John McCain Doesn’t Work Before 9 A.M.


All week, we’ve been hearing about the BLOCKBUSTER story on JOHN MCCAIN and his MANY NARRATIVES in this coming Sunday’s New York Times magazine! It isn’t. Although it does track nicely the attempts the campaign made to package our next president John McCain, which grew increasingly more flailing. Its biggest flaw is that its narrative conclusion just scrapes the magazine’s deadline—right after the final debate. That debate was eight days ago, a lifetime in this election. The piece ends, in fact, with McCain’s people thinking he won the debate. Which they did not think so much the next day, when the polls came out. There are three things that stood out, however!

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