John McCain

John McCain Watch: Vice President to be Named This Week – Is it Mitt Romney?

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Mark Halperin has more poop:

  • ABC News: McCain to hold undisclosed event in Louisiana Thursday designed to “capture some of the attention” from Obama. He’ll deliver a major speech in Berlin Thursday.

  • WashPost: McCain to meet with Gov. Jindal Wednesday in New Orleans.

  • And/But: Politico reports that though McCain is very near a decision, an announcement this week is unlikely.

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Rovert Novak, the Price of Darkness of DC journalism says that John McCain will name his vice President this week.

Sources close to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign are suggesting he will reveal the name of his vice presidential selection this week while Sen. Barack Obama is getting the headlines on his foreign trip. The name of McCain’s running mate has not been disclosed, but Mitt Romney has led the speculation recently.

Does Novak know something that he is sublimely breaking here – Mitt Romney is the Vice President pick.

Flap has thought a choice will be made when some initial polling has been completed. And, it has.

New poll numbers out from the Detroit News have the Michigan race between Obama and McCain very competitive with a chunk of voters still on the sidelines.

Obama is up 43-41, but 12% of voters said they’re undecided.

The latest New Hampshire poll also has the race close.

Anyone want to bet?

Flap says it is McCain – Romney by Thursday.

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John McCain Watch: The Rejected New York Times Editorial Part Two

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Thanks to AllahPundit for posting David Shipley’s e-mail in response to Team McCain’s submission of an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times.

From: David Shipley/NYT/NYTIMES [mailto:XXXXXXX]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: JSM Op-Ed

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,

Thank you for sending me Senator McCain’s essay.

I’d be very eager to publish the Senator on the Op-Ed page.

However, I’m not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.

I’d be pleased, though, to look at another draft.

Let me suggest an approach.

The Obama piece worked for me because it offered new information (it appeared before his speech); while Senator Obama discussed Senator McCain, he also went into detail about his own plans.

It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece. To that end, the article would have to articulate, in concrete terms, how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq. It would also have to lay out a clear plan for achieving victory — with troops levels, timetables and measures for compelling the Iraqis to cooperate. And
it would need to describe the Senator’s Afghanistan strategy, spelling out how it meshes with his Iraq plan.

I am going to be out of the office next week. If you decide to re-work the draft, please be in touch with Mary Duenwald, the Op-Ed deputy. Her email is XXXXXXXX; her phone is 212-XXXXXXX.

Again, thank you for taking the time to send me the Senator’s draft. I really hope we can find a way to bring this to a happy resolution.


David Shipley

Certainly the New York Times is entitled to print what they wish. But, the John McCain piece DOES rebut Barack Obama’s piece of last week.

Read the entire McCain editorial here.

David Shipley’s suggestion that McCain’s piece MIRROR Obama’s is laughable and shows you the arrogance of the MSM and the LEFT.

But, then again, what should anyone expect from the New York Times?


John McCain Watch: The Rejected New York Times Editorial

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Reporters Trying to Help Barack Obama Win?

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Rasmussen has a new poll today that shows the American public is increasingly believing that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the Presidency.

The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help Obama with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago.

Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help John McCain win, little changed from 13% a month ago. Just one voter in four (24%) believes that most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage.

With the three television news anchors fawning over “The One” in Iraq and Europe is there any wonder?

As Flap said before NBC News is unwatchable. Either it is a flashback to Tim Russert time or it is Obamamania.

The blowback: More layoffs are forecast for the MSM, including the New York Times.


John McCain Watch: The Rejected New York Times Editorial

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