Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More troubles for McCain...

A major - and not very friendly - change in John McCain's presidential campaign today. According to Political Insider, three of McCain's top campaign officials are now gone...and not on very friendly terms.

Here's what Political Insider is reporting:

"Rick Davis, who managed Sen. John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign but had a more limited role in this contest, will take the helm of the Arizonan's troubled candidacy," The Politico reports.

"McCain fired his campaign manager this morning, prompting his longtime chief strategist to resign. Soon after, McCain's chief of staff of 18 years followed the two out the door."

"Terry Nelson, an Iowan who had been a top operative in the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, was forced out, reportedly at the urging of Davis. With Nelson gone, John Weaver, McCain's closest political adviser going back to the 2000 campaign and a sometimes Davis rival, tendered his resignation. Weaver's move then spurred Mark Salter, perhaps the closest personally of any staffer to McCain and the co-author of all his books, to also resign his post as campaign COO."

And the timing of this couldn't be better for another GOP hopeful by the name of Fred Thompson. The former senator and TV actor, who is expected to jump into the race any day now...will need to find some experienced national campaigners to build a national organization quickly.


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