Maybe this is kinda insider baseball stuff, but it turns out that if you look closely at the Rick Davis axis of campaign managering, the McCain campaign, chronically short of cash, has been cheating itself. Kind of like a kleptomaniac walking through his own house and pocketing stuff.
And how did that work out?
"One senior McCain adviser said the entire flap could have been avoided if the campaign had resisted attacking Barack Obama for his ties to two former Fannie Mae executives, which prompted the media to take a second look at Davis. 'It was stupid,' the adviser said. 'A serious miscalculation and an amateurish move.'"