George McGovern, without the war record.
Jimmy Carter, only less sincere.
Mike Dukakis without the gubernatorial experience.
John Kerry without the senatorial experience.
In other words, a very liberal lightweight.
That's the Democrat standard-bearer. A liberal's liberal. Every single position he takes is raw red meat for MoveOn.org. So I can understand why liberal Democrats are happy.
John McCain, OTOH, is no lightweight. Instead, he is a temperamental man who makes decisions with his gut, not his brain. He is not well-suited to the presidency. He is no conservative, so the left will have a tough time hanging a right-wing label on him. They probably won't mind the judges he will appoint to the Supreme Court. After all, this is a guy who was nominated by 35% of the Republican party - the moderate to liberal wing.
I do think McCain will carve Obama up in the presidential debates.
All in all, the two men offer us a rotten choice. This is the first presidential election in my lifetime in which I do not have a dog in the fight, which is kind of liberating. So it will be interesting to watch all the wild invective flying from my liberal friends as they watch their very inadequate candidate struggle.
Scott Johnson at Power Line has more.
Let the games begin!