If you want to know who a political candidate really is then you need to dig a little deeper than the traditional fare served up by the most mainstream of The Mainstream Media. As a lawyer, I know not to believe everything I hear or read. But I also know that if you want to find out what’s really going on you have to read a lot and then judiciously parse what you read. This article on John McCain is no doubt written by someone who doesn’t like McCain, but it cites a number of incidents with specific names. If you wanted to know the real John McCain you’d check out all of these incidents and see which ones are true but not widely discussed by the mainstream media. There is a long and disturbing list of improprieties here, and some of them have been reported and are undeniably true. Some of them are vaguely sourced.
It is undeniably true that McCain is a hothead, to the point that some respected GOP colleagues have questioned whether he’s too dangerous to be President. If I was undecided I’d take some time to probe these reports and see if they are true. If you really want to know what’s going on you’re going to have to do more than just watch debates. And, frankly, the same is true for Obama. He has less of a record to work with, but from what I can tell the worst stuff has come out. Is he too liberal? I don’t know. But I don’t think that there is any indication that he has a personality disorder. Some of the stuff about McCain, if true, raises that question.