I’m a firm believer in brutal honesty, and I think that’s why I appreciate the column written by George Will today – because it’s brutally honest. Will completely savages Sen. John McCain’s fitness to be president, based on McCain’s well-documented issues with his temperment. The first passage of Will’s column starts off the fun…
Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama.
…and the last passage ends the column with a bang:
It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?
So here’s the question: can a dismaying and possibly unpresidential temperment be fixed, especially in someone who’s had issues with his temperment for years and years?
Oh, and here’s George Will’s column…go read it now.