Politics “Straight Talk Express” Runs Into a Ditch
posted by July 10 at 9:59 AMon
John McCain’s presidential bid is nearly toast:
John McCain’s campaign manager and chief strategist are gone from their leadership roles, a major staff shake-up for the struggling Republican presidential candidate who is all but broke and trails in opinion polls.
In statements, Terry Nelson, a veteran of President Bush’s successful 2004 re-election effort, said he resigned as campaign manager effective immediately and John Weaver said he stepped down from his post of chief strategist on Tuesday. But other officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid discussing private conversations, said Nelson was fired.
Two officials said Rick Davis, a longtime aide to McCain, will take over the campaign.