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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Senator McCain...the troops just like someone else better. Nothing personal, it’s just military politics... ;)
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.
Now if only we can get McCain to follow him...
You have nailed all my problems with McCain.
You have to be right that the Amnesty bill compounded his fundraising problems.
Ha. I’ll take that bet.
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.....
and i say ...good luck to you PANCHO..
‘GOOD LUCK, PANCHO’
He should have paid them more than $50.00 an hour....
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.
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?
Chrissy Matthews was almost brought to tears over McCain’s second implosion in seven years this morning on Scarborough....(chuckle)
The people of the United States and mostly the citizens of Arizona. Maybe he'll "go away" and we can elect a Republican.
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.
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?
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.
“You cant spend the last 8 years attacking your own base, and then expect support when its 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.)
I’m an Ohioan, and DeWhine cost Ohio big time.
I hope this is a direct result of his support for the absurd immigration bill he tried to push on us.
A little hint at how things would operate inside a (God forbid) McCain administration. What a freakin' mess that would be...
Wonder which competing candidate will hire them?
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.
“Top McCain Aides Quit Struggling Campaign”
Bon Voyage, Senator Graham.
Ron Paul’s internet poll hackers diverted all the funds.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
We all knew McCain was burnt toast from the very beginning. The media are willfully stupid to be that blind.
Schadenfreude sure brightens up a Monday morning....