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Mark McKinnon Keeps Promise To Leave McCain Campaign

John McCain's top lead media consultant, Mark McKinnon, is leaving the McCain campaign team, keeping to a vow he made last year not to work against Barack Obama.

In February he told NPR, "I would simply be uncomfortable being in a campaign that would be inevitably attacking Barack Obama. I think it would be uncomfortable for me, and I think it would be bad for the McCain campaign."

This evening CNN and The Washington Post are reporting that he has stepped down.

The comments to the CNN and WaPo posts are filled with uninformed (and unintentional) hilarity; perhaps that's what you get with an Obama candidacy and all its new supporters. My favorite is this comment which looks like it came from the depths of DU:

"McKinnnon is a double agent, and wants the Dems to nominate Obama so McCain can win."

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy is far more widespread & clever than we give them credit for. If they've got McKinnon - we can trust nobody.

NOBODY IS ABOVE SUSPICION!

Sure, keep believing that...


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Comments (3)

Too bad they don't link the... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Too bad they don't link their emails to their names. Someone could send him and email from the US Government telling him not to worry about the silent black helicopters over his house. They're only there to protect him.

You've got to wonder about ... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

You've got to wonder about Mav keeping this guy around for so long, assuming "top media consultant" is an important piece of his campaign team, and knowing from last year that he could eventually jump ship. Mav's also gone a bit over the top in eulogizing Teddy K -the greatest legislator in the Senate?

Why exactly would he be so ... (Below threshold)
dnb:

Why exactly would he be so adverse to attacking Obama? Does he agree with his political stance? Isn't that what candidates are supposed to do, highlight their political differences?

In February he told NPR, "I would simply be uncomfortable being in a campaign that would be inevitably attacking Barack Obama. I think it would be uncomfortable for me, and I think it would be bad for the McCain campaign."

Would he have been 'comfortable' attacking Hillary? I don't understand what he's saying.




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