The Politico reports trouble within the McCain camp:
Amid growing internal concern about poor fundraising and the direction of his presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain’s top advisers bluntly told backers on Tuesday of plans to overhaul the campaign and delay its formal announcement until after a major speech on Iraq.
“This is clearly a moment in the campaign that says, ‘Hello? Wake up!’ ” finance chairman Tom Loeffler said in a telephone interview. “It’s not a time to jog anymore. It’s a time to sprint in the fundraising efforts. We have learned the political fundraising realities of 2007, and we are making the proper adjustments.”
Since it is not surprising that the Straight Talk Express, with their avowed hatred of monies used for political purposes, is having difficulties understanding the intracies of campaign fundraising, the two rules seem to be:
1.) Raise lots
2.) Raise more than your opponents
However, the real problems seem to arise when you have no message, are thought to be little more than a front man for some of the worst of this administration’s policies, have alienated EVERY portion of the Republican base, and are the fodder for late night jokes and derided publicly by Iraqi merchants for your laughable assertions about the safety of Iraq. If all that straight talk would lead to any informed thinking, the next public message from John McCain would be “I quit.”