Cox - scapegoat?
It's no secret that John McCain was not the first choice of the conservatives in the Republican Party. But most of those who supported Mike Huckabee or Fred Thompson or Rudy Giuliani during the primaries have gotten in line behind McCain. McCain shored up their support by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate.
But not all conservatives are so willing to embrace McCain as, at least, the anti-Obama. Conservative columnist George Will, for example.
In his op-ed today in the Washington Post, Will blasts McCain
for his reactions to the financial crisis facing the nation. And opines that, neither McCain nor Barack Obama are suited to be president of the United States.
Will is particularly upset that McCain puts the blame on the situation on the head of Security and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox, who the Wall Street Journal previously described as "McCain's scapegoat."
Will doesn't go so far as to endorse Obama. But he certainly isn't offering a ringing endorsement of McCain either.