McCain is wise to praise Hillary. Not only does she deserve it for, by dang, hanging tough when most of us would have hung up our Spanx. But also because she potentially delivers a crowd of armed and angry women wandering lost in the political desert. John may be “older than dirt,” as he likes to describe himself, but he’s familiar as dirt, too. At this point, disenfranchised Democratic women voters may be inclined to trust him more than they do the party elders who threw them under the Prius. If McCain likes Hillary, maybe Democratic women will like McCain come November.
It’s surely worth a few crumbs.