I'm not going to even try linking to the many times I've lauded John McCain as a man. I'm not someone who has many heroes. But McCain was one of mine.
No one can or should diminish what McCain suffered for this country. He was brave. He was strong. He wore the uniform and served with distinction.
But I guess all that was a long time ago. Because now John McCain is just another two-bit politician willing to crawl through the gutter to achieve his goal. The man whose 2000 presidential bid was destroyed by racist slander is now reduced to lying about his opponent. And not just lying. Smearing. Just the way he was smeared, with a sleazy, despicable ad that does everything but call Barack Obama a child molester.
Watch the ad. Wait for the money shot. Know where it is? The one of Obama gazing down, as if leering at a child.
There are no accidents in political ads. That was a deliberate choice. The shot was chosen to make it seem Obama is leering at a child while the copy lies blatantly about Obama's record on sex education. While the VO talks bout Obama wanting to teach children about sex before they learn to read.
John McCain. From hero, to victim of political smears, to perpetrator of political smears.
John McCain. Maverick? No. Just another scumbag politician.