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GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?

...otherwise is not only harmful to our political process, but it elevates and validates discrimination in this country."Steve Schmidt, who served as Republican Sen. John McCain's top strategist in the 2008 presidential election, said it's problematic...
Nation and World
Lost in political space

...McCain lost the 2008 election and what Republicans must do to win in the future. They need to be more like Democrats. Steve Schmidt and Meghan McCain delivered their analyses in separate speeches to the Log Cabin Republicans, whose stated mission...
McCain aide: Palin believed candidacy to be 'God's plan'

...political strategist in the Arizona Republican's campaign. In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm - nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her...
McCain strategist defends Palin as 2008 VP choice

...candidate in 2012 defended on Wednesday the decision to pick her as McCain's running mate in the 2008 election. Steve Schmidt, who was chief strategist for the Republican's campaign during the 2008 election, said choosing Palin - then a...
Palin a 'formidable force,' McCain says

...his top campaign advisers and Palin's camp during the run-up to the election. One of McCain's top advisers, Steve Schmidt, has openly criticized Palin recently, and said that choosing her as the presidential nominee for 2012 would be a...
For GOP, Specter's exit isn't the problem

...including former White House speechwriter David Frum and McCain's daughter Meghan and his former campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, all of whom have been arguing forcefully that the GOP's staunch opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage...
A woman who savors a fine wine

...showed bias throughout their widely watched interview. John McCain's campaign staff censored her. Campaign director Steve Schmidt was callous and condescending. The national media - in suits! - swarmed Wasilla and in their haste and indifference...
Northwest Digest

...his house to look for his dog ... then the bear knocked him down," said Idaho Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Steve Schmidt, who visited the man Wednesday. "The bear caused significant injuries to his head, back, shoulder and buttocks...
Obama campaign zeroes in on red states

...manager David Plouffe said recently. "There is not a head fake among them." Undeterred, senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt said: "We feel very confident about holding these states." He also expressed optimism that McCain can win several...
McCain campaign makes sexism claim

...and paying a heavy price," said GOP consultant Rich Galen. The chorus began at dawn Wednesday when senior adviser Steve Schmidt released a statement declaring that the campaign would no longer answer questions about its background check of Palin...


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