I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilitiesMcCain campaign aide backs gay marriage Apr 17, 2009
McCain never saw the ad and it was never considered for air, periodStrategist says McCain skipped Wright ad Dec 08, 2008
The first lesson of this campaign, going back to 2007, is not to be panicky or reactive to poll numbersMcCain seeks post-bailout bounce-back Sep 28, 2008
It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day impugns the McCain campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor (Sarah Palin)McCain aide blasts The New York Times Sep 22, 2008
Whatever The New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organizationMcCain aide blasts The New York Times Sep 22, 2008
Steve Schmidt (born 1970) is an American campaign strategist and public relations worker for the U.S. Republican Party. He specializes in political "message development and strategy". Schmidt was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain.
Schmidt grew up in North Plainfield, New Jersey, and is an Eagle Scout, a tight end on the high school football team, a two-year member of the National Honor Society, and senior class vice president. In 1988, he was one of two graduating seniors voted "most likely to succeed" by his classmates at North Plainfield High School. He first handed out campaign materials for Democrat Bill Bradley's 1978 Senate campaign.
Schmidt attended the University of Delaware from 1988 through the spring of 1993, majoring in political science. He left three credits short of graduating because he did not pass a math course; Schmidt has said that he has been diagnosed with a learning disability that makes higher math difficult for him. He joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, was a member of the campus Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, and did field work for Republican candidates in Delaware, sometimes wearing campaign buttons to class.