Mark Kleiman @ The Reality Based Community:
Of course McCain’s speech is convincing only to those who haven’t seen the Obama remarks it responds to, which contained no “cheap shot” and did not impugn McCain’s motives. The only cheap shot is McCain’s attack on Obama’s lack of a service record, hardly discreditable in someone too young to have served in Vietnam and too old to have served in Iraq. And also of course it makes a hash of McCain’s famous reluctance to exploit his own military record for political purposes.
It’s more than a little disconcerting how readily McCain can whipsaw from being an affable elder statesman to a nasty, embittered old crank.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Posted by Red Tory at 9:49 AM