McCain, Left for Dead by Esquire, Now Way Less Dead

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In its December issue, Esquire magazine ran a sprawling feature story on John McCain’s wandering presidential campaign. The message of “One of Us,” writer Chris Jones' second installment of a series, was pretty clear: McCain’s a great man — he was a POW, he’s gruff and principled, and he lets reporters get some sweet access on his campaign bus. But his chances at the presidency are as dead as the Vatican clubbing scene. Jones conveys this artfully, presenting example after example of McCain’s waning campaign. His team of handlers has shrunk to a fraction of its former size. He’s out of money. He’s cantankerous. He scolds his aides for spending too much money on donuts for the bus. His bus, by the way, is shitty. His suit’s too wrinkled to wear. He doesn’t eat right. ...
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