For long, McCain derided selfish politics and defended experience as indispensable for presiding over America as it leads in a volatile world. Now, he has turned around and chosen the least experienced person on his list of candidates for strictly narrow electoral calculations.
Which begs the question, how could the 72-year-old Vietnam vet with a poor health record choose a running mate with poor experience to be only a "heartbeat away from the presidency"?
Is it because he fancies himself a maverick who "thinks out of the box"? Or could the answer lie in his haste, unpredictability, opportunism and recklessness?