McCain is Not So Much of a Maverick as a Desperado
This is one of the most pathetic things I've ever seen. I almost feel sorry for the poor old bastard, the operative word being "almost."
Because it was a stupid (not to mention a losing) risk to acknowledge Obama's growing popularity and to try to portray it as a weakness rather than a strength. Sour grapes make for lousy Koolaid.
Is Obama ready to lead? Until inauguration day, we'll never know any more than whether McCain is fit to lead.
But Obama doesn't think Iraq borders with Pakistan, a nation in central Asia. Obama doesn't think that Iran is funding al Qaeda. Obama doesn't think that he can cut two trillion dollars a year out of a three trillion dollar annual budget while cutting taxes even more and counting on some massive, magical windfall to balance the books. Obama knows Czechoslovakia is no longer on the map. Obama knows the real troop level and doesn't underestimate them by 25,000 pairs of boots. Obama never called for sending hot bottled water to dehydrated babies.
And I think it's safe to say that Obama knows the election is in November instead of January. Is either man fit to lead?
You be the judge...
Update: Juan Cole asks what celebrities Angry John McCain would most closely resemble. Prof. Cole suggests Amy Winehouse and Naomi Campbell. What are your suggestions?