Finding support in a rather unlikely corner, McCain can count one more in the hypothetical vote column: Tran Trong Duyet, the Vietnamese senior citizen who once oversaw the Hanoi Hilton, where the former McCain led a woeful existence for five-and-a-half years. "McCain is my friend," Tran said. "If I was American, I would vote for him."
McCain has recalled years of brutal torture and solitary confinement along the campaign trail, but Tran claims his co-wardens "never tortured him" or any other prisoners. Instead, Tran remembers inviting McCain to his office "to argue about the war" and, no doubt, for tea and crumpets.
Not that McCain should feel bad for deluding himself that his life-altering injuries were borne out of something beyond his own imagination. "I can somehow sympathize with him. He lies to American voters in order to get their support ... He is a very frank man very conservative, and very loyal to his country and the American ideal."
Although Duyet's definition of "loyalty" differs from my own (only communist propagandists consider lying a form of patriotism), it is nice to hear some international support for someone other than Obamaeven if it is coming from a Communist.
Speaking of communists. They still love Obama. Today Investor's Business Daily published a useful wrap-up.
North Korea's Kim Jong-il: "We will see a better relationship between the U.S. and the Korean Peninsula with Obama, who sternly criticizes Bush and who would meet the leader of Chosun without preconditions."
Libya's Moammar Gadhafi: Obama should "be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him."
Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega: Obama's "laying the foundations for a revolutionary change" in America.
Cuba's Fidel Castro: "the man who is doubtless, from the social and human points of view, the most progressive candidate to the U.S. presidency."
All he needs is President Piggy and that's the full house!