I've always half-kiddingly contended that McCain would be far happier running against a Republican than a Democrat, but as he draws closer to Election Day, his behavior is that of someone who'd rather lose in the hopes that the Treason Media return to loving him than win, be reviled, but save the nation (and the world) from the era of darkness that Obama would usher in.
On the NBC Nightly News, I caught a report full of clips of him telling supporters at rallies who were trying to snap him out of his torpor because they were afraid of what a Fuhrer Obama (well, they said President) and the chump mumbled that he thought Obama was a good man and "we have nothing to fear from a President Obama."
Pardon my French, but ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME??!?!? HELLO?!?!? EARTH TO JOHN!!! ANYONE HOME?!?!?
Power Line also wonders WTF in "A Prophet Who'd Rather Not Mention It" concerning the letter McCain and 19 other Senators signed in May 2006 warning of the current calamity if Fannie and Freddy weren't brought to heel. Nothing happened and as the PL boys explain:
After May 2006, the Democrats continued to use Fannie and Freddy as their private slush funds until the inevitable collapse, which McCain had warned against so eloquently, occurred.He won't be the only one losing. If he slips beneath the waves without attempting to warn America of the truly evil people they will be empowering, then he'd better plan on finding another country to live because the number of Americans coming after him with pitchforks and torches will be legion. I recommend France. They'll recognize a fellow surrender monkey when they see him.
For some inexplicable reason, John McCain seems unable to claim the credit he deserves for being one of the few politicians in Washington who saw the present crisis coming and tried to do something about it. He is even more unable to vigorously and unambiguously put the blame where it belongs: on the Democratic Party. Which is one of the principal reasons why, as everyone expects, he will lose in November.
ADD-ON: Mark Steyn on The Corner (in another context) opines:
As for the "old" vs the "new" McCain, I've had little use for either, as NR subscribers who read my cover story on him from eight-and-a-half years ago might dimly recall. I support him faute de mieux, and that's it. Clearly, he's found it difficult (to put it mildly) to make the transition from running against his party to running for it. There's a lesson there: "Maverick" is an attitude, not a coherent worldview, which is why McCain has been unable to make maverickiness (maverectomy?) into a viable electoral platform. Of course, "hope" and "change" are attitudes, too, but so fluffy as to float free of the constraints of reality.
But, if the combination of gazillions of dollars in illegal foreign donations, Acorn's Dig-Up-The-Vote operation, a doting media that would embarrass Kim Jong-Il and the Republican nominee's inability even to speak up on issues where he was right all along (like Fannie Mae), if all that is now unstoppable, I will be proud to have lost with Sarah Palin, who (unlike Brooks and Buckley) runs a state bigger than most European Union nations, has fought an honorable campaign, and has been responsible for such energy and enthusiasm as the ticket can muster.
NOW, WITH VIDEO! Here's Greg Gutfeld and Michelle Malkin on "Fox & Friends" discussing McCain's "Hello Kitty Mittens":