All Aboard the Straight Talk Express

McCain's got a new sales pitch: I'm old, I suck, no one really likes me, I know it, you know it, let's not kid ourselves, but give me four friggin' years, people!

Republican John McCain seemed to suggest Wednesday that if he wins the White House he may only serve one term.

According to the Boston Globe, the 71 year-old candidate was asked whether he will have the ability to serve a full eight years as president, while campaigning in New Hampshire.

"If I said I was running for eight years, I'm not sure that would be a vote getter," McCain responded.
Indeed. Some people might even suggest that "running for eight years," ignoring the election in there during which the will of the people is supposed to decide on that second four years, smacks of, um, a sense of entitlement. (Maureen Dowd would not be one of those people, though.)

McCain later clarified his statements by saying "the decision as to whether to run for re-election has to do with the circumstances at the time," like, presumably, whether the entire country realizes that you're not only 75 years old, but also John McCain.

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