POLITICAL observations & opinions

* John Judis (New Republic): McCain has become the man he once despised

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 27, 2008

John Judis writes in The New Republic, in an article titled ‘Putting Country Last’ (thanks to KARIN for sending the article) …

  • David Brooks thinks that beneath the surface of McCain the craven campaigner, the man who nominated an ill-prepared  Sarah Palin as his possible successor and has lent his energies to blocking a financial bailout, there still sits a “real McCain” who could govern fairly and effectively as president.
  • I doubt it. I really doubt it.
  • Whether because of age or overreaching ambition, McCain has become the kind of man he earlier railed against. He has become the Bush of 2000 against whom he campaigned or the Senate and House Republicans whom he despised.
  • His defeat is now imperative.

Read the entire article at … http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/09/26/putting-country-last.aspx


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