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  • Greg Cannon
    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2006/07/19/reed_blames_mccain_for_loss.html July 19, 2006 Reed Blames McCain for Loss The buzz is that Ralph Reed blames Sen.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 20, 2006
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      July 19, 2006
      Reed Blames McCain for Loss

      The buzz is that Ralph Reed blames Sen. John McCain
      for his loss in last night's primary.

      Rich Lowry: "Here's the view of what happened from the
      Reed camp: Once the Abramoff stuff exploded, it was
      going to be a very tough road for Reed. Glen Bolger
      did a poll for the campaign in January showing that it
      was possible for Reed to win, but his negatives were
      very high and he would have to squeak by. Reed had a
      choice to make, and decided to stay in the race and
      try to make it happen. In the end, soft Republicans
      appear to have broken very strongly against him in the
      suburbs. There may have been some cross-over
      Democratic votes in the open primary, but that alone
      can't account for a 54-46% loss. Reed's connection to
      the Abramoff stuff had broken back in the summer of
      2004, so it couldn't have been predicted that it would
      be such a huge deal even now. But it was. The Reed
      camp blames John McCain for playing payback for his
      2000 primary defeat with a campaign of leaks, and the
      press, of course, was happy to pile on."

      The connection was the report issued by the Senate
      Indian Affairs Committee, chaired by McCain, that
      found Reed had been paid more than $5 million by two
      casino-owning Indian tribes -- both clients of
      lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- to rally Christian voters
      against other tribes opening competing casinos.
    • THOMAS JOHNSON
      Nevermind that he is a swindling, slandering hypocrite....I thought conservatives were big on personal responsibility. ...
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 20, 2006
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        Nevermind that he is a swindling, slandering
        hypocrite....I thought conservatives were big on
        personal responsibility.

        --- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:

        >
        http://politicalwire.com/archives/2006/07/19/reed_blames_mccain_for_loss.html
        >
        > July 19, 2006
        > Reed Blames McCain for Loss
        >
        > The buzz is that Ralph Reed blames Sen. John McCain
        > for his loss in last night's primary.
        >
        > Rich Lowry: "Here's the view of what happened from
        > the
        > Reed camp: Once the Abramoff stuff exploded, it was
        > going to be a very tough road for Reed. Glen Bolger
        > did a poll for the campaign in January showing that
        > it
        > was possible for Reed to win, but his negatives were
        > very high and he would have to squeak by. Reed had a
        > choice to make, and decided to stay in the race and
        > try to make it happen. In the end, soft Republicans
        > appear to have broken very strongly against him in
        > the
        > suburbs. There may have been some cross-over
        > Democratic votes in the open primary, but that alone
        > can't account for a 54-46% loss. Reed's connection
        > to
        > the Abramoff stuff had broken back in the summer of
        > 2004, so it couldn't have been predicted that it
        > would
        > be such a huge deal even now. But it was. The Reed
        > camp blames John McCain for playing payback for his
        > 2000 primary defeat with a campaign of leaks, and
        > the
        > press, of course, was happy to pile on."
        >
        > The connection was the report issued by the Senate
        > Indian Affairs Committee, chaired by McCain, that
        > found Reed had been paid more than $5 million by two
        > casino-owning Indian tribes -- both clients of
        > lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- to rally Christian voters
        > against other tribes opening competing casinos.
        >
      • Ram Lau
        ... My two cents: If a fake-Christian partisan hack can t win a third-tier REPUBLICAN primary race in GEORGIA, he s pretty much done in politics. Ram
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 20, 2006
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          > Nevermind that he is a swindling, slandering
          > hypocrite....I thought conservatives were big on
          > personal responsibility.

          My two cents: If a fake-Christian partisan hack can't win a third-tier
          REPUBLICAN primary race in GEORGIA, he's pretty much done in politics.

          Ram
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