I'm sorry you feel that way...
What I said was very un-p.c. and very uncomfortable. I don't like thinking this, but I lived through Ronald Reagan who I saw deteriorate seriously from 1976 to 1988.
The things McCain is saying now seem routinely fantastical and sometimes little more than empty slogans. In the press, this has been portrayed as pandering to the "christian right" and other elements of the GOP Base, but I just don't buy it. There are just too many hypocrisies and odd representations of reality. The 2000 McCain would not have resorted to these things. I cannot square this and the nasty, personal line of attack against OBama that Senator McCain has so quickly dropped into with a calculated move to kick the partisanship up a notch. It looks like a much cruder, manichean thinking process.
I think if this guy somehow wins, this judgment will be vindicated.