In South Carolina when John McCain was running for president, McCain’s national campaign manager, Rick Davis, said: “a smear doesn’t have to be true to be effective.”
And, now Senator John McCain is the first out of the starting gate calling for Judge Roy Moore’s head. “Mr. Moore should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.” McCain pontificates.
McCain’s possible brain damage must have given him a very short memory. The attack on him in South Carolina was vicious. Flyers went out and push polls were conducted. McCain had cheated on his wife after Viet Nam. He had fathered a black baby. His wife was on drugs.
Some credited Lee Atwater with the smears, and/or Carl Rove and possibly Bush himself. McCain never got his footing back after South Carolina.
Every day there was something new against McCain. He slept with prostitutes. Gave his wife a venereal disease. He had turned traitor in the “Hanoi Hilton” He was a Manchurian Candidate, brainwashed to destroy the G.O.P. Hung out with gays. There was even a website devoted to the rumors. The big charge of course was that he suffered brain damage. That one still lives.
An irony is that the Washington Post did not want to run any of the stories, thinking maybe they would give attention to them to people who may not heard them.
BOTTOM LINE, WOULDN’T YOU THINK THAT JOHN MCCAIN OF ALL PEOPLE, WOULD BE RELUCTANT TO CALL FOR THE LYNCHING OF ROY MOORE?