McCaine: not overly-bright and a tad incurious, one of those elites with a well-developed sense of entitlement, but basically a believer in democracy and the rule of law, if not scrupulous honesty and fairness.
He seemed like an okay guy (if not really
a war hero because crashing a few jets and being a POW doesn't actually make you a war hero). Then he went negative in desparation. He even started throwing red meat to the rabid jackals of the far right: the Ayers exagerations, "not one of us," etc.
For a day or so he sought to tone things down a bit. If he would have kept it up for the rest of the campaign it would have been the most heroic thing he has ever done.
Labels: McCain, Obama, red meat