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We are against John McCain for president in 2008
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We just don't think McCain should be elected president in 2008.
I am a democrat who likes both Obama and Clinton, but who don't I like? The man who wants us to be in Iraq for a hundred years. What else is there not to like? Hey, you make a post and tell me!!!

Everyone says he's a hero, but lets look at just a couple of things:

Keating Five

McCain became enmeshed in a scandal during the 1980s, called Keating Five, in the context of the Savings and Loan crisis of that decade. Between 1982 and 1987, McCain had received approximately $112,000 in political contributions from Charles Keating Jr. and his associates at Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, along with trips on Keating's jets.[74] Subsequently, in 1987, McCain was one of five Senators whom Keating contacted in order to prevent the government’s seizure of Lincoln, which was by then insolvent and being investigated for making questionable efforts to regain solvency. At Keating's request, McCain met at least twice in 1987 with the chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board to prevent the government's seizure of Lincoln.

On his Keating Five experience, McCain said: "The appearance of it was wrong. It's a wrong appearance when a group of senators appear in a meeting with a group of regulators, because it conveys the impression of undue and improper influence. And it was the wrong thing to do."[75]

Federal regulators ultimately filed a $1.1 billion civil racketeering and fraud suit against Keating. The five senators came under investigation for attempting to influence the regulators. In the end, none of the senators were convicted of any crime, although McCain was rebuked by the Senate Ethics Committee for exercising "poor judgment" in intervening with the federal regulators on Keating's behalf.[75] In his 1992 re-election bid, the Keating Five affair did not dominate discussion,[76][77] and he won handily, gaining 56 percent of the vote to Democratic community and civil rights activist Claire Sargent's 32 percent and independent former Governor Evan Mecham's 11 percent.

OK, thats all I got time for right now.

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