An interesting article about Bill Ayers and the WeatherMen. I would expect to hear lots more about this as the election nears. The obvious parallel is McCain being associated with abortion clinic bombers.
And why adultery matters.
Marriage, among other things, is a legal contract between two people. A contract that can be terminated by either party at any time. Adultery is a breach of that contract. It matters politically since it is (again, among other things) a breach of contract, arguably the most important contract anyone ever into into. Marriage is, by design, not a private matter.
If someone breaks a contract with someone he or she knows quite well, and at least at one point cared deeply about, shouldn’t that factor into one’s decision on who to elect president? Especially in our current age when presidents have enormous discretionary power and can make people disappear unilaterally?
The analogy I use in these situations is: suppose someone defaults on a car loan, does that affect the likelihood that they will default on a mortgage?
And yes, McCain’s adultery was equally horrible, and an equal sign of low character and trustworthiness.
With the rich, popular, and good looking candidate playing in Europe to adoring crowds, and with McCain unable to draw flies here in America, despite being the more experienced deserving candidate; McCain must feel like he’s in an Adam Sandler movie.
It seems that John McCain knows that the Republican party needs to rebuild, and wants to make sure they start from the ground up. Case in point, this quote where he seemingly doesn’t know the meaning of habeas corpus. This misstatement seems so flagrant, in conjunction with his lack of anything new in his campaign platform, that it seems intentional.
Check out this story about McCain’s first wife. Oddly, the hero of the tale is Ross Perot; a crazy nut, but a classy guy.