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McCain Expands Media Team

By Chris Cillizza
Presumptive GOP nominee John McCain is vastly expanding his campaign media team -- bringing in a number of the leading consultants as he prepares for the general election.

The media operation, which will be known as Foxhole Productions, is adding three media consultants -- Fred Davis, Chris Mottola and Cesar Martinez to the original group of Mark McKinnon, Mike Hudome, Justin Germany and Mark Salter.

Davis is perhaps the biggest name of the recent additions, having worked for McCain early in the cycle before leaving the effort in late July when the Arizona senator essentially ran out of money. Davis is extremely well-regarded in Republican circles, running a boutique media consulting firm with just a few clients every election. In 2006, he helped Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Calif.) and Sonny Perdue (Ga.) win their reelection races and handled the media for Sen. Bob Corker's (Tenn.) narrow victory in the Volunteer State.

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Please, I urge the campaign handlers to insist that Sen. McCain start treating his wife with more respect. In nearly every television clip I see where the McCains are together, Mrs. McCain is treated like a mannequin or window dressing. I cannot overstate the negative impression this cast of Sen. McCain. HOLD HER HAND, TREAT HER LIKE A LADY. OBAMA IS WITH HIS WIFE AND IT WORKS!

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie1776 | May 6, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

This guy Logan6 is crazy? Were did you came up with this numbers dude? Obama will not win he is black! All you have to do is see the TV and you realize tha Americans will not vote for him! I know what your argument will be that I am racist, that bla bla bla well I am not Geraldine Ferraro so I can say it. LOL!

Posted by: irizarryrafael | March 25, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

A member of the "McCain Ad Council" - Lionel Sosa - might also be getting millions of dollars from the MexicanGovernment to push their agenda inside the U.S.:

This is the second link I'm aware of that McCain has to the MexicanGovernment. A former cabinet-level official in that government is doing outreach for him to U.S. voters:

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | March 25, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Foxhole productions?

For a man reportedly loathe to bring up his military service, he is surprisingly quick to do so at every opportunity, relevance notwithstanding.

One might think his professed reticence is a load of crap.

Posted by: zukermand | March 25, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain appears to need some new media people, for as of now he is looking behind in the "new media" sector, the Internet;

Obama vs Clinton vs McCain - a Web Comparison:

Posted by: davidmwe | March 25, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

edbyronadams asks
"Will Obama do so as well?"

He already has.

Posted by: bsimon | March 25, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I fully expect Senator McCain to make a statement to the effect that if anyone wants to vote for him because of the color of his skin, he does not want that vote.

Will Obama do so as well?

Posted by: edbyronadams | March 25, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Ohhhh LOL! :-D

The Dimocrat Socialists are heading to a "Broken" Convention! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 25, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"Obama is on the point of winning the nomination and McCain will have a tough competition."

Yes, we will have one candidate who talks a good game about bipartisanship and another with a long a courageous record of deeds in that arena. We will have one who opposed the escalation in Iraq and one who proposed it. We will have one candidate with a long and distinguished record of service to this country and one who only has words.

Meanwhile, cling to identity politics. It is the only game Democrats know how to play. So much for a post racial America.

Posted by: edbyronadams | March 25, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama is on the point of winning the nomination and McCain will have a tough competition... With the help of Bill Richardson who is widely respected among the latinos and in the democratic establishment, Obama can put together a very large coalition that will end up in a landslide for the democrats in November:

25% votes from whites (young,liberal,...)
20% votes from latinos
15% votes from blacks

There are also other large coalitions possibles for Obama with a woman or a blue-colar friendly as VP.

Superdelegates remaining uncommited will soon join him, putting some nails in the coffins of the pundits from FOX News.

Posted by: Logan6 | March 25, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I hope these clowns realize, that if they somehow BLOW the EASY Victory that should be readily available now, due to Dimocrat Infighting,


Of course, they should be allowed a little slack, if the Presidential Heir Apparent, suffers a Brain-Fart with his VP and Cabinet selections. ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 25, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

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