GermanStar - 11/24/2005 11:05 PM
In my opinion, McCain has sold himself out for the purpose of garnering support from the GOP for a presidential bid in '08. And yes, I do think less of the man for it.
So, before he kowtowed, he was a bright, articulate, reasonable, honorable man. Then ambition caused him to sell his honor short. He sold everything he gained from being imprisoned and tortured, everything from his military honors and rank, everything from his experience as a senator.
How is that possible? Doesn't it mean that he was NOT the man you thought he was prior to this embrace of blind ambition? In other words, he was no better a man than any other politician. He has always been the same man but your perception has changed.
What has changed your perception? And if your perception is easily fooled, in what other instances might it also be fooled?
This is why I NEVER support a person. Instead, I support policy. Conflating the two will always result in betrayal.
To me, McCain is the same man that he has always been--a politician.