Republicans have pulled some dirty tricks before: Swift Boats, Watergate, you name it. But this time they have gone too far. In its desperate hunger for victory at any cost, the Republican Party is on the verge of choosing a presidential candidate, John McCain, who is widely regarded (everywhere except inside the Republican Party itself) as honest, courageous, likable and intelligent.
What people like Kinsley really like about McCain is that he's so willing to talk with the media and eagerly appear on shows like Kinsley's former gig at "Crossfire." He certainly treats the media a lot better than he treats the Senate colleagues who have been targes for his volcanic temper.
McCain may be well-liked but that doesn't necessarily make him a strong nominee for the Republican Party. Obama is much better liked than McCain and Hillary doesn't have nearly the association with the Republican Party that McCain has. Either way, McCain won't be a favorite as long as he's projecting a 200 year war in Iraq
--Or is that 400 years?