Just in case you didn’t know it, the conductor of the strange-talk express makes it clear:
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 25 — Arizona Sen. John McCain started over again Wednesday, telling a crowd in New Hampshire why he wants to be president and hoping that five days of old-fashioned rallies in five states will erase the memories of his first three months on the campaign trail.
Dressed in a dark blue sweater under cloudy skies on the banks of the Piscataqua River, McCain formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination, saying he alone possesses the experience, maturity and seriousness to be president in a time of war and domestic uncertainty. And in sharp contrast to the more conservative rhetoric he has favored recently, the one-time darling of independent voters called for a new spirit of bipartisanship on the nation’s biggest challenges.
“Americans are acutely aware of our problems, and their patience is at an end for politicians who value incumbency over principle, and for partisanship that is less a contest of ideas than an uncivil brawl over the spoils of power,” McCain told a modest crowd in Prescott Park, where candidates have gathered voters around them for years. “I want my presidency to be an opportunity — an opportunity to fix what we all know needs to be fixed.”
In a forceful tone, McCain argued that his background and his experience are the right match for a country that needs strong leadership.
Didn’t he do this already ? Yep, he sure did.
Once again, yawn.