Villager of Villagers Dana Milbank pines for The Old John McCain™. Not as in age, as in yoostahbee.
But even this ...
Before writing this column, I reached out to many of McCain's closest aides from the 2000 campaign to see whether they thought there still was such a man inside McCain. Most of them begged off, some saying they had lost contact with him or become estranged.
... doesn't stop him from closing thus:
I may be the last one who still holds some hope that McCain, long before he draws his last breath, may yet rejoin the fight.
[Insert Lucy and football reference here.]