From Ben Smith at Politico, as if on cue…
First Read quotes unnamed McCain aides suggesting that McCain’s prisoner-of-war experience may become his first response to the attack on his having lost track of his real estate holdings — a non-sequitur, perhaps, but emotionally powerful.
They will be prepared to show McCain’s “home” in Hanoi by using images of his cell. They claim they have not overused the POW element and insist they have “underused it.”
And sure enough, McCain goes there on CBS:”I spent some years without a kitchen table, without a chair, and I know what it’s like to be blessed by the opportunities of this great nation,” he says in response to a question about his houses.