The Economy Hurt McCain, But McCain Hurt McCain, Too

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

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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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