Skip to comments.George Bush's Campaign Team Joining John McCain
Posted on 02/06/2006 5:56:11 PM PST by wagglebee
With the 2008 presidential election less than three years away, more than a few members of President Bush's campaign team have begun to migrate to the current GOP frontrunner, Sen. John McCain.
According to Newsweek magazine, Mark McKinnon, Bush's longtime media adviser, has told the president he's ready to leap aboard McCain's "Straight Talk Express," unless brother Jeb or Condoleezza Rice change their minds and get into the race.
Among Bush fundraisers, the biggest catch, says Newsweek, is Tom Loeffler, a former congressman from San Antonio, who is a Bush-family loyalist and helped build Bush's money machine in 2000.
Ron Weiser, who was Bush's finance chairman in Michigan in 2000, has also joined McCain.
However, in a bizarre observation considering the Arizona maverick's frontrunner status, McKinnon told Newsweek: "I'd rather lose with McCain than win with somebody else."
Other presidential hopefuls scouting for campaign talent include Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, Virginia Sen. George Allen and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Notably absent from the competition: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was leading McCain in most GOP presidential preference polls last year - but has done little to advance a presidential bid lately.
Because we are at war, Cheney/Rice.
If he got the nomination I'd have to hold my nose and vote for him but never in a primary. I do agree that I'd rather have a weasel than a jackass in the WH.
"I've never voted for a third party before......a guess there's a first time for everything."
Been there in '92.
Won't screw up like that again.
Put an (R) behind any name in the book and its better than Hitlery.
"they don't deserve my vote"
Not getting mine either.
the base REJECTED harriet miers...and they WILL reject mcainiac!!!!!
If you look at the history of it, the media candidate loses regularly.
I think of this guy:
John McCain...Bob Dole without the sense of humor and likability.
I guess I'll have to learn the hard way but I warn the GOP leadership I can be very stubborn.
We are on the same page about McCain. I have always said McCain was a loose cannon and he is the last Republican (if you can call him that) that should ever occupy the WH. I will do whatever I can to keep that from happening. But I won't try to teach the GOP a lesson...not now...not at this critical period of our country. I learned my lesson in 92.
And beside that, McCain will never win the Republican primary.
"Must I say it?!"
That critical period of our country you speak of, IMO, could last a few decades if not more. It's better the lesson be learned sooner rather than later. If you for some reason think in the future there will be Dems who are better than Hillary then I would ask you to rethink that notion. Every four years the media will find a new hard-left wing idiot to glorify and popularize. If the Dems didn't have Hillary they would have someone equally as bad(and I still don't think she will win their primary anyway).
I believe this attraction to McCain is mostly stirred by the dreams of the media.
So does this mean the President made some sort of deal with him? Won't get my primary vote.
Well, yeah, but who isn't.
We can do better.
We don't need Captain Queeg at the ship of state.
If McCain's the nominee, I'm writing in myself, even against Hillary.
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