Is John McCain a fascist? Is he a reckless warmonger? Is he a “Manchurian Candidate” brainwashed by his former North Vietnamese captors, and programmed to “explode” once in the White House? Is he a closet white-supremacist? Well, none of the above (as far as I know). And yet, taking a page from the seamy RNC campaign book, one could craft a veritable tsunami of leaflets asserting each of these outrageous “facts” about McCain, to be distributed to gullible voters in battleground states. One could do so, if one had sunk to the abysmal depths of dishonor that the McCain campaign has plumbed. Fortunately, Barack Obama has not succumbed to the tit-for-tat game of slimy innuendo politics, and the poll results show clearly that the high road has been the better strategy in this campaign. McCain has foolishly squandered his reputation, and almost certainly cost himself the election. May he contemplate his mistake at leisure in the oblivion of the Arizona desert.