Crash & burn
"Being shot down in a fighter plane is not a qualification for being president" says Wesley Clark.
Gasp! Shock! Horror!
Fortunately, there's sensible people talking, too.
The world has gone mad. Showing personal courage (which McCain has done, indisputably) is a good thing, but it's manifestly not a direct qualification to being president. It can be a tool for gauging character, but then again, it might not - Lincoln and Roosevelt, for instance, didn't serve in the military. "Swiftboating"? C'mon.