Tuesday, August 29, 2006

McCain's Larsony

Chairman of the Commonwealth PAC Doug Gross made the television rounds last week, not to be outdone, Sen. Chuck Larson ducked into "The Big Show" with John Gibson to talk about Senator McCain's presidential ambitions (When Mrrs., Kennedy, Iverson, and Woolson head to the airwaves, we'll cover that as well). Here's a clip from his comments.

So, Mr. Larson, you already chose to join up with John McCain. There were a lot of people courting you. I have got a full screen just to illustrate to people who was after you. Look at this: Mitt Romney, George Pataki and John McCain. They were all breathing down your neck. You picked McCain. Why?

SEN. CHUCK LARSON, R-IOWA: John, No. 1 — it's good to be with you today — but for a couple of different reasons, No. 1, Sen. John McCain is a fiscal hawk. Secondly, he is a social conservative, with a 24-year pro-life voting record. But from my perspective, the most important issue, whether it's 2006 or 2008, is going to be national security and the global War on Terror. And Sen. McCain recognizes that we must win this war for our own nation's security.

GIBSON: Mr. Larson, why all this early maneuvering? It's more than two years out.

LARSON: Well, several of the candidates began reaching into Iowa early, visiting with activists, whatnot. I believe there is very strong interest in 2008 and carrying on President Bush's legacy for this nation.

Larson went on to do the usual Presidential two-step. Iowa is important because of Nussle, and that it's a swing state and we're focused on 06, etc... etc... etc... Here's the transcript of the interview.

It certainly benefits Romney and McCain to have spokesmen with the stature and capability to go on these programs and sell their candidates positions. Just another example of the benefits to getting a team put together early.

Update: Happy Birthday John McCain


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When's Chuck Larson going to run for something?

Senate '08?

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President 1216!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to vote against him again.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:19 PM  

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