Diary

Loose cannons sink campaigns

One of McCain’s great strengths in past campaigns has been his rapport with the press. Far from disliking the press, he referred to it as “my base.”

This morning a reporter for the LA Times offers her sympathetic view about how that mutually supportive relationship fell apart: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-maeve28-2008oct28,0,7533361,full.story

At the core of the story is a careless comment made by Carly Fiorina.

I work for HP, and so I do have a very negative opinion about Ms. Fiorina, as do my co-workers and ex co-workers, especially the latter.

I was amazed and appalled when Fiorina emerged as a top adviser and campaign surrogate for McCain, because I knew that her only interest would be self-interest.

Talk about a diva, who goes off script – Ms. Fiorina is it!

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-maeve28-2008oct28,0,7533361,full.story