(CNN) – In one of his first moves to centralize control of McCain's political organization, Steve Schmidt has tapped Rudy Giuliani's former campaign manager, Mike DuHaime, to be McCain's new political director, a top campaign adviser tells CNN.
Until last week, McCain had no political director at headquarters - highly unusual for a general election campaign. Mccain's campaign instead relied on 11 regional campaign managers - a structure many Republicans in and outside of the McCain campaign, including Schmidt, considered unworkable.
After formally taking control of the political operation last week, Schmidt decided to put a political director in place to oversee the state and regional operations.
Duhaime went to work as an adviser to McCain at headquarters not long after Giuliani dropped his primary bid.
Bradley In Colorado It won't work, McCain. I know what you're trying to do, and believe me, you won't find any good dirt on Obama. It's like the lyrics from one song: "Ride the tiger! You can see his stripes, but you know he's clean!"DITTO!!!!!
Bailing water out of the boat with a sieve.
CNN) – In one of his first moves to centralize control of McCain's political......organization, Steve Schmidt has tapped Rudy Giuliani's former campaign manager
Mike DuHaime, to be McCain's new political director, a top campaign adviser......tells CNN.Until last week, McCain had no political director at headquarters –highly unusual for a general election campaign. ........WONDER-Y-
THREE TRYS and YOU MCSAME are OUT!!!
So is he going to tell McCain too that all he needs is Florida to win the elections?
MORE ZIG ZAG AND MORE FLIP FLOP FROM JOHN MAGABY.
Again? Exactly how long is it gonna take before the RNC realizes it is not the political director who needs replacing. It is the candidate!
You got the guy how got bush elected along with rove, we can already see that his policy's are just recycled bush policy's and this is the guy the republicans want in office? If the dems don't get are heads out of our backside we will see awhole new bush admin in the white house...
BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!
BARACK SEBELIUS 08
It STILL won't help you..it's not the packaging that needs changing, it's the McPresent inside that needs to be regifted..
Thus, a testimonial to McCain's attention-deficit-disorder style of decision-making.
DuHaime....sounds French to me. Aren't they socialists? Don't Republicans denounce them as cowards and incompetents? What church does he attend? Does his wife use botox? Is she proud of her country...whatever that is? Does he have any experience? Is he too old? Too white? Is his middle name "Bin Laden"?
We need to know these things. Otherwise, this election campaign could degenerate into a discussion of the issues and we can't be havin' that!
He can centralize all he wants.
Just as Obama has turned over his campaign to the "whiz-kids" of the DNC. The problem with both candidates isn't their appeal so much as their similarity regarding essential ideals of moderately conservative Americans regarding their government.
More doesn't mean better!! You can change things without creating a new agency, department or program!!!
Both are similar in that to date: no conversations nor agenda items exist addressing reigning in government growth, costs, duplicationm ir redundancy. Neither is willing to consider even small reductions in the armed services or foreign aid budgets–or meaningful changes to social security and human services programs.
We are tired of paying ever increasing taxes that are funneled into untested but costly new programs–while they continue to ignore shoring up healthcare, social security, and infrastructure. BOTH candidates agree these needs require attention–but neither has the guts or vision to be a good chief executive and rechannel our tax dollars from other bloated or unecessary government agencies or departments. In the end they only differ by miniscule degrees. This is not the change we desire!!!
Mcbush can add whoever he wants, he's still a senile, angry old man that will continue bush's policies for the next four years.
That's okay, looks as though Obama is turning into the typical politician with his fancy play on words- who would have guessed!
In the article below you can see some foot work, ON IRAQ,"If you look at our position, it's been very consistent. The notion that we have to get out carefully has been a consistent position," he said.
Then Obama backs off the orginally strong statement above by saying this, "So a lot of these statements that I've made have been entirely consistent," Obama added.
Which one is it Obama, a lot of them or all of them?
I love politics :)
They are really this stupid. Wow, I underestimated their lack of intelligence! Maybe they need to rewind the tapes and see how bright Rudy's campaign manager was in the Primaries. Anyone remember the oh we'll just wait it out till florida strategy and how well that worked!
Your headline is misleading. It incorrectly implies that a "new" political director has replaced an old one. It would be more correct to say "McCain campaign gets political director".
Not sure what to say about this but its one board that is still open as it doesn't have anything to do with the bobomb. how come any neg press on him closes in 6-10 replies?
Why not? He worked wonders for the Guiliani campaign, didn't he? From one losing campaign to another...
He can freakin hire Gumby and Pokey for all I care, it ain't gonna help.
Hope this guy does as much for McCain as he did for Rudy; that was really a brilliant campaign.
Well, that means that Obama was giving McCain a big headache. Now that McCain knows that CNN and Fox News flip flops too, he (McCain) feels he can win.
Mccain Doesnt Know How To Run His Campaign And Thats A Preview Of How He Would Run The Country! Mccain Lacks The Judgement To Be President!
The Bush Repubs and Mcain are going down in a hand backet this year. The American people will make history and vote to change the way Washington has been running thing over the last 8 years.
The dismal economy, the war, lost of jobs and houses are the legacy of the current republican administration.
The democrats will fix the economy the country.
Obama 08 & 12.
Whatever!. He is still going to lose.
He is running a very poor campaign and not showing good judgment in management skills. It has been said time and again a poor campaign is a sure sign of a bad administration. McCain is proving this to be true.
Hiring someone from a campaign that never took off seems like an unwise move, to me. Shouldn't McCain search for people who have actually developed strategy that won.
Good job, John. Hire that revolting loser's staff member. I guess maybe you're campaign will now be "a noun, a verb, and 'I spent time in a prison camp' "