Friday, June 20, 2008

What Saint McCain Really Means


If a candidate for president unwittingly revealed, at a widely attended press conference, that he either didn’t understand a basic element of one of his own key policy proposals, or wanted to fool the public about it, you’d think the mainstream press would treat it as news. Apparently, you’d be wrong.

CJR obviously misunderstands the role of the press in this campaign, which is to explain what they "know" John McCain really meant in such a way as to excuse every gaffe and to minimize any potential damage to him. Since at this point he's been on all sides of just about every issue, this involves making sure voters understand that whatever they think about the issues, John McCain agrees with them!