Paul Krugman's statement about McCain below is true. He's not in charge of his own campaign. He's turned himself over to handlers and more so, funders. He's no Teddy Roosevelt as he once thought of himself. He's throwing the progressivism of T.R. out the window. If he were to win, would anyone let him claim it again? Is he faking out the neocons just to win? Either way, it stinks.
Divided They Stand
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: May 26, 2008
John McCain has shed whatever maverick tendencies he may once have had, and become almost a caricature conservative — an advocate of lower taxes for the rich and corporations, a privatizer and shredder of the safety net.