Joe McCain Slams Big Bro's Handlers

Let John McCain be John McCain, pleads letter
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2008 9:23 AM CDT
Joe McCain speaks at a rally held by Bikers for McCain in Prince William County in Virginia earlier this month.   (opditch)
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(Newser) – O brother, where art thou? Joe McCain's frustration with the direction of his older brother's campaign has erupted into an angry letter to strategists, reports the Baltimore Sun. The former journalist, who has been stumping for his brother in swing states, slammed the campaign's "counter-productive" strategy of too tightly controlling the candidate's message.

"Let John McCain be John McCain," writes Joe McCain. "Make ads that show John not as crank and curmudgeon, but as a great leader for his time."