How the anti-war movement wins in the end â€¦
I think you can stick a fork in John McCain. He was supposed to have a cake-walk to the GOP nomination in 2008 -- his war record and general hawkishness would appeal to the right, his moderation on social issues and Ã¢â‚¬Å“straight-talkÃ¢â‚¬Â jibberish would draw in the supposedly vast center and his stand on campaign finance reform and comprehensive approach to immigration would even pull some folks from the left.
But today, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s toast among left, right and center, even if he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know it yet. And while immigration and campaign finance reform may have doomed him with the far right -- especially in next yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s primaries -- itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the New Media that will have finished him off for the rest of us. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing it by providing a memory for a public with an infamously short attention span -- reminding America of McCainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s past positions and, by doing so, holding him accountable for them.