Originally Posted by houghtam
Now why is this relevant? Do you honestly think someone as vocal about anti-establishment religion would have voted for Al "big ass Christian from Tennessee, married to Tipper 'you sell it, I censor it'" Gore and Joe Freaking Lieberman over a guy who went on record saying religious extremism should be silenced? I can tell you that that alone was enough.
He said religious extremism should be "silenced?" Do tell.
If you want a more balanced story, read here.
It may have been your wish that McCain had stayed bitter and angry with his former political enemies. But that kind of politics (as we're seeing on display today) never helped anyone.
Oh and your first point was the far more significant of the two. Why did you start with the least significant one? Because only a weak sauce case can be made about what REALLY changed about McCain (other than he became the nominee)