Richard Cohen of the Washington Post is the latest member of the media elite to have the scales fall from his eyes. And its not pretty:
– “[McCain] has become the sort of politician he once despised”
– “McCain has turned ugly”
– “He means to win, which is all right; he means to win at all costs, which is not.”
– “McCain lied about his lying…”
– “John McCain is both [a farce and a tragedy].”
It was almost exactly two years ago that Chris Matthews said “The press loves McCain. We’re his base.”. McCain spent a lifetime building up that base. In three weeks, he has lost them.
Expect a heartfelt apology any moment now.