The Cycle

That’s candid

Not quite a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment, but media consultant Mark McKinnon is probably going to get equal parts love/equal parts scorn (depending on one’s political persuasion) for his decision to leave the Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaign.

[In 2007] McKinnon told Cox Newspapers that if Obama was the Democratic nominee, he would not play an active role in McCain’s effort to defeat the Illinois senator.

“I just don’t want to work against an Obama candidacy,” McKinnon told Cox Washington bureau chief Ken Herman; electing Obama, he added, “would send a great message to the country and the world.” McKinnon said at the time he would vote for McCain.

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