Heaven help us if Sen. John McCain becomes the 44th president of the United States. At Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Iraq War, the crusty old war-monger looked downright scary: hands shaking, voice listless, and once again confusing al Qaeda with Shia Muslims. This guy paints himself as the time-tested, highly experienced commander-in-chief, but watching him and listening to his constant conflations of Iraq, Iran, al Qaeda and extremists, you can't help but wonder if he's just too old and feeble for the job. He often seems to not have a clue who the enemy is or who we're actually fighting, so how on Earth can he lead us to "victory," whatever the hell that is.
Let's hope that the presidential debates will present Democrats with a tremendous selling/marketing opportunity. That the contrast between McCain and either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton will be painfully obvious. On one side will be a stiff, ancient-looking dinosaur. And on the other, perhaps the charismatic young candidate for a new generation.