Originally Posted by bjkeefe
One final point that was neglected by both Glenn and Ana Marie: Whatever else one might think about McCain, he deserves credit for his understanding of the media and how to deal with them. There's a bit of cynicism in that observation, to be sure, but there's also some unalloyed respect.
Agreed (on both the cynicism and the respect). It would be next to impossible for the press not to be enamored of Obama for any number of reasons; McCain has had to work much harder for for the McLovin'.
The kid-gloves treatment McCain gets (so far) always reminds me of this
. It applies to all reporters and all politicians, but it seems particularly apropos to McCain.