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Friday 339

John McCain

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , — zundel @ pm

Trying to get elected president requires taking advice well.

John McCain did not take advice well.

Working as president also requires taking advice well.

Going into Battle” by Evan Thomas in Newsweek 2008-11-06 as part of “Secrets of the 2008 Campaign

His aides had trouble coaching him because the very act of telling him what to do could incite a rebellion.

“There aren’t very many politicians who are instinctively as good as John at saying, ‘I got it. New campaign? No problem’,” said a close adviser. “His whole career is all over the map. This is not like Ronald Reagan— ‘Here’s what I believe, I’ve never changed in 20 years.’ This is John McCain, so change is a little bit quicker. He’s like, ‘OK’.”

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