"... I think some folks confuse being a bad Republican — which McCain has surely sometimes been — with being a bad conservative which he has less frequently been."
Jonah and I seem to have the same view of McCain. We both hate campaign finance reform, but also believe his harshest critics display a somewhat irrational dislike for the man. As Goldberg notes, Fred Thompson was in favor of campaign finance reform ,too ... (For the record, so was Romney and Rudy -- and Bush signed it into law ...)