Chuck Todd wrote on Wednesday about McCain's disheartening recent moves to the right:
The most under-covered transformation in the month of August happened in the state of Arizona. During his end-of-summer trip home, McCain put to rest any rumors/hope some had that he would buck both parties and start his own presidential movement for 2008. How?
(Warning: to all our friends in the media who believe McCain is the great savior against the rise of religious conservatives, the following information may make you spit out your coffee.)
In an interview with the Arizona Daily Star, McCain came out in favor of the teaching of "intelligent design" and supported one of the most strict anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives in the country.