The Straight Talk Express Today
Dan Balz has an excellent piece in today's Washington Post on being John McCain these days; he looks at McCain's week (meeting with Falwell, joining with Kennedy on immigration, holding a town hall meeting in New Hampshire) and the tensions he faces.
Balz: "The McCain of 2000 found his voice as the outsider railing against a corrupt political system in Washington. The McCain of 2006 still attacks a system dominated by lobbyists, special interests and congressional earmarks, but he now finds himself buffeted from both left and right over steps he is taking to advance both his legislative and political priorities."
It's true, he's getting roughed up something fierce. Like I said earlier in the week, I just hope he knows what he's doing. I certainly wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now.
George Will also has some thoughts on the man he calls "St. John of Arizona" and his prospects for 2008.