Joe McCain: “Free John McCain!”
Joe McCain, the candidate’s brother, wants to fire the campaign’s management because they have kept McCain, and those around him, under wraps, isolated from the media: Joe is particularly critical of top campaign officials (unnamed) who “so tightly ‘control the message’” that they have cut the press off from those who know the candidate best (presumably including his brother). Joe McCain, who notes that he | Read More »
Why is the McCain camp doing what it’s doing?
Tom Bevan at the RCP blog is having trouble with Steve Schmidt’s “strategery” for John McCain. After all, McCain is campaigning in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Iowa – all Kerry States – instead of defending the Bush States in which he’s in polling trouble: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Survey says Obama is coasting in each of those States but Indiana, | Read More »
The New York Times points out an Obama lie!
On Tuesday, John McCain’s top strategist Steve Schmidt described the New York Times as a “pro-Obama advocacy organization” (see Jeff’s piece and mine). He pointed out that the once-venerable paper was “no longer a standard news organization.” And he was right. And they might – perhaps, perhaps – have heard him. On their front page today, the Times reports something we thought we would never | Read More »
Top McCain adviser Steve Schmidt slams the New York Times
The New York Times reports today that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis pulled in $30,000/month from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for five years. He ran an advocacy group which “current and former officials say” was created to “defend them against stricter regulations.” The writers, David Kirkpatrick and Charles Duhigg, accuse Davis of nothing illegal or unethical; rather, they’re sitting little bits of muddy insinuation | Read More »