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John Mccain 2008 Campaign

Early Voting Flood in Swing States Predicts Obama Tsunami

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Banking base voters early is now allowing the Obama campaign to focus its energy in the home stretch on independent and undecided voters.

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

McCain Campaign Tried Using Assault Hoax to Slime Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

According to one of the actual police reports documenting the charade's unraveling, Ashley Todd says she can't remember whether she mutilated her own face, or had someone else do it.

McCain and Palin Inciting Violence in North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

In the wake of McCain-Palin visits to North Carolina, a string of election season crimes have occurred around the state involving violence, vandalism, and harassment.

Signs of Growing Friction Between McCain and Palin

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Palin is in the driver's seat and plans to stay there. Her take-no-prisoners nasty streak and extreme right wing views have found kindred spirits now that she's fully staffed up with veterans of Bush.

Who Knows Strategy v. Tactics? McCain or Obama? And Where is McCain's Flag Lapel Pin?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In tonight's presidential debate, McCain said that Obama doesn't understand the difference between strategy and tactics. McCain is wrong.

Yo Obama/Axelrod/Plouffe: Here's Some Good Advice on How to Kick Some Butt and Shape a Winning Narrative

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Obama can both reconnect his inspirational personal story to the American dream and create a counter-narrative of McCain selling his soul to the Rovian devil, he can take back control of the campaign narrative.

McCain's Home State Woes: On the Ground In Arizona

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

"If McCain loses Arizona it'll be because he sold out the Hispanic voters. He changed his stance on immigration to appeal to the far right. Now there's nothing he can do to get that back."

McCain Gains Traction In The Blogosphere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John McCain built a significant lead in Wonkosphere buzz share over the last 24 hours, leading Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama 28-18%....