It appears the only person who is unaware his 2008 Presidential campaign is over is, in fact, John McCain:
Sen. John McCain’s top three press aides resigned this morning, Republicans close to the campaign said and one of those aides confirmed.
The campaign’s research director and two other press staffers also stepped down.
The departure of Brian Jones, the communications director, Danny Diaz, his deputy, and Matt David, another deputy, had been widely anticipated since last week’s resignation of campaign manager Terry Nelson. All three were Nelson’s proteges and worked closely with departed strategist John Weaver.
But all three showed up in New Hampshire last Friday to staff McCain’s two-day trip through the state. Jones carefully attended to McCain at a press conference and Diaz staffed him on a blogger conference call. The Wall Street Journal reported that day that the three would resign Saturday. They did not. They did, in fact, share a farewell drink with the Senator.
It is kind of sad, really. I would never have voted for McCain, and I have found him to be a profile in cowardice these past few years- publicly sort of/kind of raising a scene about torture, then toeing the Bush line, etc., and like many others, I still have never recovered from McCain-Feingold, but at the same time it is kind of unsettling and painful too watch someone fall so far so fast.
But it is over. I can say with relative certainty that John McCain will never be President. At least not of the United States.