McCain Almost Switched Sides?
The Hill newspaper reports former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and others had meetings with McCain, and that things such as committee assignments and seniority were discussed. McCain was said to be frustrated as a result of his loss to George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential primaries. But McCain denies that he ever considered leaving the party.
Still, his chief political strategist, John Weaver, tells the paper that McCain did indeed talk to Democrats about moving across the aisle.