I’ve talked to someone close to the remaining leadership in McCain’s camp, who offered me another wrinkle on the divisions leading up to yesterday.
We’ve figured out that management of resources was a major issue within the campaign; I’m told that another major issue was the type of events McCain would do on the campaign trail. Certain folks believed the candidate was at his best interacting with voters, doing town-hall-style Q & As. Off and on, I’ve heard from members of McCain’s team that they think he’s the best retail politician in the race. A faction – most likely the former Bush folks – preferred big, formal speeches, seeking to maximize the presidential stature of the candidate.
With Rick Davis calling the shots, I’m told to expect more town-hall style events and fewer big, formal speeches.