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May 20, 2008

McCain’s chief media advisor won’t fight Obama

Filed under: News, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — dracil @ 10:19 pm

That’s right, his chief media adviser likes Obama so much that he won’t campaign against him.

John McCain’s chief media adviser said Tuesday he is stepping down rather than campaign against Barack Obama.

Mark McKinnon said last year that he would leave McCain’s campaign after the primary season if the Arizona senator were to run against Obama.

In a 2007 interview with Cox News, McKinnon said he would vote for McCain, but “I just don’t want to work against an Obama candidacy.” He added that if Obama were to reach the White House, it “would send a great message to the country and the world.”

How refreshing, a man of his word!  If a movie were ever made about this year’s election, this would be one of the key moments to include.

Of course, he’s also a very pragmatic person.  Who wants to be in the limelight of a negative campaign that will probably lose anyway?  :P

1 Comment »

  1. haha I think that’s putting too much significance on a comment — for one thing, he hasn’t done it yet.

    Second, it’s the smart political thing to do because if Obama wins, he won’t be known as the guy who worked for the losing side.

    He doesn’t have to “like” Obama at all to be motivated to resign. He just has to be smart enough to recognize how bad it’ll look for his career if McCain lost against Obama.

    Even for the republicans (or at least the racist ones), they may view it as, “He couldn’t even get his candidate to win a race against a BLACK man, who was already tarnished by a heated primary!”

    Basically, unless McCain wins, he’s done in either party if he doesn’t resign.

    Comment by deneb7 — May 21, 2008 @ 7:59 am

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