Republican John McCain, climbing in polls but lagging in money, wants to negotiate a $3 million loan from the Ron Paul Campaign while some of his backers launch an independent advertising effort seemingly at odds with his years of fighting outside influence in campaigns.
Sen McCain said about the independent effort, "Hell, if Pat Robertson can endorse Rudy then I guess being principled is now off the table." But he added that he would prefer to get a loan from the Ron Paul Campaign which has already received 250,000 pledges of $100 from private individuals for his "Boston Tea Party" internet drive. This would bring in an additional $25 million on December 16 to his campaign coffers.
McCain is reported to have said, "Hell it is totally legal for one good Republican Congressman to lend a Needy fellow Republican money. Besides he doesn't even need the dough, he rides between campaign stops on his bicycle and stays at a Motel 6 at night. My staff has requirements that his does not, like chartered private Lear Jets, Caviar laced French Meals, suites at the Ritz and of course there are the girls …
ISWIRE News was not able to confirm from the Ron Paul Campaign if there were any ongoing negotiations about such a loan.