July 02, 2007

John McCain : Riding an Express Elevator to Electoral Hell

Being a "maverick" Republican and flipping off the conservative base over and over again is an effective way to get good press from the New York Times. It's surprisingly ineffective at endearing you to the conservative base:

WASHINGTON - John McCain's campaign, trailing top Republican rivals in money and polls, is undergoing a significant reorganization with staff cuts in every department, officials with knowledge of the shake-up said Monday.

Some 50 staffers or more are being let go, and senior aides will be subject to pay cuts as the Arizona senator's campaign bows to the reality of six months of subpar fundraising, these officials said.

Mark Steyn : Requiem for a Maverick?

Allah notes that McCain is just slightly ahead of Ron Paul in the odds. Ouch.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 04:44 PM | Comments |