Breitbart reported the Public Policy Polling results in which 51% of those surveyed indicated a desire for someone more conservative than John McCain as the 2016 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
But the real story is more than numbers. It’s about people — the electorate who are tired of career politicians who care more about retaining the power they so covet, and less about being accountable.
In an effort to gin up support, but worried that he might face angry crowds frustrated with his decades of deceit, McCain has scheduled Town Hall meetings with carefully selected attendees who will not embarrass the embarrassing senator.
Dr. Kelli Ward, a two-term state senator and physician, is traveling around Arizona and connecting with actual voters. Check out her informative Campaign News pages.
Arizona Republicans have plenty of reasons to be fed up. FrontPage magazine covered McCain’s treacherous tactics as his operatives worked hand-in-glove with San Francisco Democrat donors to purge conservative elected precinct committeemen in a concerted effort to replace them with mavericky moderates after McCain was embarrassingly censured by elected Republican state committeemen in 2014. At the 2015 meeting many committeeman booed McCain and others turned their backs to him as he addressed the gathering. His rare appearance was a surprise contrived by the ambitious AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham, known for carrying the senior senator’s water.
McCain is vulnerable and he knows it. Not only was he censured by the Republican elected state delegates at the all-important statutory meeting, but among the many deceptive acts in which he engaged was colluding with Democrats against the members of his own party. The Examiner reported McCain was instrumental in urging the IRS to target members of Tea Party and other conservative groups.
McCain was first elected in 1982, well over three decades ago, and will be 80 by Election Day, but the brazen senator doesn’t possess the grace to retire as he tries to grab another six-year term. He still wants to shove amnesty for illegals down America’s throat.
In the intervening years McCain’s closest associates have been leftists. He sneeringly refers to these collusions as “bi-partisan.” Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Russ Feingold, Carl Levin, Ted Kennedy and even Barack Obama and George Soros have been among his far-left kindred spirits.
Republican squish Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader was kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia’s 2014 primary election in favor of conservative professor David Brat.
It can be done…and Arizonans are ready to do it