Senator John Mc Cain of Arizona was scheduled to speak this morning at a breakfast fund-raiser for Bilbray...but Mc Cain was a no-show.
Hmm...why would a Republican Senator fail to support the only Republican in a hotly contested race? Because Brian Bilbray had the audacity to criticize his liberal opponent for supporting the Mc Cain/Kennedy Amnesty bill...oh, the nerve.
Mc Cain did not pull his endorsement of Bilbray and supposedly plans to contribute the maximum $5000 donation to the Bilbray campaign, but I am not sure that will help much at this point.
A lack of public support for Bilbray will resonate as de facto support for his opponent in the minds of the electorate.
Then again, I suppose he can afford to alienate his future Republican colleagues because he doesn't need their help...he has Kennedy and the Gang.