McCAIN IS A DANGER TO HIMSELF AND AMERICA?

John Conason argues:

What these concluding weeks have told us about the Republican candidate, to the shock and surprise of many of his admirers, is that he misunderstands the meaning of honor. Evidently he believes that the credit he accrued for suffering bravely for his country in Vietnam somehow licenses him to campaign as crudely and deceptively as he can, if that will help him to win. He seems not to realize that the respect he earned so many years ago requires him to uphold a higher standard of decency in politics.

What is the leader who forgets that honor is earned and can be lost? A danger to himself and his countrymen.