David Broder sums up his evaluation of John McCain and his campaign thusly:
Should McCain win the election, it will demonstrate even more vividly than the earlier episodes in his life the survival instincts and capacity for overcoming the odds of this remarkably engaging man. And the country will have to hope this campaign has honed his leadership skills.
And the country will have to hope that he doesn’t run the country the way he’s run his campaign. That’s not hope we can believe in.