I used to support John McCain, back in 2000, based on his recent record at the time. I have not been happy with the changes in his platform since then and now support Obama, but wished that McCain of 2000 would run in this election so I’d have an alternative to Obama.
This changed after reading the following article.
It seems the McCain of 2008 is the “real” McCain and his image in 2000 was a cynical ploy to seem like a, well, maverick. I was not aware of his voting record in his earlier days in government, or of the depth of the scandal surrounding him, or how he misrepresented his time as a P.O.W. For instance, I always believed his story that he was offered a chance to go home because he was the son of an admiral, and he turned it down for moral reasons. It turns out this offer was made to several P.O.W.s who were imprisoned with McCain, and they ALL turned it down, because it was contingent on making statements for propaganda purposes that would have got them court martialed after their release.
I know Rolling Stone is not unbiased in this race, but the article appears well-cited and there is a LOT of negative stuff about McCain that I had never heard of. I am now even more afraid of his becoming president.