Skip to comments.Top McCain Aides Quit Struggling Campaign
Posted on 07/10/2007 10:24:08 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
Republican presidential candidate John McCain accepted the resignations of two of his top aides today in a stunning shakeup of a campaign that has been roiled by financial and political problems.
Campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver issued terse statements announcing their departures from the McCain camp, which reportedly came after the candidate erupted after concluding that his top-level advisers had mismanaged the operation.
An angry McCain reportedly confronted Weaver and Nelson about the campaign's operations, particularly the amount of money that was being spent even when it was clear funds were tight. The final confrontation, coming after McCain returned from a visit to Iraq over the weekend, ultimately led to their departures, according to sources......."
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Well, imagine that.
If he drops out it will be interesting to see who benifits most.Mitt Romney will be the next to fall all to little pieces.
Is there any basis to believe that Romney has a temper problem or that his campaign, admittedly not surging, is in freefall the way McCain is?
Is there any kind of basis like this for your remark or is it just that you are backing another horse and think it useful to take cheap shots at other candidates?
I guess the illegal aliens aren't coughing up the campaign cash for McCain, didn't see that one coming.
I will take that bet. Romney has a ton of cash and will last a VERY long time...maybe even into the White House.
McCain supporters will split between 3 people Thompson, Guiliani, and Romney. More likely Romney and Rudy but Fred will get some of the action.
Friday, July 6, 2007
In interview Bettencourt explains switch from McCain to Romney
"It was known for a quite a long time that while I believe McCain is an American hero, I was very upset over his position on immigration," said Bettencourt in his first interview on the situation. "I have a lot of respect for Senator McCain and I wish his campaign well. I just thought Mitt was a better candidate."
Is there any kind of basis like this for your remark or is it just that you are backing another horse and think it useful to take cheap shots at other candidates?Yes. My basis is the man himself, Mitt Romney, that great cloud of hot, stinky gas, who, when the voters examine him closely, will simply fade away. It will be as if he never existed on the national scene. He will be the Lamar Alexander of this decade, only not quite so charming and intelligent as the original loser. And this is not a cheap shot. It is the painful truth. If you are a Romney supporter you are advised to consider other options.
In a kingdom of the half assed, perhaps you need only be a complete ass to be the top dog...
And I am forced to admit that McCain has shocked me by his firm actions in becoming one.
Seems oddly out of character for McInsane.
Yeah, I guess they should resign. After all it’s kind of hard to spin his Gang of 14 treason, Amnesty Bill support, voting to give illegals social security, McCain-Feingold, Guantanamo gripes, etc., etc., etc.
Romney has a ton of cash and will last a VERY long time...maybe even into the White House.That a faux "conservative" like Romney has enough cash to buy the WH is sad. That the WH is for sale is even sadder. If he wins the election I'll just stay in Canada a few more years and pray that there is a country left to return to when Romney and the RINO herd is through it.
Hmmm...sounds just like your typical Ron Paul supporter (ouch...I just had a vision of a tiny little jock strap appear in my head). I wonder...
Ype, agreed, he's in it until at least next February.
Don’t they realize who John McInsane is?
Hell, he’s a hero — just ask Kerry or the communist dog eating sonsuvbitches in Vietnam...
Imagine that meeting!
Oh, is McCain running? Huh.
If he could only tap into that wonderful Chinese spy cash that helped fund the Clinton reelection campaign...
Looks like the McCain/Finegold “Campaign Finance Reform” Bill is working just fine -— bankrupting McCain for his bankrupt performance as a RINO....
John McCain, starring in the roll of Captain Queeg in the “McCain Mutiny”.
Rush just said a third staffer is out as well!!!!....——————————————————————————I don’t think he left to buy a new toaster.
He was probably a real prick to work for, anyway...
Notice the peak around May 14.
What could have happened then?
By ROBERT PEAR and JIM RUTENBERG
Published: May 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, May 17 Senate negotiators from both parties announced Thursday that they had reached agreement on a comprehensive immigration bill that would offer legal status to most of the nations 12 million illegal immigrants while also toughening border security.
Now that’s pithy!
Sadly, McCain doesn’t realize that firing the entire staff will still result in his being unpopular - it’s his positions that have derailed his campaign, not his pollsters, fundraisers or advisors. The Border, Stupid!
The only thing that could save THAT campaign would be if McCain resigned...
his next book will be titled “Voyage to the Bottom of the Political Sea.”
There was a story told by John Weaver (one of the 2 men who just quit) about McCain in 2000.
McCain was angry about something, and threw a fit and decided he was going to blow off a campaign stop, get on his bus and leave.
Weaver, anticipated this happening, and made sure he had the keys.
That said, I hope Thompsons campaign signs Weaver up, he is a darn good consultant, and very well qualified.
(Snicker) I guess McCain couldn't explain his lamebrain support for amnesty AND his activities financing the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and the Border Infrastructure Project implemented in collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies........that's OUR tax dollars.
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McAmnesty could just get a couple of “undocumented immigrants” to do the job cheaper. Especially since it doesn’t seem to be a job that most Americans are willing to do. :)
Neither is true -- I doubt Romney has an anger management issue, so that's off the boards. As for a free-falling campaign, Romney's risked everything on decisive wins in Iowa and New Hampshire. If that doesn't happen, his campaign is over, no matter how much money he has. But we likely won't know those answers until next year unless something drastic happens.
Note to FDT - do not suck up all the over paid dead weight from the McCain fallout....
You certainly did hit several nerves among those who believe that a NE RINO is taking the GOP nomination. 8^)
Romney may well not ex or implode, but he is going nowhere in particular even if he does pick up the big 20 or so votes from his followers in the Socialist States up in the NE, although I wish him no ill will
“Republican presidential candidate John McCain accepted the resignations of two of his top aides today in a stunning shakeup of a campaign that has been roiled by financial and political problems.”
McCain, it’s not your aids that are the problem. It’s you coddling of illegal alien scum that is the problem.
When McCain drops out, Fred Thompson will take 75% of his support...putting him solidly in front.
What's 75% of 5%?
3.5 percentage points.
Great news! McCain is no ordinary, pesky RINO. He is unstable and not at all suited to be POTUS.