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Yesterday, the McCain camp bagged popular blogger Soren Dayton because of a video he linked to on his microblog.

According to early reports, Dayton had been working tirelessly for McCain, and had the trust of those around him.  After the video link, found widely in the public domain, was traced back to his Twitter account, Team McCain “suspended” Dayton.

Hours later, a network of right root heavy weights, led by Joshua Trevino, rallied support for their comrade and launched a Facebook page in his support.

[Support Soren Dayton!]

Soren Dayton volunteered his time and good name to support John McCain’s candidacy for the Presidency. When he linked, via his Twitter account, to a hard-hitting video mashup against Barack Obama, the McCain campaign dumped Soren, and a national media conflagration ensued.

The McCain camp has said only this through a spokesperson:

“We have been very clear on the type of campaign we intend to run and this staffer acted in violation of our policy. He has been reprimanded by campaign leadership and suspended from the campaign.”

Tip to Team McCain:   Put the pin back in the grenade and move on.  You ought not to piss off the ones who might just be able to help you win. 

Time will tell as to how this plays out.