July 11th, 2007
03:57 PM ET
12 years ago

Davis: McCain 2000 is back

McCain leaves the White House Wednesday after a discussion on Iraq.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Newly installed McCain campaign manager Rick Davis is out with his first e-mail fundraising solicitation Wednesday, writing that Sen. John McCain is embracing the themes of his 2000 presidential campaign “louder than ever.”

“When I last held this post in 2000, our campaign for honest reform, better government and a stronger America had resonated with voters across the country, and our message today is stronger and louder than ever,” Davis wrote in the e-mail. “America is at an important crossroad, and I have accepted this position because I firmly believe that John McCain is the right man with the right message at the right time for America.”

Davis, who ran the Arizona Republican’s insurgent presidential bid in 2000, returned to the post Tuesday after former campaign manager Terry Nelson was forced out following bleak fundraising totals and excessive spending.

Clearly hoping to combat talk of a campaign in crisis, Davis also asks supporters to “send this email to five of your friends and let them know that our campaign for honest reform, better government and a stronger America is moving forward.”

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Mary, Holland, MI

    I was on the "straight talk express" in 2000. But, alas, after the 2004 presidential election, McCain made the decision to jump off that train and ride along with the Bush administration–because he wants to be president so badly. Sorry, Senator. Too little, too late (and now, too old).

    July 11, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  2. Providence, RI

    McCain is a dead meat! He embraced Bush's policy, which is very unpopular. He is also two face and wishy washy! Did not he paint a rosy picture of Iraq when he went there by stating that Iraq is safe and making progress? And he was surronded by army when he walked on the street of Iraq. American people are wiser that he thinks. He cannot deceive us. He can shake up his campaign team, but it will not change people's mind about his wishy washy character!

    July 11, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. Pixie, Murfreesboro, TN

    This is just so intellectually dishonest. McCain of 2000? Would that be a PRE-9/11 McCAIN? What happened to the McCain of 2007? Did they give him a mem-wipe or something? Guess what? You didn't get the nomination in 2000, and you're not going to get it for 2008.

    July 11, 2007 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. jake, riverside, california

    I think that McCain is in denial about his low fundraising. It wasn't his organization, it wasn't interpretation by the media, it was his stance, arrogance for his supporters, and ultimately the message he sent to his base that caused his failure.

    Don't worry, there will be other senators that will pay the price for their "we know better" attitudes. McCain won't get the nomination and that's just the start. He made bad choices - he represents his constituents and he forgot that - instead he was just trying to sell them a bill of goods. Maybe he can do that on HSN. Good luck.

    July 11, 2007 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  5. Whitson Lubbock Texas

    Mcain is toast. I cant escape the feeling his top guys knew it, so they jumped off the boat. Taking sides with Bush is a kiss of death in 2008.

    July 11, 2007 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. Mike, Clarksville

    It's not just that McCain is not electable because as a war veteran he is a turncoat to his own by buying into "Shrubs" dirty little war, it's also because he's a "republican", which stands for anti-worker, anti-american middle class and so much more.

    July 11, 2007 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  7. Greg , ashburn VA

    political question with all these primary's moving up when should we hear both party tickets VP choices ? do we have any idea yet when we will know the VP choices?

    July 11, 2007 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. Tony C.

    Johnny, you're done. Go home! Cry along with Bush! Once a Democrat takes the White House in '09 you'll be forgotten and Bush name will only be mentioned when referring to the dead, the disaster in Iraq, the mass murder committed due to his ignorance and arrogance, the debt and the danger he has put America in for decades and decades to come. History will remember him, Cheney and the "gang" as the worst this country has ever had...and that is as it should be. To hell with all of them!

    July 12, 2007 08:58 am at 8:58 am |