That would be true if McCain is really willing to stick by his statements but he’s not. His campaign spokeswoman provided this:
“Dear Mr. Kuo,
Your article misconstrues the context of Senator McCain’s remarks on the religious heritage of the United States. The transcript of the interview makes clear that he intends to say that this nation was founded on Judeo Christian principles and that our nation is tolerant of the practice of all faiths and beliefs.
This is the “annoy everyone” position– those who think his original statement was accurate will be peeved he is backpedaling and those who were uncomfortable with the original statement will see this as evidence of pandering. (And by the way his statement that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation is nonsense.)