Friday, July 13, 2007

McCain: I Am Responsible For Campaign

While campaigning in New Hampshire, John McCain spend a half-hour on a "blogger" conference call. During the discussion, McCain admitted that he his responsible for the problems with his campaign and the campaign allowed spending to get out of control. On the other hand, McCain said that he now feels the campaign is "back on track" and he is "sorry" that he had to "part company with people I am dear friends with." The Arizona Senator also said he had received an ethusaistic response in Concord and will be doing more town-hall meetings and face-to-face events, with voters. In response to a question on campaign debts, McCain said "there are debts, I don’t have specifics because I have not seen it. Our folks are still working on it."

McCain took most of his time to answer questions on Iraq. Here are some highlights:

On the Lugar/Warner authorization amendments:
"once you authorize a nation to go to war you either win the war or lose the war. We have not lost the war."

Iraqi Government:
"Not making political progress, the government is not functioning has it needs too"

Public Sentiment on Iraq/withdrawal:
"Americans (from the media) don’t get complete big picture…withdrawal options are not thoroughly discussed"

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