PITTSTON, PA -- John McCain's new language yesterday...


This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war. It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.



....has driven liberals of all stripes and hues into a tizzy, which is probably why it so delights the McCain campaign.

Is McCain accusing Obama (and the half of the country (or more) who agrees with him) of treason?

The campaign doesn't think so, but no one will parse the phrase. And they think the line is entirely appropriate and defensible and say that McCain will continue to use it.

McCain has a press availability today, and I bet he'll be asked to explain what he means.

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