Admit it, with the Obama-McCain debate coming up in less than a week, aren't you secretly hoping that McCain will have a meltdown? You know, lash out in anger, have a senior moment, get totally confused (like he did the other day when he thought Spain was in the Western Hemisphere)--sort of the way Captain Queeg did on the witness stand in "The Caine Mutiny"?
Well, I am. And there is plenty of precedent, one of the most famous episodes being his calling a high school student "a little jerk" for asking if he was too old to be president. And remember, this is the guy who will have his hair-trigger finger on the nuclear button.
It might be too much to hope that McCain will show us who he really is next Friday, but nevertheless I am hoping for it. I like suspense, but not during presidential elections--the sooner it's over the happier I will be.
Photo: Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg.