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June 29, 2008 | JAMES RAINEY
It's over between Roberta and me. At least for now. What with her constant travels, her series of handlers and the 3,000-mile separation (she's in D.C., I'm in L.A.), it just wasn't working. I concede, with only a tinge of embarrassment, that I've been captivated by that world traveler, grandmother, freeway speedster and potential First Mother of the United States, Roberta McCain.
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May 6, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
It had been more than a year in the making, this meeting between Roberta McCain and me. The smart guys who managed her son's presidential campaign got all queasy at the thought of Roberta, unfettered, in a journalist's thrall. I managed a few tantalizing phone calls with John McCain's outspoken mother, a column on my vain pursuit of an interview and a promise that the end of the presidential race would bring a chance for us to share some straight talk.
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May 6, 2009 | JAMES RAINEY
It had been more than a year in the making, this meeting between Roberta McCain and me. The smart guys who managed her son's presidential campaign got all queasy at the thought of Roberta, unfettered, in a journalist's thrall. I managed a few tantalizing phone calls with John McCain's outspoken mother, a column on my vain pursuit of an interview and a promise that the end of the presidential race would bring a chance for us to share some straight talk.
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June 29, 2008 | JAMES RAINEY
It's over between Roberta and me. At least for now. What with her constant travels, her series of handlers and the 3,000-mile separation (she's in D.C., I'm in L.A.), it just wasn't working. I concede, with only a tinge of embarrassment, that I've been captivated by that world traveler, grandmother, freeway speedster and potential First Mother of the United States, Roberta McCain.
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September 28, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Pledging to "renew pride in public service" and reduce the "corrupting influence" of money in politics, Arizona Sen. John McCain formally announced his candidacy Monday for the Republican presidential nomination. In a 25-minute speech marked by a pointed jab at the limited foreign policy experience of Republican front-runner George W. Bush, McCain called for tax cuts, a nationwide test of school vouchers and an increase in defense spending.
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May 17, 2007 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
As he exited the stairs of his "Straight Talk Express" campaign bus on a chilly March day in Iowa, Sen. John McCain carefully took one step at a time, his left hand gripping a rail and his right knee looking stiff. A bum knee isn't surprising in a 70-year-old man -- particularly one whose right leg was shattered about four decades ago when his jet fighter was shot down over North Vietnam.
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March 3, 2000 | CATHLEEN DECKER and MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
Maybe it was the late hour or the way the swarm of people had waited patiently, fervently, in the cool night air as he made his way to the rally at the town firehouse. John McCain could only give in to the wonder of it all. "This is the noblest experience in the world. . . . It's marvelous and I can't tell you how uplifting it is," McCain softly told the crowd at yet another rally, speaking of his roller-coaster presidential effort.
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September 4, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
On a humid summer morning, the Straight Talk Express is rolling along, en route from a town-hall meeting in Albuquerque to a private airstrip where a newly refurbished plane, also dubbed the Straight Talk Express, awaits. Sen. John McCain sits stiffly in the back of the bus on a plush velvet U-shaped banquette. Eight journalists surround him, a scene reminiscent of the days when McCain would open a vein and bleed quotes to any reporter, any time. Instead, the 20-minute ride is devoted to a dry recitation of why Sen. Barack Obama was wrong about the troop buildup in Iraq.
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