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Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:01 PM

JOHN MCCAIN PULLS SUPPORT, WON'T VOTE FOR TRUMP

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Source: Newsweek

JOHN MCCAIN PULLS SUPPORT, WON'T VOTE FOR TRUMP
BY NICHOLAS LOFFREDO ON 10/8/16 AT 6:10 PM

Arizona Senator John McCain has withdrawn his support for Donald Trump and will write in a "good conservative Republican" at the polls next month.

McCain, a former presidential candidate, is perhaps the highest profile elected official to flee Trump, who has said he will not withdraw from the race for president despite increasing calls to do so from across the political spectrum after audio tapes emerged Friday showing Trump making demeaning comments about women.

"I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set. I thought I owed his supporters that deference," McCain told Politico.

"But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy. (Wife) Cindy, with her strong background in human rights and respect for women, fully agrees with me in this."


Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/mccain-pulls-support-wont-vote-trump-507892

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Reply JOHN MCCAIN PULLS SUPPORT, WON'T VOTE FOR TRUMP (Original post)
Chicago1980 Oct 2016 OP
EricMaundry Oct 2016 #1
Loki Liesmith Oct 2016 #4
PSPS Oct 2016 #2
Siwsan Oct 2016 #3
JI7 Oct 2016 #5
Siwsan Oct 2016 #7
krepitch Oct 2016 #9
Skittles Oct 2016 #6
emulatorloo Oct 2016 #8
jberryhill Oct 2016 #10
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #11

Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:03 PM

1. Good

 

Still hope he loses his seat in the Senate.

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Response to EricMaundry (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:06 PM

4. He just might now

given that this little coup attempt failed...

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:03 PM

2. This was already posted in LBN last Saturday

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:05 PM

3. Glad he said this. He may also have just tanked his bid for re-election

Should be interesting.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:17 PM

5. i think it will help him

It's no longer a primary.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:25 PM

7. He is going to lose the dedicated trumpsters

Arizona seems to have quiet a few of those. But whatever the outcome, I'm glad he finally spoke up.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 11:07 PM

9. New NYT Articles Covers This

Here's a great article explaining how at least some AZ voters feel about this. It's bizarre, but hopefully it means Ann Kirkpatrick will win.

Stephen Cotta, 61, a Navy veteran who owns a cannabis testing lab in Tempe, described Mr. McCain as a “traitor” and echoed Mr. Trump’s view that he was “not a hero.” Mr. Cotta said he, too, would vote for Ms. Kirkpatrick.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/us/politics/republican-reaction-trump.html

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:22 PM

6. sorry, John

you lost all your self-respect quite some time ago

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 11:01 PM

8. Man up and vote for Clinton

I know yr still butthurt but try doing the right thing

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:30 AM

10. A good conservative Republican - Oh, yes, Bob Oxymoron

 


But, seriously, I guess this means he's writing in HIS best choice, other than him, to be president:



Thank you for your service, dumbass.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:46 AM

11. Locking Duplicate Thread

Published on 10/8/16 and a Dupe of this post from then. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141591878

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