Why Is McCain Employing A Swift Boater As A Surrogate?

By  | 

This is an interesting catch by TPM, especially in light of Wes Clark’s major gaffe over the weekend.

Seems as if the McCain camp has recently rolled out a new surrogate by the name of Bud Day…the same Bud Day who was in the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth commercials.

So the question now…why employ this guy? Doesn’t McCain have access to dozens of other folks who could be very steady and able surrogates who could defend his military record? And doesn’t this sort of undermine any criticism the McCain camp would have against people like Clark, who didn’t come anywhere close to what the Swift Boaters did?

Obviously, this is an extremely odd move on the part of McCain’s camp because the senator earned a lot of “maverick” respect by coming out against the attacks on Kerry.

Again, why this guy?