Friday, July 13, 2007

Mark Towner's Political Spyglass: Giuliani: U.S. must have bigger role in global marketplace

Giuliani: U.S. must have bigger role in global marketplace
7/12/2007, 9:54 p.m. EDT
By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani pledged Thursday to give the United States a bigger role in the global marketplace, especially in the Middle East.
"The global economy is a wonderful thing for America," Giuliani said, adding later: "America is a brand after all — a great brand."
The former New York mayor described his trade and economic goals Thursday at a campaign stop in Novi, a suburb about 21 miles west of Detroit, where he addressed about 500 Republicans at a fundraising dinner. The Michigan Republican Party and state House Republican Campaign Committee will share $1 million raised at the event.

Mark Towner's Political Spyglass: If McCain can survive, he could win

If McCain can survive, he could win

Thursday, July 12, 2007

ISSUE: John McCain presidential campaignOUR VIEW: South Carolina becomes more crucial than ever amid problemsSen. John McCain again has taken to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues not to press for a pullout from Iraq. He stands with President Bush on the need to allow the "surge" of U.S. forces to continue.The McCain plea comes amid increasing American public opposition to the war and ahead of a pending report on the status of the U.S. effort. The findings are not expected to be encouraging.McCain's stand also comes as he continues his campaign to become Bush's successor. The effort is struggling.

Behind McCain Adviser's Exit

Behind McCain Adviser's Exit
By Jackie Calmes

WASHINGTON -- For 11 years, John Weaver has worked for one thing: to make John McCain president. As difficult as it was for the chief strategist to be a casualty of the senator's shake-up of his faltering campaign, Mr. Weaver felt worse for his 14-year-old daughter, Jordan. For her, like him, the McCains had been family.

"I didn't get home in time to tell her before she saw the news on TV, and she was crying," Mr. Weaver, a single father, recalls of Tuesday's events. His association with the Republican senator was all she's known since she was a baby. ...