John McCain may be a media darling, but Paul Krugman is no longer buying. Today he offers some “straight talk about John McCain.” A few highlights:
“He isn’t a moderate. He’s much less of a maverick than you’d think. And he isn’t the straight talker he claims to be.”
“A statistical analysis of Mr. McCain’s recent voting record, available at www.voteview.com, ranks him as the Senate third most conservative member.”
Evidently Krugman will have to settle for that other straight-talker, Ms. Hillary. The larger question is whether others in the MSM will join in this effort to bring down the fellow they so affectionately built up.