McCain Acting Like a 'Flustered Rookie': Will

Conservatives should fear self-righteous loose cannon
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 10:47 AM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Media, Pa., Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – The economic crisis has one presidential candidate acting like a “flustered rookie,” writes George F. Will of the Washington Post, but despite his limited resume, “It is not Barack Obama.” McCain’s response has been incoherent, including a Queen of Hearts-esque call for SEC Chairman Chris Cox’s head. That ridiculous proclamation showed how McCain would govern; in his world, you’re either with him or “corrupt.”

As McCain warned that Obama favors “billions in spending increases,” the allegedly conservative administration is forwarding $1 trillion move towards socialism. “Does McCain have qualms about this,” asks Will, “or only quarrels?” McCain’s temperament, his “impulsive, intensely personal reactions” should scare even conservatives. Obama is inexperienced, but that can be fixed. McCain’s “boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes”? Not likely.