Fmr. McCain strategist: GOP ‘reality show’ a ‘mosaic of nonsense’

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 2, 2011 13:11 EDT
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Steve Schmidt, the former campaign adviser to 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), told a CNN host on Thursday that the current Republican field of 2012 candidates is little more than a “reality show” presenting a “mosaic of nonsense” that serious candidates have to contend with.

“In there somewhere is a serious campaign waiting to get started and I think, when you look at the Republican field right now, you’re looking at three serious candidates and they are Governor Pawlenty, Governor Hunstman, and Governor Romney,” he said.

This video is from CNN, broadcast Thursday, June 2, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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