The deeper wound was South Carolina. Had McCain won the primary there he might be president today. His own tactical mistakes were costly. But there was another reason for his loss. The good ol’ boy supporters of the Bush Team savaged McCain and his family, spreading vicious rumors about their character and racial makeup. No direct tie to the campaign has been found. But none was needed. The boys didn’t have to be told what to do. They knew. They’d done it before, to others.
(PS: I found a new client to use to post to this journal using my browser... thus I don't have to run with three windows open here while trying to post stuff. I lose two thirds of what I want to post that way...)