…another nugget about McCain that would be a fatal deal-breaker ultimate gaffe for Obama. From his autobiography:
I didn’t decide to run for president to start a national crusade for the political reforms I believed in or to run a campaign as if it were some grand act of patriotism. In truth, I wanted to be president because it had become my ambition to be president.
And it got only worse, since McCain abandoned virtually every position he held before then to be a good and proper George W. Bush Republican candidate to keep the dittoheads calm.