Friday, April 3, 2009


INCUMBENT: John McCain, Republican
  • First elected in 1986
  • Easily defeated Stewart Starky, 77-21, in 2004
  • DOB - 08/29/1936
POTENTIAL CHALLENGERS (names being tossed around): Janet Napolitano, State Attorney General Terry Goddard, Phil Gordon, Gabrielle Giffords, Jim Pederson, JD Hayworth (primary challenger?), State Treasurer Dean Martin, Congressman John Shaddegg (not running for reelection in '10), Hugh Hallman (Tempe Mayor), Chris Simcox 


The Arizona bench is full of Democratic candidates who might run against John McCain in 2010. The problem in projecting McCain's challenger is that Arizona also has a wide-open Governor's race that year too.

McCain's home state performance against Barack Obama in '08 was nothing to write home about. Republicans, including John McCain himself, realize that 2010 will be a "tough race." Janet Napolitano would have been a shoe-in had President Obama not called her to serve as the Homeland Security chief.  So who's next?

It would be a very tough race, but Phil Gordon could beat John least some believe he can. Gordon has time on his side, not to mention a western constituency that's moving away from right-wing politics and an approval rating in the 70's. If Gordon opts out of the Governor's race and puts his hat in the ring to challenge McCain, a heavyweight fight will ensue. The same can be said for Goddard, although most believe his eyes are set on the Governor's office.

We also shouldn't rule out the possibility of McCain retiring, regardless of what he's said already. He will be 74 on election day 2010. He may change his mind (or lose it) between now and then.

McCain has a tendency to lose his cool under pressure. A "tough race" isn't something he's used to, especially a race for his own seat. Hispanics abandoned McCain in 2009, a defeat that burns him still. McCain's huff-n-puff could be nocuous to his campaign in 2010 if resentment toward Hispanics resonates within the community.


StopTheIllegaInvasionOfTheUSA said...

Lets have a look at a very revealing and telling part of the Mexican Constitution and then ask ourselves, "why are we doing so many Anti-American -$$$ things -$$$ for their citizens in our country,

that are completely the opposite to the US's best interests for their citizens, that they wouldn't do for any other countries citizens, except for their own.

Mexican Constitution:

1) Article 16: Any Mexican private citizen may arrest someone committing a crime such as an alien in the country illegally and hand him or her over to authorities for prosecution

2) Immigrants may not become lawmakers, cabinet officers, or a Supreme Court Justice, or even a clergyman, but must be a native born Mexican. (Articles 55, 91, 95 and 130)

Can you say, Sonia Sotomayor: Recently confirmed US Supreme Court Justice, who was not a native born Mexican or US American.

She would have and still is barred from serving as a lawmaker, cabinet officer, or Supreme Court Justice in Mexico!

3) Article 33: Foreigners may not participate in political affairs in any way.

4) Article 32: Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners for employment, and Mexicans citizenship by birth is considered indispensable for certain jobs such as airline crews, military officers, chiefs of seaports and airports.

5) Article 27: Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization may acquire ownership of land, water or their appurtenances.

I'll repeat this one again; Article 16 - because it's so ironic in light of our moronicly stupid, patheticlly weak border security and illegal alien/immigration laws, policy,

and the traitorous, treasonous, blatant; disrespectful and malpractical non-enforcement of the somewhat strict laws that are on the US legal books.

Mexican Constitution:

1) Article 16: Any Mexican private citizen may arrest someone committing a crime such as an alien in the country illegally and hand him or her over to authorities for prosecution.

Getting the picture yet? America has THE softest most inneffectual illegal alien/immigration law enforcement and political policies.

We would be better off implementing similar immigration laws and policies to that of Mexico. Seems fair doesn't it.

'U.S. policy on immigration is a tragic joke'

Amnesty has already failed us many times before, which is why we're in this situation now. We can thank Reagan & his '86' 3 million illegals Amnesty program for that.

Also including these illegal Amnesty grants along the way:

1. Section 245(i) The Amnesty of 1994 – a temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.

2. Section 245(i) The Extension Amnesty of 1997 – an extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.

3. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NA­SCARA) Amnesty of 1997 – An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America.

4. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA) of 1998 -- An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.

5. Late Amnesty of 2000 – An amnesty for illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens.

6. Life Amnesty of 2000 – A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty that legalized an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens.

Thats Amnesty people, and none of the border security and employers not hiring illegals provisions written into any of these legislations have ever been enforced!!!

CloseTheUS-Border said...

All of these issues are connected & are destroying America from within & can no longer be ignored.

No amnesty or path to US citizenship should be granted to any illegal alien in the US beyond the yearly quota for applications for US citizenship from any foreign national illegal aliens home country.

Just stick to the laws on the books and the problem would fix itself.

And reverse and stop the automatic US citizenship law/rule for all illegals born in the US.

The foreign national illegal invading hordes are scamming us beyond belief with just that one moronicly stupid, weak and capitulating anti-American policy!

Besides all of the other ways that they massively scam -$$$ the US and game -$$$ the US's weak and inefectual anti-American illegal alien/immigration policy.


US Constitution
Article IV, Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion..."bi

Michelle Garcia said...

The day will be sweet when we as a state can come together and knock McCain off of the gravy train he's been riding. It's time for Arizona to see its change!