Friday, September 03, 2004
By Wednesday evening, the RNC podium was practically dripping with partisan invective. But the week started out with one Republican whose appeal crosses America’s political divide. John McCain has been heralded by the left as a true compassionate conservative while the media have touted his straight-talking style. Now he’s vigorously stumping for the president and his erstwhile fans are stunned. But why? He’s been a Republican all along. Brooke investigates the conundrum with Slate’s Will Saletan.