Ok so a while back, I posted about some rumblings among the Ron Paul people. I suggested that they were dissatisfied with the McCain-Palin ticket and might cause problems for McCain in a close race. An anonymous commenter (possibly a Republican lurker?) accused me of wishful thinking and strongly implied that I was making it up. Since then, Ron Paul has been put on the ballot in Montana and publicly refused to endorse either McCain or Obama. Here is the man again on national news talking about why he will never endorse McCain even though McCain has got Phil Gramm begging him to do so (I thought McCain and Gramm didn't hang out anymore - but Krugman thinks Gramm would be McCain's Secretary of the Treasury and be a disaster for the country).
"The chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and has betrayed the public's trust. If I were President today, I would fire him."
Wow. "Betrayed the public's trust." Was Mr. Cox dishonest? No. He merely changed some minor rules, and didn't change others, on short-selling. String him up! Mr. McCain clearly wants to distance himself from the Bush Administration. But this assault on Mr. Cox is both false and deeply unfair. It's also un-Presidential.