by Don Hank
A recent article by Jesse Mathewson tried to show that maybe McCain and Hayworth are both wrong for Arizona. He’s right about McCain. But he uses a now largely discounted scandal and an obscure vote on Singapore free trade to cast doubt on Hayworth.
Now in all fairness, Jesse has written a fair number of articles with genuinely conservative content. However, he has consistently supported Jim Deakin, whose chances to defeat McCain seem remote, while Hayworth is fairly well — if precariously — positioned.
Further, Mathewson’s attempt to equate John McCain and J.D. Hayworth is definitely skewed if you consider the ratings of Hayworth and McCain given by the American Conservative Union (ACU).
In 2006, it was 80 to 100 in favor of Hayworth.
I don’t know about you, but if I were a college admissions officer considering 2 students and one had McCain’s near-failing to lackluster grades and the other had Hayworth’s top notch grades, I would choose Hayworth in a heartbeat.
Of course, there is this other guy Deakin, who may be ok. But how can we know at this late date? By what he says he’ll do? Remember how Obama sweet-talked us? Are you ready to vote for an unknown when you have a hard-working tried and proven A student waiting in the wings?
JD Hayworth obviates all other alternatives this year. After all, given the state of the polls today, a vote for Deakin is probably a vote for John McCain and we can’t afford another 6 years of waffling and pandering to illegal aliens.
On the other hand, Deakin has a chance to show Arizonans he has real character. By throwing his weight toward JD Hayworth, should he decide to do so, and ridding America of a dangerous RINO once and for all. That in itself could be the start of a brilliant political career.
Candidate backed by Palin and Jan Brewer loses in Georgia:
This shows that the public is now more discriminating than ever. If Palin and Brewer can’t persuade voters in Georgia, then there must be a good reason.
Could it be that people there know they are just playing politics?
How long will a Palin endorsement be worth anything? How long before it becomes an albatross?
Arizona, are you paying attention?
Did new Al Qaeda leader smuggle dangerous materials across the southern border?
If the below-linked story is true, this happened back when McCain was pushing really hard for amnesty for illegals and was doing his best to keep from building the fence.
Anyone who votes for McCain for Senate is putting this country at risk.
And anyone who votes for a spoiler (anyone other than JD Hayworth) at this late date is in effect voting for John McCain.
Some will say “this sounds personal.” It is personal. I spent many many man hours contacting congress and writing blog after blog during the last amnesty push. Thanks to none other than John McCain.
We won by the skin of our teeth, but McCain left a lasting impression on me as the man who would not listen to the people. I have no faith in him.