Sunday, March 09, 2008

McCain Flashes Temper on Kerry Questions

Republican Senator John McCain, showing a flash of the temper he is known for, repeatedly cut off a reporter Friday when asked whether he had spoken to Democratic Senator John Kerry about being his vice president in 2004. McCain told the reporter that everybody knows that he had a private conversation. The reporter, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times, was following up on a question McCain had answered at a campaign event Friday morning in Atlanta. Asked if he might consider Kerry as a running mate, since Kerry asked him in 2004, McCain said no. Afterward, on a campaign flight, Bumiller said she looked in The Times' archives and that McCain had denied talking with Kerry in a May 2004 story. There's a lot of digging for dirt going on in these campaigns. I think just because McCain has won enough delegates to be the Republican choice to run for President, it won't make him immune to them trying everything they can to make him look bad. I've seen the Democratic front runners lose their tempers too.

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