Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sympathy for John McCain

I am saddened to see John McCain suffer such a personal repudiation, and having rescued his reputation from the dishonor of his role in the Keating Five scandal, it is tragic, really tragic, that he has now thrown it away again. Nothing appears to mean more to him than winning the presidency, but he will have the rest of his life to weigh the cost, and I am sympathetic.

It must be very hard to wake up one day and realize you are no longer a respected hero, but how much worse to have to be regarded instead as a doddering old hack, race-baiter, liar, and overall mean-spirited punk.

Having such sympathy as I do, I will nonetheless cheer lustily, loud and long when Obama tops 270 on Tuesday. I am hoping for 370.


Paul said...

McCain abandoned his own values. He hired the very political consultants who, 8 years ago, floated the rumor that he had fathered a black child out of wedlock.

When you go back into McCain's history about the plane crash in Spain, the fire aboard the carrier, and his courting of the second wife while married to the first, you wonder if the hero McCain ever really existed.

Neil said...

Yes, it is true. McCain appears now very different to his 2000 appearance. Mean like Nixon, ill-informed like Bush. Not my idea of a hero.