July 26th, 2007
04:28 PM ET
4 years ago

McCain says campaign 'going fine' following more staff departures

McCain campaigned in New Hampshire Thursday.

DERRY, New Hampshire (CNN) – Despite suffering a second round of campaign staff departures in as many weeks, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona says his presidential campaign is “going fine.”

“We’ve had our ups and downs,” McCain said at a campaign stop in Derry, New Hampshire. “But we’re very happy with our political base…Everywhere I go in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina, there’s great enthusiasm.”

The resignations of Russ Schriefer and Stuart Stevens, veteran ad-makers who worked on President Bush’s campaigns in 2000 and 2004, were reported Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal. The departures follow those of McCain’s campaign manager and chief strategist two weeks ago.

– CNN's Mark Norman


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rob Guzman, Oakland, CA

    This from a guy who thinks the war in Iraq is going fine. Maybe he is wearing a bullet proof vest with helicopters and snipers keeping him in crazy land while in his campaign offices. There's no other explanation.

    July 26, 2007 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  2. Jason, Las Vegas NV

    Last paragraph: "There resignations...". Typo. "There" should be "The." When proof-reading, it's very helpful to read the text out loud so your eye doesn't skip over subtle mistakes.

    July 26, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. Lillian Houston tx

    The minute Mccain supported Illegal Immigrants his chance of ever getting elected is Over, Like every candidate whom is going to La Raza calling americans Racists, when they know full well Race has nothing to do with it.

    July 26, 2007 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  4. Patrick, Denver, Colorado

    The United States needs a leader who will tell the American people the truth no matter if its good or bad news. We may not like what we are hearing (the war in Iraq, what to do about immigration) but we need to know the truth. McCain is the only top tier candidate who is willing to lose this election by continuing to take unpopular positions that he believes are right. We need McCain to be president.

    July 26, 2007 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. Mrs. America

    McCain's head is in the clouds if he doesn't realize his campaign is falling apart. Or else he's like the boy whistling in the woods. I'm beginning to wonder if not recognizing reality is a Republican thing.

    July 26, 2007 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Why people are so eager to write McCain off amazes me. In a republican field where the others are pre-packaged product candidates, McCain is the the one willing to take stands, willing to be sincere at a cost. We're at war, people. Do you want a man whose mettle's been tested, who holds the views he does even when his son is in the Marines, or do you want someone who vascilates with the trend of the moment?

    July 27, 2007 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  7. An American in PA

    McCain's an unstable man. It's a well known fact he's a walking time bomb with his temper! Just what we need in today's world?

    He wants ALOT more troops in Iraq...hello draft.

    He wants to hand our country over to the illegals. How dare he!

    Remember 2000 how he kissed up to Bush and continues to. Pathetic!

    The only smart thing he ever did was marry money!

    McCain would be another disaster for this country!

    Ron Paul is the man for 2008!

    July 27, 2007 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  8. bret, atl, ga

    It's all well and good that McCain is bravely taking a stand on positions he believes to be right. The problem is, the American people (you know, "we the people"!) disagree with those beliefs. We need a leader who will do what the Constitution says, and what We the People want, we do not need another "Decider."

    Ron Paul is the best candidate for President, bar none.

    July 27, 2007 09:44 am at 9:44 am |