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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: OT - Re: TRUST THE GOP
    Date: 9/15/2000 6:55:00 AM  

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>Please, don't complain about the system because your guy lost. If McCain
>was so overwhelmingly popular, why did he get beat so badly in the
>primaries? His popularity is a media-supported myth geared at weakening
>Bush. Even with the full support of the media, McCain was resoundingly
>beaten by Bush. People were not allowed to vote for him? Give me a break.
>The vast majority of Republicans chose Bush over McCain or any of the others
>just as the vast majority of Democrats chose Al Gore over Bradley. It
>happened. It's over. Live with it.

McCain got beaten because his party wanted ONLY GWB to win, instead of being
open to whichever candidates were running to select the best man. When your
own party hobbles your efforts at organization and fundraising, it's awful hard
to win.

I was talking to one Republican candidate here in California, and he mentioned
that the Republican party was REQUIRING of all its incumbents and new
candidates that they sign a form pledging their support to GBW -- this DURING
the primaries, when McCain was still strongly in the running -- and if they did
NOT sign the endorsement, the money for their various races would be withheld.

Go ahead...tell me that's a level playing field.


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