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Top McCain Aides Quit Struggling Campaign
The Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2007 | Dan Balz

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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To: Anti-Bubba182

Senator McCain...the troops just like someone else better. Nothing personal, it’s just military politics... ;)


101 posted on 07/10/2007 10:26:02 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What bothers the heck out of me is all day I have seen news reports on Fox and all the other cable outlets and they keep questioning what destroyed his chances. They keep centering on the war, blah, b;ah, blah. CLEARLY his part in the Immigration debacle is the main thing that cost him the support of we proles. Any idiot, except talking heads knows it.


102 posted on 07/10/2007 10:35:39 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Now if only we can get McCain to follow him...


103 posted on 07/10/2007 10:39:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Saint Reagan

You have nailed all my problems with McCain.


104 posted on 07/10/2007 10:43:50 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Bogtrotter52
"...CLEARLY his part in the Immigration debacle is the main thing that cost him the support of we proles. Any idiot, except talking heads knows it.."

You have to be right that the Amnesty bill compounded his fundraising problems.

105 posted on 07/11/2007 12:19:37 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Asclepius

Ha. I’ll take that bet.


106 posted on 07/11/2007 12:21:34 AM PDT by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

get smart johnny VAMOOSE.. at least then you’d free to roam about the country side stumpin and a stompin for this amnesty...thing....time to show the american public a THING OR TWO...!

....I think things work out well..in this the best of all possible worlds.....

PANCHO SANZA
RIDES AGAIN.

and i say ...good luck to you PANCHO..

‘GOOD LUCK, PANCHO’


107 posted on 07/11/2007 12:32:37 AM PDT by flat
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To: Maynerd

He should have paid them more than $50.00 an hour....


108 posted on 07/11/2007 12:36:07 AM PDT by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

From the moment he began pushing the bill he was toast. He betrayed everyone, but first on the list was we here in AZ. When his current term is up he will have more than enough time to work on his memoirs, make speeches, and be an “elder statesmman. We will not be sending him back.


109 posted on 07/11/2007 2:31:17 AM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Bogtrotter52; Anti-Bubba182

You can’t spend the last 8 years attacking your own base, and then expect support when it’s time to campaign again.

I think that’s evidence of some kind of incompetence in judgment.

Who in the world did McCain think conservative, republican Americans were?


110 posted on 07/11/2007 5:36:39 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Chrissy Matthews was almost brought to tears over McCain’s second implosion in seven years this morning on Scarborough....(chuckle)


111 posted on 07/11/2007 5:56:24 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Anti-Bubba182
If he drops out it will be interesting to see who benifits most.

The people of the United States and mostly the citizens of Arizona. Maybe he'll "go away" and we can elect a Republican.

112 posted on 07/11/2007 6:50:05 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Saint Reagan

The DBM keeps blaming McCain’s support of the war for his demise. They refuse to admit that the only thing he has done right. His support of the war was the only thing that was keeping him in the race.

They will always spin everything their own way.


113 posted on 07/11/2007 6:55:46 AM PDT by acsrp38 (to dems: NUTS!!!)
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To: SergeiRachmaninov
Oh ~~SHRIEK~ ~SHRIEK~ those meanie campaigns are being hateful to my man! I've seen him in on TV and he is a great, strong hero!

It's called defamation when it is untrue, like the discredited L.A. Times lobbying piece, and it is illegal. Seriously, are you mildly retarded?

114 posted on 07/11/2007 7:25:30 AM PDT by Texas Federalist (Fred!)
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To: Maynerd

Considering all the great punchlines on this thread, I vote yours to be the best, given McCain’s unwavering support of the immigration bill. McCain can’t sink fast enough, imo.


115 posted on 07/11/2007 7:30:50 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: xzins

“You can’t spend the last 8 years attacking your own base, and then expect support when it’s time to campaign again.”

Dittos to that!! DeWine did the same thing, and you see what happened to him! (Irony of ironies — DeWine is heading up McQueeg’s campaign here in Ohio.)


116 posted on 07/11/2007 7:33:04 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Polyxene

I’m an Ohioan, and DeWhine cost Ohio big time.


117 posted on 07/11/2007 7:53:55 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: Oliver Optic

I hope this is a direct result of his support for the absurd immigration bill he tried to push on us.

Sweet justice.


118 posted on 07/11/2007 9:02:35 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Anti-Bubba182
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......."

A little hint at how things would operate inside a (God forbid) McCain administration. What a freakin' mess that would be...

119 posted on 07/11/2007 10:28:07 AM PDT by Spiff (Rudy Giuliani Quote (NY Post, 1996) "Most of Clinton's policies are very similar to most of mine.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
It is ironic that the man who had his name on the McCain Feingold Campaign Finance Laws runs out of campaign funds here.
120 posted on 07/11/2007 10:29:49 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

Wonder which competing candidate will hire them?


121 posted on 07/11/2007 11:10:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 10, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Asclepius
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.

Please go now. Of course that won't spare Freeperland from reading the inane anti-Romney rantings you seem to have in abundant supply.

Based on your tagline in conjunction with your previous post that Romney is somehow going to drop out soon simply shows that your complete hatred of Romney does not allow rational analysis.

122 posted on 07/11/2007 11:25:31 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Al Queda In Iraq - Undocumented Terrorists)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
the candidate erupted after concluding that his top-level advisers had mismanaged the operation. An angry McCain reportedly confronted Weaver and Nelson ...


123 posted on 07/11/2007 11:54:13 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

“Top McCain Aides Quit Struggling Campaign”

Bon Voyage, Senator Graham.


124 posted on 07/11/2007 6:30:00 PM PDT by DaBadGuy ("Do you know who invented dynamite? No? You know why? Because he blew his frigging FACE off!!!!!")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
McCain on brink after staff purge ^ - AFP


125 posted on 07/11/2007 9:16:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...)
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To: TexasCajun

Ron Paul’s internet poll hackers diverted all the funds.


126 posted on 07/11/2007 9:24:22 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (yeah that's the ticket.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

John McCain has alienated everyone-—he alienated conservatives with his “gang of 14” and with the McCain-Feingold stuff

he alienated liberals by being so gung ho on Iraq

he alienated everyone else with his shameless attempts at pandering to both sides

even the people who liked him when he was a “maverick” in 2000 now realize he is just another stuffed collar who will say anything for votes

in short,he has no chance. not at all. he might as well drop out now and save himself further embarrassment


127 posted on 07/11/2007 9:31:55 PM PDT by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: river rat

honestly, I am no McCain fan, but I have never seen any evidence that his conduct in Vietnam and as a POW was anything but honorable....

he recieved unique attentions because his grandfather and his father were both full Admirals, and his father was the CinC Pacific Command of the US Navy during much of the Vietnam War. To the best of my knowledge, because of this the NVA was willing to exchange him in return for something at the time of his capture but McCain refused to be paroled ahead of anyone captured before him. He served like 4 years in a POW camp when there was a possibility that he could have gotten out after a few months.

now, as a politician I dislike the man. He tries to pander to everyone for votes and recognition— conservatives, liberals, moderates and the news media all at once. But it was in Washington, not Vietnam, that he first sold out


128 posted on 07/11/2007 9:48:20 PM PDT by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: Liz

Great post, thank you. There are many layers of commie commissions and their “stakeholders” being funded right now, and I don’t think Joe Q. Public realizes how many legislatively mandated agencies he’s funding to legislate policy to legally restrict JQP’s freedom, his earnings, his water, etc. Just read California’s Global Warming Act of 2006 yesterday and it mandates a commission of some sort be formed to create regulations and policy around global warming - old Nunez made sure “minorities” and “the poor” get some socialistic love in there, too.


129 posted on 07/12/2007 12:45:21 AM PDT by MonicaG (In hoc signo vinces)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

It’s really time for McCain to see the White House isn’t part of his future. He could take the high road and tell the fawning press that he has managed to alienate his base on the most important issues of the era. Since that is so, and can’t be reversed without a stretch to credibility, it’s time for him to move on.


130 posted on 07/12/2007 3:29:39 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Anti-Bubba182
McPain shot his wad in previous runs.

People are obviously UNIMPRESSED and TIRED of him.

As he goes through his melt down, people will see that they would NEVER want a candidate like THIS to be President. He’s chowing his true childish colors and lack of maturity as his campaign winds down.

131 posted on 07/13/2007 11:10:13 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: kevkrom
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. :)

ROFLOL!
132 posted on 07/13/2007 3:55:08 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Anti-Bubba182

We all knew McCain was burnt toast from the very beginning. The media are willfully stupid to be that blind.


133 posted on 07/15/2007 7:22:40 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Schadenfreude sure brightens up a Monday morning....


134 posted on 07/16/2007 10:25:48 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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