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The Barr campaign is not going to be a vehicle for every fringe and hate group to promote itself. We do not want and will not accept the support of haters. Anyone with love in their heart for our country and for every resident of our country regardless of race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation is welcome with open arms. Tell the haters I said don't let the door hit you on the backside on your way out!
Jun 2, 2008 4:52 PM
Several of the 17 uncommitted Senate superdelegates are currently holding a meeting to discuss their course of action after the polls close in the final two primaries, CNN has learned. It remains unclear exactly how many and who of the uncommitted Democratic superdelegates in the Senate will be in attendance at the meeting, which is being held at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee headquarters near the Capitol.
Jun 2, 2008 4:34 PM
The NY Times notes the conciliatory nature of John McCain's comments toward Hillary Clinton at the Ryman:
Senator John McCain spent so much of his appearance here at the Ryman Auditorium – one of the ancestral homes of the Grand Ole Opry – hammering Senator Barack Obama that an audience member rose during the question-and-answer session to note that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was still in the race. That prompted some distinctly valedictory-sounding praise of Mrs. Clinton from Mr. McCain, as he noted how much he admired her despite their differences on issues. “She has inspired generations of American women to believe that they can reach the highest office in this nation,” Mr. McCain said.
Jun 2, 2008 4:26 PM
A townhall McCain questioner at the Ryman who sparked a standing ovation after suggesting Fred Thompson should be McCain's Veep offered up an evaluation of press to Jonathan Martin:
Campbell said after the event that she liked Thompson because of his grasp of the Constitution. She also, unprompted, told me this: "If we had the same news media then that we do now, we’d still be speaking German or Japan[ese]"
Jun 2, 2008 4:16 PM
From LA Times:
Rodham, a self-described “yellow dog Democrat all my life,” is unsure who he would support in November if Clinton is not the party's standard bearer. "If my sister doesn’t end up with the nomination, I gotta take a look at who I’m gonna vote for,” he said. Horrors. Does that mean, Fiore asked, Rodham would vote for Republican John McCain? “I didn’t say that. It could be Bob Barr,” he said, referring to the Libertarian presidential candidate who, as a House member from Georgia, was a prime player in the impeachment of Rodham's brother-in-law, Bill Clinton).
Jun 2, 2008 3:44 PM
That is what one of the "homemade" signs held behind John McCain during his just concluded speech at the Ryman. When exactly did that happen? Tennessee loves McCain? Sure. Tennessee needs McCain? Okay. These are assertions that are subjective and cannot be proven or disproven. But Tennesse votes McCain? Um, no they don't. SEE ALSO: More photos from Bill Hobbs.
Jun 2, 2008 3:31 PM
Ken Whitehouse reports on the McCain visit on the mainpage:
Asked whether he saw any potential difficulty in winning voted from the Republican Party’s social conservatives, McCain claimed to be unworried, adding that he was not looking to so much as unify the party as to energize it.Read the entire report.
Jun 2, 2008 3:16 PM
Marc Ambinder relates how close John McCain came to making a decision which would have made him a lame duck the moment he was elected:
The idea to serve one term had long been discussed among top advisers, and McCain was on board. A one-term pledge was set to be the central thread of his presidential campaign, and Mark Salter, McCain's chief speechwriter, crafted an announcement speech around it. But less than a day before he was set to speak in New Hampshire on April 25, McCain ordered his aides to excise the paragraphs describing the pledge. "Lots of ideas get raised with the candidate. He made a decision and we didn't do it," Salter said in a brief telephone interview this afternoon. He said that "no speech is final until the candidate signs off." Several of McCain's closest friends, including former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had urged him not to tie his hand by making a one-term pledge, and McCain agreed with them.
Jun 2, 2008 3:02 PM
Ken Whitehouse covering John McCain's campaign visit to Nashville shares the following tidbits culled from his conversations with two Tennessee pols, one current, one former. Bill Frist, Whitehouse tells us, compared Barack Obama's health plan to Tenncare, good on promises but with a burdensome cost. Frist also shared that while he is weighing a 2010 race for Governor, he will not make a decision until the beginning of next year. Congressman Zach Wamp, also along for the ride, tells Whitehouse that he supports all GOP incumbents in Tennessee, including Marsha Blackburn and David Davis who are both battling primary challengers. Wamp explained, "When elephants fight, the grass dies." Wamp, also pondering a gubernatorial run, has talked to Senator Frist and states that it is "highly unlikely" that they would challenge each other in a Republican Primary.
Jun 2, 2008 2:44 PM
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