Straight Talk Express Heads For A Ditch
More proof that the John McCain campaign is officially fucked. They are giving up on Florida. Considering that Florida's primary has been moved up - this is not by choice.
Two bold predictions given the news that onetime GOP frontrunner John McCain has just $2-million on hand for his presidential campaign. One: Charlie Crist won't be endorsing the Arizona Senator especially soon. Two: The McCain campaign won't be staffing up aggressively in Florida very soon.
What McCain campaign manager Terry Nelson told Buzz last month while trolling for dollars in Florida presumably is no longer operable: "Now that Florida's definitely moved, we'll move beyond building the beginning structure of a campaign."
This isn't about the primary schedule. McCain's fundraising woes is do to making laughable statements about the current state of Iraq.
"There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods today."
That explains why McCain toured Baghdad with over 100 soldiers and two Apache gunships.
Things are so bad for McCain that he has laid off campaign staffers.
Department heads in Mr. McCain’s campaigns spent today calling into lower-level staff to inform them of their dismissals with two weeks notice. Mr. McCain’s advisers said they were cutting back on consultants, with those in the fund-raising area losing their guaranteed monthly retainers. The moves amounted to a drastic scaling back of what once had been a gold-plated campaign.
The New York Times reports there maybe over 80 dismissals. The Times emphasizes the McCain's failure to pass an immigration bill. What they fail to note is that the Christian Right has long had contempt for the Straight Talker. That whole business of McCain nearly leaving the Republican Party certainly doesn't help matters. The base hates McCain and the Left thinks he is delusional. Other than that, his campaign is going great.
Update: the Rasmussen poll shows McCain losing to Hillary Clinton 46% to 42%. Hillary scares me. I'm afraid she would lose in a general election. Plus, I can't stand her lack of political courage. So me saying, that I have complete confidence that she could kick McCain's ass in the general election, says much about the Straight Talk Express. When Peer Review and PR agree, you know there is a problem.