January 3, 2008


McCain Rides the Wave: Huckabee vs. Romney? On this night in Iowa, the news is John McCain. (Byron York, 1/03/08, National Review)

John McCain starts his day at 8:45 A.M. with a town-hall meeting in Pembroke, New Hampshire, followed by another town hall in Londonderry, and then a lunch in Derry. Then he boards a small private jet — his wife’s plane, as it turns out, properly paid for by the McCain campaign — and heads to Dubuque, Iowa, where he speaks at an airport rally before heading to another speech in Davenport. Then it’s back onto the plane for a ride to Des Moines, from which McCain drives to his Iowa state headquarters in nearby Urbandale for the last event of the day, a rally for campaign workers and supporters who will help generate turnout for tonight’s caucuses. And in Urbandale, more than 13 hours, six speeches, and half a continent into his day, McCain is so jazzed, so energized, so on, that it is hard to believe that this 71 year-old man was left for dead just a few months ago.

Not now.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 3, 2008 3:51 PM
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