This is to be expected, but it doesn’t make it any less frightening for people who are supporting McCain. Is he imploding? Is he just cleaning house? A little bit of both?
Sen. John McCain’s top three press aides resigned this morning, Republicans close to the campaign said and one of those aides confirmed.
The campaign’s research director and two other press staffers also stepped down.
The departure of Brian Jones, the communications director, Danny Diaz, his deputy, and Matt David, another deputy, had been widely anticipated since last week’s resignation of campaign manager Terry Nelson. All three were Nelson’s proteges and worked closely with departed strategist John Weaver.
My opinion is he needs to fill these spots with some really exciting names, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen…
Jill Hazelbaker, currently McCain’s New Hampshire communications director, is likely to take over as national communications director, a Republican briefed on the changes said. She’s worked closely with McCain’s new team, worked well with his old team, and has no dog in the fight but McCain.