February 16, 2007
I'll be the first to say that not only do I think John McCain shouldn't win the next presidential election but that he's incapable of doing so. I'm also happy to point out that his public persona as a maverick within the party is both a finely crafted and largely untrue creation. Still, I think it's only fair to give him a nod when he's breaking with the conservative platform, particularly in ways that aren't beneficial to his election strategy, and this is one of those times. As much as I love Atrios, I'm not sure he's being entirely fair here. My opinion isn't changed on McCain, but credit where it's due.