Uncategorized | 5:47 pm | November 4, 2008 | By Paul Needham

Before the McCain Spectacle: Hotel, Flags and Chips

By Paul Needham PHOENIX, 3:05 p.m. — The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa was inspired by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but you wouldn’t know it today. Reporters have strewn themselves all over the posh resort, so much so that its geometric patterns are largely hidden. I counted more than three dozen satellite trucks and »

Uncategorized | 10:27 am | November 4, 2008 | By Paul Needham

“Take Arizona in a big way”

By Paul Needham PRESCOTT, Ariz., 1:08 a.m. — Senator John McCain is hoping to reverse what he calls one of Arizona’s “unhappy traditions.” Speaking in front of the same courthouse steps here where Barry Goldwater launched and ended his 1964 bid for the presidency, McCain said he would reverse the tradition of Arizonans losing presidential »

Uncategorized | 2:00 am | November 4, 2008 | By Paul Needham

Divided in McCain’s Home State

By Paul Needham PHOENIX, 9:15 p.m. — The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was something of a political battleground tonight. Passengers on my US Airways flight didn’t even have to exit the jetway before they heard the rumble of political debate in the terminal. CNN was blaring with the sound of a McCain stump speech »