Club for Growth, when not busy deflating the Huckabee bubble, still has time to take on McCain. They sent out a press release with this: ” ‘It was bad enough that John McCain voted against the landmark tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, denying taxpayers the right to keep their hard-earned money,’ Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. ‘Fortunately, the tax cuts passed despite McCain’s alliance with Tom Daschle and Hillary Clinton in leading the effort to derail them. To add insult to injury, McCain succeeded in passing his anti-free speech campaign finance law-an audacious violation of the First Amendment he continues to defend to this day. Now, after McCain voted against significant tax relief and voted to muzzle citizens’ ability to participate in the political process, it would only compound the offense if he asks taxpayers to bail out his faltering presidential campaign.'”
Well in the most optimistic light possible from McCain’s perspective, perhaps this is an indication that he is experiencing a boomlet and those who oppose him are concerned. However, for those who may be concerned that McCain’s potential acceptance of matching funds would doom the GOP in November, CFG adds in the ideological reasons for opposing this move as well.