Well, no, it's not really McCain's idea, but it is much better than McCain's actual idea. Lately, I think any idea is better than McCain's actual ideas, and McCain is one of the most enlightened of the bunch. I'm beginning to really hate that bunch. Maybe it's time to consider Hillary's brand of conservativism*, jump right over that third-party bullshit, and contend directly for first party, leech out the bit of intelligence that remains on the right, Bill would look good in a gown although applying his foundation would be tricky...
* As opposed to conservationism, the word I mistakenly used during high school in an essay for a college grant.
"making fun of McCain is avoiding debating the issues."
That has become a mantra but more than just a few Republicans are very frustrated with how both the right and the left are presenting themselves online. Any real debate virtually anywhere is drowned by the cheerleading from either side.
Both parties are paying some lipservice to bloggers, and most attention goes to bloggers who deal strictly with regional issues. Only a few of the biggest bloggers on national issues are getting access, but the travel is on their personal dime.
I think the future role of blogs in politics will remain more of a publicity and media relations nature, and with little or no influence on policy decisions. There's just too much noise.