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Posted on Oct 31, 2008
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Outgunned in the polls and on TV, John McCain takes to the streets of Defiance, Ohio.

What is it with politicians and the poetics of town names? John McCain is launching his electoral last stand in a place called, seriously, Defiance, Ohio. The rough ‘n’ tumblin’, dissident, anti-status-quo Republican candidate for president is following in the footsteps of Barack Obama, who campaigned in Unity, N.H., with Hillary Clinton after a barbed primary.


The Guardian:

Defiance, a picture postcard town in north-west Ohio, takes its name from a fort built here in 1794 by a General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. The general was so proud of his deep moat and the fort’s 2.5-metre-thick walls that he declared, according to local lore: “I defy the English, the Indians and all the devils in hell to take it.”

So it was easy to see why John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, found Defiance an irresistible place to launch his final battle for the White House yesterday [Thursday] with a two-day bus tour of Ohio.

Outgunned in the polls and on TV by his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama, and deserted by some of his fellow Republicans, McCain had little reassurance to offer his supporters ... except his defiance—and a little lesson in his own history.

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By cann4ing, November 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm Link to this comment

In the late sixties, when I was in college, there was this great poster depicting this mouse, standing on his hind legs, looking skyward as he gave the finger to the descending hawk that was about to grab him with huge talons.  The caption read:  “Last Great Act of Defiance!”

The poster encapsulates McCain’s last stand in Ohio.

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By Concerned Voter, October 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm Link to this comment
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Defiance .......YES,indeed, to Bush and McCain !

It goes without saying,that the November 4th - Election
must be all about >Defiance< to what McCain stands for:

same disastrous foreign Policies as Bush !
same horrendous disregard for Liberty and Justice !
same despicable behavior,Lies and Deception !
same callous Ignorance,Arrogance and Sarcasm !

It is the utmost Responsibility for better tomorrow !  PLEASE >>>>>>>>>>> Vote Obama - Biden !

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