We spent the day with Sen. John McCain as he campaigned in New Hampshire today. We’ll have a full report on Nightline on Monday, but the Senator had some interesting thoughts to share:
Sen. McCain admitted that he would fall short of fundraising expectations in advance of the March 31st deadline. He stated his campaign started later than others and, as a result, they have been trying to make up ground. However, Sen. McCain denied having any trouble raising money.
Sen. McCain weighed in on the US attorney’s controversy, stating his concern about Attorney General Gonzales’ role in the firings and emphasized the need for the Attorney General to appear before Congress and explain what he knew and when he knew it, but did not call for his resignation.
ON WALTER REED
Sen. McCain expressed that he was personally embarrassed and ashamed by the Walter Reed scandal. Having visited Walter Reed frequently, the Senator believes he should have noticed the apparent problems.
ON HIS CHARACTER
Finally, Sen. McCain also expressed "aggravation" at comments regarding his character and allegations that he has somehow changed since running for President in 2000.