Mark McKinnon, the lead media consultant for Sen. John McCain's (Ariz.) presidential bid, is stepping down from that role -- making good on a pledge he made last year not to work against Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the fall campaign.It is not surprising that a former Democrat, brought into the fold by George W. Bush, would do something so squishy. If he doesn't see Obama's Leftist ideology as something that needs to be defeated, I have to wonder about his loyalties in the first place. Clearly, the man lacks any core classical liberal beliefs -- which begs the question -- why was he working for Bush and McCian to begin with?
Other heroic moments:
- "If the Red Sox make the playoffs, I won't compete against them." - Cal Ripken, Jr.
- "I'll fight the Japanese, but not the North Koreans." - Patton
- "If the Patriots win the division, count me out." - Eli Manning