21 May 2008

That's Gonna Leave A Mark

John McCain's chief media consultant has left the campaign because he doesn't want to work against Obama.

Mark McKinnon, the chief media consultant to McCain, wrote in a campaign memo last year that if Obama won the Democratic nomination, he would not actively campaign against him. With the results of Tuesday night's primaries in Kentucky and Oregon, Obama claimed he had a majority of convention delegates.

Even though Obama hasn't been named the nominee, McKinnon decided to leave now anyway... although he promises he's still going to vote for McCain.

He said last year that he didn't want to work against an Obama candidacy. Electing Obama "would send a great message to the country and the world," McKinnon said at the time, although he added that he intended to vote for McCain.

The story mentions that he is a former Democrat, but worked for Bush in 2000 and 2004.  Now, where have I heard about nominal Republicans deserting Republican candidates?  Hmmm....  maybe here?

And of course it wouldn't be a story about Election 2008 without the parting jab at McCain.

Five other McCain aides and associates have left the campaign recently because of their ties to lobbying or consulting for foreign governments. McKinnon's departure was unrelated.

Keep it coming boys, you make blogging easy.

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-I won't work aginst Obama, but I will still vote for McCain?

Duplicity at it's finest!

Posted by: Old Iron at 22 May 2008@01:49:28 (tD0Cq)

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