The Carpetbagger Report notes McCain’s flourishing flip-flop list. This weekend, McCain added Roe v. Wade to the list of issues on which he’s done an about-turn.
It really is a little sad to watch someone of at least occasional integrity totally disintegrate into a pandering puddle due to his desparation for the Presidency. I presume the strategy is to run right for the primaries and then try to loop back. But I think the brand will be pretty tarnished by then. Indeed, it is already, although mass media are still clining to the St. McCain narrative.
Actually, that’s good for the Democrats: better if the scales fall from the media’s eyes when more people are paying attention.
Meanwhile, it’s interesting to see just how out of touch with modern realities the increasingly aging McCain seems to be. Pre-YouTube it might have been possible to campaign out of both sides of one’s mouth, but that approach is in the dustbin of history now.