CQ Radio: John McCain

Update: We got a chance to continue the conversation past the end of the live stream. Be sure to download the podcast in order to hear Senator McCain’s full interview!
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Today, on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), we’ll talk live with Senator John McCain regarding the immigration bill, his campaign for President, and the Iraq War. Senator McCain will join us in the second half of the show, and before that, we’ll tackle the stories of the day. Be sure to call in at 646-652-4889 to join the conversation!
Don’t forget that tomorrow will be our all-day coverage of Mitt Romney and his campaign tour through Iowa, capped by a live show at his open forum in Des Moines. You can only hear it live on CQ Radio, starting at 6 pm CT!

9 thoughts on “CQ Radio: John McCain”

  1. Well, how about the starting point being that virtually the entire conservative (not east coast elite wall street journal rockefeller rinos) base of the republican party is filled with rage the likes of which have not been seen since W’s Harriet Meirs travesty; except that this is at least three times greater than that reaction. So…along those lines:
    1. Why should we trust the Federal government to actual ENFORCE the enforcement provisions of this amnesty bill AFTER the fact; considering that we were lied to once before, back in 1986. What, exactly, are they planning to do about the NEXT 12 million, once they’ve given this 12 million a pass? Why should we trust the Feds, since they have DEMONSTRATED a concrete unwillingness to enforce the current laws?
    2. We’ve had the 12 million illegals here for awhile – why are we RUSHING into a bill which is guaranteed to fracture the repub. party? Isn’t NO bill better than a bill that guts the party?
    3. An enormous segment of the conservative base truly believes that the D.C. insider republicans have sold us out to their lobbying and corporate interests; and apparently the pols must believe that the votes they lose will be more than made up for by an increase in the hispanic percentage of the vote. What other reasons can there be? Please discuss.
    4. Senator McCain, Mexico maintains a very tight and rigid control over ITS southern border. Please explain sir, why you appear so hostile (“that damn fence”) to the United States of America being allowed the same privilege?
    5. Gorbachev and some others have likened a southern border fence to the Berlin Wall. Senator, do you feel that he, and others like him, need to have the difference between a house and a prison explained to them? If not, why not? If a fence would be “pointless” and “not work anyway” as some have tried to argue, why then would the Mexican president be so strongly opposed to it; and, as a follow-up, how do you explain the very significant success of the 14 mile San Diego fence (100,000 reduced to 5,000)
    Please do not let him try to get away with characterizing the anger as being a tiny and very insignificant percentage who are either too irrelevant to worry about; or who will “get over it,” and hold their noses and vote for “anybody but Hillary/Obama.” Please try to impress upon him that, no, quite to the contrary, it is NOT a teensy percentage of ignorant rednecks, and, many of us will be staying home this time, or wasting our vote for a third party candidate……rather than being taken for a sucker, yet again.

  2. McCain-Romney-Guliani. Only missing one horseman and you’d have the Republican Apocalypse. Obviously, I can’t get excited about any of these people, so I’ll just stay home if (when) one of them gets the nomination.

  3. Sorry Capt – I’ve seen and heard too much of McCain. A small sampling of TEXT is more than enough, thank you – so I can stick it in my ELECTION ’08 file for easy reference of the highlights.
    I think McCain and Hillary would make a fabulous DIM ticket for ’08. PERFECT!

  4. McCain-Romney-Guliani. Only missing one horseman and you’d have the Republican Apocalypse. Obviously, I can’t get excited about any of these people, so I’ll just stay home if (when) one of them gets the nomination.
    Posted by: old_dawg at May 29, 2007 9:37 PM
    &&&&&&
    NEWT!
    Brownback!
    Fred Thompson!
    Huckabee!
    Hagel!!!
    Gee, so much to choose from!
    That Homeland Security head J.A.!!! Whazzisface !!! Chertoff!
    Won’t one of THOSE do???

  5. many of us will be staying home this time, or wasting our vote for a third party candidate……rather than being taken for a sucker, yet again.
    *************
    PLEASE vote for a Write-In of great integrity, so they h ave to COUNT it OFFICIALLY, taking up their minutes, ke eping them at their counting stations longer, making them COUNT THE COST.
    If peopel stay home, THAT is a free ride for the politicians – but if they have to spend a little while in each county counting up the WRITE-INS and making a separate column for ALL the many write-ins, then we have cost them AT LEAST a little tiny bit of sleep, and given them something to think about.
    Name someone you highly respect, too.
    Like Zell Miller! 🙂

  6. Staying at home except for Fred Thompson. He is the only one that may save the Republican party. If he does not win, I do not intend to vote again…of course I am old so I guess that won’t be that long…

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