George Will nails it …

One wouldn’t expect George Will to be an Obama supporter … but here is how he ends an important editorial in the Washington Post:

Conservatives who insist that electing McCain is crucial usually start, and increasingly end, by saying he would make excellent judicial selections. But the more one sees of his impulsive, intensely personal reactions to people and events, the less confidence one has that he would select judges by calm reflection and clear principles, having neither patience nor aptitude for either.
It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?

Will speaks of McCain’s “fact-free slander,” of his substituting “vehemence for coherence,” and the “depths of McCain’s shallowness.” I hope many of my conservative friends will take Will’s editorial seriously. I think he’s right – a smart, teachable person like Obama will inevitably learn and gain experience, just as he’s been doing through the campaign. But while Senator Obama has been growing more and more presidential, Senator McCain has, it appears, been deteriorating in judgment, temperament, honesty, and other needed presidential qualities.