Ahh, John McCain and George W. Bush. Where does one man end and the other man begin? If you're left feeling confused as to whether McCain's a party-line busting rebel with his own maverick ideas or a genuflecting toadie of the current regime for whom the only question is whether George W. Bush is the greatest president or the greatest president EVER IN LIFE!...you are not alone. McCain's own surrogates can't seem to make up their mind.
Mitt Romney, the robot who ran for President powered only by silver medals and fraud, has been auditioning to be a great leaden weight around McCain's neck - or, as Romney puts it, "vice-president." So he took up McCain's cause today on Wolf Blitzer's Late Edition emphatically denying that McCain was going to be a continuation of the Bush doctrine: "Well I think you're going to hear that time and again, Wolf, throughout the campaign season. And I just don't think it's going to stick."
Of course, by "time and again," Romney might have been referring to "just moments ago." Roy Blunt, another McCain surrogate, when asked by Blitzer if the McCain candidacy represented a "third Bush term," answered in the affirmative: "It would be. I think it would be. And I think that's a good thing."
And here's the essential mashup of the astounding core competencies and breathtaking message discpline of the McCainiacs, courtesy of ThinkProgress.