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Campaign Manager, Chief Strategist for McCain resign
Drudge ^ | 7/10/07 | Drudge

Posted on 07/10/2007 8:30:58 AM PDT by hadrian

Campaign Manager, Chief Strategist for McCain resign Tue Jul 10 2007 11:23:10 ET

ARLINGTON, VA - Terry Nelson, Campaign Manager and John Weaver, Chief Strategist for John McCain 2008 issued the following statements:

"This morning I informed Senator McCain that I would be resigning from his presidential campaign, effective immediately. It has been a tremendous honor to serve Senator McCain and work on his campaign. I believe John McCain is the most experienced and prepared candidate to represent the Republican Party and defeat the Democratic nominee next year." - Terry Nelson, Campaign Manager

"As of today, I have resigned my position as chief strategist to John McCain's presidential campaign. It has been my honor and a distinct privilege to serve someone who has always put our country first. I believe that most Americans will come to the conclusion that I have long known there is only one person equipped to serve as our nation's chief executive and deal with the challenges we face, and that person is John McCain." - John Weaver, Chief Strategist

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 07/10/2007 8:31:01 AM PDT by hadrian
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To: hadrian

There’s no coming back from where he is now.


2 posted on 07/10/2007 8:32:14 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
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To: hadrian

If he’s so great, why’d you quit?


3 posted on 07/10/2007 8:32:22 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: hadrian

The party’s over...


4 posted on 07/10/2007 8:32:52 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: hadrian

The manager and strategist aren’t the problem. You can’t put lipstick on a pig. CFR, Gang of 14, Immigration, et al sunk McFlame.


5 posted on 07/10/2007 8:33:05 AM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: hadrian

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic


6 posted on 07/10/2007 8:33:36 AM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: hadrian

Looks like the campaign is wrapping up. They’ve already laid off a bunch of staffers.


7 posted on 07/10/2007 8:33:42 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: hadrian

Nelson lost McCain’s strawberries, meanwhile McCain lost his marbles.


8 posted on 07/10/2007 8:34:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: hadrian

Like the band on The Titanic, I would imagine that Robert Novak and the staff of the New York Post will bravely continue to play ditties as the ship sinks.


9 posted on 07/10/2007 8:34:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: hadrian

...if McCain is as great as they say, why are they leaving such a remarkable figure....*sarc*......what a bunch of politico double talk......in other words.....McCain is impossible to work for, is too rigid and has no chance in hell of winning....


10 posted on 07/10/2007 8:34:30 AM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: hadrian

Walk away John.


11 posted on 07/10/2007 8:34:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: hadrian
I just read on the US senate web site that AZ is the only state that requires a special election to fill US Senate seats that open between regular elections. Governor cannot fill the temporary position.

Anyone know different.

12 posted on 07/10/2007 8:34:57 AM PDT by lag along
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To: hadrian

The chickems are going home to roost. (That’s right...chickems).


13 posted on 07/10/2007 8:35:10 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: hadrian

Stick a fork in him already, he’s done.


14 posted on 07/10/2007 8:35:12 AM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: hadrian

These must be the two who were advising him on his disastrous immigration stance.


15 posted on 07/10/2007 8:35:34 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: hadrian

The rats are leaving the sinking SS McVain........


16 posted on 07/10/2007 8:35:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: hadrian
"This morning I informed Senator McCain that I would be resigning from his presidential campaign, effective immediately..."

No reasons given ??

Maybe it was actually "This morning Senator McCain informed me that I would be resigning from his presidential campaign, effective immediately."

.

17 posted on 07/10/2007 8:37:13 AM PDT by repentant_pundit (Go Jorge Go ! And don't ever come back.)
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To: All

sigh this is an faux news alert also...everybody panic!


18 posted on 07/10/2007 8:37:39 AM PDT by TheShadows (GOP & RNC NOT A DIME NOT A VOTE! (illegal lovers!)
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To: hadrian

And so, the rolling over of the McCain campaign into the Fred Thompson campaign continues, as I said from the beginning it would.


19 posted on 07/10/2007 8:37:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Implement the FairTax and be free and prosperous, or stick with the StupidTax...it's up to you...)
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To: hadrian

"... well, was it maybe something I said...?"

20 posted on 07/10/2007 8:38:05 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Proudly keeping one iron boot on the necks of libertarian faux 'conservatives' since 1958!")
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To: hadrian
Got any cinder blocks?

It looks like the wheels are coming off the "Straight Talk Express."

Have a bumper sticker.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

21 posted on 07/10/2007 8:39:05 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: jgilbert63
"You can’t put lipstick on a pig. CFR, Gang of 14, Immigration, et al sunk McFlame."

Don't fear:
He's on television this morning talking about his latest trip to Iraq...

Guess which McCain position the media will inform us was his downfall.

22 posted on 07/10/2007 8:39:07 AM PDT by norton
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To: PAR35

I wonder if McCrazy can even comprehend what he’s done to himself and his campaign.

His advocacy for Amnesty shows a very serious lack of practical judgement. Though he did resort to the very childish ruse of taking his name off the bill and not voting on it during the last month. Gee, that fooled everyone. “Gosh, the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill wasn’t really from McCain.”


23 posted on 07/10/2007 8:39:30 AM PDT by angkor
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To: PAR35

I wonder if McCrazy can even comprehend what he’s done to himself and his campaign.

His advocacy for Amnesty shows a very serious lack of practical judgement. Though he did resort to the very childish ruse of taking his name off the bill and not voting on it during the last month. Gee, that fooled everyone. “Gosh, the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill wasn’t really from McCain.”


24 posted on 07/10/2007 8:39:36 AM PDT by angkor
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To: repentant_pundit
No reasons given ??




Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me
and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic...

25 posted on 07/10/2007 8:40:01 AM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: angkor

26 posted on 07/10/2007 8:40:10 AM PDT by TheShadows (GOP & RNC NOT A DIME NOT A VOTE! (illegal lovers!)
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To: hadrian
As of today, I have resigned my position as chief strategist to John McCain's presidential campaign.

Right... little johnny bit the big one right HERE.

Bye-bye Johnny!


27 posted on 07/10/2007 8:40:55 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

Ambiguous Democrat Man

28 posted on 07/10/2007 8:46:14 AM PDT by angkor
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To: 3AngelaD
These must be the two who were advising him on his disastrous immigration stance.

Though I abandoned Sen. McCain many months ago because of his immigration stance, I shall always admire him for his principals. Say what you want, at least he's been true to his beliefs, albeit unpopular here on FR. He's also been a true stalwart on the Global War on Terror--never wavering about need to defeat the jihadists and, though mostly hated by FReepers, he was right on the need for overwhelming force as a strategy to win--which was discarded by Rumsfeld, Perle, Wolfowitz and, initially, the president.

29 posted on 07/10/2007 8:46:39 AM PDT by meandog (If Hillary becomes president, remember to thank George Bush because he caused it!)
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To: lag along

I just read on the US senate web


I’d guess it would be accurate if it’s on their web site..... They ought to know the laws of the land. The Constitution allows each state options as their legislature deems appropriate.


30 posted on 07/10/2007 8:46:45 AM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: hadrian

Mc Gone


31 posted on 07/10/2007 8:48:42 AM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: hadrian
If I had 52 Thousand Dollars, right now, I'd give it to FR so I wouldn't see that "Hill & Bill" carnival picture anymore!!!

It's repulsive!

32 posted on 07/10/2007 8:51:33 AM PDT by Inquisitive1 (I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance - Socrates)
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To: hadrian

Wow, Weaver has had an absolute man crush on McCain forever, if he’s leaving then the party is just about over.


33 posted on 07/10/2007 8:52:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (take my governor, please)
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To: meandog

I totally agree with you on the war on terror stuff. He has been a stalwart and would make a find Commander in Chief. It is too bad the the White House didn’t listen to him on the need for overwhelming force. If they had, they wouldn’t be in the pickle they are in now. Unfortunately, McCain’s views on domestic issues ‘dun him in.’ And I wasn’t being sarcastic, I would bet you money that those who two quit were telling him all along that his immigration stance wouldn’t hurt his presidential chances. As we learned a couple of weeks ago, a lot of Beltway ‘experts’ have no clue how the rest of the country feels about the failure to secure our borders. If he had been as stalwart on border enforcement as he was on defense, I think he would have had a very good chance of becoming president.


34 posted on 07/10/2007 8:55:48 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: jgilbert63

BTW: who else is CFR in this race? Clinton, for sure. Edwards? Gore? Romney?


35 posted on 07/10/2007 8:55:56 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: lag along

It is wrong. The Governor appoints a replacement from the same party as the person who vacated the seat. The appointment is good until the next general election where voters elect a replacement for the remainder of the term, or for a full term if the previous is expiring.


36 posted on 07/10/2007 8:56:10 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: hadrian

Money problems? Where are the Democrats who love him, and he them?


37 posted on 07/10/2007 8:56:59 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: samtheman

Translation...”we ain’t gettin’ paid.”


38 posted on 07/10/2007 8:57:41 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: hadrian

39 posted on 07/10/2007 8:57:44 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: hadrian

What do you wanna bet McCain is going to shift his stance on Iraq and/or/both switch parties?


40 posted on 07/10/2007 8:57:44 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: meandog
Though I abandoned Sen. McCain many months ago because of his immigration stance, I shall always admire him for his principals. Say what you want, at least he's been true to his beliefs, albeit unpopular here on FR. He's also been a true stalwart on the Global War on Terror--never wavering about need to defeat the jihadists and, though mostly hated by FReepers, he was right on the need for overwhelming force as a strategy to win--which was discarded by Rumsfeld, Perle, Wolfowitz and, initially, the president.

In my book he is a great American for what he did in Vietnam alone, no matter what I disagree with him on now adays.

There are not too many other candidates running who I feel that way about, probably Duncan Hunter alone. That doesn't mean these guys will win, or should win, politics is about the future as much as the past.

But I will always deeply respect McCain for the seven years he spent in hell wearing a US Navy uniform.

41 posted on 07/10/2007 9:00:25 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: 3AngelaD
Actually, McCain would make a terrible Commander in Chief. And make no mistake about it . . . his "overwhelming force" approach to the war in Iraq was very much a part of his campaign's demise.

Calling for the use of "overwhelming force" in a war halfway around the world while at the same time pushing for the legalization of 12-20 million foreign invaders and continued unfettered access across our southern border exposed him as a total fraud. Good riddance to this moron.

42 posted on 07/10/2007 9:01:18 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

BOTTOM LINE : McCAIN is a victim of campaign finance reform! McCain-Feingold has destroyed the McCain bid for President. The inability to raise money is destroying the McCain campaign.


43 posted on 07/10/2007 9:02:11 AM PDT by Moseley (http://www.ColdPeace.com)
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To: GoldenPup

Who maintains the chickem ping list?


44 posted on 07/10/2007 9:04:29 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: Inquisitive1; Jim Robinson

I tried that last year with a large donation and it worked for that FReep. The picture is good PR for us here at Free Republic.The picture reminds me of WHY I contribute to FR and to keep are country free!!!!!...


45 posted on 07/10/2007 9:06:04 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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To: Jack Black
what you want, at least he's been true to his beliefs, albeit unpopular here on FR.

I do not agree. McCain has always been true to the liberal news media's beliefs -- quite consciously -- in order to get lots of attention in the news media. McCain has quite consciously adopted positions, usually bashing Republicans, calculated to maximize his publicity in the liberal news media. McCain's constituency has always been the liberal news media. Iraq is an exception, a very jarring exception.

The irony is that now that McCain is no longer useful for bashing Republicans, the news media is dropping im like a jilted lover in a bad affair. It is because the liberal news media no longer finds him useful for bashing the GOP that McCain is collapsing.
46 posted on 07/10/2007 9:06:05 AM PDT by Moseley (http://www.ColdPeace.com)
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To: hadrian
The writing is on the wall. America won’t support a candidate who claims to be a republican, yet opposes the very people who’s support he seeks. Those of us who line up on the right side of issues will not support people like McCain, who all to regularly seem to find common ground with the likes of Ted Kennedy. Who did McCain think he was fooling anyway?
47 posted on 07/10/2007 9:10:06 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: Jack Black
In my book he is a great American for what he did in Vietnam alone, no matter what I disagree with him on now adays.

You should research that view. His fellow POWs disagree.

http://www.usvetdsp.com/mccainpic.htm

http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd59.htm

48 posted on 07/10/2007 9:11:53 AM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: Alberta's Child

If you are going to fight a war, government should provide and your soldiers should be able to use whatever amount of force necessary to win definitively and subdue the natives, like we did halfway around the world in Europe and the Pacific in World War II. That policy might have produced a different result in Vietnam. But I agree with you on the disconnect between the policies he advocates for the Iraq war and his utter disregard for our national sovereignty and security when it comes to enforcing our borders — which ought to be our government’s first priority.


49 posted on 07/10/2007 9:12:09 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: hadrian

I don’t eat burnt toast, it goes in the round can!!!!!!


50 posted on 07/10/2007 9:17:23 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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