Sen. John McCain is finding out what the Republican presidential nomination is worth this week.
Then he plans to buff his foreign policy credentials, remind the nation of his long military history and try to frame the issues for the November election, including with a stop in Mississippi.
His first effort comes in foreign policy next week. McCain keeps a previously scheduled commitment to join a congressional visit to European and Middle Eastern capitals. Upon his return, McCain plans a major foreign policy address. Then McCain will take off on a biographical tour that will highlight his military service.
Among the expected stops: McCain Field in Mississippi, a Navy facility named for his grandfather.
McCain's most immediate concern, though, is money. During the current election cycle, Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have not only out-raised him, but far exceeded him in cash on hand.