Here is John McCain’s entire interview from his appearance today (12/2/07) on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer:
In my opinion, McCain’s greatest strength is his humility. Fresh off a strong performance in the CNN/YouTube Republican debate, he is very aware of his shortcomings. I don’t think that will win him any nomination but, it’s not a bad trait.
Here’s a report from The Atlantic on the New Hampshire Union Leader endorsement:
Three years of careful courtship and a relentless focus on the Iraq war have paid off for Sen. John McCain.
Republican sources confirm that the New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s influential conservative daily based in Manchester, will endorse McCain in an editorial to be published tomorrow morning.
McCain first sat down with Union Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid three years ago and spoke at the Nackey Loeb dinner, honoring a beloved former publisher of the paper. McCain and wife Cindy have even contributed to the paper’s Christmas fund. In 2000, the paper’s editorialists attacked McCain and endorsed Steve Forbes. Then, McQuaid called McCain “the most liberal guy on the Republican side.) The paper endorsed Pat Buchanan in 1992 and 1996 and, er, Pete DuPont in 1988.
But this year, McQuaid has praised McCain for his foresight and sticktoitiveness on Iraq in several front page editorials.
Yes, they tend to love him in New Hampshire since he won the state in 2000. However, Romney’s still leading.