That’s how Foreign Policy’s Mike Boyer reports the conversation went at a recent Council on Foreign Relations event in DC involving representatives of both the Hillary and McCain camps:
After Mara Rudman, who is advising Hillary Clinton, very briefly addressed the issue of Clinton’s foreign policy experience, [Randy Scheunemann, who is overseeing foreign policy issues for John McCain’s campaign], chimed in with:
“Please keep running those 3:00 A.M. ads about who you want to answer the phone, because we like those.”
Happy to oblige:
Because it’s always 3:00 AM, somewhere!
Update: The Gipper certainly understood inter-party campaign jujitsu.