Perhaps what John McCain needs is a superhero. After all, considering that his main selling points are that the U.S. will never leave Iraq, the illegal immigrants are never going home, and that the jobs lost to free trade are never coming back, McCain has demonstrated that his campaign could use more than a little spark of originality.
Our Vice President, who comes out of hiding every once and a while to remind us of such enlightening facts, such as how President Bush "carries the biggest burden, obviously," when it comes to casualties in Iraq, apparently, a bigger burden than the soldiers who die, would be a patriarch to tell McCain that with great power comes great responsibility------responsibility to start more wars, that is.
Perhaps if Cheney's advice doesn't work, and Ironman's appeal doesn't work, McCain could go back to his super lucky good-luck charms? Anyone remember the lucky feather, compass, and the lucky 31 cents? It's a good thing that there haven't been repeats since the lucky feather got lost in 2000. Hey, what about that lucky friend that helped McCain beat George Bush eight years ago? (well, not really)
In the spirit of this summer's superhero spirit, McCain played Two-face today, heralding John Roberts and Samuel Alito as the kind of clear-thinking conservative justices that the Supreme Court needs, while, on the other hand, justifying his 1993 vote for ACLU head-hound Ruth Bader Ginsberg because she "represented the considered judgment of the president of the United States," a strange honor, indeed.
Apparently McCain sees no discrepancy in claiming to want conservative justices like Roberts and Alito while justifying his support for Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a former in-house counsel for NOW and the ACLU, two groups that can hardly be described as "conservative."
Right now, McCain is treading a fine line, desperately trying to be "acceptable" to Democrats and Republicans. Like a veritable two-face, McCain speaks a different message each time he makes an appearance, although, like Two-face, no one ever knows what it will be.
Perhaps McCain decides by flipping one of his lucky coins?