McCain's convention gambit is now a culture war strategy. It depends for its execution on conflict with journalists and bloggers and on confusion between and among the press, the blogosphere, and the Democratic party.
Many journalists decided long ago that McCain is just different from other politicians. They declare McCain innocent of all sins associated with other members of his profession, no matter how often he commits them.
Doctors can alleviate any concerns about McCain's health. But Americans can rightly wonder whether he truly understands the faltering economy that he will have to steer back to health if he becomes president.
In response to news that Denver police have been stocking up on security equipment, local attorneys are training protesters in anticipation of clashes at the Democratic National Convention to be held there in August.
As an Obama supporter, I was proud to publish Mayhill Fowler's truthful report, though I recognize that it touched off an ordeal for the campaign, a media storm that isn't over and could hurt Obama's chances.