Ok, the gloves are off. So says the McCain campaign, which now wants the presidential race to be about character. In that case, it’s time to look closely at the so-called maverick. Listen to Tim Dickinson, a Rolling Stone contributing editor who joined the Republican Party in 2000 to vote for McCain. Or read his feature story, Make Believe Maverick, which explores the life of this reckless, self-obsessed candidate.
Here’s Dickinson, discussing five big myths about McCain:
John Dramesi, who was also imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam, knew McCain in his War College days, and went on to command a wing of the Strategic War Command, puts it this way: “McCain says his life changed while he was in Vietnam, and he is now a different man…But he’s still the undisciplined, spoiled brat that he was when he went in.”