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posted by admin on August 16th, 2008 at 6:57 AM (MST)

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It is obvious that Thad Cochran sees the momentum of Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Mississippi. Check out this excerpt from the August 15 NE Daily Journal article:

"Sen. Thad Cochran, the state's senior U.S. senator, said Thursday that he supports fellow Republican John McCain for president, but he also believes Democrat Barack Obama has attributes that would make him a success in the White House.

Cochran, who at times has questioned McCain's temperament, said McCain's experience and military background would be of great benefit in today's war against terroism.

'Nobody is better suited to make those decisions (concerning national security) than John McCain,' Cochran said during a meeting with the Daily Journal editorial board.

But he added that during an appearance before students in Lafayette County earlier Thursday, he 'surprised them by saying I like both candidates very much.'

Cochran, who serves in the Senate with both candidates, said Obama lacks experience, but 'he has the personal qualities to grow into the job.' He said he believes Obama would be especially effective in diplomacy with other nations."

Cochran sees the handwriting on the wall. He knows Obama can win here, so he is trying to come across as cordial towards him to steal African-American and moderate Democratic votes. Make no mistake about it, Cochran is reluctantly supporting McCain to shore up his GOP base, but he knows that this election is closer than what polls indicate, so he is trying to play on the passion of the electorate that desires a new direction for our state and our nation.

People are tired of the same ol' Washington politics, especially when those politics are killing them in the pocketbook/wallet. They are looking for a change and some relief, something a 30-year DC insider can't give them, despite his cordial remarks.

In addition, in that same article, he said that he is committed to serve the full six-year term, but before Trent Lott retired, he was going to leave in 2009. See he thought that he would not be opposed this go around, and then he could get back in, to later resign and allow Gov. Haley Barbour to appoint his successor.

I don't know if you ever heard the story about the snake and the old woman, but it ends with the snake saying, "You knew I was a snake when you brought me here." If Cochran is re-elected, he will resign in 2009, bottom line.

As we continue to speak truth to power in this campaign, we believe the people of Mississippi will not be fooled by this snake again.

last edited on August 16th, 2008 at 7:12 AM (MST)


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