From Radar Online:
In the final days of his imploding candidacy, John McCain has taken a page out of Richard Nixon's play book, finding increasingly bizarre explanations for his political failures. Strangest of all: He reportedly feels his handlers forced him to wear "gay sweaters."
This is something that we're seeing repeatedly in this campaign: the presidential candidates are either insecure about their sexuality or it's being put out there as a way to take them down. We're talking about John Edwards being called a faggot by Ann Coulter or the right calling Hillary Clinton a lesbian to the point of massive ennui (at least on my part), the message is clear that there are lots of people who don't think that others are fit to lead if they aren't conforming to whatever the gender role of the day is and who think that homophobia has a proper place in the political discourse.