Thursday, March 15, 2007

CNN- McCain hopes to reignite 'Straight Talk Express' magic

CNN has the complete details, but a small sample is below:

"DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- The bus is back.

Sen. John McCain has revived the 'Straight Talk Express,' the campaign conveyance made famous in his 2000 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, for his new run. The Arizona lawmaker was back on board Thursday afternoon, hitting town-hall meetings in Iowa, the scene of the first caucuses of the 2008 GOP campaign.

'I'm still the same candidate I was -- little bit older, but still the same candidate,' he said. 'We're still having fun. We're still on the bus, still having the town hall meetings in the same way that we were before, and I'm convinced we're doing fine.'

McCain is trying to reclaim the maverick mantle he wore seven years ago, when he upset then-front-runner George W. Bush in the New Hampshire primary -- and largely ignored Iowa, where his opposition to ethanol subsidies was a liability in a corn-belt state."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain could start a fire...i wonder how well he will do

also, i found this for any Thompson fans

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That bus is a sure sign of desparation!!!! Trying to use the tactics of 2000 to win a campagin in 2008 does not look good .... looks like the 72-year-old McCain is grasping at straws. Do we really want a Republican candidate who is grasping at straws and looking desparate??? (Hmmmm ... methinks not!)

Kind of similar to what was mentioned on Fox News last night when Hillary started talking about the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy again.

Tactics of the last millenium won't work in the YouTube generation.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice job lying about his age 8:02. we all know that he is only 10 yrs older than romney.

I have to agree about this trip though - its been a huge disaster for him. Only 400 in Sioux County?

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Straight talk express what a joke. everyone knows McCain is the politician of politicians. And yes he will be the oldest us president to take office! and yes McCains people failed 1st grade counting lessons. 125 doesn't equal 400, oh wait washington math---I see.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

140 in Sioux County. And sounds like he lost a few more legislators yesterday.

Hey, since McCain is so hip to campaign finance reform, shouldn't you put a disclaimer on this site:

Paid for by McCain for President

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A neutral 5th district state cental committee member reports 150 in Sioux County. Did the Register ask Team McCain without verifying? Stellar reporting again by Iowa's favorite news source!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! I never thought I could hear fear in someone's voice through typed words but it's great.

Your bitterness inspires me.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know who just got a bus of their own? That's right, Frank Stallone. It is a beautiful bus which even includes a bar and recording studio. There is even an oven so he can cook his favorite meal - Tombstone Pizza.

Frank Stallone wanted to leave the naming of the bus to people from this site. Any suggestions?

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could name the Frank Stallone bus "Go Away"

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you weren't around Seven years ago, But I was and distinctly remeber how bad the McCain Snub was. It was one of the things that really unified us after the caucuses. I still have feeling on this today. McCain's new found love of Iowa is a slap in the face. I don't just not like the guy --I hate this guy. NEVER MCCAIN!

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The "Go Away" is a very good name for the Frank Stallone bus.

I think that would be effective when talking about taxes, terrorism, democrats, 70's haircuts, and Ball State.

Frank Stallone looks forward to hearing more suggestions.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I should have suggested something a little less ambiguous. How about one more try:

"Frank Stallone Go Away"

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I don't know if I like that ideas as much, although I'm sure Frank Stallone's competition loves it.

Frank did point out that your suggestion could be used like, "Frank Stallone go away to Washington, DC and save our Republic from the evil ones". That was a great point.

Keep it up.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 11:54 - I totally agree with you. That is the very reason why I won't support Romney as well. I remember what a slap in the face it was to conservatives EVERYWHERE when he said he wasn't a Reagan conservative....oh and the time he forcedully reiterated his support for a woman's right to choose...oh and the time that he declared that he would be better for gay rights than Ted Kennedy....

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank Stallone is a Reagan conservative.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...;_ylt=Aje7XbKNChPDdEAT6bkzQJ_MWM0F

Great way to jumpstart your campaign!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, McCain sure knows how to re-ignite his "Straight Talking Express" by dropping a "Tar Baby" comment in Cedar Falls today. Looks like McCain is showing his true colors. How long before his campaign fully implodes?

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Cedar Falls event today. Ole McCain is nearly outta gas, sounded like Bob Dull, err. Dole.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the McCaucus McCooler doesnt even comment about "tar baby."

10:32 AM  
Blogger Burton Rider said...

I find it interesting you ignored tar baby, too, given that the Cooler posted on Mitt's unfortunate use of tar baby on July 31 of 2006.

Why was it something worth posting then but not now?

I guess it's because when McCain makes a mistake, you don't post about it. But when one of his rivals do, you pounce...

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only state central committee person I saw at Sioux Center was Bill Anderson from Sioux City.

He should learn to count when he learns to shave!

And he's hardly neutral he's from the right wing Hoffman fringe.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is wrong with "tar baby?"

8:37 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

WAR burton rider calling the Cooler on their double standards

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mittheads are starting to sound like Hillary in envisioning false conspiracies, be it from conservatives or the McCainuses.

8:12 AM  

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