Thursday, March 01, 2007
McCain Bus Stalls
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to attend Anna Nicole Smith's funeral where he will set his hair on fire!
Well.... maybe a little far fetched, but not much.
Not after appearing on late night funnyman David Letterman's show last night where McCain said: "I am announcing that I will be a candidate for president of the United States," whereupon Letterman drum rolled ten reasons why McCain should be ahead of Rudy Giuliani in the polls.
Well, not really, the drum rolled 10 reasons that is.... but considering the deadly dire straits the country is in a little grown-up gravitas would be appreciated here when announcing for the highest office in our besieged at-war land.
McCain has been trying mightily to slow down Rudy's big "mo" and keep the heel-nipping Mitt Romney at bay.
Even though he has loudly supported (and quietly advised) Bush's war in Iraq, McCain recently pulled his "Straight Talk Express" to the curb and turned on the administration, calling their handling of the war a "train wreck" and Rummy "one of the worst secretaries of defense in history."
But nothing seems to be working for him. His timing is off, his finger in the wind appears fickle, he looks tired and regardless of jumping up and down to gain our attention, he continues to trail Rudy.
There is much to admire in McCain.... not the least of which was his noble service as a Navy pilot and brave suffering as a Vietnam POW, and his years of service in the Senate.
But, maybe his time has passed.
Maybe his next announcement should be that he recognizes that fact. That admission might restore some of the luster to his "Straight Talk Express."