Drawing on some of the successful fundraising techniques of President Bush’s two campaigns for the White House, the McCain campaign now plans to mirror the Bush-Cheney campaign’s Pioneers, Rangers and Mavericks with the McCain 50s, McCain 100s, McCain 200s and other elite designations for top fundraisers who agree to raise $50,000, $100,000, $200,000 or more.
SuperMcCains? MaximumMcCains? TheRealMcCoyMcCains?
Someone had better talk optics with those folks. The best way for Senator McCain to get any momentum back would be to talk to conservatives about having made enormous mistakes on McCain-Feingold, the Gang of 14, and McCain-Kennedy as well as last September. He’s a man of extraordinary qualities, but refusing to talk bluntly about his mistakes –or at least defend his positions at length in a full and fair interview with a serious critic– is the anchor on the campaign, not the naming scheme for contributors..