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Senate Ends Hope for Significant Wage Hike
"So we got the senate doing their senate thing today. Right to vote a rama. There's all these amendments and there was standoff happening in something that happened there today. A seven democrats and one independent who caucuses with democrats joined with republicans to shoot down raising the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour as part of the biden cove. Relief package among those democratic. Novo's joe manchin of west virginia. Chris coons of delaware. The moment that really stood out was when arizona democrat. Kirsten cinema walked up to cast her. Vote miss cinema cinema. No out she represents arizona. Maybe that was a homage to the late. John mccain. Who famously did that to that. Repeal vote but that full thumbs down from arizona helped end hopes for a really big wage hike that the congressional budget office says directly affect seventeen million american workers on a bringing maria. Teresa kumar co founding president and ceo voto latino fetchacure former senior adviser senate democratic leader harry reid and current advisor to bernie sanders. Faz let me start with you. I want people to understand this. Vote before we analyze us. This was a vote that was going to fail either way. It was essentially a symbolic message. Vote because it needed sixty votes filibuster -able so going into this. Everyone knows it's not gonna be talking to pass. No republicans are going to vote for it. So it's a free ride. It's a layup you get up there and say yes. We want to fifteen our minimum wage. So it was very very surprising to me. A lot of people to see democrats eight of them in the caucus vote. No what is your explanation. Of course you've got to go back in history. A little bit where. President obama suggested raising the minimum wage to ten ten. It was hillary clinton during the two thousand sixteen campaign who suggested raising it to twelve. It was bernie sanders. Who's been pushing along with you to raise the wage to fifteen dollars an hour. And as a result of that we have gotten a lot of progress in the democratic caucus and not all the way clearly and painful. Chris you take senator cinema arizona's got a twelve dollar minimum wage. And in fact if you look at raise the wage which gradually raises the minimum wage to fifteen dollars over five years it would be at twelve fifty by year. Three which is where harris zona is so many ways it doesn't really impact arizona and yet you have center for cinema denying many people. Millions of people around the country are arrays of their wages. Maria wha what did you make so. I used to work in congress. A- as a hill staff for a long time ago on preparations and this was fairly unusual. Because what those eight did was say. That they were not going to deliver the biden agenda in the biden administration. Right now is going to figure out how to channel little lbj and demonstrate that there are consequences when there are not voting down for the presence agenda. As you mentioned. chris. This was a layup but i have to say when we when we witnessed this thumbs down by cinema. I think for a lot of folks people felt at at odds because when john mccain did it it was to save healthcare for millions of americans when she when she did today was turned down. This idea that there was going to be some sort of economic closer to economic committee. For millions of americans and fifteen dollars has even fifteen dollars does not keep pace with the with the inflation rate of the nineteen. Seventies the raiders really. I established it was perplexing on many many fronts but this is an opportunity really for joe biden to say. You're going to have to come down to the white house because we're gonna have a talking
Fresh update on "john mccain" discussed on Philadelphia's Morning Answer
"The West Virginia Democrat who said he was going to do everything he could to make it a bipartisan $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Uh, He voted for it anyway under reconciliation and helped them narrowly pass it. Something like 51 48 was the final vote on it. Did you see over the weekend? They were also freaking out about Kristen Cinema. Cinema, the other wild card Democrat out there in the West, who big thumbs down. She even give a little curtsy when she did it on $15 an hour minimum wage. They tried to tuck in this bill. That failed did not pass $15 an hour minimum wage hike. She came in, and she gave an enthusiastic kind of did a little knee bend as she thumbs down at all the left. Oh, man, did they get mad at her? Of course, I'm reminded everybody that the left got very excited. The last time in Arizona senator came in and made a big dramatic show of giving a thumbs down vote. Remember who that was? I have an idea. John McCain did that. Remember a few years ago, and that was to repeal Obamacare? Yeah, they loved when he did that. That was exciting when he made a big show of it anyway, here to talk about it is our old pal Bonci from Red State. So funny. These two it's now I mean, Republicans is like I don't even have any time to listen to pat. Too many more Bonci like I don't even care what he says anymore. I'm bored of them. Now it's like the only two people that matter to us. Is Republicans. Strangely are the Democrats Joe Manchin and Kristen Cinema. Good morning. Hey, Good morning. Could be back with you, Chris. You bet. Yeah, That's yeah, That's absolutely potentially truth in opposition to be in as the Republican because And there's something very likable about cinema, obviously, and the fact that she's willing to go against their party in this way, But I'm under no illusions that she's still liberal Democrat. I mean, if you probably look at her voting record, I'm sure it's 90. Plus percent voting with Chuck Schumer and But she has crossed the line for things like some of Trump's judges, not the Supreme Court judges, but some of the appellate court judges, and obviously this was a big thing. I think she voted for the tax cuts two. And then there's this latest vote where she went up there and Did the viral video moment where she, you know, kind of Cedar swatted. It gets up there and get some down. And, uh, I'm not sure how did exactly this guy's you know, it was funny. So if anybody has seen the video go toe wherever you can search it, Google or something, you'll find the video. It's It's hilarious to watch your doing and I also saw a report. I'm the same. It was actually the same reporter that was sharing that video, originally saying that she brought a chocolate cake because Senate as well, So I don't know if that was the tip of the hat, Marines with that and all the liberals calling her that and you know, let me take thing, but I just Uh, it's It's weird, but she is One of the one of two people in the Senate right now that is hoping to the Republicans are hoping will preserve a lot of things by not killing. The filibusters is mentioned a total phony. What do you make of that guy? I think I'm still skeptical. He will kill the filibuster. I think that's probably a step too far for him. But, yeah, I mean, I don't know why West Virginia put him back in the Senate. I think he only won by 3% last time, so it's going down and down compared to the Martins used to have, and I think he's going to get beat next time if he runs And I don't think it'll be necessarily that close. But I don't know. Honestly, you wanna know Honestly? Why? I think he would have voted for it with along party lines after saying he wouldn't. I bet he didn't even remember that interview. Well, yeah, talking. I think he was just talking and doing his typical. I'm from West Virginia. I'm a moderate, bipartisan thing with threadbare and He probably didn't even remember that interview when he cast that yes Vote Joe Biden. Meanwhile, I don't even know what you want to say about this vast majority of economists left right and center. From Wall Street to the To the Private.
Young men accuse Lincoln Project co-founder of harassment
"Lincoln Project co founder and top Republican strategist, John Weaver has been accused of sending the wrong kind of online messages to young men. The New York Times reporting John Weaver, who worked on the presidential campaigns of John McCain and John Casey, allegedly sent unsolicited and sexually provocative messages to young men online. Sometimes offering to help them get work in politics, according to the report. The Times, citing interviews with 21 men, including Cole Trickle Millais, who told the Times the messages began in 2015 when he was 14 years old. A B C's Andrew Dember
Arizona GOP censures Cindy McCain and Governor Ducey
"And arizona have censured three of the state parties most prominent figures state. Gop voted this weekend to censure. Former senator jeff flake governor doug ducey and cindy mccain the widow of the late senator john mccain all three found themselves at odds with former president donald trump.
Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
"Arizona. Republicans are essential during three of. The party's most prominent figures saturday. The party rebukes governor doug ducey former senator jeff flake and cindy mccain wife of senator john mccain for publicly criticizing president donald trump. The move was largely symbolic both flake and mccain publicly endorsed president biden leading up to the november.
Philadelphia FOP head defends detective under investigation for allegedly attending Washington, DC rally
"Police detective was allegedly at President Trump's DC rally last week, and those were from killing appears to the menace The department is investigating to see whether or not she was involved in any of the violence of the capital that followed. The Philadelphia Police Department spokesman in a statement says their internal affairs bureau is investigating after Social Media Post popped up linking the detective to the rally and what investigators air Trying to figure out here is if the detective had any role in the chaos that happened after the president spoke if she did anything illegal and violated any Philly PD policies as she has not been charged a little background. She worked in the recruitment unit but has been reassigned. According to Philly PD. This is situation playing out around the country as well, whether it's the New York City Fire Department. Seattle police or some smaller towns in between, departments are reassigning or putting members on leave as they investigate possible participation at the writing of the capital at police headquarters. Tim Jimenez KOW news radio fo P President John Big Nesby is released this statement. Quote Our detective travel to Washington D. C this week on her day off And exercise their First Amendment rights to attend an event. We believe she's done nothing wrong and await the results of a complete internal review and John McCain as he goes on to say We strongly condemn the violence and loss of life of the capital and hope those responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Well,
Arizona county's Republican committee votes to censure Cindy McCain
"The maricopa county republicans are handing the wife of late senator john mccain a censure because she endorsed joe biden for president cindy mccain tweeted her response saying she's always been a proud republican and she will continue to support candidates who put the nation before their party arizona republicans also censured her husband in two thousand fourteen john mccain died in two thousand eighteen
Mark Kelly sworn in as Democratic senator from Arizona
"Hill. Mark Kelly, the former astronaut turned senator is said to be sworn in today, one of two Democrats to flip Senate seats this year, joining governor John Hickenlooper. In Colorado. Former astronaut Mark Kelly is said to be sworn in as Arizona's second Democratic senator this afternoon. His election shaves Republicans majority by one vote in the final weeks of the lame duck session. It also marks the first time the state has had two Democratic senators in 67 years, Kelly defeated GOP Senator Martha McSally by more than 78,000 votes in a special election. To serve out the remainder of the late Senator John McCain's term, which runs until January. 2023
Mark Kelly to be sworn in as Democratic senator from Arizona
"Later today, Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is to be sworn in as Arizona's newest Democratic senator from member station Cage's easy Ben Giles prepared this report. Kelly defeated Republican Senator Martha McSally in a special election that determined who would finish the term of the late Senator John McCain. Now that the election results in Arizona have been certified Kelly is eligible to be sworn in immediately. Kelly's victory means both of Arizona's U. S. Senators will be Democrats for the first time since the 19 fifties. Democrat Kiersten Cinema also defeated make Sally two years ago. In the race for Arizona's other Senate seat make. Sally was later appointed to the seat Kelly just one Kelly, swearing in also means the Republican majority in the Senate will shrink by one vote.
Donald Trump's disregard for our transition rituals threatens democracy
"Have you noticed. This is not normal. The president openly trying to say only the votes for him should count talking about sailing election. No legal path to succeed. We've been reporting on how those michigan republicans were welcomed at the white house after being shamed in their own home state for what they were doing. And donald trump is also taking petty moves that basically delay or mess with aspects of the transition. They won't mess with the transfer of power. All of this. We want to show tonight with. The evidence is a radical break from a longstanding. Bipartisan approach to the peaceful transfer of power in america that look forward to talking to the president so honored that he was attended with hospitality to me. And my wife. Yesterday didn't need to do this. And i am most grateful that He would do so good morning last night. I had a warm conversation with president. Elect barack obama. I congratulated him and senator biden on their impressive. Victory told the president-elect he can count on complete cooperation for my administration as he makes the transition to the white house. My number one priority. In the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures dental is successful. We turned presidential historian. Michael beschloss what contrast you see from there to now well once again are a donald trump tonight as a category of his own. Go all the way back to john adams who lost to the guy who was at that time as you know his political enemy. Thomas jefferson. Adams was angry about being defeated by jefferson. And he didn't hang around for the inauguration that tradition adopted established yet so adams got an a stage coach and went back to massachusetts before jefferson was born in but it began this tradition. That even when you have an incumbent president who is angry at the guy who beat him for reelection. Herbert hoover in one thousand nine hundred ninety three and franklin roosevelt over to the white house to talk about how they should transfer power even when they rolled up to the capital roosevelt and hoover sat in the back of an open car. They shared a lap robe. If you could believe it didn't talk much. But that's a tradition. And as you say the tradition is running alongside both the rules constitutional requirements and the norms that much abuse a framework or term in the last four years That provide a buffer a provide a context all this. We just showed the outgoing president's michael stays with us. We want to show michael. And our viewers the other cases where we have seen the candidates as mentioned who lost just conceding with some eye on their place in history john mccain making what for him was a painful concession to barack obama in two thousand and eight hillary clinton in that loss that shocked so many including many in the republican party. She got up the next morning and gave that speech pledging cooperation to president-elect trump and sixteen we've seen presidents who lost reelection like trump did face the music the people of the united states that made the choice and of course. I accept that decision. But i have to admit not with the same enthusiasm that i accepted the decision for years ago. People have spoken. And we respect the majesty of the democratic system. I just called governor clinton over in little rock and offered my congratulations. he did run a strong campaign. I wish him well in the white house. You know michael you deal with facts and evidence you have a rigorous process between where you start and publishing one of your history books. How do you measure class. Because what i see there is something. That's hard to prove. But i feel it inside which is across ideology in parties. We've just seen many different presidents showing a type of class or even grace that is absent right now at the white house. We're going to ari. I've got two sons who are now in their twenties but they used to play a little league and every time they played a game even if they lost they would shake hands with the winning team and say good game. That was assumed this. That's that's american. What is not. American is to claim when you didn't win to be a poor loser you try to be out of keeping with the tradition of all those guys you just showed even richard nixon who is not thought of in history as a particularly gracious winner. Nineteen sixty gets beaten by john kennedy. He was very angry about it and it was very sad about it but he goes out and tells us supporters in los angeles in america. Once a decision is made we unite behind the candidate who was elected that was even before the final results were. Yeah that's great a great example. You're given off as we say off the top of the dome michael We have one more for you. And that is al gore. Who did have this tight legal challenge. Everyone remembers frustrating. For both sides in the run up to it and then of course frustrating for the person losing so narrowly having won more votes overall total across america. Al gore take a look now the. Us supreme court has spoken. Let there be no doubt while. I strongly disagree with the court's decision. I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome. Which will be ratified next monday. In the electoral college and tonight for the sake of our unity as a people and strength of our democracy. I offer my concession. If i may be a little optimistic here at the end of the week michael ask you to guide us. What would you as someone who cares deeply about america. What would you tell citizens both parties neither party whatever. What is incumbent upon the rest of us to do if we never get that concession from this president. What do we do from here together. We just say the. Donald trump is a gross aberration. Get him out out the door. The door doesn't hit him on the way out on the twentieth of january and say we demand our leaders that they do. What all those other candidates that you show tonight did show some graciousness and understand that democracy is more important. Listen to what al gore said. He didn't say. I agree with the supreme court decision in bush v gore. He says for the sake of our democracy. I offer my concession. Most canada's most presidents love democracy want to unite the country. Donald trump is a gross aberration and exception to that tradition. Soon he'll be gone. Michael beschloss gets the word on that. Thank you sir.
Former President Barack Obama criticizes President Trump
"Presidency and the vice-presidency is bigger than any of us. So i have instructed my team to work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a sex successful transition for the president elect president obama four years ago showing professionalism and class to an incoming president who offered very little of that in return so perhaps it's a fitting final contrast for everyone to see. Donald trump is incapable of meeting that standard. You could call it. The obama enter. You could also just call it the typical presidential transition standard if you want but it is one more reinforcement of these times. We're living in tumult revolt. Fear an america veering between presidents. That are so obviously different. Obama to trump to buy the former president waited deliberately until after the results to offer some more personal candor about all of this. Obama has intentionally held his long awaited presidential biography until after this race a choice that would of course keep the spotlight on the democratic nominee and the current president obama made that choice of course before he knew the nominee would ultimately reflect his own choice back in two thousand eight for who should be president if not him. Joe biden and as part of this new book tour. We are now hearing from obama for the first time about some extra donald trump as a severe aberration when donald trump won. I stayed up until two thirty in the morning. And i then called donald trump to congratulate him his margin of victory over. Hillary clinton wasn't greater than half. Joe by martin over him i think about john mccain calling george and laura bush welcoming you and michelle obama to the white house interest not have been more gracious. Everyone knows obama doesn't really take a lot of cheap shots if anything his own. Supporters have been frustrated sometimes now measure he can be he will look for any reasonable interpretation of opponents actions. He'll try to think through their views. He'll discuss that in public. I think those traits actually made him an excellent writer and lawyer by the way so it is notable that today and these new remarks obama does not even see any reasonable way to cut donald trump emotional or theoretical slack. Barack obama is not joining this odd snowflake chorus of enablers who say donald trump needs days and days of processing time that no other politician ever gets or the conservatives who suddenly think one man's delicate snowflake ary and narcissistic foolery should hold up the national security transition of this country. No no sir. Today in these two interviews barack obama hits the stakes and the costs of donald. Trump's failed to concede and active choice to fan misinformation. Which could hamper civic life for a long time to come. They appear to be motivated in part because the president doesn't like to lose and Never admits loss. If you're listening to some of the talk radio that trombone are listening to if you're watching fox news if you're getting these tweets. Those allegations are presented as facts. So you've got millions of people out there who think of there must be cheating because the president said so. Where do we go from here for. President obama is telling everyone it's bigger than trump addressed his top republicans abdicating their responsibility. They obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on because they didn't say anything about it for the first two days. But there's damage to this because what happens. Is that the peaceful transfer of power. The notion that any of us who attain unelected office whether it's dogcatcher or president are servants of the people. It's a temporary job. we're not above the rules. We're not above the law. That's the essence of our democracy. that's deep. The jobs are temporary. we are all temporary. What we're trying to build to on our best days democracy injustice. That's permanent.
Senator-elect Mark Kelly says bipartisanship a real mission
"Incoming Arizona U. S. senator mark Kelly says he'll bring to Washington the bipartisan approach that he adopted on the campaign trail newly retired astronaut mark Kelly a Democrat is the winner over former congresswoman and retired Air Force pilot Martha McSally who's conceded the race make Sally was appointed in twenty nineteen to fill John McCain's seat so as soon as the results are certified Kelly will be sworn in to serve the rest of McCain's term Kelly says the country is having a hard time with polarization that's hampered the functioning of government and he commits to working with the GOP top priorities are addressing the Kobe pandemic and some form of gun control his wife former congresswoman Gabby Giffords as permanent disabilities she was shot in the head at a constituent event in twenty eleven I'm Jacki Quinn
Biden team should get access to intelligence briefings
"Republican senators have congratulated Biden on his win at least six more GOP senators Josh Holly of Missouri, John Thune of South Dakota, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rob Portman of Ohio, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Mike rounds of South Dakota or saying that Biden should at least be receiving intelligence briefings even if Trump won't order his appointed head of the General Services Administration. To officially recognized Biden as the president elect here is sent it around to South Dakota. Look, one of these two men will be the president, United States after the election results have come in. And I think at this point, just as a matter of Protecting our nation's interests. I do think that both the president and his and his competition here, the vice President Biden should have access to those classified reports. Conservative British TV host Piers Morgan on Friday afternoon urged Trump to concede on Twitter GOP strategist Karl Rove said Thursday that Trump's lawsuits won't change the election results. Cindy McCain also told CNN today her deceased husband, former Senator John McCain, would have wanted Biden recognized as president elect You Beecher, he would be telling these people it is time that we that we move on. It's time we heal. It's China. We support our president elect and also encourage the G s A to release the funds so that the heat and get on with his transition team. Cindy McCain is an adviser to President elect job. His transition team. Trump's press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, and White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro. Both gave interviews on Fox business doubling down on the idea. Trump is preparing for a second term. This came as major news outlets today formally called the State of Georgia. For Biden and North Carolina. For Trump Theologian. Toral Vote count is now 306 for Biden and 232 for Trump
Barack Obama's new memoir 'A Promised Land' discusses rise of Donald Trump and marriage with Michelle
"A- promised land. That's the title of former president obama's new memoir remember. This is just part one. Because he couldn't get it all written in time so he split up into two parts but we are starting to see what he is writing about in this book and cnn obtained a copy of the book and my colleagues jeff zeleny and america and others poured through it and one of the big headlines that is emerging from the former president's memoir is how directly he deals with the issue of race and the rise to the trump era in other words. Barack obama who doesn't really talk about his race and its impact on american society. All that much really addresses in this memoir. He's very being. As the first black president sitting in that oval office he believes allowed millions of americans to be spooked by that and that was something. Donald trump understood that there would be millions. americans spooked. That black man was present united states and exploited it and played it to his political advantage. That is what obama thinks. The whole birther controversy was about he thinks that palin sarah palin being put on john mccain's ticket in two thousand eight was the beginning of this of taking what were sort of fringe off the read corners of the republican firmament in the country and bringing it front and center and that his being the first black president allowed that to happen because there were people like donald trump wanting to exploit those very racial and racist fears. I many in this country. It's just a fascinating. Read to see obama talking in these terms but this comes out at a time where we're seeing. How race played into this year's election. And the here obama talk about this in a way that quite frankly he hasn't talked about before is pretty fascinating.
Trump supporters crowd vote counting site in Arizona
"Closer look and outside of the elections building through all of this where I've been all day today all day yesterday. Still Trump supporters who are here. You know, in many ways, Aaron E. It's a lot like a mini Trump rally here that speakers have been getting up. It's gone from early in the morning until last night overnight. Lot of unfounded theories are growing here. No evidence of fact behind them. Whatyou mean Lewis. He's among the people out here claiming that they believe there is fraud going on inside this building, Trump loses, okay. He is, If it's a rigged system, otherwise you win in a landslide. The sign your holdings has stopped hiding the ballots. Do you think they're hiding ballots inside this building? Ideo? I think that Number one. We've been caught on video. We've seen cars that have California license plates. Those people were trying to see and they were caring bags with them. And maybe this is normal thing. Moving vans coming in and out of here and docking. What do you think they're doing in the moving vans in the bags? I think they're bringing in more ballots or fake ballots and again. There is no evidence of any of this. But these are the stories after they've been hearing what the president's been saying that much of this group is talking about now They're watching every car going in suspicious of it suspicious of what's going on inside. And as we told you yesterday, Aaron, we were inside for Ah, bit of it yesterday. It is very detailed what they're doing. Democrats and Republicans working together to get the job done. And Alex, There was news in the Arizona Senate race today. Yeah, there was, And this is a big deal here in Arizona ABC News projecting Mark Kelly, former astronaut, defeating center Martha MC Sally and this is Ah big pickup for Democrats coming from Arizona. MC Sally the second time that she has lost a Senate race in this state. He has now lost both. She lost back in 2018 against Kirsten Cinema. She was appointed when John McCain died to the seat that now she has lost, but more. Kelly is widely liked here in Arizona, but shows you the change going on in this state. That a state that in the 2018 election, Arizona had two Republican senators. Now it has two Democrats representing this ST Joe Biden is ahead in the presidential count at this point. This is definitely a changing vote in Arizona. ABC is Alex Stone and Aaron Carter. Ski Stay with Cuomo News for the latest on the presidential vote count in Washington. Votes
Ocasio-Cortez projected to win second term in House
"Where Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez gets a second term in New York Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper knocks out incumbent Senator Cory Gardner. Democrat Mark Kelly flips the Arizona Senate seat filled by Martha McSally MC Sally was appointed to fill the term left by Senator John McCain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hangs on to his seat, but is said to be less optimistic about keeping his top post in the chamber and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham defeats Jaime Harrison and a very expensive and tough race
Election Day 2020: Rick Davis
"Joining us live is Bloomberg's Rick Davis, partner at Stone Court Capital has run a good number of campaigns, including John McCain's 2008 Rick Again. Thank you so much for joining us. My pleasure. Yeah, The Democrats seem focused on Pennsylvania Joe Biden yesterday back again today, Camilla Harris today saying it be decided they're Biden claims it's his first home. Polling has been good. But now the NBC Marist poll today shows it tightening. Where does this stand? Well, it's on the horse race side. You can't tell, but it's been a very stable election. Even in Pennsylvania, Biden held the lead anywhere from 4 to 10 points, depending on which poll and at what point in this campaign. But that's the nature of this campaign is so unusual is how little has really changed lately. I mean, when you were tracking polls and you're only you know, seeing Ah pointer to tightening or loosening in the course of an election. It shows you a very stable electric. In other words, people have made up their minds and we've seen in the last month. People are voting in record numbers during these early votes, And so my guess is Pennsylvania. I would say. Friends toward Biden because he's never been behind in any public or private survey I've seen, but you know, we're see what happens on Election Day. Yeah, Also Florida I mean, for the most part of Florida Early on, and who knows early eyes? It goes for for Biden. They're saying that it's over. Yeah. If Florida goes for Biden, there's really no way for Donald Trump. To find a path to victory mean Biden start with some of the Trump states that he won before pretty much in Hiss. Calm. Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. These are all states that Biden is right now tracking an almost 10 in some cases, 12 points. So you take those states away from Donald Trump. And he can't afford to lose those Bay States and the biggest one that he Has in play 29 electoral votes is Florida now have the two things have the pollsters learned anything since 2016 number one and have the Democrats learned anything since 2016 I'll take the last one. First. What the Democrats learned is that they needed to pick their spots as to where they need to win in orderto get the necessary electoral votes and And Hillary Clinton's campaign spread themselves all over states that were completely unnecessary. They had people in Arizona and other places the week before the election thinking we're going to turn Red States blue. What? What Joe Biden has shown is the discipline to park himself. As you said earlier in Pennsylvania, every surrogate he has in the country was in there today. And he's planted a flag. If I win Pennsylvania, I win the presidency and I'm fighting here. And he has Ah, just in just in the past hour in campaigning, talking to young talking to students, saying that they that they are the key. I mean, the Democrats have needed, you know, asking that question to motivate young voters. Michelle Obama's been beating this drum now since Since 2016 the young have to be showing up. Are we seeing that they will Yeah, There are record turnouts bank on Which state you're talking about in Pennsylvania is one of them where under 25 8. Voters are starting to show up in much bigger numbers than they did in 2016. Now whether or not that follows on Election day. These are all the early voters that we can track. But if that follows up on Election Day, the young voters could actually make a big impact on the state like Pennsylvania. OK, let's and and the presidency, of course, is what everybody focuses on the most for very good reason. But But let's let's look at the Senate here. I mean, if you're a Democrat, and you're looking at this, you're saying, Wow, we have a really good shot that this could flip. Yeah, His Senate is ah, Titan. There's no question about that. Republicans have probably five or six states where they have likely swings to the Democratic side, potentially. And they only have one pickup in in in. Ah, Alabama. What is interesting? State toe Watch is Georgia. Not only do you have a Senate race up for grabs, But you have a special election for a senator to Senate seats up in Georgia this year. And Georgia has a funky law where you have to get over 50% of the vote, or you go to a runoff. And at this point, neither one of the incumbent Republicans there look like they're going to be able to get to 50%. So you could have the control. The Senate decided months later in a special election on top of the special elections you already have? Yeah, possibly in in January. Now now vote counting. Of course, you know, we hoped to see something tomorrow probably won't. But the president has said that he may claim victory on on election night anyway, both sides of lawyered up. This could be a mess as well. I don't want to be negative, Bob, but but this could be a mess. Well, The good news is states run their elections and so unless they decide to defer to the president states, which would be extraordinary, right? No, no state Tends to do that voluntarily, then they're going to count at their own pace. In fact, we've never had an election where the actual elections certifications. We're on election night. They always take days later. In order to facilitate all the ballot collection and count all the ballots, And then the state certifies. There's there. It just simply doesn't happen on election night in any election we've ever had. And so I think that most of the states if their discipline and they follow their own rules, they'll pay no attention to the president's protestations. He did this in 2018 during the Florida governor's race where he said, Oh, you know, all the votes were counted, and we ought to just move on. We're Yeah, we're going to have to leave it there. Thank you so much and will watch for you and David and Jeannie. With our special election coverage
Behind Trump's Lies
"When you look at our neighbors compared to what's going on in Europe and other places but we're doing well choice between trump boom and biden lockdown. He wants to lock down the country dismantle your police departments, dissolve our borders borders, they want open borders I think every single low enforcement group in the countries endorses we gave you the biggest tax cut in history by far and Biden is proposing the biggest tax hike in history. So. All of that was wrong and Ashley on your part. You just did a deep dive on veterans choice and how the President again wrongly claims credit for that and insists on it and will continue to apparently how do we live in this era? How do you as a White House correspondent cover this president what do you have to hold it against? Well I I think this looking at those two stories mine in the Times The Times took the macro looking at all of them. This truth one rally I sort of buried in on the micro in what we describe as an anatomy of a singular live very briefly, this is the president signed an update to be choice known as the mission acts. The did expand Va Choice But va choice was passed and signed under Barack Obama was co sponsored. By John McCain and even the mission act that trump past was officially named after John. McCain but trump has gone in and basically said, he did the a choice Obama had nothing to do with it. John McCain didn't have anything to do with it. So one way we cover it was to really drill down and explain ventures that he was telling this falsehood this lie but the reasons why he's doing it because he is surrounded by aides to enable him. On willing and able to tell him the truth in one of the reasons he does it is because of the psychology of lives, which is the more they repeated the more they start to feel true in one striking thing I found was that the RNC, the Republican convention, a number of speakers were drafting their speeches. They told the speechwriters in the president's team they wanted to put a line about what? Donald Trump had done NBA choice because they actually believed what he was saying he'd gotten it. So the either the they believed this falsehood in Bay, wanted to repeat it themselves. So that's why the president doesn't because it is proof stunningly effective for him in the way we grapple with it is, is we write about it in tell this story in in many different ways graphically on with words in e
Changes in population of Arizona swings state more left
"This is a special edition of Balance of powers. Look at election 2020. I'm David Weston. Today We look at three critical swing states that could help decide who occupied the Oval Office next January. We start with Arizona once solidly Republican state that is now Maura, Va. Toss up. Arizona has 11 electoral votes and polls show a tight race. As for Vice President, Joe Biden hopes to become the first Democrat to win the Grand Canyon state since Bill Clinton did back in 1996. Or an overview. We spoke to Bloomberg contributor Rick Davis, who ran the 2008 presidential campaign of the late Arizona Senator John McCain. Four years ago in 2016. It was not a swing state, so it's one of those that have moved into the Swing column primarily because it changes both demographically in the state, but also ideologically demographically, I think you know, the increase in Hispanic population have moved it a little bit closer to the Democratic column. Hispanics make up almost a third of the Voting population now and on ideologically in 2016 trump one white suburban voters in Maricopa County, the largest county in the state. What really decides the outcome in states and in 2018, those same suburban voters fled the Republican Party, causing Martha McSally running for Election to the Senate to lose a Republican, so it's going to be an interesting ride there, but it's definitely a swing state this year. So if you say Maricopa County is I understand, you know better than I really determines the state. Largely. It's a really big count and a large portion of the voting populace. What has changed 16 4018 has the Democratic nature of Maricopa County's changes it more hetero genius than it was before is that they've changed their attitude towards things like immigration. Maricopa has been changing for a long time is one of those state or one of those counties. It's the city of Phoenix is in Maricopa County that has grown at an enormous rate. It's been one of the top five fastest growing counties in the United States for the last 15 years and is one of the top five of the largest counties in America. So it is a complex political beast. I would say What is starting to change is the Republican lock in the suburbs. In the past, we've been able to win the state by winning Maricopa. And if we are not able hold onto especially white women suburban voters in Maricopa County. We can't win the election for a perspective on what it takes to win statewide office in Arizona. We spoke to someone who's done it. Former Republican governor, Jan brewer. She admits the state is changing, but she hopes it hangs on to its conservative roots. There's a good chance that it is probably turning a little purple hair in Arizona, which is very distressful US Republicans, but the bottom line is is that we've had a lot of people moving in and out of California and other places coming to the great State of Arizona czar demographics. Have really changed. I think that we have to take that all into consideration were out there.
"john mccain" Discussed on First Person
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"john mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"To remember that they represent something good to not everything in the past was bad, not everything in the past has to be rejected and repudiated. And while he made mistakes route his life, some of which he would never change his mind about. He did represent a kind of dedication to service not to get rich, not to be famous, not to make money, but he dedication to service that everyone can admire even if they disagree with how he performed some of that service. And that's, that's what I got, and looking at this and I believe is family wh one point with a tat during the two thousand primary by George Bush and the daughter to has. I think that Representative of a man who could even. In this personal life change as America change around, absolutely. And speaking of George W Bush and that campaign was also incredibly people. Forget how nasty that two thousand primary was, including those those accusations of the lack of daughter, which we're not made by the Bush campaign. But what made by sort of allied sort of nasty nasties on that side. But let me let you listen to George W Bush the forty third president earlier eulogizing John McCain, his former rival. He was courageous with the Kurds that frightened his captors and inspired his countrymen. He was honest, no matter whom it offended. Presidents were not spared at various points throughout his long career. John confronted policies and practices that he believed were unworthy of his country. To the face of those in thirty. John McCain would insist, we are better than this America is better than this. John is the first to tell you it was not a perfect man, but he dedicated his life to national ideals that are as perfect as men and women had yet conceived. You know, it is interesting that those who are on the other side of George W Bush on everything including the war in Iraq door, even his presence sort of represented something that seems bygone the ability to still look back with some sort of wistfulness to a leader and to see that person as president right to the embody the office despite the fact that bitter differences with them that also seems to have passed away with this era that John McCain represented. Really, it's an era of decency in era of of looking at the president, even if you disagree with him as someone who can speak eloquently and who can slay out with the president, what the president and what the American people think is just shared values. This idea that even if you disagree with someone, even if there are democrat and you're Republican even for your man, and there are woman, there are things that we can use share and actually have in common and you don't have to fight tooth and nail. And when you have disagreements and you can and you and you talk about people's flogged, they don't have to be kind of cheap shots and nicknames and yelling at people they could be. This is what I disagreed about. This is maybe a vote that I didn't appre-. She ate. But overall, this is a good person. What we're seeing now I think is essentially a president that is doing that and Jill wine banks. We have been at this stage in American history. Many times before he'd credible divisiveness, a president at times leading that divisiveness are causing the Nixon air was obviously one of them, your thoughts as you watched this service for John McCain, this front row, full of power, incredible power, men who embodied the presidency's a woman, and also Albor former vice president who aspired to the presidency and the absence of one one leader in that on that front row, the current president, United States, your thoughts. Well, to me, John McCain represents character and values and civil discourse in a bipartisan world that we have seemingly lost. And that I hope that this reminder in this very touching parade of wonderful speakers eulogizing him will remind us we could have back again, John McCain. I'm Intel you right now for the premiere of a movie about Watergate. And John McCain is one of the people in the movie and his humor and his decency are certainly portrayed there as they were in all the comments that were made about him today. And I really just hope that the process that Watergate allowed to go forward can go forward in a bipartisan civil way that would honor John McCain's memory. And as we as we finished today at can..
"john mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Thank you all for being here. I want to go to you first you John McCain planned these last several days of his memorial to the letter and very specifically with a lot of messages in mind. He had to know that the message he was sending by asking that gentlemen, the former president of the United States Barack Obama to speak for him and his at his funeral will sending a resounding and very sharp message to the current president of the United States who he pointedly did not advice your thoughts. All the message today was really American values over power over party politics. This funeral, I think was as much about John McCain as it was about the future of America and what we want to be as a country. When I think about the speakers you, you start with Meghan McCain, who talked about the fact that America has always been great. That we that her, that her father told her that nothing will break you. Then you go to Joe Lieberman who said that John McCain nurtured American values that that was one of the things that stuck with him. Then you go to Brock Obama who said the best way to honor. John McCain is to fight for your country. This was really as a day where people were thinking about, okay, we're Democrats Republicans, but we're really Americans. And what that means is we have to respect each other. We have to be decent. We have to think about what the best thing is for generations to come. And I think over and over again, you heard that and that was by design, John McCain planning every single detail of this new that everybody was going to be watching this, that this was going to be overshadowing anything that happened today. And of course President Trump he's playing golf. He's tweeting about NAFTA tweeting about Russia. No one's listening to that right now because everyone's really enthralled with the idea that after John McCain dies, we're not sure who's gonna fill that void. Yeah, we're quite not paying any attention to him and it has to be quite painful for the current president. He's not getting any attention this morning. Career jump here. Steve Schmidt on earlier who fought on the other side of that two thousand eight campaign from you and me who are working on the Obama campaign watching President Obama speak. I think a lot of people in my time line, a lot of people on my text messages, we're feeling incredibly wistful. It feels like an almost an anachronism to see a a man stand up there who has this incredible sense of the grandeur America, the scope of what America means, who can speak to it in such an eloquent fashion and who did it on behalf of the man. He vanquished for the presidency. John McCain was a war hero, a genuine bona fide hero of the precise type that Americans use to elect as president the Eisenhower archetype. He was kept from the president by two men, George W Bush and Barack Obama and invited both of them to speak at his funeral. Your thoughts watching Barack Obama who I think made everyone wistful, but that era of a president who could speak in that manner about us about as a as a country and the passing of a kind of Senator. We don't have any more in John McCain. Yeah, joy. There were really no empty gestures at all in the last couple of days. And certainly today by John McCain, as you mentioned, he really planned every inch of his funeral. Once he learned that when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and John McCain got exactly what he wanted a total and complete rejection of Trump and Trumpism that was a live broadcast live on on national television for all to see what we saw today was former presidents. And as you mentioned Obama and enjoy Jobe Bush speaking today while speaking so eloquently so poignantly, and you saw Senator Senator to leadership, all of Washington DC essentially coming together to reject Donald Trump. I think you would find it hard pressed anyone. Someone would find it hard pressed to see a more public, a more ceremonial rebuke of a sitting president..
"john mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Brock Obama made a powerful point when the president stood up there and he talked about the most perfect idea ever put to paper by the mind of man or woman. This idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with an alienable rights among them life liberty in the pursuit of happiness. The most powerful idea in human history is the idea of the United States of America in imperfect nation that has never quite lived up to its founding ideals imperfect in much the same way that John McCain was imperfect, but he perfectly loved this country and that ideal and he served his entire life in service to that ideal. To the idea of America in the idea of America that was so beautifully inadequately laid out by the two former presidents in by many of the speakers and by many of the people over this week is what John McCain committed his life to now the virtues love and heroism and valour they exist everywhere in this country. Right now, there are acts of kindness and love in service being made by ordinary Americans. But those virtues are absent generally in our political class in service in Washington, DC right now in this country, this government of the people by the people for the people. Will have to make a choice about what type of country do we wanna live in? Do we wanna live in a country of division and hatred and anger and racism? Or are we able to rise above it? Dr king talked about the fact that the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards Justice. And when we think about this season of meanness, vile cruelty from the political leadership from the president of the United States, we will move past this and when we do and we put this, sorry, chapter behind us, we will need to have in this country. A season of reconciliation in John McCain's life is a is a signal to us about how you do that. Yeah. I mean, I guess the question for a lot of people though is who will lead that because you saw in front of us today, leaders who are no longer in office, no longer, you You know, know. sort of with the bully pulpit to do it except on occasion like this. And so it feels like there isn't a presence. John McCain was sort of back dot, right? So who does that now when when ABRAHAM LINCOLN was elected, the fact was lamented by William to comes to Sherman who essentially said that we've elected backwards barbarian on educated, the country's doomed. He has no competence for this task. And when Lincoln was assassinated, general Sherman who had last seen him at city point with General Grant the week or so before was asked to reflect on Lincoln's, wife, the man he had come to know, and he said that he had met all the great men of the world, the industrialised kings and emperors generals, but he never met a man who possess more of the qualities of greatness and goodness than ABRAHAM LINCOLN would has always been true about the country and almost providential e. So is the right leaders have emerged at the right time. Dwight Eisenhower was a Colonel in the army who hadn't been promoted in thirteen years in one thousand nine hundred forty. When we look at at this country amongst us or good indecent people. And there are people who have the qualities of character that John McCain exhibited in his life who will rise amongst us to lead us together to a better place. I can't tell you the answer, but I am confident about this. Anybody who despairs about the future of this country should should know and think about this for a minute a country that can produce a man like John McCain is going to be okay. I thought very hopeful note, I think Chris Matthews, I, I think about John McCain, put forward his ideals in very pointed fashion in the way that he designed these last several days. I think about the the service in Arizona where he had the Zona cartel an African American NFL player. That's been a point of contention with the current occupant of the White House, Latino Democrats. Instead of Joe Biden, he made sure that he his values were clear and clarified for anyone..
"john mccain" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"I'm Josh barrow of business insider and MSNBC on the right is rich, Lowry editor of national review on left his Ana Marie Cox host of with friends like these and columnist for scifis fan girls and Doug Holtz he can is still with us. Doug is president of the American action forum and is a former head of the Congressional Budget Office and chief economist to President. George W Bush on Monday, perhaps in part out of a desire to push John McCain off the front pages, President Trump announced Porsche trade deal with Mexico Mexico in the US agreed to tighten rules about how much of a car has to be made within the NAFTA area to qualify for tariff-free treatment. New rules would also require some fraction of a car to be built by workers making at least sixteen dollars an hour. These rules are intended to encourage more auto and auto-parts production in the US, but there is a problem. NAFTA is a three country agreement in Canada wasn't part of these negotiations Canada's been trying to catch up in the NAFTA talks this week, hashing out longstanding disputes over dairy, tariffs and other matters. Because President Trump wants to reach a framework by Friday. So Mexico can sign a new deal before the sitting Mexican president leaves office in December, but a wrench got thrown into that plan on Friday off the record comments from Trump got leaked to the Toronto Star in which he seemed to brag that Canada was going to get nothing at wanted out of the negotiation and would have to cave anyway. This obviously makes it harder for prime minister, Justin Trudeau to sell any agreement back at home, Doug, what do you make of what is going on here. I think there are. There are two things going on. The first is that Canada needs deal with the United States. It is a weird, their largest market. They are largest trading partner, so we should want to deal with them as well. But there's no reason why Canada has to the deal by today by Friday. That's all being driven by the desire of the outgoing, Mexican president to sign, but he's coordinated with his successor. They'd had both teams at the table and and that's just a a fiction. The president has invented to try to Jim, the the Canadians, and I don't think they'll be jammed that'll be that the second thing that's gone on is that it's pretty clear now that the president has not negotiated in good faith with the American people and who knows how he's treated the Canadians. His stated claim again, and again, has been that he would use tariffs as a strategic tool to force our partners to come to trade agreements that were better that had lower tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. The deal announced with Mexico is not that it didn't get rid of the St.. On aluminum terrace. It raised the non-tariff barriers to trade in the in the domestic content and these minimum wages, it is completely at odds with his stated goals. And now he's got a problem with congress in the American people, he's not doing what what he said he was doing rich. Why doesn't Mitch McConnell, put a stop to this. You have strong Republican support for free trade in congress while modernizing NAFTA in some abstract sense would probably be a good thing to do. It's not a necessary thing to do. It's probably not something that free traders can trust Donald Trump to do. So why not just say, we're not gonna take any of this up and we're especially not gonna take up a to country agreement that excludes Canada..
"john mccain" Discussed on Channel 33
"He was disinvited from John McCain, one of John McCain's final, you know, in the in the final months of his life, there were news stories, but how, yeah, you know him and his wife, Cindy McCain, you know, let it be known that, hey, Trump don't come to my funeral. So it's it's been sort of an awkward week in terms of memorialize McCain, because usually think about it. It's like this sort of big Republican polish. Fission dies. And you'd think that like the, I mean, the current president is a Republican. Normally, there would be if you think back to like when Reagan died right. Bush was president when Reagan died. And so there's this sense in which the party sort of rallies behind the legacy of this crucial figure and it's party. Whereas meanwhile, because Trump and McCain had this feud Trump is in this awkward position where he just clearly does not wanna talk about McCain a lot, and it kind of makes Trump look weak because even though Trump obviously survives McCain and he's the most powerful Republican in the world. He also, there's this weird air Trump sort of resisting celebrating McCain that just makes him look like a dip shit or sore loser, whatever you wanna call them, especially as all these other people, including Brock Obama who's not even Republican as of emerging to pay tribute to Kane. Yeah, it's been interesting to see. Trump be silence on something. It's also I don't know. I've been having this weird sensation because Trump Nuys sort of responded to McCain's death in the same way, which I feel very uncomfortable. When I, whenever I realized that me and Trump are behaving the same way, like I was not a fan of John McCain, but I just I didn't really, I didn't. I haven't been saying anything about his death because I just felt like I didn't everything to add. Trump has been doing the same thing. Like the silence on his end has been interesting, and then the whole flag debacle is another thing like people were mad that the White House didn't properly display the flag at half mast for long enough. I honestly thought that was a little overblown. I think the half mask thing is like a super weird tradition, but yet it's been, I don't know. I've been sort of struggling with like how to process McCain's death. I was talking to a little bit about this earlier, but like it it feels very significant because it does feel like the death of type of politician in addition to an individual, he was known as the maverick, but he also in many ways, represented the sort of. Fairly standard, moderate Republican, domestically, I guess, very warmongering Republican in in foreign affairs, but you represented the strain of Republican that seems to be a dying breed part of generation. These weird McCain is we're generation right because in terms of his political career Rayleigh he's he's only he's only Senator since the late eighties. So there's a sense in which like he had a long Senate career, but he's not, you know, it's not like he some old school like Nick zone, Nick Sonia era, Senator who late. He, I lived to an old age and he has a military is a famous military career that produces political career, but McCain is a strange example of when you talk about him being a certain kind of politician, it's not even purely because of the time he entered the Senate or the time he entered the Republican party. I think it actually really just has a lot to do with his background like think about it. A lot of it is tied up in the fact that he fought in Vietnam and is generally lake celebrated as a war hero. And so that that underscores why a fight over how long the White House wanted to fly the US flag at half mast would be sailing in a way that it might not be quite a salient with any other Senator right?.
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Likely to engage in these big purchasing decisions, especially buying a house to a lesser extent. A car when they have confidence, things aren't going to go to hell in a Handbasket and like for that reason, actually, their key finding here is that Democrats were much more spooked by the Trump election than Republicans were encouraged by which is something they predict because kind of loss aversion predicts these kind of decisions. But it does seem that we have a finding here that among a certain kind of people who are likely to use being searches, Democrats assumed that the economy was going to be terrible and therefore they shouldn't engage in any major purchasing decisions despite the fact that that does not has not materialized, right. Like despite the fact, frankly, that the story that Democrats tell about why Donald Trump is unacceptable, isn't that the economy is doing badly, it's the economy is leaving some people behind, you know that people aren't aren't deigning and that Donald Trump is unacceptable for a whole host of other reasons. But like the story isn't getting. Donald Trump is going to wipe out the wealthy. You and your family have accumulated in the same way would have for public. But I actually think this is an interesting difference in the psychology of like the left wing ideologue whose view is like people left behind, blah, blah. But like like norm core democrat, I think would this captures well and see with people. I know all the time. They look at Donald Trump and they look at his behavior and they just cannot believe that he isn't going to wreck the Ronnie. Right, right. Yes. Did like that is like the the at some level of like particularly like white college educated liberals who are not necessarily like super political, like they just see what Donald Trump is doing. They see how Donald Trump behaves. They see how he tweets, crazy stuff. They see how he gets weird fights. John McCain, they see how he doesn't seem to understand the policy topics that he is. Talking about and they in part because they are partisan and in part because they trained by the experience of the Obama years to believe that macroeconomic management is this incredibly challenging aspect of the presidency that requires a lot of time and attention and knowledge and wisdom. They just like, assume that disaster is coming and that it cannot be that like this buffoon can just preside over an extended period of peace and prosperity. I think that is fair. And this is kind of what this study is assessing very explicitly as like, what is your prospective evaluation of the economy and how does that affect your real world behavior? But they're focusing on prospective because there are already studies building up a pretty substantial body of knowledge that retrospective use of the economy also change depending on parties in power and not that like I just I, I wanna drive home because you know to be like, it's not a surprise to anybody listening that you know, we assume that. More people listening to this podcast are left of center than right of center. Like despite the thing that a lot of left of center people tell themselves that they are more attuned to reality than their counterparts..
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So anyway, it was interesting moment for me to just say something that's a sort of separate issue, but to say something that's even perceived a slightly negative about John McCain, that he taps there Palin abused vice presidential candidate, and it's also like a deeply weird phenomenon that all of the encomia of John McCain were based in this idea that, oh, his passing, you know what you were saying earlier, lower that his passing represents an era of politicians of their. Publican party that has passed, and we know that it's passed because of Donald Trump, and this is just a perfect symbol of that. The praise is dependent on the idea that the McCain ultimately lost right, but he lost the battle. The Republican party should be. And when you point out that actually John McCain did something, it wouldn't have happened without him that like nobody. It wasn't like Sarah Palin was inevitable pick for vice president and that had a pretty direct line to the conflict of celebrity and personal brand and right. Weighing culture warrior that like that is seen as a knock on him to actually say. He ended up having influence that at least one decision he made helped create the Republican exist today. No. And wanted to hear that weekend probably ever. But yeah, that there is the separation of the sort of John McCain is metaphor for something America has lost, and then there's the literal conversation about John McCain about. Hey, he picks Palin and you know, he really missed his moment to be a steward or something bigger in the aftermath of the election. So there's that to me that just is this kind of moment ran of, yeah. Are we talking about John McCain in a sort of abstract way? Or we talking about the literal John McCain, because if you get into the littoral John McCain and really wanna look at his actual legacy, there's a large constituency for not doing that. And with that, we'll take another break and say, say for well to Laura gonna sit around and talk about Bing methodology. All right. I'll see you guys later. Thank you. Pay listeners. I'm Martha Brookes post to the Arthur Brooke show on the vox.
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"To our conversation. So I have been dying for days to ask you Darah like what was the deal with John McCain and immigration like this is one of these things like I like most people. I am aware that like when there was a push for bipartisan immigration reform, McCain was like one of the headline names for that on the Republican side. But there were like many, many moving pieces in that legislation and like I don't settle legislation. Was was he legislating or was he, or was he just like a face for the Bill? Or like what was his like his angle like like, what was he all about? And also tells what happened in the end like the next the next chapter in the saga anyway, tell us everything. Pastors like the thin. You kind of have to remember. John McCain was a champion of very particular thing called comprehensive immigration reform, dude, which took shape in the early to mid two thousands versions of it, went in front of the Senate and twenty six twenty seven Antoni thirteen in twenty thirteen ended up passing the Senate by a very large margin and then died in the house largely because Marco Rubio who had been one of the people, shepherding through the Senate made it pretty clear that he wasn't willing to stick his neck out any further than he already had. But it's really interesting if you think about it that legislation that was not identical, but was built around the same basic framework. Of we're going to have a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants were currently here, we're going to increase border security to prevent future entries and we're going to revamp legal immigration, particularly for greater flexibility and bringing low skilled workers to the United States that like those three things are the basis of legislation that gets introduced in twenty six and twenty seven unsuccessfully. And then the continues to twenty thirteen. It's like it's a weirdly almost over baked thing where the elite consensus on it was so strong and there was so little ability to kind of substantively changed the legislation to get people on board, which especially in the Senate, like there's a lot of performance of, oh, you've given me my thing. You've agreed to address my concern. I can now get on board with it. They were able to do that a little bit with border security in the twenty thirteen version. But like the cake was pretty much baked. And I think it's really important to understand that. When we're talking about McCain's rule because McCain wasn't, there wasn't like a particular piece of this that John McCain thought was particularly important. He thought it was important to have ordered security. He thought it was important to like legalize people who are already here. He mocked Mitt Romney pretty mercilessly after Romney's loss in two thousand twelve years. You can't get eleven million people to self deport. That was a really dumb thing to say that helped cost us the election, and he thought that it was important. You know, remember him from two thousand seven, like berating someone at a town hall, New Hampshire for like the idea that he wanted a lettuce picking job fit. Immigrants were taken for whatever it was. It was a memorable straight talk moment. He was actually the kind of thing about immigration that I think many people who favor immigration reform like many like white people who favor immigration reform think but wouldn't say. But you know it was something like Google do it. Great sign up for a full season in a hundred degree weather to pick lettuce in Zona and then come. Complained to me about, you know, people taking your job and like, yeah, it was like obvious, right? Like nobody, nobody from New Hampshire wanted to go move to AirAsia to be a lettuce picker Arizona's particularly interesting because like even before John McCain was engaged on this, Jeff flake in the house was pushing this exact same look. Let's be realistic here. There's only one way we're going to solve this problem and it involves allowing people to come here and do the jobs asterisk when flake was in the Senate and twenty thirteen apparently and there's a really good Ryan lease a New Yorker piece about the kind of twenty thirteen Bill that I'll put in show notes..
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"But at the same time, you would also acknowledge that like these people really were bitter political rivals, like Donald Trump and John McCain, the had their moments of disagreement. They had their moments of tough words for. In another McCain's dissents from the Trump administration were not meaningless. But at the same time, novel Trump talks about Donald Trump's achievements and he brags about himself. He talks about the tax cut Bill. He passed and John McCain voted for that. He talks about all the judges whose gotten confirmed and John McCain voted for all those judges. He talks about the big increase in defense spending. John McCain was the lead author of that big increase in defense spending, and it's not like John McCain, like sold out and became a Trump Bhatt, but it's like McCain and Trump both converged on a large, you draw the vendetta grams of like stuff. John McCain is into stuff. Donald Trump is into stuff. Paul Ryan is into and those are all somewhat different circles. But they have like a big piece of overlapping territory, which is why they are all influential Republican party politicians. And like Trump's inability to even recognize like that. There's an. Aspect of life where it's like, sometimes you have to pretend to like people who don't really like sometimes you'd say nice things that you don't really mean. But then there's another thing where it's like, okay, just stop like think sincerely, is there something I do believe that I can say that is nice about this person and like for Donald Trump and John McCain, there really should be like they agreed on many things. John McCain voted solid Republican for like all kinds of Donald Trump stuff. He served his country with honor. It's like the most obvious nice thing you can say about John McCain, and it's like Trump's desire to wage this feud like after McCain's death, when there wasn't even that much to it is like to me, it's like the kind of thing is really unnerve ING about the Trump era aids. So odd. It's politically counterproductive. I think in an obvious way like Trump's team didn't seem to think this was a good. Everybody was very uncomfortable all day with this like weird situation and it's like, I'm going to say like, we'll we're a hop skip and jump from like mishandling the flags to global thermonuclear war. But it's like, what is the decision making process? It's it's so different from like he has his tax ideas. I don't agree with to like he has said he has nobody agrees with and yet cannot be compelled to just like behave in rational way. I mean, I find this fascinating because John McCain is famous for being a stiff necked, like very stubborn, various acids person who often bears grudges against people for for what he perceives his character flaws on that on their part that aren't necessarily related to policy. Like before John McCain was Thornton. Donald Trump side. He was thorn Iraq Obama side before he was Thorin. Barack Obama's III was a thorn in George Bush's side like it is a hater. Yeah, he was. He was a certainly strong personality and. That's kind of that was the root of a lot of the media darling ship was this idea that he was a maverick that he was willing to say, things that he was willing to call out people whether or not they were members of his own party when they disagreed within that was seen as a as a statement of him being principled rather than being like a stubborn SOB. So in that regard, it's kind of interesting that McCain is being seen as the kind of norm that has passed away of collegiality when in fact, it's not that McCain was collegial, but that he understood that people on the opposing side could also be good friends that like he did trust people even where he may not have agreed. You know that he kept a very close friendship with Lindsey, Graham till the day key died as far as we know. And Lindsey, Graham had a very different approach to Donald Trump that he actually was willing to work with people who he didn't necessarily trust in the Democratic Party on unvarying issues that Russ Feingold is going to be a pallbearer at his funeral because they worked together on campaign finance reform and apparently were like super close after that. It's those. Those kinds of things that Donald Trump doesn't appear to have not because Donald Trump is often stiff, necked and stubborn..
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"This is why we have norms. Right? Like I feel like the big question. That this whole saga has raised for me is we know that Donald Trump is particularly dismissive of you can't do that because it's that's not the way it's done. There are cases in which the norms that he is blowing up our these very old school Washington, you know, we all play nice with each other rural chummy. The substance of politics isn't going to interfere with our relationships. A thing that can often diminish the real life consequences of politics and policy for people. And I think all of us at the state will probably have different assessments of how good it is to break some of those down to the fact is that he's barreling through them and the reason that you have things like that is because if people are forced to make their own decisions on a case by case basis, it's going to depend on their temperament and someone like Donald Trump who never sees any need to show any respect to anybody unless he thinks he can get something out of them is just going to refuse. If you don't have a norm of. Of, you know, we say nice things about people who are dead, even if we disagree with them. If you don't have a norm of when a sitting Senator dis whether or not the White House loved that sitting Senator, they order the flags to half like you take it away. And yes, some people are going to make a reason to inform decision, and you know, have lengthy podcast discussions about whether John McCain's legacy deserves the amount of phrase that was poured on him over the weekend, but some people are Donald Trump. Yeah. And you kind of do broader norms lingering. I think to your point to Dr I agree with norms. I also think I also went through this journey of how I feel about these ways of these waves of praise for John McCain in this almost reflexive way. And I actually have come to a different feeling about it more broadly of setting aside the details of any reporter or setting. This is of the details of the John McCain temper tantrum. It's not surprising to me that in this. Moment when we do have a president who is rejecting norms and is the kind of president who will say. I refuse to say something nice about a war hero that is John McCain, who passed away that I think the emotional response as much as the fact that John McCain is a, he's always been a media darling, but in this case, losing John McCain with something bigger in this moment where we have this really sort of nasty person in the White House, whether or not John McCain lived up to his own rhetoric of bipartisanship and collegiality, and whether he actually fulfilled those things we can talk about. But the way he conducted himself made people believe in a version of politics that I think we used to aspire too again, whether or not it was real or whether or not America ever did that. He stood there and said, we can come together and that we are battles of ideas and that we wanna do the right thing and we can do it together. And that was an aspirational. Vision of America. When that a think the public was invested in that is gone and McCain is gone, but it's really something bigger about this loss and the contrast between losing McCain and Trump's reaction to it, I think is part of this emotional moment yet. But just to me part of Russo vexing about Trump's pettiness on this point is that it's not as if Donald Trump and John McCain were like mortal political enemies. You know, like if Hillary Clinton were to pass away, would expect a normal president to a defeated her even in a hard-fought election to say something nice and to be respectful of the dead and of someone who is important too many Americans..
"john mccain" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Senator John McCain was a towering figure in American politics throughout his decades, long career. People of all political persuasions have how found themselves at one point or another either cheering on John McCain for his righteousness, bravery, or being infuriated by his Austen's and wrongheadedness Elise behind extremely complicated and enduring legacy. A man who's been on both the right and wrong sides. Some America's most important questions to Charlie Pierce writer, large for Esquire magazine who wrote this weekend about his enduring admiration for John McCain, despite this laws and Josh barrow, MSNBC contributor and senior editor business insider was a piece out today, but these sincerity and popularity of the center from Arizona, Joshua thought. It was interesting piece to talk about whether Americans still care about the intentions of politician, right? Because I think part of what people liked about John McCain while he was always more popular than his policy agenda was a broad sense that basically John McCain was acting out of principle and he was being sincere. And if he was wrong, he. Came at that honestly. And I think you've seen in our politics in the Trump era real real critique of meeting well, from both the right and from the left, I think from the left what you hear as well. People like John McCain, they use this positive public image to pursue an agenda that is against your interests. The rap on McCain for a number of years at been that he was basically a standard issue, Republican politician, wide variety of issues that was somewhat complicated by his extremely consequential vote to save ObamaCare, which have really, really large policy implications and then from the right, I think part of what has animated Trump ISM has been basically this idea that these well-meaning politicians with big global ideas and McCain had some genuinely big global ideas about spreading democracy. It was relatively a supporter of immigration Republican party in part because of the good that immigration to the US does people around the world basically saying, that's, that's people giving away your stuff. And you need is someone greedy, like Donald Trump, who will not not be nice like John McCain. And so I think partly people have soured on the idea of Ernest politician like John McCain and not. Always for crazy reasons, especially the stuff from the left. I think you know, John McCain made some really big mistakes thinking he meant well, you know, supporting the Iraq war that got a lot of people killed Charlie, you. You had occasion to cover him over a long period of his career. What? What are your thoughts. Yeah, the very, I read the very first profile I wrote for Esquire back in nineteen. Ninety nine was with John McCain. It was marked by the fact that I was with him in Arizona at seven o'clock, six o'clock in the morning Pacific time the day. The Lewinsky scandal broke. Was the first time I'd ever laid eyes on him. We were in his car. We're driving around going with this. I was just by hanging around time for the story. And he looked over at me. I had known me for fifteen minutes. He looked at me and said, what do you think I should say about this? And you know, first of all, what am I supposed to say to senior United States Senator about whether or not the president has been doing hired help. The second thing I thought was now, the second thing I thought was now I understand why this guy gets the press. He does right. He's already involved in this and as as somebody who appreciates good political moves the same way. I appreciate the good baseline drive. I thought that was quite I was very impressed by that. Yeah. Well, he, he had a people in Capitol Hill staffers fellow members of the United States Senate and in politics and Cougars all felt like a connection to him because he was very good at pulling those folks into particularly the press who he sort of lovingly teased and spent a lot of time with and cure a lot about. Yeah. And I think the other thing is he really was a gut politician driven by ideas about honor. And, and I think partly that is that that is why he had this image as the maverick because sometimes that would lead him to policy positions that were surprising. The driven by life event. You know, he got caught up in a relatively minor way in the Keating five scandal very early in his political career.
"john mccain" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all in. White House. Bows to public pressure re lowering its flag for John McCain. John. Tonight, the party of Trump and the death of Senator John McCain, plus congressman Adam Schiff on the secret list of Trump scandals Republicans refused to investigate then, did you know about the payments later on the president state dinner evangelical in the wake of his stormy Daniels admission and the art of the speakerphone. The president is on the phone and rega-. All in starts right down below. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris as today, the White House reaction to the passing of one of America's truly towering political figures Senator John McCain descended into outright force as a president who had repeatedly mocked and diminished McCain during his life was initially unable to offer up a single kind word, even death. Thank you very much. Thank you. John. Nothing. Thank you very much. That was the strange scene in the oval offices afternoon on the heels of the revelation. This weekend Trump had nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism in life..
"john mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"This is on point magnetic Roberti were talking about the life and legacy of the late Senator, John McCain, you can join us. What do you think his legacy is? And do you think there's room in American politics today for a politician with the kind of independence streak that that McCain had? And you know, McCain would be the first to say that his Lacey's complicated warts and all what are some of those words and what can we learn from them for speaking with Elaine Povich? She's author of two biographies of John McCain, John McCain in American maverick and McCain. Biography released in two thousand nine and two thousand eighteen. Those books came out now before the break we were talking about, we were just getting into the part of Senator McCain's life that really. Went on to define him his nearly five and a half years as a POW in Vietnam. So I wanna play a little bit of tape here because in nineteen sixty seven while in captivity McCain was interviewed by a French journalist knows about remember it was about at this time that the Vietnamese had discovered that John McCain's father and grandfather were admirals in the United States navy. Now, McCain later said that the interview had been staged by the North Vietnamese, they'd put him in a big bed and it looked like he was in a nice room, but that he did the interview because he believed the French journalist would take a message back to his family. So listen to this part. It's at the end of the interview. I would just like help. What. Get well. Lover. She. Now that excerpt of the interviews from the PBS Ken burns documentary, the Vietnam war. The original video was released, released by the French national archive in two thousand eight. It has a French translation dubbed over parts of what McCain said. But you can hear at the end of the interview, John McCain saying, I'd appreciate if you tell her that. That's all I have Elaine Povich toes more about this moment in John McCain's life. I mean he he had two broken arms of shattered knee. He was horribly tortured, and as we know when the North Vietnamese Vietnamese discovered that he was the son and grandson of an Admiral, they offered him early release, which he refused indeed on. It was two separate incidents. Actually, that tape was made shortly after he was shot down, his wounds had not been treated. He was in terrible pain and the North Vietnamese wanted him to on create some kind of a propaganda film where they were or he would talk about what great treatment he was getting. He refused to do that and the French journalist, when. On the North Vietnamese kept pressing him to say, things are great. Things are great. The French journalists to his credit said, I think I have all I need for this interview and ended it. So the message that McCain wanted to send to his family got out in the propaganda did not later when he was imprisoned and they said to him because you were the Admiral son, we will offer you early release. Now, the code of POW's is that the first in is the first out and no one takes place in line and McCain, of course, knew this better than anyone. And he refused to be let out ahead of time because he knew that that would be the prize for oppa Ganda Pearl for the North Vietnamese that they had given special treatment to the Admiral son and see your country doesn't care about you. And they only care about themselves that was just not John McCain. He was not going to get out are always. So he refused and you have to understand what was going on in that prison camp was beyond her. Riffing what we know of the torture and the treatment is, I'm sure only about half of what really went on there..
"john mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"One of the things people forget. One of his greatest acts of bipartisanship was at the time of the economic crisis coming back and working across the aisle with President Obama and with President Bush to pass the legislation that kept the great recession from becoming the great depression. You know, again, he was bipartisan all the time at the same time. I think Barack Obama would say he was waging one heck of a campaign again. Against him, and he fought every step of the way I didn't give up the last minute. That's just the way John McCain was, but there's always room for somebody that will take a principal fan, somebody that will lead rather than just follow blindly and somebody that will again speak to the better part of who we are a country. And I think John McCain learned that better part when he was in and he never forgot it. He never forgot the bravery, the decency, the American people and their resilience because he saw it firsthand with the people around him. He lived at himself in his own life. Well, that's Congressman, Tom Cole, a Republican Representative for Oakland Oklahoma's. Fourth district. He worked closely with Senator McCain on issues of defense in native American issues as well. Coachman coal. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you. It was a privilege to be with you. Well, let's turn now to Elaine Povich. She's a staff writer at state line initiative of the pew charitable trust, and she's. Also author of John McCain and American maverick and John McCain a biography. A couple of biographies there about the late Senator McCain, Elaine Povich, welcome to you. Hi, happy to be here. So there's so much to discuss a about the late senator's life. I'm just wondering, let me just over the big question to you. One that I put to Representative Cole here. What has American politics lost with John McCain's death. American politics has lost an independent voice. I think in in this era where there is so much of capsulize in positions and staking out positions on one side or the other following the line of the party or the party leader, John McCain was an independent voice on, yes, he was a conservative Republican and he believed in a strong defense and he believed in a strong economy, but he also staked out positions that were not exactly as congressman Cole just talked about in campaign. Finance reform that we're not nearly what the party wanted. And of course, in his famous thumbs down on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he certainly staked out that position. He marched to a conscience in a fought process that was his own. And I think that is all too rare in American politics today, so so take us back to the earlier part of his life before he was in politics where I mean, you've written two biographies about him. Where did that independence streak come from? Oh, he was a rebel. He was born into a navy family, his father, his grandfather were both admirals. His future was ordained from four him from the time he was born and his response to that was to rebel against it to be wild and crazy, and they called him mcnasty at school because he got into fights and scrapes, and he drove fast cars and always had a woman on his arm and accumulated enough demerits almost enough demerits to get thrown out of the naval academy, but not quite never quite went over that edge. And that tells you something about him. So it was a tough legacy for him and he warrant coin comfortably. In the beginning, he eventually grew into that legacy but circumstances and the whole POW experience on lead into his becoming who he is today, not on at not following the footsteps of his father and grandfather not becoming an Admiral. His war wounds were to difficult for him to continue as a fighter pilot, and that's what he wanted to do, but it shaped him totally from the very beginning right now, you know, we, we obviously must talk about his experience in Vietnam because that as you just said, it defines who John McCain is in the man that he became. But before we talk about his, his five and a half years as a POW in Vietnam. Another thing that had happened to him during that war which doesn't often get as much attention was what in July of nineteen sixty seven when he was on board the US forestall I believe yes..
"john mccain" Discussed on Offended: The Musical
"Our guy, John McCain, sadly, on his way out of the world, it seems that way. Did you hear this one song? Yes, I did hear about this that sad, man. It is sad. John McCain is is planning his own funeral right now and what a, what a fucking heroin thing to even think about it is, but it's also kind of like, you know, you get to invite the only the people you want that year like excited to have their and it's kinda baller. It would be cool to put. I think it'd be cool to my fear is going to be a party. You know? He's, he knows that he's on his way out. He knows he's accomplished everything. Short of winning the president probably stands as a massive blank paragraph on his resume. That definitely haunt him. Yes, I would say day. But then again, he lost to Obama like the coolest, youngest, black dude, you know, ever coolest, youngest black, dude. He's fresh out of the womb. Yes, he's a later tar. You're an African American toddler in swat alling close, but one of the Oregon one of the perks about. Is. Is that he's, he does get to invite who he wants, and he said, he's not going to have Trump at his funeral. Go figure. How crazy is that? I mean, it's it's definitely like one last shot, you know, from John McCain, who has professed to hate Trump ever since they do not get along. I mean Trump's said famously that he thought that John McCain was like a pussy or something for not for being like a prisoner of war. Right? Yeah. What was it Cleese at something like like credited his be like I like shoulders who don't get caught or some shit like that was like the most like fucking demeaning out of touch bullshit. I can't believe are like military people didn't get more up in arms over that, but up in arms about. Military, John McCain can't. So that is intended to triple on tone. Yeah, I it isn't the ultimate power to to not be able to invite people to your funeral, especially the president of the United States. I I know you want to come. I wonder, has that ever happened before? Like someone disinvited the president from their funeral. I doubt it and I also feel like if Trump was like, guess what I'm coming, he would go. Do they mean like how could if you could just executive order himself into the funeral savvy parlor? Like I'm coming in, here's my squadron of beef fifty twos, or, you know, jets f. eighteens that are going to accompany me. Here's my Fifty-eight. Secret service guys, try and stop us. I dare you the disrespect of a dying. Man's wish is just such a savage way. Does Lexi power? I can just see Trump coming into the few like the church. You know, as as John McCain's Bill love, you know, morning family is grieving and Trump saunters in with like a massive. Dunkin donuts like cool. Ladas sunglasses smoking a cigar like wearing flip-flops spin, where's the dead guy? Just too late up to the side of the cascade like, hey, John, I bet you thought I wasn't gonna show up. Would you didn't want me here too bad. I love to do something about it. What's that? Oh, you didn't say anything head. Don't say anything. If you're a bitch. Obama sit the fuck down ashes and spill some cool out on people. I'm here. Okay, everybody I know you love me. Okay. McCain over here. You loved him too, but not as much what's that? Oh, you didn't win the presidency. I did. Okay. I'm going to say, if you were people we're gonna have to work on our Trump. Mine is absolutely asked. It's weird. It's like one of those things where you are, the harder I try to do at the worse. It gets, but, but that's that. I think is a beauty of this show throwing around some accents where think we're going to be thrown around some accents, and boy, Howdy. A lot of them we're going to be back. Boy, outy. A lot of them are going to be absolute tragedy. Yes..
"john mccain" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"I diagnosed in July of twenty seventeen joining us now from Washington to talk about McCain's life and legacy is Wall Street Journal reporter, Chevron Hughes Chevron, as you write in your piece for the Wall Street Journal McCain's life was in many ways a life that defied the odds and there are elements. Certainly, here that have become legendary. He came from a navy family and during the Vietnam war was captured and spent five and a half years in prison, undergoing torture and conditions. Most of us cannot imagine. Can you tell us a little bit about that experience and how it came to share. His views and his life. That experience was one of the defining experiences of his life. It taught him how to rely on other people. He was confined in solitary confinement, and so the way prisoners would communicate with each other was through. They had a special code. They were tapping along the walls. It taught him a lot of moral fortitude. The North Vietnamese knew that his father was a very prominent Admiral and they tried to coax him into early release in McCain refused because he was convinced that it would have been terrible for morale. If someone who was shot down last or later as Ted ended up getting out earlier and cutting in line, it also taught him a lot about torture and the reasons why torture might not be a good idea. And that was a theme that would come up again and again, particularly after September eleventh. And of course, he very vocally opposed towards her and the practice of waterboarding when McCain was freed in nineteen Seventy-three. Soon after returning to the US. Began his life in congress, winning a house seat and in nineteen Eighty-six winning the Senate seat vacated by Barry Goldwater. He had some political setbacks to though including his involvement in the Keating five. Can you tell us about that experience and how it came to shape his politics thereafter, don't experience to me is when he starts seriously. Thinking about the role of money in politics, Charles Keating was a very prominent banker and John McCain among other senators had intervened on behalf of Mr. Keating with federal banking regulators, and it turned out that that perhaps not such a great idea because the Mr. Keating's banking business wasn't stable. It went belly up and ended up costing the government several billion dollars. Although mister Cain was reprimanded for showing poor judgment. He didn't suffer the punishment that some of the other senators had, but it left him filled with enormous shame and it was something that if he even thought about it for a moment. He could be taken back instantly to that second where he felt he had really let the public down. And so what you see later on is him mount very strong effort in favor of campaign finance reform, trying to really think hard about the role of money in politics, getting to another milestone in his life by two thousand. He had launched a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. And this is where we also see his willingness to challenge the ideas of his own party. That bid was ultimately unsuccessful, but in a way, set him up for the next time around in two thousand eight when he challenged Barack Obama. And there are moments during this campaign that people point to as emblematic of McCain's character, particularly in those cases where he defended Obama his opponent against false claims, that Obama was a Muslim and not born in the United States. So there are really two separate campaigns. We're talking about here. One is in two thousand when he was absolutely the under dog. He wrote around in a bus called the straight, talk express. He took hour after hour of questions from reporters. And really cast himself as an authentic open. Tell like it is different type of candidate later on in two thousand eight. He ran what a lot of people considered to be a much more conventional campaign, but there were moments when he really was swimming against the tide. And one of those was when there's a particular video that encapsulates what people mean when they talk about this campaign, someone said that they thought Barack Obama was a Muslim and John McCain in front of the cameras looks at her and says, no, ma'am. No, ma'am. He's just someone who happens to have different views than I have, but he's not a Muslim. And that was just a huge act because it really stood against what a lot of people in the Republican party felt. And even if it cost him the election,.