Maureen Dowd cynically quips that "John McCain has long been torn between wanting to succeed and serving a higher cause."
Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing about Obama's flip flop on financing his bid for the White House, and the reported payoff: "Obama leads in spending, polls."
Though I'm torn between seeing McCain "long" in that light, and wondering if it matters in terms of character and integrity that you try to win the presidency after a quick sellout.
PS And what's with the whole "he's been campaigning for two years now" meme pushed by Dowd, Jon Stuart and others? Sorry, folks. He's only been on the national radar for over a year. Why do you have to cobble a grand past that wasn't?