Mr. 19% Bestows Kiss of Death on McCain

The passions are running white hot in the Democratic Party nomination race. Most of the larger progressive sites have turned into cesspools of bickering, innuendo, and flat out nonsense.

When good Dems, whatever their age or values, claim that they'll vote for McCain (or not vote) rather than vote for one of the two remaining Dem candidates, I cringe. When good Dems nuke bridges between themselves and the "friendly opposition", it makes one wonder what any of we progressives have learned in the past 8 years.

As much as I snark about Presidential Idol, that's what some of the more rabid supporters are turning this thing into, and it gets tiring. Both of the remaining Dem candidates have their weak and strong points, but the fact remains that either one would be a quantum improvement over the petulant brat that currently occupies the White House. And speaking of the petulant brat, guess who's visiting him today, and seeking his blessing for the GOP nomination (which is now wrapped up)?

George Bush is set to have another huggy moment with John McCain:

Once McCain's bitter primary rival himself, the president is rolling out the red carpet. There'll be a formal welcome at the North Portico, followed by lunch in Bush's private dining room and a formal endorsement in the Rose Garden.
Bush will be giving his stamp of approval to a GOP maverick who's crossed swords with him on things like campaign finance, tax cuts and waterboarding. But the White House insists that Bush's endorsement will be heartfelt...

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