Thursday, February 21, 2008

McCain Bombshell - Romney Camp Reax

Still no word from the man himself about the McCain/Lobbyist story, but former Romney campaign advisors seem overwhelmed by the injustice of it all.

For months they were whispering about a New York Times investigation into John McCain's ties to a certain lobbyist.

They would poke and prod reporters to see if they had heard anything new about when and if the New York Times would publish the story.

On Thursday, while no one would allow their name to be published, several former advisers lamented the timing of the story, one suggesting, "If this piece had run before New Hampshire, McCain would have lost. If it had run before Florida, he would have lost."


The former Massachusetts governor has now endorsed McCain, and asked his delegates to back the Arizona Senator. Most of Romney's staff has dispersed, but when reached they made clear there would be no statement from Romney or the Romney team about the New York Times piece...just a lot of wondering about what might have been.