“One of the benefits of the success, and winning in Iraq, which we are, is that it will reduce and curb some of Iranian influence and ambitions for influence in the region,’’ he said.
He's also winning in the polls, if you ask him.
Of course, his position on the mortgage crisis is clearly well thought out. In fact, it's quite like his plan in Iraq, which is basically no plan at all.
McCain's goal from here on out is to be as general as possible, while saying as little as possible because he knows when it comes to the issues he either has to side with George W. Bush, go against him, or risk sounding like a bumbling idiot.
I'm going to bet over time he'll do a combination of the three, which gets me to my belief that he doesn't really care what he says. All he cares about is winning this thing, and once he gets to that point then he'll try to figure out all the problems. He has no real conviction going in. Years in the Senate has made him, uhh, well, a SENATOR! A man who tries to be a friend to everyone, the good guy, the hero, etc.
Truth: he's an old man with Presidential aspirations who basically let this current administration shit on him, but didn't have the balls to stand up for himself. He was lucky to become the default candidate by being the good/quiet soldier, and now he thinks he deserves this.