With the nominations on both sides now clinched, it appears that the media is exploring rumors circulating about John McCain’s past – especially concerning his first wife Carol:
Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights, said: “I have been following John McCain’s career for nearly 20 years. I know him personally. There is something wrong with this guy and let me tell you what it is â€” deceit. When he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left behind, he started running around on her almost right away. Everybody around him knew it. Eventually he met Cindy and she was young and beautiful and very wealthy. At that point McCain just dumped Carol for something he thought was better. This is a guy who makes such a big deal about his character. He has no character. He is a fake. If there was any character in that first marriage, it all belonged to Carol.” (Daily Mail)
If you didn’t get the inklings beforehand, it looks like this is going to be a very nasty campaign with all kinds of personal charges being made against both candidates. A rather unpleasant prospect but it will be interesting to see how they both weather the proverbial storm. We’ve seen some of the airing of dirty laundry about Obama and now McCain is facing the same. One wonders what else is in store for the two that is soon-to-be-exposed and run the gamut of the media and blogosphere?
h/t – Five Feet of Fury
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