I was watching Fox News' Carl Cameron's report about John McCain tonight. Cameron reported that McCain's tough position on Iraq was costing him in the polls. But Cameron (and frankly all the other media outlets explaining McCain's loss of support in this way) are so wrong that it is almost funny.
McCain's strong and steady support of the war in Iraq is the only reason he has any positive poll numbers at all. John McCain lost any chance of getting my primary vote a long time ago. Things like McCain-Feingold, the Gang of 12, the "coddle the terrorist" bill and his partnership with Splash Kennedy on immigration reform closed the deal for me. Many on the right are of the same mindset as me.
The media's attempt to make everything about the war in Iraq fails the smell test here. McCain can only blame himself for his declining poll numbers and loss of campaign dough.