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Friday, February 29, 2008

CNN on the Cunningham flap

From Anderson Cooper 360. John King was reporting from Cincinnati Wednesday.

KING: At issue is Cunningham's warm up act at McCain's Tuesday Cincinnati rally.

CUNNINGHAM: Now we have a hack, Chicago-style Daley politician. Maybe start covering Barack Hussein Obama.

KING: Cunningham is a local legend invited by local Republicans who know he's a magnet for controversy.

MAGGIE NAFZINGER, EXEC. DIR., HAMILTON CO. REPUBLICAN PARTY: You're playing with a little bit of fire, but at the same time, I don't think anyone expected the comments.

KING: The media frustration for people like Maggie Nafzinger, headlines about the controversy not about McCain's political message.

The longer term worry is the impact among conservatives who already doubt McCain. Cincinnati is critical to Republican chances in close Ohio campaigns. While on Tuesday, Republicans called Cunningham a critical player, the clear goal Wednesday was to play down the potential damage.

NAFZINGER: I don't think that hurt Senator McCain at all. He is a conservative. He's clearly by far the most conservative in the race. So I don't think Bill Cunningham's comments will hurt Senator McCain at all.

KING: Bill Cunningham thinks his voice does matter.

CUNNINGHAM: McCain should lose this election and then let the Democrat win.

KING: He has 250 days to prove it.

John King, CNN, Cincinnati.


at 10:01 AM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's the controversy? who turned it into one? Cunningham said Barackstar's middle name 3 times and castigated the media for treating Obama as if he's the Messiah.
Don't give me this that these remarks were controversial.If Willie had called Obama "the N word" I could get it.Thank you BIG MEDIA for creating controversy...especially since it swirls around republicans...you don't dare treat dems that way...shameful...I loathe the media as much as Clinton loathes the military.You are not to be trusted.

at 12:10 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a total joke. It's bad enough the national media is making something out of nothing, but the local media is a total joke. You all know what to expect from Willie. Don't act like you're so surprised and you;ve had your sensibilities offended. God forbid that Bolshevik is elected President, he'll have to place his hand on whatever religious text he follows and say, "I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear . . . " Are you going to attack Chief Justice Roberts when he asks him to say his full name? Nixon was right: "Goddamned newspapers. They're nothing but a bunch of sluts!"

at 12:52 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

First it's the "n" word and now it's the "H" word.
Glad I'm not offended for being a honkie.

at 1:03 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

No video? C'mon.

at 1:44 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama Hussein our saviour!!!

at 2:43 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willie is ALWAYS there for the Party. Don't YOU throw him under the bus as McCain did.

at 5:09 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cunningham is an embarrassment. He's been justly called out for it.

anon 1:44 is none other than the troll named Useful Idiot. What a sad life the idiot troll leads, blogging day and night. No Friends, no family. This is all he has. I pity him.

at 12:02 AM, March 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


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