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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Terry Nelson
Mitt Romney faces a daunting to-do list as he transitions into the role of likely Republican presidential nominee.
A resurgent Rick Santorum hopes to spring his next big surprise in Michigan. Newt Gingrich looks for a campaign revival in the Bible Belt. Mitt Romney has his home state of Massachusetts, and the luxury of picking his spots elsewhere, if not everywhere, as the race for the Republican presidential nomination roars back to life.
This month, Sen. John McCain's Straight Talk Express exited the freewheeling presidential campaign highway. Top advisers Terry Nelson and John Weaver left the campaign last week. Many lower-level staffers announced they, too, were hitting the road this week. Most embarrassing was the news that Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican who garnered zero percent of the Republican vote in a recent USA Today poll, had more cash on hand — some $2 million — than the McCain campaign, after subtracting debt.
Sen. John McCain today accepted the resignations of two top members of his presidential-campaign staff, the latest blow to his reeling 2008 White House bid.
Do you feel that? The ground quivering beneath you? It's not an earthquake or the political equivalent of an electoral landslide this early in the presidential sweepstakes. It's all the people running to the Democratic candidates as shown by the enormous aggregate amount they have raised since January. People are eager to vote with their pocketbooks this election.
Word that Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign may consider accepting public financing for the Republican primary is a signal something has gone seriously awry with the campaign and would represent a severe handicap to his party's chances in the general election if Mr. McCain becomes the nominee.
McCain cuts staff
"I do think the Romney team is thinking about how they put in place their fall campaign," said Terry Nelson, a former top aide to President George W. Bush. "But they clearly have some contests to get through, so they won't be able to turn their eyes entirely to that."
For Romney's rivals, first-place finishes are critical to creating or maintaining the impression of momentum, said Terry Nelson, who was a top strategist for campaign dropout Tim Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor.