Campaign misstep for McCain?
H/T to Michelle Malkin.
Okay. We know McCain sees himself as a maverick. But, this really wasn’t one of his best moves.
Phyllis Schafly was upset that the the McCain campaign dissed the Republican National Coalition for Life‘s tribute to Sarah Palin on 9/2/08. And, rightly so. It makes it a little difficult to honor Gov. Sarah Palin, when the McCain campaign won’t make her available.
“I think this is clearly somebody in the McCain campaign who doesn’t understand where the votes are coming from,” Schlafly told ABC News. “They only told me this at 10 o’clock last night, and it was a call from somebody down-the-line in the McCain campaign.
“The pro-lifers who paid $95 to come to this event because of Sarah Palin are going to be very unhappy,” she added.
It’s like Robert Stacy McCain notes in his post, “Where would the GOP and the conservative cause be today, if not for Phyllis Schlafly? For the McCain campaign to diss her (and her supporters) is a blunder of monumental proportions.”
The McCain camp has got to do better in making sure they are reaching out to the whole of the party. You can’t take pro-life conservatives for granted. And, if something legitimate does come up, where you can’t make an event like Schafly’s, don’t send notification by “somebody down-the-line” in the campaign. And, by all means, don’t do it last minute. Presidential campaigns should be well oiled machines that have things scripted out and ready to go, when the time comes. : *sigh*