Arizona Senator John McCain made it official today by announcing that he will be seeking the Presidency in 2008. The event took place in New Hampshire, not Arizona (story).
Of course, this happens on the day the US Supreme Court raises doubts on the consitutionality of the Senator’s infamous campaign finance “reform” act.
The Justices on the Supreme Court are not the only ones raising doubts about Senator McCain’s activities. This blogger will go out on a limb at this time and predict that Arizona’s senior senator will not finish the campaign.
In a Townhall.com post by Matt Lewis, the Senator has spent most of the campaign’s money on consultants. According to Lewis’ post, “While Senator McCain prided himself on being a Spending Hawk, his campaign was, in fact, spending money on consultants like “a drunken sailor.”
Campaign finance reports demonstrate that the McCain campaign paid one fundraising consultant named Carla Eudy an average of $20K/month depleting the $12.5 Million it raised to just over $5 Million. Lewis continues, ”Certainly, Eudy wasn’t the only high-paid McCain consultant. But her fee was indicative of a campaign that spent almost half of what they raised. While much has been made over McCain’s anemic fundraising numbers, the amount of money being paid to high-priced consultants is perhaps, more concerning.”
What is more interesting is that the McCain campaign has decided to replace Eudy in the fundraising department. Perhaps, they’ll do better with a new hired gun raising and spending the money.
Ah, the irony of the high court’s doubts on campaign finance reform and the fundraising woes of Arizona’s senior senator.