As long as some are trying to make Obama guilty by association to Ayers, who committed a crime when Obama was 9 and has since paid his dues and appears to have at most a cursory connection to Obama, I think it makes it fair ground to vet McCain's background. Here's an interesting article I came across that shows McCain was not merely a traitor and adulterer, but also someone who was coddled, engaged in corrupt activities, and was a hypocrite: http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/6065 "As a rising naval officer, McCain was surrounded by rumors of numerous adulterous affairs, such as used to be called â€śconduct unbecoming an officer.â€ť Author and biographer Robert Timberg has detailed several of McCainâ€™s sexual relationships with subordinates when serving as a Squadron Leader and an Executive Officer. I think we all know such behavior is a clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in other words, a crime. ... McCainâ€™s 5Â˝-year stay at the Hanoi Hilton (officially Hoa Loa Prison) has ever since been the subject of great controversy. He maintains that he was tortured and otherwise badly mistreated. One of many who disagree is Dennis Johnson, imprisoned at Hanoi and never given treatment for his broken leg. He reports that every time he saw McCain, who was generally kept segregated, the man was clean-shaven, dressed in fresh clothes, and appeared comfortable among North Vietnamese Army officers. He adds that he frequently heard McCainâ€™s collaborative statements broadcast over the prisonâ€™s loud speakers. ... Jack McLamb is a highly respected name in law enforcement circles. After 9 years of clandestine operations in Cambodia and unmentionable areas, he returned home to Phoenix where he became one of the most decorated police officers on record. Twice McLamb was named Officer of the Year. He went on to become an FBI hostage negotiator. This man has stated that every one of the many former POWs he has talked with consider McCain a traitor. States McLamb, â€śHe was never torturedâ€¦The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird, thatâ€™s his code name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know.â€ť McLamb further quotes former POWs as saying McCain starred in 32 propaganda videos in which he denounced his country and comrades.