McCain's top two strategists resigned from his presidential bid Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. John McCain's top political strategists Tuesday resigned from their posts with the Arizona Republican’s presidential campaign.
Campaign Manager Terry Nelson and Chief Strategist John Weaver announced their departures in a statement released by the campaign just as McCain took to the Senate floor to talk about the situation in Iraq.
Earlier: McCain lags in fundraising, cuts staff
– CNN Political Editor Mark Preston
Best move would be to back Michael Bloomberg.
Go home John, you have served your country well.
Starting to seem like an athlete who plays past their prime. Great career, great life, great service. Time to call it a day. Go out with class, not down in flames.
Most definately the kiss of death to Mr. McCain's run for the Oval Office.
We should have nominated and elected him in 2000. I sense that his energy and moivation have waned and I agree that his day has passed.
McCain needs to step down. I know as a Republican he is not used to listening to the common citizen..but with no money and a failing staff, its time to toss in the towel.
Bruce from Franklin, Tn,
I think you're right: McCain should have been the nominee in 2000. Thanks to some brutal treatment by members of his own party, we all lost something in 2000.
Agreed, he should have been the nominee in 2000.
I don't agree with him on immigration, but he is a stand up guy who has earned respect from many people, especially the troops.
Look at all these sad Republicans crying and surprised that Republicans are goin broke while still crying "Bush is great!". Yall should save the crying for when your president-elect dont make it next year.
McCain just doesn't have the same charm he did in 2000. Somebody in his camp should be sugesting he hang it up.
It would be well received, understood and respected if he decides to bow out now. The only preceived maverick left to support is Ron Paul. Maybe some of McCains support will join Dr. Paul
To Jay from Charlotte...
How about some political discourse? There are way too many of you polarized sour grape types out there. McCain is the closest thing we have had to a meaningful and relevant non-partisan memeber of Congress in memory. we need more like him and less like you.
Bruce .. we HAD political discourse with him. THAT'S why his campaign is all but finished.
I guess he shouldn't have supported the immigration bill or said that Iraq was "safe" (enough to walk through it in full body armor and a regiment from Apocalypse Now in tow) eh?
It doesn't matter HOW non-partisan you are, if you support what the people DON'T, you get shown the door as a candidate for public office.
And I'll take more Jays from Charlotte than McCains any day!
Anybody for the War
Will be a Candidate No More
We've had enough brimstone
Another clone we will