Guest Host Barry Markson did a respectable job of interviewing J. D. Hayworth, who is a candidate for U. S. Senate in Arizona.
Hayworth takes questions from callers and answers email questions. He shows respect for McCain, essentially saying that the reason there is negativity in this campaign is due to the fact that McCain is "A good man receiving bad advice."
As I mentioned in a previous post, there is one specific advertisement that McCain has already been forced to retract, because McCain voted for the same piece of legislation for which he admonishes Hayworth.
Hayworth absolves all national figures of responsibility as they endorse McCain, even if their views are more closely aligned with Hayworth. As he puts it, "With all due respect for Sarah Palin, it's not Sarah Palin from Alaska, it's Sarah Boyd in Scottsdale and others like her who will decide who the Republican nominee will be for U. S. Senate."
There is much discussion about how Hayworth is receiving funds, because McCain has personal riches as well as his war chest saved from his presidential campaign. If you are interested in donating to Hayworth, click here or click the button in my sidebar to the right.
Hayworth mentions medical liability (TORT) reform as well as free and open markets (interstate transactions) as ways to reduce medical costs.
Hayworth acknowledges that he were he able to, he would take back his vote on the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was supposed to deregulate the telecommunications industry. He admits that what he sees is less local presence and more national ownership. His position is not about content, as liberal activists would like to see changes made, but rather about ownership.
Regarding torture, Hayworth breaks from McCain and states:
"We need enhanced interrogation techniques, to get information from enemy combatants, from the Islamo-fascists who attacked us on 9/11, and we know now in the fullness of time, based on published accounts, at least four - count 'em four - 9/11 type attacks were prevented by using enhanced interrogation techniques."The balance of this particular discussion (found in clip 3) is very compelling, and is one of the most important differences between the two men we Arizonans must address.
On "bi-partisanship," Hayworth states:
The real definition of bi-partisanship in Washington is Conservatives and Republicans caving in to what the Democrats and their cheerleaders in the Washington press corps want to see.He goes on to explain that it is not so much crossing the aisle that matters, but instead it is the power of an idea that makes legislation worth voting for.
Hayworth has challenged McCain to one debate in each county across the state, and through a spokesman McCain has called this a "Cheap publicity stunt." Interesting, considering McCain's position on debates during the Presidential campaign.
He also pledged to only serve two consecutive terms as Senator, much like the promise made by Republicans during the discussions for The Contract with America in 1994. The term limit measure never passed because it required but did not receive a 2/3 majority vote in The House of Representatives.
Hayworth defines his position on border security and illegal immigration as "Enforce the law." He describes the issue from Washington's perspective as "A political problem to be managed, instead seeing it for what it really is, which is a national security threat and an invasion to be stopped."
It is his belief that if businesses were to properly use E-Verify, and federal officials were to cooperate with local authorities, we would witness self-deportation.
Additionally, he has a strong desire for a secure border both north and south, as well as our ports of entry. He does not feel that the issue necessitates a wall, but also could include manpower and technology.
Regarding the "birther" movement which McCain has attempted to pin on Hayworth, he is very clear - he sees Barack Hussein Obama as President of The United States. Listen to clip number six to hear the rest of his point, which is essentially the same as he made during his appearance on The O'Reilly Factor.