Monday, February 25, 2008

News Round Up

McCain says he could lose over war issue
John McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding. If he can't, "then I lose. I lose," the Republican said.

Anti-War Groups Seek To Make War Costs a Campaign Issue
Anti-war groups announced Monday that they will kick off a campaign to tie the costs of the war in Iraq with domestic economic issues in a bid to build opposition to the president’s war policy before the November election.
In coming months, the groups plan to spend more than $20 million on grass-roots efforts and advertising targeting Republicans who have supported President Bush’s war policy and to make the cost of the war a central issue.

Democrats focus on war costs to defeat McCain
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic grass roots organizations on Monday launched a $20 million campaign to defeat Republican John McCain in the 2008 U.S. presidential election by focusing their attention on rising costs of the Iraq war.

UK Conservatives Not Strongly Behind McCain
London ( - Although Sen. John McCain appears to have sewn up the Republican nomination for president, experts here say the Arizona Republican still has not been enthusiastically embraced by many British conservatives.

Romney Betrayed Us, GOP Activists in Bay State Say
( - His presidential campaign is over, but for many GOP stalwarts in Massachusetts, the influence of former Gov. Mitt Romney is still felt on their state party - and they are not happy about it.

John McCain and the Iraq War
The foremost reason given by supporters of John McCain for why he should be president is that McCain is best qualified to lead the country during this "time of war." Indeed, fighting and winning the Iraq War is the raison d'etre of McCain's presidential campaign. It was the main theme of his campaign announcement speech in April 2007, and it was his most compelling talking point during the Republican presidential debates.

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