Fantasies Die Hard

It was reported today that some Democrats were still yearning for a Kerry-McCain ticket after John McCain campaigned with President Bush today at Ft. Lewis in Washington, and at a rally in Nevada. In Nevada, McCain said:

Should the enemy acquire for their arsenal the chemical, biological and nuclear weapons they seek, this war will become an even bigger thing: It will become a fight for survival.
I believe just as strongly as when we began our efforts there, this [the Iraq war] was noble, achievable and necessary. And for [President Bush’s] determination to undertake this task, for his unflagging resolve to see it through to the just end we see, he deserves not only our support but our admiration.

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The fact that the Democrats were desperate to snag as a Vice-Presidential candidate a pro-life Republican who vigorously supports the Iraq war in particular, and the war on terror in general, tells us something about the state of that party.

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