Steve Sailer has a good post contrasting the bellicose and unpredictable John McCain with the sober and prudential Pat Buchanan. Yet, in the power-hungry corridors of our imperial city, Buchanan is marginalized while McCain is something of an elder statesman and was made a Republican presidential nominee a few years ago:
With John McCain issuing a vague death threat against Vladimir Putin following NATO’s hit on Gadaffi, it’s worth considering that McCain is an elder statesman of mainstream Republicanism, while Patrick J. Buchanan is a terrifying extremist. We similarly saw this back in August 2008, when little Georgia, then proposed for membership in NATO, invaded Russian-held territory. McCain responded with bellicose support for the aggressor, while Buchanan thought it was nuts for the U.S. to get militarily involved 600 miles south of Stalingrad.