I was browsing snopes today out of boredom, and came across the politics page. Naturally, rumors on our current candidates piqued my interest. It was particularly interesting that Obama has 23 rumors listed, of which two are true, while our distinguished opponent has but four, of which three are true. One among these stood out. Around the time in 2004 when all the rumors floated about the Arizona senator as Kerry's running mate, he said, and later himself corroborated, the following:
Sen. John McCain unleashed an attack on his own party, saying the GOP is "astray" on key issues and criticizing President Bush on the war in Iraq.
"I believe my party has gone astray," McCain said, criticizing GOP stands on environmental and minority issues. "I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy," he said.
The Arizona Republican took on President Bush for failing to prepare Americans for a long involvement in Iraq, saying, "You can't fly in on an aircraft carrier and declare victory and have the deaths continue. You can't do that."
McCain said the U.S. should seek more U.N. involvement in Iraq. "Many people in this room question, legitimately, whether we should have gone in or not," he said.
This is the senator that stood a legitimate chance in 2000 before Rove got to him. That man very clearly no longer exists. The contrast between those very true statements and his current ones are jarring, to say the least.
Will anyone in the media bring them up and ask why he now feels so differently?
First-time diarist, so be nice!