Saturday, July 26, 2008
McCain: The Man and the Myth
New York Times columnist Bob Herbert raises an interesting question: Who is the real John McCain? Contrary to the conventional wisdom which says that mainstream media has given Barack Obama a free ride, a strong case can be made that McCain is the recipient of media favoritism, having glossed over McCain the man in favor of McCain the myth. Just this week, McCain accused Obama of putting personal ambition ahead of the national security interests of the United States and, in what can only be described as risible absurdity, blamed Barack Obama for Americans having to pay more than $4 a gallon for gasoline. Not exactly behavior one would associate with McCain the mythical figure.