Well, hello gorgeous! McCain has been enjoying the fruits of the Andre the Giant-sized Democratic primary but suddenly today, he's all over the map. (Not to mention a stop in my home state!) Here's what's going on with the Republican Senator:
- A sneak-preview of the New York Times Sunday magazine section, the huge article called "The McCain Doctrines," includes this quote from Max Cleland, Georgia’s former Democratic senator: “McCain is my friend and brother, and I love him dearly. But I think you learn something fighting on the ground, like me and John Kerry and Chuck Hagel did in Vietnam. This objective of ‘hearts and minds’? Well, hello! You didn’t know which heart and mind was going to blow you up!"
- McCain spoke moments ago in Columbus, OH, jumping feet first into the general election and outlining plans for his presidency. He laid out a timetable of his own for Iraq — one of victory. Imagining the world at the end of his term he said, "By January 2013, America has welcomed home most of the servicemen and women who have sacrificed terribly so that America might be secure in her freedom. The Iraq War has been won. Iraq is a functioning democracy, although still suffering from the lingering effects of decades of tyranny and centuries of sectarian tension." He added by 2013, "there is no longer any place in the world al Qaeda can consider a safe haven," and that there still will not have been a "major terrorist attack in the United States since September 11, 2001."
- Cindy McCain has sold off $2 million she held in funds with investments in Sudan businesses. The mutual funds have investments in companies with business in Sudan according to an organization that has been working to persuade states, universities and other organizations to divest. A spokesman for the campaign says, "As soon as she was made aware, she sold it."
Do you believe McCain's vision for the end of his term in office? Will the US have won the Iraq war? Are you interested in Cindy McCain's financial situation — especially since she's demurred to release her tax returns?