Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Allen vs. (John) Warner?

I just received the following in an e-mail for a fundraiser for McCain's PAC, recently reactivated to help build his 2008 presidential prospects:

We would like to remind you that a week from tonight you are invited to join Senator John McCain for a Reception to benefit his political action committee, Straight Talk America. Joining Senator McCain will be Senators Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Mike DeWine, Lindsey Graham, Gordon Smith, John Sununu, and John Warner. The Reception will be held next Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30p.m. at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. Individual tickets are $1,000 per person. A fact sheet and reply form are attached for your convenience. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please call xxxxx xxxx or xxxxxxx xxxxxxx at 703/xxx-xxxx, email xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx. Thank you for your consideration. Senator McCain is most appreciative and will look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.
To quote the immortal Cliff Clavin (who had a minor role in "The Empire Strikes Back" as a Rebel commander continuing the Star Wars theme today), "What's up with that?" What in tarnation is John Warner doing helping raise PAC money for John McCain to help launch his presidential bid when his senate seatmate is prepping his own run? (MUST STOP RECORDING "CHEERS" RERUNS OFF OF TV LAND WITH MY DVR.... MUST STOP RECORDING "CHEERS" RERUNS OFF OF TV LAND WITH MY DVR.... MUST STOP....)

10 Comments:

At 11/02/2005 05:16:00 PM, Blogger Mitch Cumstein said...

Jim:

If you're not going, can I use your invite?

 
At 11/02/2005 06:17:00 PM, Anonymous The Jaded JD said...

I don't see the problem. Why should John Warner support George Allen by default? It's a nominating contest, after all. Republicans get to pick whichever horse they want to ride on to the general election. I'm sure as hell not supporting Allen by default, and I'd stack my Virginianess up against anybody's.

 
At 11/02/2005 06:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have to ask that question, you don't know John Warner and his anathema toward conservatives. He would be a natural backer for someone like McCain.

 
At 11/02/2005 07:34:00 PM, Blogger Mitch Cumstein said...

JD:

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Anon:

You're absolutely right. Another reason I like John Warner.

 
At 11/02/2005 07:47:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Come one , come all..to the liberal Senator Bash.

What I would spend 1,000 for is a Brownback/Grassley/Allen/Hutchison dinner.

Lets go George.

 
At 11/02/2005 11:25:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

McCain is a solid conservative. He's been around for a good long time. He served his country in uniform in a magnificent way. George Allen has a lot to catch up on to get to the position McCain is in. He may be able to do it. We may decide that we need relative youth. But as others here have saic, we don't owe George Allen blind loyalty against other conservative Republicans. He either will earn it or he won't. there's plenty of time remaining.

 
At 11/03/2005 09:09:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

I'm not saying any Virginian should automatically support Allen for President. What I am wondering aloud about here is John Warner's decision to be part of this fundraiser and whether that says he would support McCain over his senate seatmate from Virginia in the nominating contest.

 
At 11/03/2005 06:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain and Warner were the architects of the filibuster deal. They now are linked in people's mind so much that there's no way to get out, so they might as well embrace it.

 
At 11/03/2005 08:30:00 PM, Blogger NoVA Scout said...

The filibuster deal was a huge victory for conservative jurisprudence. it paved the way for John Roberts and may even work to our advantage for Samuel Alito. If the Dems want to trash Alito, they're now forced to admit that this is pure ideology, not qualifications. Why would anyone want to get out of a victory like that?

 
At 11/04/2005 05:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it, George Allen can only win an election in Virginia. McCain is a real man, a patriot, and he's electable in California, New York, and Texas.

 

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