When news broke last fall that Senator John McCain was in trouble against challenger J.D. Hayworth, I wrote
This would be a perfect storm for immigration patriots and a terrible blow to the Treason Lobby. We can be sure that...John McCain is is going to have NO DIFFICULTY raising campaign funds
Of course, I was right. The current conventional wisdom—before
Wednesday`s judicial putsch
against SB 1070—is that McCain, who has performed one of the most spectacular 180s
in U.S. political history on illegal immigration, is turning back Hayworth`s challenge—but look at this shrewd analysis from The Upshot`s Holly Bailey:
For a little while this past spring, it looked like John McCainâ€™s re-election bid might be in serious trouble. There was that widely mocked immigration ad and a campaign shake-up, and his poll numbers werenâ€™t as high as they used to be.Well, thatâ€™s not a problem anymore. Three weeks before the GOP primary, polls find McCain with an average 20-point lead over his opponent, Rep. J.D. Hayworth.But itâ€™s a lead that McCain paid heavily for. According to his most recent campaign filings, McCain spent more than $10 million over the last three months, bringing his total spent on the race to just over $16 million. By comparison, Hayworth has spent just $1.5 million on the race.McCain tops the polls in Arizona, but it cost him, July 27, 2010$16 million
is nearly three dollars per head in Arizona—and the general election campaign hasn`t even begun. It`s maybe thirty times VDARE.COM`s budget—and we`re tax-deductible
! It will be very interesting to see where this money came from.
Bailey drives the point home:
But the bigger story is how McCainâ€™s spending tended to undercut the message that his campaign operatives tried to peddle to reporters covering the campaign. For months, McCain officials laughed off Hayworth as a joke of a challenger â€” something that the polls would seem to confirm today. But money talks in politics â€” and it`s clear by the McCain camp`s exorbitant spending that its strategists viewed Hayworth as a serious threat, especially against the backdrop of other GOP incumbent losses.
My suggestion to J.D. Hayworth: dare McCain to commit to an impeachment vote against liberal enforcer "Judge" Susan Bolton
! Demand he commit to an unemployment-reducing moratorium
Make McCain`s donors spend another $16 million!
Don`t let them give it to the $PLC