Election 2008 McCain Politics

A Bitter Interview

Mark Salter, top McCain aide, gives this bitter interview to Jeffrey Goldberg.

My favorite line – to throw back at all those McCain fans who have told me McCain is only doing what he has to do to get the nomination, and will go back to being his reasonable self after it’s over is this:

In McCain’s mind the biggest sin is to run as one thing and then be another.  You incur an obligation, just like when you go to war, the worst thing is to not accept responsibility for the deaths that you are responsible for.