In McCain's mind, however, losing the presidency will not be the final chapter of his life story. He knows the path to "Big Media" redemption. Working with the man who vanquished him in November will show them all the real McCain again.
Remember, it was this onetime prisoner of war who led the charge to open diplomatic relations with Vietnam. If that past is prologue, and McCain's legislative record is any guide, he will not just join with Obama but lead the charge in Congress on global warming, immigration "reform," the closing of Guantanamo, federal funding for embryonic-stem-cell research, and importation of prescription drugs.
But li'l Ricky isn't one for consistency himself, is he? While he has certainly been critical of McCain throughout the last year, consider this, from the Weekly Standard:
More interesting, perhaps, is Santorum's own history with McCain. While he has little use for McCain today, the same was not true back in 2006, when Santorum was campaigning for reelection. The Pennsylvania conservative asked McCain to visit Pennsylvania on his behalf and used footage from the event on his campaign website.
According to an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer, when Santorum listed "key events" of his campaign in 2005, the name of George W. Bush was nowhere to be found. What was? According to the Inquirer:
"First on the list? An endorsement from Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.). Click over to the multimedia section, and you'll find video footage of McCain at a Santorum fund-raiser. Might popularity have something to do with it? McCain's approval ratings tip the mid-60s. Bush hovers in the high 30s."
Glass houses, baby. Glaaaaaasss houses. Get a real job.