Lowered Expectations

McCain Disappointed in Mitt

Sen. John McCain is confident that Mitt Romney can win the Illinois primary today, but confessed to Fox Business Network's Don Imus that the former Massachusetts governor's performance in the Republican presidential primary has been a bit of a disappointment. He blames the impression that Mitt won't secure the nomination anytime soon on the media, namely MSNBC. "Some of the pundits I was watching this morning—'Well, he may not be able to get there if he doesn't do well in Wisconsin, blah blah blah.' I think he has got a solid lead. I think he has not done as well as we'd hoped. None of us ever do in campaigns." However, when Imus called Romney "an awful candidate," McCain insisted "Oh, that's not true, Don."