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Why Obama Would Be Better on National Security than McCain

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

If Obama is far more likely to resolve the current crisis, which is widely accepted polls tell us, then he can provide a critical national security function which McCain cannot.

McCain Wants to Be President: Those Who Know Him Best Express Alarm

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Not for nothing did McCain carry the moniker "McNasty" during his prep school years. McCain's struggle with a volcanic and unstable temper has apparently been life-long.

McCain & the Missiles of October

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Many voters are attracted to McCain's quick, "don't look back" decision-making and fancy that he will keep them secure. But would he? The experience of October 1962 strongly suggests otherwise.

Report: McCain Exploded With Rage During Gambling Outing

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Writing for the Daily Beast, Michael Kinsley relays a disturbing story about John McCain from Jeff Dearth, former publisher of the New Republic, when ...

Advisers And Friends Worried About "Grumpy McCain"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Politico's Ryan Grim approached Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after the evening of the Senate bailout vote, the reporter didn't even get his questio...

The Sen. McCain Method of Campaigning

Michael Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Showalter

Watch John McCain recently and you will see a grown man seethe, froth, squirm, stare, glare, intimidate, wince, scowl, grimace, pick your SAT word for "act mean." It's really, well, uncomfortable to watch.

Sam Stein

McCain Gets Testy With Des Moines Register | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, John McCain had a truly combative meeting with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, discussing heatedly everything from Sarah Pa...

McCain's Week Of Theatrics Offers Insight Into His Management Style

Peter Y. Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Y. Sussman

The best available gauge of executive qualifications may be the way the candidates conduct their own campaign. In the hothouse of a presidential campaign, temperament and decision-making style are critical.

Erratic McCain Parachutes into Temperament Narrative

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

McCain has made another desperate gamble that is likely to do him no good and may even go bad. More importantly, he has introduced a major opening into his character and temperament.

Fire, ready...AIM! Does McCain Have the Temperament to Lead?

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

I don't know about you, but being smart has always been a characteristic that I look for in a potential President. I hope America agrees.

Chicagoland: Lack of Experience Versus Cranky Old Age

James O'Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James O'Gallagher

In contrast to the Democrats I spoke to, the Republican lawyer said she saw no problem with McCain's militarism, nor that of the neoconservatives more generally. She didn't worry about the possibility of a draft. She felt that the Iraq War was "mismanaged" but that there was no hidden agenda and no "conspiracy" to lead us to war.

POWer Play

Paul Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Cohen

We tend to excuse Senator McCain's irrational outbursts and inappropriate behavior -- including a 1995 scuffle with a 92-year-old Senate colleague (from his own party, no less) -- by referring to their root cause.

Report: McCain Pushed Woman In A Wheelchair

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, McClatchy Newspapers published a story on Sen. John McCain's oft-discussed temper, detailing one incident in which McCain allegedly pushed ...

Chicagoland: Lack of Experience Versus Cranky Old Age

James Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Gallagher

Note: This article was authored by James O'Gallagher. Any other versions are the result of a technical glitch. ...

Harry Reid: McCain Doesn't Have "Temperament" To Be President

MyDD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe at AMERICAblog catches an interview Harry Reid did with the Nevada-based pundit Jon Ralston: "I just think he doesn't have the temperament to...

Angry Man McCain

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

The question really needs to be asked whether a man with such an angry temperament and who is prone to an overly hawkish foreign policy should be president.

McCain Surprised He's So Close In The Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post does a long profile of John McCain, talking to the candidate and the aide who co-wrote all his books. They talk literature: He ...

Joe Klein: I Said McCain Was "Honorable," But "I Was Wrong"

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few months ago, I wrote that John McCain was an honorable man and he would run an honorable campaign. I was wrong. I used to think, as David Ignatiu...

McCain Denies Roughing Up Sandinista

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CARTAGENA, Colombia — John McCain denied a Republican colleague's claim that he roughed up an associate of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on...

Deconstructing John: Revisiting His Bad Language

Jodi Lampert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi Lampert

Eminem doesn't even countenance use of the epithet McCain is reported to have called his wife. We get endless videos of Rev Wright, who is not even running for President. But nothing about this. So this must be bad.

Questioner Dragged Out Of McCain Town Hall Talks To OffTheBus

Keith Dinsmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Keith Dinsmore

"It was a mental health question. A guy who would call his wife a cunt in front of reporters is not only a jerk but dangerous. It's scary to think of a hothead like McCain having his finger on the trigger."

McCain Responds To Report That He Attacked Congressman

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, The Huffington Post published an explosive excerpt from Cliff Schecter's new book "The Real McCain," alleging that Sen. John McCain once p...

Sam Stein

New Book: McCain Once Physically Attacked Fellow Congressman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: McCain has responded to the report below. Watch the video here. * * * Appearing on Fox News this past Sunday, Sen. John McCain attempted t...

McCain's Sharp Tongue: an Achilles Heel?

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Temper, temper. Republican John McCain is known for his. He's been dubbed "Senator Hothead" by more than one publication, but he's ...