In separate interviews today, John McCain compared Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter. Speaking to Fox's Carl Cameron, McCain raised Carter's name, putting a face on his assertion that Obama wants to return "to the failed policies of the '60's and '70's."
And then, sitting down with NBC's Brian Williams, he poured it on -- and got to the heart of the matter. "Senator Obama says that I'm running for a Bush's third term," McCain said, picking up the central Democratic line of attack. "Seems to me he's running for Jimmy Carter's second."