The John McCain candidacy: RIP.
The Arizona senator is no longer a refreshing maverick. Or any kind of maverick. He’s still a staunch “surge” supporter who impressed no one by touting his recent maximum security shopping spree in Baghdad’s central market. Conservatives know he can never be one of them: He doesn’t believe in supply-side economics, but he does fundamentally believe in “the agents of intolerance.” In the first quarter he barely raised half the money that Mitt Romney ($23 million) did.
The Straight Talk Express: It all ended in South Carolina in 2000.