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June 21, 2010

J.D. Hayworth's "Free Money" Infomercial

The Weekly Standard's John McCormack thinks that this will end J.D. Hayworth's chances of beating McCain in the GOP primary, but I'm not so sure.

"Well I don't want to shock anybody's sensibilities, but I have to use a four-letter word: Real. This is real," Hayworth said in the infomercial. "The money is out there, the opportunities are out there. And by the way, it's not something where it's the government's money -- it's really your money. You surrendered it in the form of taxation. Now's the time to take advantage of a situation where the government can invest in you. And in turn, you'll have a chance to build a business, or make a better life for yourself -- and in so doing, you'll help improve the country."

I'm trying to decide whether his solicitation to participation in a government redistribution program outweighs the populist kick he'll get by telling voters how to squeeze money out of the federal government, but I don't really know enough about GOP primary voters in Arizona to say.

The last poll I saw out of Arizona was from Rasmussen more than a month ago. It had McCain over Hayworth 52%-40%, so does this actually end Hayworth's campaign or was it already over?

What do you think?



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posted by Gabriel Malor at 02:33 PM

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