McCain Complains About Press Treatment
Robert Novak reports that, “Sen. John McCain, who was the darling of the political press corps during the 2000 election cycle, complains to friends that he is getting much rougher treatment from the news media than his competitors for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.”
McClain blames this on his support for the Bush Iraq policy and that surely explains part of the rift. Mostly, though, McCain has shifted from being an underdog challenging the Republican establishment to a frontrunner representing it. That’s both less interesting and less safe from fire.