The McCain/Palin ticket is now attacking Obama’s “reckless ambition”. This, of course, is the absolute pinnacle of hypocrisy for the McCain campaign, which has proven that it will say anything in an attempt to change the tide of this election. At their rallies, they will even incite their more radical followers to scream violent threats against Obama then say nothing to get these maniacs under control. The gross irresponsibility of the McCain/Palin ticket has been an astonishing thing to watch over the last two weeks. Even McCain’s wife is showing her teeth. This is still the United States of America and somebody needs to remind these people that we are all in this mess together. Nobody runs for president of this country who is without ambition. The accusation is absurd. If anybody is desperate for power, it is the person who has been willing to sacrifice his honor to get it. The greatest challenge that John McCain will have faced in his life will not be his years in captivity. It will be his struggle to re-build his greatly damaged honor and public image after his revolting campaign. And it will also be his responsibility to repair the terrible damage his partisan stridency has inflicted on the nation’s state-of-mind. Are any Americans truly proud of the way this campaign has been conducted? Do any of us believe that our enemies aren’t chuckling in their caves and villas over our self-destructive political process? It is sad and, at the same time, infuriating.