Roger L. Simon

McCain Rising

A lot of Republicans have been angry at John McCain over the years for wandering off the reservation. Never bothered me, of course, because I find rigid party politics soporific. And I like people with free minds, even if I disagree with them.

So having watched this ongoing campaign, I’m not surprised to see the rise of McCain whose semi-maverick qualities (can’t really be a maverick in American politics and hope to win) will no doubt appeal to the public, especially as opposed to candidates running for national talk show host (Obama, Edwards, Romney) and or national preacher (Huckabee). In the shadow of Bhutto, McCain’s experience appeals. What happens next?