John McCain has become nearly irrelevant in his own campaign, which now seems to be more about the values and persona of Sarah Palin versus the values and persona of Barack Obama.
I had thought that one of the main stories of the primaries was the rejection by Republican voters of the ultra-right wing of their party. It is now clear that this faction won by taking control of the McCain campaign.
I suspect McCain might not be in position to do anything about what his campaign has become. The real story seems to be how McCain lost the Republican primary after winning it.
I suspect too that the greater danger isn’t the mob that the Republican campaign has manipulated and inflamed, but the clique behind the manipulation.
They are the ones, not McCain, who selected Sarah Palin.
They are the ones, not McCain, with the agenda for a McCain-Palin administration.
Who are these people?