Lower Manhattanite at GroupNewsBlog looks at the dangerously Gollum-like quest for the presidency by John McCain:
John McCain—as the quest-twisted Gollum from “Lord Of The Rings”. He is the GOP's champion. Their standard-bearer. This time-and-disrespect gnarled man who the very pursuit of the “golden ring” of a collective, national pat on the back has grossly disfigured.
Not externally disfigured...but soul-deep. Heart-deep. Core-deep.
When a person allows his sense of values—hard-core right and wrong to be so eroded that it is but a chip to be tossed onto the pile in trade for prestige...when a person will push his self-respect across the table and cheaply barter it for a chance at something he doesn't need, but his ego craves—you are dealing with a dangerously flawed individual.
Let's look at him again...John McCain. Read on...