The email solicitations for funds are coming fast and furiously from John McCain. His consultants must be charging him by the word, since the last begging missives have shortened the salutations from “My friend” to simply “Friend.”
McCain is not cash strapped. Bankrolled with $ millions, he pays handsomely for strategists to conceive new desperation ploys to rake in money — bolstering reliable lobbyist cash flows — which in turn is spent on commercials that shamefully engage in blatant lies aimed at his primary opponent Dr. Kelli Ward.
As an example, are claims that while in the state senate she voted to imperil our military and embolden ISIS. Kelli Ward is a military wife. Her husband is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and is the flight surgeon for the Arizona Air National Guard. State legislators don’t vote on issues of national security. The U.S. Congress where McCain has spent over three decades, does. McCain not only lies, but insults the intelligence of Arizona voters with these contemptible falsehoods.
Dr. Ward, a family practice physician and conservative former state senator has challenged McCain to a debate prior to the Aug. 30 Primary Election, but the 80-year-old McCain running for his sixth 6-year term, has remained mute.
During the Republican National Convention which Ward attended but John McCain and Jeff Flake peevishly boycotted, Ward told the Arizona Republic:
“Senator McCain and his cronies in the Arizona Grassroots Action PAC have spent over $2 million attacking me, so obviously, Senator McCain has something he wants to say. I think he should say it to me, to my face. He should man up, stop stabbing me in the back, and let’s get the policy out on the table and in front of the people of Arizona.”
The newspaper reported “a spokeswoman from McCain’s reelection campaign did not respond to its request for comment on Ward’s debate challenge.
In 2004 McCain willingly engaged in a debate with perpetually losing Democrat candidate Stuart Starky a middle school teacher who presented no threat, but played the same duck and dodge games with conservative former congressman J.D. Hayworth. Hayworth finally embarrassed McCain onto a debate stage, though McCain’s stooge Jimmie Lee Deakin shared the dais.
Dr. Kelli Ward will also fight back She’s intelligent, conservative, knowledgeable on the issues while displaying a healthy dose of grit. What an asset she’d be in the U.S. Senate as Obamacare gets overhauled.
This was the honest assessment of presidential candidate John McCain’s mother back in 2008, when she was asked about his level of support within the base of the Republican Party.
It hasn’t gotten any better in the intervening years. The nation’s lowest esteemed senator, McCain has actually been censured by the elected officials of his own party at the annual statewide statutory meeting.
We can do better. When Dr. Kelli Ward (video) says, “Send a fresh, new voice to the U.S. Senate: Let’s shake up Washington together,” you know those are not hollow words. It’s time for a change, Arizona.