Be Prepared…

“Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign has gone through its second shake-up in a year. Responding to Republican concern that his candidacy was faltering, McCain put a veteran of President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign in charge of day-to-day operations and stepped away from a plan to have the campaign run by 11 regional managers, McCain’s aides said Wednesday. The elevation at McCain’s headquarters of Steve Schmidt – who worked closely with the Bush adviser Karl Rove – represented a sharp diminishment of the responsibilities of Rick Davis, who has been McCain’s campaign manager since the last shake-up nearly a year ago.” [IHT]