These may be the words etched on the John McCain 2008 Campaign tombstone. An epitaph, if you will. “I’m very confident.” And who wouldn’t be?
…a tough couple weeks — which included news of having just $2 million in cash on hand (and perhaps just as much debt) and a campaign shakeup….
Sen. John McCain said Friday that only “contracting a fatal disease” will cause him to drop out of the presidential race before the primaries begin….
“We’ll win the same way we almost win in 2000,” McCain said.
These statements just exude confidence, don’t they?
He downplayed reports of his campaign’s inner turmoils, saying the real problems were in profligate spending — not in lagging fund-raising. Still, he acknowledged that some of his positions have hurt his standing inside the GOP.
There’s nothing quite like damage control. I think I called it the last time I checked the pulse of the McCain campaign: Time for John McCain To Cut and Run.