When he challenged that lady at his rally, I think that was one of his last "old" McCain persona. The guy I used to admire, and would have voted for if not for all that other stuff.
Good Morning, Cicerone.
It is positive statements like "challenging the lady at his rally" from McCain that kept him afloat, somewhat, and throughout his career, he has performed similarly. McCain has a somewhat mercurial temperament, often inconsistent. It's difficult to ascertain how much of his age play a role, but some of his actions here lately makes one intrigued about his peculiar eruptions, his deeply targeted anger at Ambassador Rice, former Secy of State, Clinton and Obama in particular. I, along with many McCain watchers, feel he has yet to come to terms with losing this race to a black man. At McCain's age, (77 this year), he was born into the American culture of white supremacy and felt the candidacy of an African American would be too threatening to the white majority to vote for, even if they did not like him, McCain, a white candidate., therefore, he felt the 2008 election was his, after all, Hillary Clinton was not the Democratic Nominee! Many Americans did not believe the election of a black man to the US presidency was possible.....we were proved wrong. Partially, in response to the awful two-term administration of GWB, AMERICA WAS READY FOR A SEA CHANGE!
McCain lost....(possibly in his mind was the thought)....the ultimate embarrassing loss was to an African American; Alas; what a downfall for this Arizona Senator, after a lifetime of high achievement.