I don’t claim to be clairvoyant.

I don’t claim to be a political prognosticator.

I don’t even claim to be a big fan of electoral politics.

But I am going to make a prediction today about a U.S. Senate race being held in Arizona this year.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, is going to get beat.

Remember where you heard it.

One of the false assumptions many Republicans hold following the special election for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts and after the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign and the Virginia governor’s race, is that this is simply a bad year for Democrats. It will be a bad year for Democrats running for re-election in the House and Senate, but it’s not just because they are Democrats. It’s because they are incumbents and the public is in a mood to throw the bums out.

Well, the dirty little secret is that not all the bums are Democrats.

And that’s where McCain comes in.

He’s toast.

Whether he knows it or not, McCain is not going to be re-elected. The people of Arizona have had enough of his arrogance and big-government ideas and so have Americans.

The only question left is whether he will be beaten by a Democrat or taken out in a primary by a real Republican.

I’m hoping for the latter.

And the man for that job is J.D. Hayworth, former House member and, until recently, an Arizona talk-show host.

If you would like to support J.D. Hayworth in his battle to unseat Sen. John McCain, make a contribution to his campaign at his website.

I like J.D. Hayworth, and I hereby endorse his candidacy unequivocally. He’s the best hope Republicans have of holding on to that Senate seat in November. McCain is yesterday’s news.

He’s been there too long. He’s become comfortable in Washington. And he’s especially too cozy with the other party – the one on the verge of bankrupting America.

Hayworth tells it like it is.

Did you catch him on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”? Of course you didn’t. Nobody watches MSNBC. But maybe you saw what I saw – the YouTube version:

“Are you as far right as the birthers?” Matthews asked. “Are you one of those who believes that the president should have to prove that he’s a citizen of the United States, and not an illegal immigrant? Are you that far right?”

Hayworth: “Well, gosh, we all had to bring our birth certificates to show we were who we said we were, and we were the age we said we were, to play football in youth sports. Shouldn’t we know exactly that anyone who wants to run for public office is a natural-born citizen of the United States, and is who they say they are?”

Matthews: “I’m reading your letter that says the president should go back and get his birth certificate from the governor of Hawaii. I’m just asking, do you stand by this letter?”

Hayworth: “Yeah, sure.”

Matthews: “Should the governor of Hawaii produce evidence that the president is one of us, an American? Do you think that’s a worthy pastime for the governor of Hawaii right now?”

Hayworth: “No, I – look. I’m just saying the president should come forward with the information, that’s all. Why should we depend on the governor of Hawaii?”

Don’t you love this guy?

Isn’t that the kind of unequivocal, common-sense response you want to hear from someone running for the U.S. Senate – particularly against McCain?

Remember, McCain is the sap who sat there while undocumented American Barack Obama passed judgment on whether he was a natural-born citizen.

McCain never bothered to ask Obama for proof.

And that’s why he lost the election.

J.D. Hayworth won’t make that mistake.

I don’t want to see the Democrats take that McCain seat. I want to see a real Republican take it. That real Republican is J.D. Hayworth.


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