The Economy Hurt McCain, But McCain Hurt McCain, Too

The economy dragged McCain down, but he dove after it.


The sinking economy almost certainly dragged John McCain down with it, but let's not forget that he went down flailing, not fighting. The economic collapse was a moment of political opportunity and McCain's reaction hurt him as much as the event itself. He was not a helpless bystander, in other words, but aided in his own downfall.

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