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Ear to the Ground

McCain Campaign Aides Decamp

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Posted on Jul 10, 2007


Gone Tuesday were Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager and chief strategist as the 2008 presidential hopeful attempts to revamp his foundering White House bid.  McCain’s campaign has been plagued with rumors about the sorry state of his fundraising efforts.  McCain did not turn down the volunteered resignations of top aides Mark Selter and Terry Nelson.


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Still, McCain was apparently not happy with the state of his campaign, even after the paring back that took place last week.  According to one longtime McCain supporter, the senator complained to Sen. Lindsey Graham while the two were in Iraq last week.

“He was concerned about how quickly the money was being spent and how overstaffed he was,” said this source.  McCain expressed some wonder that the campaign could’ve raised $24 million, but just had $2 million left in the bank.

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By great_satan, July 11, 2007 at 12:06 pm Link to this comment

I’ve felt like Mc Cain is not so much campaigning for election by the people, but for selection by Rove and company. His bootlicking yesmanship to the administrations will seems directed more toward them than toward us. He is just publicly declaring his love for them in hopes that they’ll let him be their new front man.

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By PatrickHenry, July 11, 2007 at 4:21 am Link to this comment

This guy needs term limits attached to his office.

McCain is ill tempered nut.  His dad covered up the USS Liberty sinking.

I think the only reason he’s running is to keep the funds so he can run for his senate office… again.


If he won’t vote for impeachment he’s got to go.

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By DennisD, July 10, 2007 at 8:32 pm Link to this comment
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The “straight talk express” was a political oxymoron from the start. So it blew two front tires and is now sitting on the side of the road. Who gives a rats ass.
John, you should have quit a long time ago when you still had some self respect left. And I don’t mean this campaign, I mean politics in general.

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By John C. Bonser, July 10, 2007 at 5:08 pm Link to this comment

The media tells us that McCain’s stand on the war in Iraq is hurting. His big mistake was to smash his straight talk express into the right when he went to kiss Falwell’s ring.

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