Wednesday, February 24, 2010

McCain: Hayworth Is A Nut!

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Sen. John McCain suggests J.D. Hayworth is a nutbag for siding with the likes of Orly Taitz of the birther conspiracy movement in a new campaign ad.

Sam Stone of Huffington Post notes:

Hayworth has himself meddled in the birther movement, raising questions about Obama's birth certificate and justifying them by insisting that the country is in an "age of identity theft." But it is not something that he champions prominently — in fact, he's practically begged those who have interviewed him recently to move on from the issue.

McCain isn't willing to cut him any slack, clearly sensing that even the conservative base in his state is troubled by the conspiracy theory crowd. And yet, it could be a risky gamble. On Wednesday, nearly half the Arizona state House approved a measure that would require presidential candidates who want to appear on the ballot in Arizona to show their birth certificate to state officials before running.

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Staff Pick

Murder on 4th - An Improvised Murder Mystery

The spookiness of October is here! Come celebrate with jaw-dropping hijinks and hilarity at the T.I.M. Comedy… More

@ Tucson Improv Movement Saturdays, 9-10:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29 329 E. 7th St

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Will Hispanics Help Elect Hillary in Arizona? 'Nah,' Said Jan Brewer, 'They don’t get out and vote.’ (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Chuck Huckelberry Is Getting Tired of Ally Miller's Fishing Expedition (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Remembering Abril and Luisa Castillo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 26 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Lantern Fest: Get Your Shine On (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation