John McCain … the Real Maverick … the Real Independent … Gallup Poll McCain Opens 15 point Lead Among Independents


McCain … the real Independent candidate of CHANGE …

There is one thing that Republicans and Conservatives have known for years regarding John McCain … he is his own INDEPENDENT man. As much as the Democrats and Obama try to label him as something he has never been, partisan … a new Gallup poll shows what American voters think and know, McCain is winning Independents over Obama by a 52% to 37% margin. The battle for the middle is being won by a man who has always put his country and beliefs ahead of his party. Does McCain vote a majority of the time with Republicans, of course he does that is why he is a Republican. However, on so many issue McCain has taken the path that best suits his country, not a poll or the cause celeb bandwagon issue of the day

John McCain’s 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.

The surge in political independents who favor McCain for president marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters’ general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates. Prior to now, McCain had received no better than 48% of the independent vote and Obama no better than 46%, making the race for the political middle highly competitive.

UPDATE I: NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday Shows Dead Heat.

Dead heat? That would depend on the sampling of who was polled.  However, what this poll shows as all have is that the upward trend is to McCain and Obama is sinking. As Wizbang states, the Obama camp can take heart, at least they lead in one poll. The Ace of Spades trumpets the Obama enthusiasm, “Wow! A one point lead!” Ok, maybe it was just a kazoo.

Obama’s lead is down from his 3-point advantage in August and a 6-point edge in July, NBC said on its website.

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    10 Responses to “John McCain … the Real Maverick … the Real Independent … Gallup Poll McCain Opens 15 point Lead Among Independents”

    1. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 1:35 pm

      …….and the beat goes on……

      Call it anything you want—the next 2+ months at least will not be boring…..

      Stay tuned…..

    2. Simon Winston Charlston III on September 9th, 2008 3:16 pm

      Movie review for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor starring John McCain

      This is John McCain’s first movie appearance since his cameo in Wedding Crashers. McCain has once again played himself this time starring as the film’s protagonist, the Mummy. It was a clever casting move by the film’s directors, as no makeup was needed to portray McCain as an ancient, desiccated, withered cadaver.

      The movie begins when McMummy falls out of his chariot and is captured by the Syrians. He spends five and a half years being tortured in a Syrian prison camp and being brainwashed into a secret Syrian supporter. When he returns to Egypt his wife who has faithfully waited for him, falls off a camel and is crippled. McMummy, becomes a politician in the Egyptian parliament and is then involved in a political scandal. He is known as one of the “Cairo Five,” a group of five Egyptian politicians who took bribes and kickbacks to reward lucrative government contracts to a wealthy businessman. McMummy is attracted to the businessman’s secretary who accidentally burns a pile of records that implicated him deeper in the scandal. He starts cheating with her, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s a wealthy meade heiress. McMummy applies for a marriage license with the beer heiress even though he is still married to the woman was crippled in the camel accident. McMummy uses his war record to help people forget about his corruption issues. He styles himself a “maverick” by doing maverick things like voting against a holiday for “Mummy Luther King,” an Egyptian holy man who was murdered for preaching for peace and equality between the Egyptian races. McMummy’s conservative followers aren’t to into things like peace and equality, they love war and so does the McMummy. He does other maverick things like voting against the minimum wage 19 times and against extending healthcare benefits to veterans of foreign wars like he is.

      McMummy’s political ambitions burn for him to be Pharaoh someday but by the time he gets the opportunity he is snake bit by his political rival a former Pharaoh’s son “Bushotept.” Bushotept is a brain-damaged figurehead but his handlers maliciously slander McMummy spreading rumors of his having a Nubian baby and of being a homicidal maniac from his years in a Syrian prison. McMummy is defeated by Bushotept and he falls in line to serve the new Pharaoh. McMummy lusts for war after war with Egypt’s neighbors and he helps Bushotept gin up a war with Babylon so they can seize its rich resources. A million Babylonians are slaughtered in the war and thousands of young Egyptians are needlessly butchered in Bushotept’s invasion and occupation of the fertile crescent. McMummy is in ecstasy from all of the destruction caused by the war with Babylon. He takes credit for the carnage and urges a war with Persia. After eight years of war and economic ruin from Bushotept and his cronies it’s McMummy turn to run for pharaoh. He is now older then the dead sea scrolls and he can’t even remember how many pyramids he owns.

      When it comes time for McMummy to pick a running mate he picks Cleopatra’s religious fanatic sister Sarahpatra. Sarahpatra believes Osiris, God of the dead, wants to burn up the earth asap. She also believes Osiris is against healthcare for children and for tax cuts for the rich. The faithful are delighted with his choice even though she cant find Babylon on a map and is one McMummy heartbeat away from being Pharaoh.

    3. Rambo on September 9th, 2008 4:08 pm

      Go Johnny Go!!

      Go!! Go!! GO!!

      Johnny B. Good…

    4. Simon Winston Charlston III on September 9th, 2008 4:28 pm

      “Rambozo The Clown”

      Got a deadly toy
      To brainwash your boy

      An egocentric muscle thug
      Kicks butt on screen like a brat outa hell
      Bullshitter in the Indochina shop
      Pull the string in his back, we win the war

      That we never should have started at all

      A cabbage patch terrorist to call our own
      Who rewrites history with a machine gun
      Don’t think about it-KILL IT
      That’s what we teach your child

      RAMBOZO the Clown
      To draft age kids
      It sure looks like fun-
      “Kill ‘em all
      And let God sort ‘em out.”
      Like video games-no mess
      Just fuel for a mass lapse of common sense
      You can be Don Quixote
      We’ll dice you with our windmill blades

      Brawn over brain
      Means a happy ending
      G.I. Joe in the cereal bowl
      Grey shrapnel-flavored chewing gum
      Mass murder ain’t just painless
      Now we’ve made it cute

      RAMBOZO the Clown
      War is sexy
      War is fun
      Iron Ego
      Red Dawn
      Be a wolverine. You’ll rule the hills
      Just get some guns and Cheerios
      Any kid can conquer Libya
      Just steal a fighter plane

      Look who came home in a wheelchair
      V.A. Hospital, they don’t care
      “We’re the machine
      You’re just a tool.”
      Who fell for the myth of Rambozo the Clown

    5. Simon Winston Charlston III on September 9th, 2008 4:58 pm

      Deep down in Arizona close to Mexico
      Way back up in the cactuses where it never snows
      There stood an ancient mansion made of gold and wood
      Where lived a a corrupt politician named Johnny B Goode
      Who’d never learned the difference between Sunni or Shia so well
      But he could pretend to chase Osama to the gates of Hell

      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

      He used to carry his bribe money in a gunnysack
      Go sit beneath a tree and count his Keating kickbacks
      Old lobbyist on K street would see him sittin’ in the shade
      Laughing at the doubletalk and flip flops he made
      The people passed him by they would stop and say
      Oh my but that little old mummy really hates the gays

      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

      His mother told him someday you will be an old man
      And you will be the leader of a murderous criminal clan
      Many people will be blown to bits from miles around
      To see you launch the nukes and take us all down
      Maybe some day you will make mushroom clouds so bright
      Sayin’ “Johnny B Goode pushed the button tonight”

      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Go! Johnny!
      Go! Go! Johnny B. Goode!

    6. Maggie on September 9th, 2008 5:28 pm

      Kind of like this lobbyist?

      Hunter Biden, 38, has been a registered lobbyist since 2001, and these days he represents nine clients, including five universities and two biotechnology firms, Senate records show.

      Hunter Biden, 38, has been a registered lobbyist since 2001, and these days he represents nine clients, including five universities and two biotechnology firms, Senate records show.

      The law firm he co-founded, Oldaker Biden & Belair, was paid $1.8 million to lobby Congress in the first half of this year, according to public records compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. Biden’s clients paid the firm $470,000, the records show.

    7. A New Girl on September 9th, 2008 6:25 pm

      #6- Maggie….. Good little divulgence there, thanks for providing.

      Wow….based from the new poet on our blogsite—appears as if the bleeding heart Libs are going beserk again. LOVE IT !! Keep ‘em coming. It’s so entertaining to see you guys freak out!!

      I AM the averge white American middle-aged female the polls are referring to! Can’t even tell you how MANY of my friends, colleagues, clients have already jumped ship and abandoned Obama. Their husbands, boyfriends, family members and people they all know are following suit, too. Maybe Barack Obama should start to pay attention.

    8. V on September 10th, 2008 1:15 am

      Can you believe that Obama scoundrel said we shouldn’t invade Iraq? What a fool! 1200 dead American men and women in the surge “a small price to pay” said John Boner Republican House leader, and I agree! Obama also thinks people want their children to have health care, no thanks! John McCain voted against children’s health care 20 times!and the minimum wage 19 times! Now thats change I can believe in!

      Check this out McCain has 133 lobbyist working for and raising money for his campaign. Many have worked for murderous dictators.

      Of course republicans are proud of all the murdering done by Nixon, East Timor, Cambodia, Laos, Nam, Chile Reagan/Bush the Contras and their genocide in Central America, the Iraq-Iran war they backed Saddam in and then the first gulf war, where Bush told Saddam he could invade kuwait as long as he opened the oil fields to western multi nationals.
      Dubya Bush one million dead four and half million refugees in Iraq and thousands murdered in Afghanistan.
      SM: Yes we Republicans are so evil. We are the reason for all the evil and terrorism in the world as the LEFT would have everyone believe.

      Obama can’t even properly pick a VP candidate to run on his ticket … how does any one think he could make decisions to run a country?

      Answer … he can’t.

    9. Tristan on September 10th, 2008 5:52 am

      hello…if any of the Democratic lobbyists or other dems visiting this site care to notice—I am a 29 y.o. female living in a battleground state….and all, I mean literally all anyone has been talking about is what a breath of fresh air McCain/Palin have been. Very reinvigorating and a lot of former Hillary supporters around here or men and women who were still undecided a few weeks ago—now will vote for McCain/Palin.

      I guess what many democrats still don’t understand is what a big mistake Obama made by passing over a female, and what it says about his decision making process. Here he is going on and on about change- yet he doesn’t have the courage to make that exact statement while he is running—-many are also talking about the 3-part series interviews he did with Bill O’Reilly and he seems to be changing his mind all over the place as well and denying his former positions taken on issues in the past. Personally, I don’t mind if a politician or leader has a change in their stance on something once time has passed for good reason…but to not be honest about changing their mind and why they are changing and to just lie about it and get yourself in a corner again…not instilling any confidence.

      Obama’s true colors and lack of experience are coming through clearly now. The majority of people here are not pleased with the left’s unnecessary and untruthful attacks on Sarah Palin either. Most are not paying any attention to half of the crap out there but angered at how unfair and disrespectful so much of the smearing has been.

    10. dennisintn on September 10th, 2008 10:15 am

      slovenly work there, mccainsource. you left off hurricanes, sunspots and the world trade catastrophe, aids, polio, and acne. you wasted your time typing the link.

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