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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:15 PM
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McCain On The Run: Cancels Press Availability
Marc Ambinder reports that John McCain's one press conference of the week has been abruptly canceled:


The one scheduled McCain press conference of the week has just been canceled, we are told. No word as to why. Grumble, grumble.


Why? Scheduling. Which is like answering "food" to "what did you eat for breakfast."


Ambinder offers a relatively innocuous explanation:



My bet is that the campaign much prefers local and regional interviews. Us national press folks will ask qualitatively different questions -- McCain v. the press, McCain v. history, McCain v. Obamania... The priority here in northern Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional district is on getting good local news coverage.

But Ben Smith sees more, pointing out that Obamania is the least of McCain's worries right now:


Despite the press crowd around Obama, McCain's avail today was the one with more promise to make news:

He hasn't explained what he meant by juggling the timeline on the surge and Awakening (though his staff did the best salvage job possible); whether he meant that Obama was deliberately selling out the country; whether he shares his campaign's grievance with the press; or what he thinks of his staff's genocide-themed attack.

And now he's canceled the avail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/23/mccain-on-the-...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:17 PM
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1. That's funny, I thought he's been whining about Obama getting more coverage than him.
:eyes:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:17 PM
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2. Amid all the whining about Obama coverage
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:19 PM
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3. Stop whining, john. phil gramm says it's beneath you - only WE the great unwashed
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:24 PM
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4. Awwww, Papaw need to take a naaap...
Poor, disheveled moron. This is getting too hard for him. Him getting sweepy...
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:32 PM
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5. I think he truly is overwhelmed in the knowledge, "this just isn't working."
I would not be a bit surprised if he doesn't drop out soon "for health reasons" and ole Mitt jumps in. The timing would be right. John is starting to realize he's too old for the rigors of running for POTUS, even Obama stated he could sleep standing up. John is fatigued, knows he's losing big in all areas. His campaign is grasping at straws at this point and he really does look foolish.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:34 PM
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6. The campaign is truly in disarray..
there is no cohesive or coherent message coming out, and his ads appear to be doing more damage. Obama is seriously kicking this guy's ass.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:37 PM
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7. Now McCain will blame the press for not covering him
and Andrea Mitchell will continue to accuse Obama of not allowing full access by the press.
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freesqueeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:38 PM
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8. waaaaa
the press is payin too much attention to Obama so we'll just take our ball and go home!

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:06 PM
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9. hahahaha! So bizarre to live in a country where you can whine about not getting coverage....
Then cancel your coverage the very next day.
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:22 PM
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10. He won't want to be asked why he won't name a VP this week like Novak reported.
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:30 PM
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11. Hahahahahahahaha! McCain planned oil rig photo-op
in the gulf to counteract Obama's appearance in Germany, but with Hurricane Dolly he's had to CANCEL!

Poor guy can't catch a break!



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