The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Wake-up call for John McCain

Way back when, the Senator from Arizona managed to dazzle Democrats with his air of authenticity. Things were going well for him in the 2000 primaries. Then Team Bush opened up its bag of dirty tricks and administered a world-class backstabbing in North Carolina, and that was that for McCain. Democrats still had some hope during the first years of the Bush administration-- McCain seemed to stand his ground as other would-be moderates received friendly calls from the White House and swiftly reversed their stances.

Then McCain started campaigning for Bush. He started appearing at those pitiful Social Security pep rallies. He started to fall in line with the White House. Democrats were disappointed. But prominent Republicans must be thrilled, right? Wellll.......

Grover Norquist, referred to three moderate GOP senators as "the two girls from Maine and the nut-job from Arizona."

I'd say he's pretty much out of allies, and this doesn't bode well for his chances in 2008.