Nothing commends McCain more than his enemies. The fact that Rush Limbaugh hates him is a pretty good reason by itself to vote for McCain. When you throw in that political pornographer Ann Coulter and some of the other personalities on Reactionary Radio, you can see that McCain has attributes worth pondering. It's not always possible to judge a man by his friends, but his enemies always tell you something.
In McCain's case, it is that he sometimes suffers seizures of common sense. One came over him when he initially supported a sane immigration policy that would not have entailed mass deportations of the sort that would be impractical and cruel but which, for some reason, were seen as sensible by the GOP's right wing.
Obama is the natural, a politician of enormous gifts. But he is untested, a prodigy who emits puffs of aspirations and has not yet been forced to make painful decisions based on principle.
Quote of the Day
(from a hand-printed sign at a Clinton rally)
"Talk Is Cheap. Mistakes Are Expensive."