Monday, October 24, 2016

Arizona GOP Activist Rob Haney: Explains His “Never McCain” Effort

Image result for mccainQ. What made you decide to undertake this effort to remove John McCain by voting for a liberal, pro-abortion Democrat instead?
A. It is my opinion that no one has done more damage to the United States Republic or the Republican Party than John McCain. He and his Republicans in Name Only (RINO) allies have wreaked liberal-policy havoc and division in the party for two decades and blamed conservatives for the dissension.
When these same McCain operatives spent more than a year attacking Trump prior to the primary and then continued the attack with their Never Trump campaign after the primary, I had had enough of their deceit. I believed it was an imperative that a Never McCain campaign be launched in a counterattack.

PHOENIX — A veteran Arizona conservative Republican activist, Rob Haney, launched an effort to defeat U.S. GOP Sen. John McCain in the November election, even though liberal Democratic Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick would replace him.
Among various items, Haney points to the powerful McCain’s lack of significant conservative legislation despite decades in Washington, his continuing hostility to conservatives, and the fact that when McCain moved to the Grand Canyon State, he planned to run as a Democrat but was told he couldn’t win the congressional district he wanted with that party.
Haney, a supporter of GOP nominee Donald Trump for president, also notes McCain’s inconstancy toward Trump.
After being standoffish toward the billionaire, McCain successfully sought Trump’s endorsement for Arizona’s August primary election, where McCain triumphed. But the Arizona senator then withdrew his own endorsement of Trump in October after an old tape of lewd comments by Trump surfaced, for which the New Yorker apologized.
Some national news reports have noted that various GOP candidates repudiating Trump are weakening themselves and suffering backlash from their voters.
Haney, a Catholic, Pennsylvania native and graduate of Penn State, is an Air Force veteran. Both he and his wife, Marne, attained the rank of captain in that military branch. He went on to work as a manager at IBM.
Becoming politically active in Arizona, Haney was GOP chairman of state legislative district 11, McCain’s own district, for two two-year terms. After McCain’s forces ousted him when he ran for a third term, Haney immediately turned around and was elected by large margins to two two-year terms as Maricopa County GOP chairman before he retired from active political candidacy.
Maricopa is Arizona’s most populous county by far, with a population currently exceeding four million. Phoenix is the county seat.
Haney has produced a series of videos viewable at YouTube about his current Never McCain campaign. Following is an October 15 Wanderer email interview with Haney, edited for style and length.Read More at:The Wanderer