Takeover Thursdays – To be or NOT To be a Maverick…


“I never considered myself a maverick… I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities.”

How desperate is John McCain right now? The guy who ran his 2008 campaign as “The Maverick” is now denying he ever was a Maverick. McCain change of heart can be contributed to the challenge for his Senate seat by fellow Republican and Tea Party backed J.D. Hayworth. Throughout his career McCain has been that has put forth ideas that have not always been supported by the Republican base (immigration, the 2008 bailout etc…). In this political environment that is considered suicide, as the Tea Party and the extreme Right is looking to push ultra-Conservatism. That is something McCain has never been and now he is seriously being challenged by someone (Hayworth), that challenged has caused McCain to recreate his image once again.

When it comes to politics the flip-flopping McCain is currently going through is expected, but denying ever being a Maverick is straight comedy; Come On Son!!! On the biggest stage (presidential election) he ran commercial after commercial calling himself a Maverick and now he wants to deny it; the old man must be senile!

Here are some examples of McCain campaigning as the Maverick:

Ummmmmmm, yeah………….

Ok, so where is the John McCain from those ads and excerpts from speeches? I have no respect for the John McCain we are seeing right now. How can he sit there with a straight face and deny being a Maverick? Why would anyone in Arizona ever trust him to represent them if they can’t trust which McCain will show up. It’s kind of sad watching McCain struggle to find an identity after so many years of service, I can’t understand this strategy.

McCain should be ashamed of himself; his daughter Meghan McCain has more balls than him. At this point give it up; we all appreciate what you have done for this country.

Just stop the lies and hypocrisy!!!

As always….
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!


  1. Benja Evans · April 8, 2010

    How many times did Sarah Palin say “just a pair of mavericks” at her rallies?


  2. mimi · April 9, 2010

    He needs a laxitive.


  3. Craig hayfield · April 9, 2010

    Labels, Labels, Labels. Is that all we are going to reduce McCain down into. After all the service he has given our country, we are going to judge him on whether or not he see’s himself as a maverick or not? He’s given so much to this country, but all people care about is a gaffe he made. Maybe if he made them hourly like Biden the media would lay off. He’s a true conservative, as shown by his recent endorsement by NFIB small business group. So get of your little anal high horse and realize that actions speak louder than words. Then ponder all the ridiculous things Hayworth has said.


    • bbroadway · April 23, 2010

      Craig, thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate your comment on my blog posting concerning John McCain. In no way am I disregarding the service McCain has provided for this country. I have nothing but the up most respect for his military accomplishments, BUT that doesn’t condone him completely denying what was a main stay of his campaign which was being a “Maverick”. That is a HUGE “gaffe”, and as for him being conservative you can look within the Republican party forthose who would challenege what kind of conservative McCain really is. Look how he had to drop his support for immigration reform, it seems as if he is doing whatever he can to seem MORE Conservative. So being a “Maverick” is in direct contrast of his current campaign.

      Again, I appreciate your feedback and I hope you will comment on more of my blogs. Thanks!


  4. Lori Stevens · April 10, 2010

    McCain is still the best candidate for this election. JD is surrounded by controversy, always has been and always will be. JD cannot seem to keep himself out of immoral acts and every time I turn around there is another piece of the puzzle that gets placed. JD was NOT effective during his years in Washington and then lost his seat to a democrat. We cannot take that chance again!!


    • bbroadway · April 23, 2010

      Lori, I apologize for not replying to you a lot sooner. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you will frequently visit my blog. As for McCain I am not supporting JD in anyway, I just wanted to comment on what McCain was doing when he decided to run away from his Maverick status because of the opposition of JD. AZ loves McCain and he needs to remember that and stick to what made John McCain the Senator he is today.

      By the way, John McCain is not alone in this. I can easily point out Blanche Lincoln on the Democrat side who has been speaking out of both sides of her mouth.


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