Maybe you’re right, K-Lo. But that makes McCain the Candidate of Hope. And it’s a lot to hope for since the gravity of the job cuts in the other direction. The more pressing problems weigh on a president, and the more pressure there is to be seen as doing something about them, the more he is going to look around and see Democrats with commanding majorities in both houses of Congress. His propensity has been to play ball with them even when the gravity of the presidency was not weighing on him.