The more one hears about McCain the less attractive he becomes; like many people of accomplishment, apparently he’s a raging, angry narcissistic nut-case.
Romney’s taking heat for distributing a collection of reports about McCain’s well-known temper. But isn’t it more relevant whether these charges are true than whether they are “negative?” It’s a sign of the relativism and emasculation of our times that we care more about “negativity” than truth. Where are we? The playground?
Reports like the following seems quite relevant to whether McCain would be a capable political leader:
It was election night 1986, and John McCain had just been elected to the U.S. Senate for the first time. Even so, he was not in a good mood. McCain was yelling at the top of his lungs and poking the chest of a young Republican volunteer who had set up a lectern that was too tall for the 5-foot-9 politician to be seen to advantage, according to a witness to the outburst. ‘Here this poor guy is thinking he has done a good job, and he gets a new butt ripped because McCain didn’t look good on television,’ Jon Hinz told a reporter Thursday. At the time, Hinz was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. … Hinz said McCain’s treatment of the young campaign worker in 1986 troubled him for years. ‘There were an awful lot of people in the room,’ Hinz recalled. ‘You’d have to stick cotton in your ears not to hear it. He (McCain) was screaming at him, and he was red in the face. It wasn’t right, and I was very upset at him.’”