John McCain has seemed a good soldier for President Bush and the GOP since he lost the nomination to Bush in 2000. But evidence is mounting that McCain neither voted for Bush that year nor thought he was qualified to be president. â€œHe was going on and on about how horribly unqualified and untested Bush was, how the campaign had attacked his family,â€ former â€œWest Wingâ€ actor Bradley Whitford told the Washington Post, recalling a 2001 dinner with McCain.
Whitford added that when someone asked whether McCain had voted for Bush, â€œHe put his finger up to his lips, shook his head and mouthed, â€˜No way.â€™â€
McCain denied the stories this week. Given Bushâ€™s poll numbers, though, such news might benefit McCain.