Boy, howdy, was my relief misplaced. There are myriad examples that one could give to show that the former leader of the straight-talk express, the country-first war hero has been replaced by a power-hungry win-at-all-costs narcissist. But the best, most obvious example is his choice of running mate. Many of us had grave reservations when McCain chose a relative unknown who had less than two years of gubernatorial experience, and before that had been merely a small town mayor. But maybe she was an easy study, a bright fast learner who had a real interest in an knowledge of foreign policy and economics. But any thought that she is a bright, faster-learner or is even moderately knowledgeable about foreign or even domestic policy has been dashed. Surely the interviews she's given (all three of them in the past month!) indicate tha this is a person out of her depth. Need proof? Here it is. This is from her interview with Katie Curic:
Should John McCain become president, his first important decision will have been his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. No one can seriously say that he chose her because his sober analysis led him to believe that she was the best possible person to take over should McCain not be able to continue in office. No, McCain's choice was grounded in one consideration: what would give him the best chance of winning this election. Palin certainly energized the base for a while. But I have to believe that even the most conservative person who is thoughtful will by this time be having second thoughts. And those second thoughts should not be only about Palin's readiness to be the leader of the free world. They should first and foremost be about motivations and decision-making procedures of the man who would be president.
I submit that by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain demonstrates that he isn't fit to be President of the United States.