posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 09:43 PM
Says a lot about who is in charge of the Republican campaigning.
"John, if you want to be serious about being president, you have to quit this
maverick, straight talk stuff. After all, you weren't our first choice, but you're here now, and now you're playing in the big leagues, and this is
how the game is played."
Instead of being in the saddle, McCain is saddled with a party that, for all its talk of religion, family values and patriotism, has associated itself
with dirty tricks. If you can't beat 'em, beat them up. From the 1972 Watergate burglars onward to Karl Rove, the party has built campaigns around
"stealth" (i.e. deceptive) candidates at the local level, to deception and illegality (NH 2002 Senate race) at the Washington level. They are by far
and away the master of this.
So it doesn't surprise me that McCain will have to make personal ethical choices in his race. He might even rationalize it as being good for the
country in the end, but he will finish the race a broken man.