McCain says he's the candidate of "right change"
"The American people didn't get to know me yesterday, as they are just getting to know Sen. Obama," he said. "They know I have a long record of bipartisan problem-solving. They've seen me put our country before any president, before any party, before any special interest -- before my own interest."
I'm sorry, maybe he's referring to the history he had *prior* to 2004, when he let the Republican party treat him like their whipping boy so that he could still have a shot at the nomination in 2008. Ever since 2004, McCain has been rubber-stamping Bush doctrine, avoiding the hard calls and basically looking for all the world like another Republican stooge.
I used to respect the guy. If he had made this statement prior to 2004, I might have bought it. But now he wants to position himself as a candidate for change? I call bullshit.
Here's what you need to know: McCain wants to stay in Iraq. McCain folded even on his objections to torture and civil rights, in order to be a party loyalist. McCain's idea of healthcare is to give tax refunds to insurance companies and cut out the incentive for employers to provide healthcare. The only way McCain is a candidate for change is if you're talking about things turning even worse.