McCain draws praise in offstage curtain call

  • Article by: PATRICIA LOPEZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 2, 2008 - 11:57 PM

The convention got up to full speed as President Bush lauded John McCain in brief remarks from D.C., even as the GOP has reasons to keep distance between the two.

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bonitaSep. 2, 08 4:50 PM

one of the few who will take the time to watch this speech. Does John McCain really want any praise from "W"? The McCain campaign lucked out not having GWB in St. Paul. How convenient.

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themostancieSep. 2, 08 4:50 PM

"...convention organisers asked Mr Bush to deliver a live satellite broadcast from the White House at 9.50pm - 10 minutes before the major networks switch their coverage to the convention."

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karl_12Sep. 2, 08 5:22 PM

Gee I am shocked. This will not work again especially for Mr. 30% approval rating and his running mate John McCain. The American people are better and are smarter to fall for this type of politics, the politics of fear and smear.

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kitadabeagleSep. 2, 08 6:18 PM

Unfortunately Karl, scare tactics does work on the American people. As long as Americans care more about American Idol than domestic/foreign policies that shapes their lives, they can be easily influenced by the Fox, CNNs, MSNBCs of the world. Neo Cons knows all it takes is just minutes talking about 9/11, Iran with Nukes, and the 'War on Terror' and they can get the backing of millions of disillusioned Americans who couldn't point to Iran on a world map. Scare tactics have worked and will continue to work until the people wake up.

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karl_12Sep. 2, 08 7:05 PM

but I hope that the American people have awaken from this nightmare and saw the light.

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fleetingdaysSep. 2, 0811:22 PM

Yes, we will have another Republican as President in the White House. Mr. or I should say President McCain has alot of support throughout the country. Mr. McCain will hopefully privatize social security and make abortions illegal in this country. We will stand up to North Korea, Bin Laden, Iran, Russia, Venezuala and any other country we want to.

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oldcopperSep. 2, 0811:43 PM

Recently asked whether Mr. Obama was qualified to be president, Mr. Clinton responded: "You could argue that nobody is qualified to be president." Those familiar with Mr. Clinton's views say that his continuing skepticism about Mr. Obama is real enough. Hilary Clinton is shown saying: "I know Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House. And, Sen. Obama has a speech he gave in 2002." Now Joe Lieberman gives a speech supporting McCain, are there any democrats that support Obama? No wonder all these bloggers are so angry.

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CullenSep. 3, 08 7:56 AM

Bush's speech was about 15 minutes and the strib leads with it. His speech was good, but did not give the message of Tuesday's gathering. The key speeches were Sen Thompson and Sen Lieberman. Their message, one of McCain success, character and independence, appears skipped by the strib today. Disappointing, because I believe their message has merit.

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leftyredSep. 3, 08 8:15 AM

If Obama makes it to the White House, we might not even invade Iran, much less Syria. The only way to keep the Crusades going is to elect McCain. Move from the Cowboy president to the Maverick president to keep the US acting unilateral in our war of Terrorism.

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northgradeSep. 3, 08 8:16 AM

Another person talked about using large puppets to conceal and transport Molotov cocktails, bricks, caltrops (devices used to stop buses and other vehicles), shields and lockboxes, the affidavit said. They also planned to throw marbles under the horses of mounted police to trip the horses. Participants did role-playing and attended demonstrations on how to use a large barrel filled with concrete and steel pipes to help protesters block streets. The affidavit also said that group e-mails from the Welcoming Committee talked about leaving abandoned or overturned vehicles at intersections, pulling a single officer from a police line and beating them, using liquid sprayers filled with urine or chemicals, "unarresting" techniques to free people arrested by police, obtaining fake credentials and dozens of other tactics

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