Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Window shopping

Campaign 2008 | Voters may want a candidate who does not exist, but for now they'll take him, or her, or him, or some of each
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/26/08, 12:00 am

Sen. John McCain may be a decorated Vietnam War veteran, but the Republican presidential candidate is also legendary for his arsenal of corny jokes.

McCain likes to tell audiences that Congress spends money "like a drunken sailor," and then quips about a drunken sailor who took offense at being compared to Congress. He addresses curiosity about his age (71) and his facial scars (from skin cancer) by telling crowds: "I'm older than dirt and have more scars than Frankenstein."

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The plot thickens

Campaign 2008 | Since 1980, every candidate to win South Carolina's Republican contest has won the party's presidential nomination
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/20/08, 12:00 am

After days of relentless campaigning ahead of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spent Saturday afternoon at the movies. His film choice: "There Will Be Blood."

The film's title was reminiscent of the last time McCain waited on primary results in the Palmetto State: After a come-from-behind victory in New Hampshire's early contest in 2000, McCain's hopes imploded in South Carolina under the weight of opponent George W. Bush's popularity, and an ugly smear campaign by individuals opposed to McCain's bid.

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Brian White on the phone at the Obama regional headquarters in Rock Hill, S.C.

Feet on the ground

Campaign 2008 | How far can volunteer efforts take a presidential campaign?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/12/08, 12:00 am

Brian White didn't expect to be part of a presidential campaign. The telecommunications salesman from North Carolina got involved in South Carolina politics a few months ago when he realized the state's importance in the primary calendar: "I had a 'duh' moment."

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