The tragedy of John McCain
I almost felt sorry for John McCain yesterday.
But then I regained my senses.
Doris Kearns Goodwin, appearing on a cable news show yesterday to discuss the appeal to human ugliness that has increasingly defined the McCain campaign, recalled an Adlai Stevenson quote which fit the situation brilliantly:
"The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."
McCain is obviously failing at this goal.
The poor guy was finally forced to re-discoved some sense of dignity and honor when many of his lunatic followers actually voiced the very lies and distorted ideas that the his own campaign had consciously labored so hard and so long to establish.
So there was McCain, looking like a too-tightly wrapped mummy, forced out of sheer embarassment to defend his opponent when a couple of the his faithful expressed the beliefs that McCain himself had been hoping to plant.
And as if that weren't pathetic enough, these hate-filled lemmings actually BOOED him for daring to suggest that Obama isn't the jihadist radical threat that they've been told he is, but rather a normal, decent, person with which McCain has strong differences of opinion.
They're knee deep in hate and loving it, and damn it, they're pissed at anyone who tries to take that away from them, even if it's their own freaking candidate.
But it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Sometimes you reap what you sow.