I posted earlier that his commitment to filibustering the end of DADT in the lame duck session this December left him some "wiggle room", because he said
"Absolutely I will filibuster or stop it from being brought up until we have a thorough and complete study on the effect of morale and battle effectiveness."
The study will be released on December 1. But as a reader noted, McCain said last month:
''I'm also very concerned about this survey itself. This survey itself is how to best implement repeal. What we really need is a survey that says what would be the effect on battle readiness, morale and recruitment.''
So that implies he would filibuster until another report is issued, not on how to best implement ending the ban, but whether to or not. I fear the worst. But then I often do.