McCain ad consultants quit campaign

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    Two ad consultants resigned on amicable terms, campaign spokeswoman says
    According to FEC records, they received no money and were owed none
    McCain's campaign manager and a top adviser resigned earlier this month
    McCain says "We'll be just fine" over time

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/07/....ap/index.html

    I don't understand why he won't admit he is done. Even his campaign staff doesn't have any faith in him.
     
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    Newsweek of McCain's Implosion: America 'Won't Listen to a Military Man' Anymore
    By Warner Todd Huston | July 27, 2007 - 07:08 ET
    One of the chief reasons that Republicans in general and Conservatives in particular were always wary of John "the maverick" McCain is the slobbering love that the MSM so constantly lavished upon him. The MSM is so distrusted that their love for McCain relayed to the country that there must be something wrong with him. As his campaign descends into ever lower depths of disarray, we may begin to see the MSM fall to the floor in abject lamentations over his demise. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth now that their favorite Republican looks to be a goner, at least if Michael Hirsh of Newsweek is any indication. In "Why McCain’s Collapse Matters", Hirsh not only laments McCain's diminishment of influence, but blames the American people for not listening to military "heroes" on how evil this war is. Hirsh also uses his piece as an excuse to repeatedly bash Fred Thompson using the media's "He's just an actor" mantra. Naturally, Hirsh learns all the wrong lessons from his review of history and displays it in this little tsk tsking tirade aimed at the American people for their gall in not fawning over McCain like the MSM does.

    Hirsh starts out bashing Fred Thompson by reminding us that Thompson was still playing his "tough D.A." role on TV as McCain was supposedly living that role in real life while he was giving Donald Rumsfeld a piece of his mind during an appearance on the Hill by Rummy early in the Iraq war. Hirsh rightfully bemoans the fact that Donald Rumsfeld was not listening to McCain's correct advice at that time. McCain was calling for more troops at that early stage but Rummy thought the Administration's own strategy of fewer troops and quicker "Iraqification" was better. Hirsh is mistaken to imagine that Bush was led by the nose by Rummy, however. It was Bush's strategy, not just Rumsfeld's. Hish is correct that McCain's ideas of a "surge" before there was one was dead on. But, from this point Hirsh flies off track and runs wildly into the tall grass.

    Hirsh claims that "McCain’s fellow Republicans ... are insisting on success in an impossible nine months (by September, that is). That’s a benchmark Gen. David Petraeus and others in the Iraq command realize is simply untenable." But, this is simply not true. A few Republicans may be hoping that it happens, but most are calling for, at the very least, time enough to give the surge a chance and wait for General Petraeus' report before making any further decisions. Few are claiming it will all be fixed and over in a mere matter of months.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner...plosion-america-wont-listen-military-man-anym
     

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