McCain aide says terror attack would boost campaign

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  1. holy king

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    the fact that terrorists can affect the us election as they wish?
     
  2. Adebisi

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    He was asked a question, and he answered honestly without lying. He didn't come up with the question himself. Everyone realises he is right anyway. What's the deal?
     
  3. RedRalph

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    Wouldnt it be ironic if al Qaeda killed McCain? then he wouldnt be right at all, would he?
     
  4. Phlegmak

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    McCain's aide is 100% correct. Terror threats helped Bush win the 2004 election.
     
  5. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    And helped Republicans in the 2002 midterm elections. That's why they talked up the Iraq threat so much at that time.
     
  6. z_step18

    z_step18 Chieftain

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    To me, another terrorist attack would backfire on that whole idea that Republicans are better in regards to national security. Seeing as bin Laden is still not dead (as far as we know) and that terrorist activity has increased since the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, I would hope that the general populace would see through that idea.
     
  7. G-Force Junkie

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    I think that if an attack were to occur on U.S. soil, Obama would be able to effectively present the failure of Republican policies and win the election. On the other hand, an attack on foreign soil (such as the Bhutto assassination or the Subway attacks) would more likely be an asset to McCain if he can present it as 'America hasn't been attacked since 9/11' successfully.
     
  8. CheScott

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    These remarks are clearly and obviously true. And McCain is smart to run away from them.

    This all just underscores the desire Americans have for a leader that appears honest and is anything but.

    Al-Qudea wouldn't kill McCain, Bush has been Al-Queda's best recruiter and McCain would be a distant second best. Al-Queda would be smart to stage a large scale attack over the summer, and Bush would be smart to let it happen.

    Politics is so funny.
     
  9. Phlegmak

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    You give the American voter way too much credit. American voters would eat that diarrhea up.
     
  10. z_step18

    z_step18 Chieftain

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    I know. I was going to add "or maybe not". I guess I was just hoping.
     
  11. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki Anton's key

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    What would actually happen if Obama or McCain died during the campaign (for whatever reason)?
     
  12. Berzerker

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    Wtf is he talking about? His advisor wasn't saying McCain wanted an attack.
     
  13. RedRalph

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    Not sure.... no one has given serious consideraton to my question of what would happen if Obama and McCain were caught having sex with eachohter in a phonebox for five pounds?
     
  14. Julian Delphiki

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    It would probably hurt Obama. :yup:
     
  15. bathsheba666

    bathsheba666 Fast 'n Bulbous

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    Well, if 5 pounds sterling, the republicans would probably think McCain was slumming it a little and showing dangerous inclinations towards alien interests.

    5 pounds cocaine, that would be seen as more american, but probably disqualifies him. Expect the evidence to be whisked away, and baking powder substituted.
     
  16. RedRalph

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:comment of the month:goodjob:
     
  17. Arwon

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    Why would it automatically help McCain? Who's to say it won't end up linked to Iraq in people's minds and an indication that it hasn't made the country safer?
     
  18. RedRalph

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    I fail to see how sex with Barrack Obama, in a phone box, for five pounds makes the US a safer place
     
  19. Arwon

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    It can't hurt!
     
  20. Arwon

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    Unless we're talking about terrorist fist pounds here...
     

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