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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Conceding by remote feed....

This is really, really weird. Instead of appearing in the ballroom with supporters on election night, McCain will be on the lawn outside the hotel with his favorite press figures?
John McCain's election night watch party might be missing John McCain. Instead of appearing before a throng of supporters at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix on the evening of Nov. 4, the Republican presidential nominee plans to deliver postelection remarks to a small group of reporters and guests on the hotel's lawn.....

McCain's remarks will be piped electronically into the party and media filing center, aides said. Only a small press "pool" — mostly those who have traveled regularly with the candidate on his campaign plane, plus a few local Arizona reporters and others — will be physically present when he speaks.

What the hell? If I'd worked my butt off for him for two years....

(It will be an interesting bit of Kremlinology to see who the "guests" are. Family, Lindsay Graham, Lieberman... who else?)

And again, not the action of a campaign that expects to win.

(Later: The McCain campaign is denying this story, but notice the original story cites "aides." So, they realized the bad optics and now it won't happen.)


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