February 10th, 2010
04:04 PM ET
10 years ago

Endorsements stacking up for McCain

Sen. John McCain picked up another big endorsement Wednesday.

Sen. John McCain picked up another big endorsement Wednesday.

Washington (CNN) – Arizona Sen. John McCain picked up his second high profile endorsement in as many days Wednesday.

A day after Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist lined up behind McCain, the Arizona Republican Congressional delegation announced Wednesday it too will support the four-term senator.

"It's an honor to serve with my friend John McCain in the United States Senate and I believe he is the right man at the right time to represent Arizona's conservative values in Washington," said Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl in a statement.

Reps. Jeff Flake, Trent Franks and John Shadegg also added their support in the statement released by the McCain campaign.

Among McCain's challengers in the Arizona primary is talk show host J.D. Hayworth, a former Arizona congressman. Chris Simcox, a co-founder of the Minuteman movement, is also challenging McCain.

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  1. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    I hear he got a glowing endorsement from Boeing. The more aircraft he destroys, the more they get to build. Have a nice day!

    February 10, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. PJ

    I'm a dem. and I proudly say we need more people like McCain. He actually stands up for HIS beliefs, not his party's. That's why radical republicans are turning against him

    February 10, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. Papasan

    As an Arizona Tax Payer I do NOT endorse this idiot!
    Vote McCain out of office!

    February 10, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    The GOP likes McCain because he's a puppet and they pull the strings.

    McCain has proven time and again he is not a man of principle; instead, he blows whichever way the GOP strategists tell him to.

    Back tracking on his stance against torture; allowing Palin to be chosen for his running mate; going from calling Jerry Falwell an "agent of intolerance" to sucking up to him at his "university."

    The list goes on and on and on.

    McCain is a disgrace!

    February 10, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  5. Elle in WA

    Now, wouldn't it be funny if McCain were defeated in his Senate race by a Democrat? Having lived in Arizona for a number of years, I know for a fact that it's possible.

    Oh, how I would laugh! Watch everyone scurry...

    February 10, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. Jane/Seattle

    That is sure one thing Republicans are good at: Putting out a United Front for the masses! They are also very good at the messages that confuse, twist, and manipulate the electorate – those who don't read the Right Stuff!

    McCain needs to curb his personal ambitions and start spending some time with his lovely wife and kids! In other words, RETIRE and Term Limits! This very fact is why we have such conditions in this country. Abuse of power, money, highest-bidder wins Politics!

    February 10, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. joe magarzatz

    What do Sarah's crib notes say about her endorsing him?

    February 10, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. CommonSense09

    McCain should endorse retirement this year.....it's time for this old buzzard to go sit down somewhere! Maybe one of his many houses......

    February 10, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. EC

    Tax reform President eh? SO the H E L L what?

    John McCain needs to go. He's out of touch and his record, his lack of leadership and poor judgement in picking Sarah Palin clearly proves he's incompetent when it comes to moving this country forward.

    Men like John McCain are OLD, STUBBORN and STUCK in their selfish political mindset. These guys don't care about "COUNTRY FIRST" or doing the RIGHT thing when it comes to our country's future.

    All these old farts care about is their greedy selves and scamming the country for as long as they can.

    We need new, younger, fresher HIGHLY educated minds in Congress. McCain is OUT OF TOUCH with today's issues and the ever-changing needs of our country.

    These guys don't even TRY to change anymore. They don't even appear to be embarrassed by their lack of body work. They just sit around blowing the same HOT AIR year after year after year.

    It's no wonder nothing ever changes in Washington. We have OLD FARTS like McCain sitting around doing nothing while millions of Americans pay the price every day, every decade, EVERY CENTURY!!

    You have to wonder WHEN will Americans get a CLUE and vote these old "do-nothing, want-nothing, earn-nothing" geezers out of office.

    February 10, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Dennis

    All in all, John McCain is a pretty good guy and as close to a bi-partisan senator as you're going to find.

    February 10, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  11. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This old man needs to go but then again Cindy probably don't want him hanging around whinning at home.

    February 10, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. Matt


    February 10, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Felonious Monk

    anyone who supports this traitor is obviously more concerned with idealogy than producing results for America.

    Traitor...traitor...traitor...anyone whose campaign whips crowds into such a frenzy that they yell "hang him", and "kill him" and then doesn't do anything to curb this enthusiasm run amok is a traitor to this nation...

    February 10, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  14. Felonious Monk

    We wipe these kind of people off of the end of our digestive track...

    February 10, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  15. Four and The Door

    Excellent! We are all fortunate to have John McCain's continued service in the US Senate. He is one of the few Senators who understands he is there to represent the needs of the American public, not just his own state or his own favorite special interests. The good people of Arizona will be smart enough to keep him as their Senator.

    February 10, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Robert

    he needs to retire.....time for new blood.

    February 10, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. michael

    I guess if right winger, anti-government Grover Norquist ( the drown the govt. in the bathtub guy) endorses McCain, I will vote for anyone else. McCain is appears more and more unhinged lately. At first I thought he was just a sore loser but I think it is time to retire to the Arizona golf courses.

    February 10, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. Linda

    Just think. If McCain had been elected President there would be no such thing as this health care bill, unemployment wouldn't exist, the economy would be great, no wars and of course no threat to national security. And we would have the most intelliegent vice-president ever. Just one big happy America.

    February 10, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. Gil Oberdas

    Endorsements does not unly the fact that he picked sarah pathetic for a running mate. What poor judgement and decision making this man has!

    February 10, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  20. Economist

    This isn't really news. It would be news if the establishment republicans did *not* endorse the establishment republican.

    February 10, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. JonDie

    Not surprising. McCain is the candidate of the Republican establishment despite the fact that the MEDIA tried to create this "maverick" image.

    February 10, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Jim

    after seeing his pick for a vice presidential running-mate, I have to question his ability to intelligently serve in the government.

    February 10, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. Laverne

    At first I was willing to give this JD Haywood a good look, but after hearing some of the things he said over the weekend regarding the Tea Party and his true feelings, I wouldn't vote for him if he was running alone. Personally, I think it is time for McCain to retire to be retired, but unfortunately, it looks like there is no one worth a hill of beans to challenge him. So at the end of the day, I guess I will go with the devil I know.

    February 10, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  24. charlotte

    Oh, poo these are hardly news. David Duke will probably endorse him next.

    February 10, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  25. Felonious Monk

    It's an honor to stand beside this man who betrayed his country...

    February 10, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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