequence of political slogans and catchphrases through the years, I've compiled a list of some of the more entertaining slogans advanced during presidential campaigns.

John McCain Emails Supporters: "Our Country Does Not Need Another Spending Bill"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

McCain's email flirts with misinformation throughout its four paragraphs: giving a half nod to President Obama's attempts at Republican outreach and then throwing that nod away.

McCain To Create "Country First" PAC

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona Senator John McCain is adopting a major 2008 campaign slogan for a new political action committee designed to support not only his own planned...

McCain's 'Country First' Actually "Republicans First'

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

What happened to the John McCain who gave such a moving concession speech, the John McCain who talked about working together and healing our country?

The Ugly America

Mike Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Farrell

John McCain, who claims to put "Country First," should re-read The Ugly American. Sarah Palin can watch the movie.

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

Putting What Where? Trying to Understand McCain's Slogan

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If we were to, as a society, put country first, who would define what "country" is or what putting it "first" might mean?

Palin Proves She's "Country Last"

Chris Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Goldberg

When asked during the VP debate what made him think he could work with the other party, Joe Biden gave a brilliant answer, saying that he never, ever questioned the motives of his opponents.

Profiles in Cowardice

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Winer

It's time to back off the precipice, Ms. Palin and Mr. McCain.

Dear Senator McCain

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I am a serious person and I take our national predicament seriously. I expect and demand better of you, Senator. This is not a game.

Obama Should Attack McCain's "Country First" Narrative

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Time to unleash Obama the man, the guy who can be tough -- and time to systematically attack McCain's America/Country/Nation First branding and narrat...

Senator, Does George W. Bush Put Country First?

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Obviously, they think Barack Obama is that kind of 'me-first' un-patriot, but what about the rest of that "country-second Washington crowd?"

McCain's Bush Transformation Complete

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

From the minute John McCain first implied that Barack Obama would rather lose a war and win an election, John McCain compromised all that was strong and good in his resume.

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.

Friday Talking Points [45] -- Lessons Democrats Should Learn From Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I know that just about the entire blogosphere is talking about John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (who?) for his running mate, but I, for one, refuse t...