John McCain’s editorial page id, Bill Kristol, has some new advice for the campaign. In so many words, even more of the erratic and impulsive shenanigans that after the last two weeks have many of McCain’s one-time admirers thinking he has a personality disorder that makes him unfit to occupy the Oval Office.
That, “liberate” Sarah Palin and more hyping of the financial markets crisis.
Along the way we learn that McCain’s advisors are “trapped by conventional wisdom, huddled in a defensive crouch and overcome by ideological timidity.” And they’ve “succeeded in importing to the Palin campaign the trademark defensive crouch of the Bush White House.”
The idea seems to be to double down on wooing the always-coveted impulse-control-deficit constituency.