Mr. McCain himself fared little better in attempting to explain his recent popularity. “I mean, I just don’t…I don’t…see, the thing is—it’s not—it’s not…well the thing is…politics…” McCain said before submerging his head in a bucket of cold water for his daily “make-sure-I’m-not-hallucinating” treatment.
When asked to comment, Cindy McCain, Mr. McCain’s wife, said, “I always believed. I always believed he would never be President. I still kind of believe that.”