The international press corps is so seduced by Barack Obama and so disgusted by John McCain that neither man can live up to his reputation, London Times US editor Gerard Baker writes. The “grown men wandering the corridors of London, Brussels and Berlin, crooning” about Obama are the same pundits painting McCain as "the grumpy old white man," Baker contends
McCain is made out to be Darth Vader to Obama’s Luke Skywalker, but "Obama's ego is certainly writing cheques his body can't cash." Meanwhile, McCain is great on climate change, detainee policy, and reckoning with corporate greed, Baker argues. His bottom line: McCain "has achieved so much of what Mr Obama merely promises to do."