By all accounts, John McCain kicked the stuffing out of Barack Obama Saturday night, so it’s only natural that the left wing would try to discredit his performance by claiming that he cheated and that he lied.
Straight up, McCain’s probably going to get my vote if for no other reason than to make sure that Reid and Pelosi aren’t given a Democratic president with which they can spend this country to death. But I find it disturbing that McCain and Rick Warren don’t want to acknowledge the possibility that McCain could have gained an unfair advantage over Obama. Why wasn’t McCain on time? And since he wasn’t, perhaps it would have been a good idea to wait for him, TV networks be damned, what with the importance of isolation.
As Michael Merritt says, more than likely McCain didn’t cheat:
I’m going to say that even if McCain had the opportunity to access the questions, he didn’t try to do it. I think McCain has more integrity than that.
Maybe, maybe not. But it certainly would have been better to have eliminated the issue before it became one.
The loons at Kos are also claiming that McCain lifted his story about the cross in the dirt at the POW camp from the recently deceased Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. At least one of McCain’s fellow POWs has come forth to say it’s not so, that McCain and others had their experiences years before the Russian dissident penned his version.
Frankly there’s no good reason to disbelieve McCain on this issue, although Andrew Sullivan has gone on record doing just that. A Christian guard might very well have acted exactly as McCain described; ought to have, in fact, something that makes the event believable to me.
Coming as it does on the heels of Obama’s untrue claims about his voting record vis-a-vis “born alive” abortions in his state it’s small wonder that the far left feels threatened by their chosen candidate’s shortcomings.