The latest news on McCain, John
The secretive presidential group gets a mention at the GOP debate.
The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton and John McCain for the presidential nominations of the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. The editorial board writes that Clinton, compared with Barack Obama, her main rival, "is more qualified, right now, to be president," and that McCain "is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe."
John McCain has a new challenge ahead. As President Bush and congressional leaders of both major parties move toward enacting an economic stimulus package, the Arizona senator will have to decide whether to support a rebate for individual taxpayers, which is likely to be in the final legislation.
Mitt Romney can ride around Michigan boasting about his credentials as a successful businessman. He is the former CEO of Bain Capital, a private equity firm. John McCain, who has spent more than two decades in Congress, cannot. But in his bid to defeat Romney here in Michigan, he is trying out the next best option: having another CEO publicly endorse him and speak against his opponent.
The Big Three, McCainonomics, and Teflon consumers.
A McCain victory could change the GOP's economic policy focus.
As the packed primary season continues, voters head to the polls today in Michigan, where they will battle the cold and snow to pick a GOP nominee for the White House. New Hampshire winner John McCain and Mitt Romney, whose father was once governor of Michigan, seem to be competing for first, with Iowa winner Mike Huckabee trailing behind. Michigan's Democrats aren't as interested in today's results because Michigan broke national party rules by moving up its primary date and lost all its Democratic national convention delegates and half of its Republican ones. The only Democratic front-runner now appearing on the ballot is Hillary Clinton.
The assassination may have prompted voters to switch to McCain, the candidate with the most defense and foreign policy experience.
The GOP candidate hopes his wage insurance plan will ease concerns over globalization.
Upcoming contests will be tiebreakers for Clinton and Obama.