Well, my recent hopes for McCain don't look so merited. Two recent developments strike me as worrying for McCain. The first is the obvious money disappointment. But the second is the delusionary walkabout in Baghdad. He looks like a fool. Worse, he looks like a fool both divorced from reality and willing to peddle fantasy over fact. We've had six years of a president like that. Does McCain really believe the public is clamoring for another one?
The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?