Rough Moment

In response to a question about Colin Powell’s endorsement, John McCain says he’s proud five former Secretaries of State have endorsed him. Then he forgets the name of the fifth one …

Anyone can forget a name. And this guy’s under an amount of physical fatigue and emotional stress that would challenge men half his age. (As much as I believe that McCain’s age is showing, this point is worth remembering.) But if you watch the video, after he lists off the four names again to jog his memory and then just isn’t able to remember the fifth, he lets out a heavy sigh and with what I’d describe as a resigned smile, says “and one other.”

Not sure what to say but that it seemed emblematic of the moment.