McCain’s secret new constituency

It’s no secret Arizona’s conservative Republicans are not enamored with John McCain. After he was embarrassingly censured by elected state delegates at the 2014 GOP Statutory meeting, he retaliated by using his operatives and a megabucks San Francisco Obama donor to oust them from their elected positions.

Adding to his intra-party woes, the aged senator has been having a tough time ginning up a crowd as evidenced by his recent flop appearance featuring Mitt Romney in Mesa — which was miscalculated to be a crowd pleaser. And no, we’re not referring to this one.

Where Donald Trump and Ben Carson drew local crowds of thousands, McCain’s highly advertised Romney event pulled in a puny crowd estimated at under 300.

So today he’s opting for a new constituency. At 3:00 PM this afternoon, McCain is appearing at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in downtown Phoenix where he will hold a Town Hall  meeting. His press release notes there will be media availability following the event.

No doubt RSVPs are flooding the email and phone lines are tied up.

It’s difficult not to summon up a degree of pity for the man who will be 80 by Election Day and is egotistically running for yet another six-year term. When you’re listed as Number Six on Roll Call’s roster of the 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators as McCain is, the Daily Caller reports that he and Jeff Flake are in a race for the nation‘s “least popular senator prize,” and the Senate Conservatives Fund dedicated a page titled, Replace John McCain to you, it‘s a good guess the constituencies you need are rapidly evaporating.

The previously overlooked Ukrainian American population might hold the key for Johnny Mac, but it’s doubtful. Their statewide population isn’t high enough to counter the others who wouldn’t vote for him if they were promised a free pony and freshly baled hay for a year.

6 Responses to McCain’s secret new constituency

  1. Wm T Sparky Smith says:

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  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    John McCain’s time has come and is long gone. He’s irrelevant even to the liberal constituency that was beguiled by his leftist positions concealed in his phony Maverick persona. He has continued to win elections for three main reasons:
    1. Arizona is populated with a lot of seniors who believe his self aggrandized tales of heroism that have been disparaged by many who served with him and were also Vietnam POWs.
    2. This is still a state filled with newcomers who know few names on the ballot, but recognize McCain without knowing of his deceit and the full extent of his commitment to open borders and amnesty for illegals which leaves us vulnerable to illegals from a wide variety of American hating nations and takes jobs from American workers. These are not stoop labor in the fields, but construction and service industry jobs.
    3. Uninformed voters who don’t take the time to educate themselves regarding the actual positions of candidates. It’s up to those of us who are elected precinct committeemen to take the message out to the voters in our precincts. The special interest lobbyists love McCain, because he carries their water. They are his campaign contributors. Dr. Kelli Ward is challenging McCain and raising her donations from regular AZ folks who desperately want representation in the U.S. Senate. With McCain and Jeff Flake, we have two liberal charlatans claiming to represent this great state. They sure don’t represent me or any other conservatives I know! Both of them were booed by the elected delegates at the last Republican state meeting.

  3. Attila The Hunny says:

    Even the left-of-center Salon.com is calling McCain dead meat. The post today is definitively titled “This is the end of John McCain: Why the Arizona senator could finally be facing retirement.” There are no indecisive question marks.

    http://www.salon.com/2016/01/09/this_is_the_end_of_john_mccain_why_the_arizona_senator_could_finally_be_facing_retirement/

    It dissects his irrelevancy and comes to the conclusion regarding John McCain and his candidacy by asking the question, “Does anyone even care?” I can answer that question for myself, my family, my neighbors and coworkers with a resounding, “We absolutely do!” We want this lying codger out of office. So do many others who are disgusted with his antics and don’t show up at his events. He cares more about illegals than he does about us.

    Even Marco Rubio, his onetime “Gang of 8” member, along with Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer and a load of other libs and Republicrats, realizes the burden of a McCain endorsement and is doing his best to distance himself from his former amnesty pal.

    The article acknowledges Kelli Ward has a decent chance of taking McCain out. Bravo!

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      That is one heck of an article! Salon doesn’t like him because McCain is a neo-con war monger. The article is pretty good! Let’s hope it’s the end for the man who never represented Arizonans. He’s looking like an old, outdated Senate hack.
      Thanks for posting. I’m going to send it out to those who always vote for McCain because he sells himself as a conservative and they believe it. We have a ‘new breed’ – the opposite of this phony liberal – in Kelli Ward. Let’s go for it.

      • Attila The Hunny says:

        AMEN,CSB!! The more people find out what a fraud McCain actually is, the better. One vote at a time, and we can unseat him. I engage strangers in conversation all the time and then drop in a nugget about McCain. Most are very surprised at his duplicity, proving to me that we need to promote an education program for the unenlightened. I gave someone the goods on McCain while I was waiting for a new set of tires to be installed. Time well spent!

  4. Vince says:

    I wouldn’t walk across the street to see McCain. I will not listen to his incessant lies on the radio. When Fox News has him on, we switch off the TV and go for a walk around the block. We’ve been watching Fox a lot less since the “fair and balanced” (?) network hired his tattooed daughter.