The McCain campaign continued to bleed staff yesterday, losing its communications director and two deputies, plus press secretaries in Iowa and South Carolina. Many of the newest ex-staffers are loyal to two strategists who left last week. The senator told the LA Times his campaign would rebound and its problems were due to running a "too large" operation.
"I can out-campaign anyone," McCain said at a Silicon Valley appearance, but the impression that his campaign is on its last legs wasn't helped by the revelation that the operation has $3.2 million in the bank and owes $1.8 million. Nevertheless, his bluster continues unabated. "I'm very comfortable with where we are and how we're doing," he said.