…John McCain is really short!
Roughly as short as Tom Cruise, actually. He doesn’t seem like much of a threat anymore, does he?
It’s not that I have anything against short people, but it is kind of a liability as far as the election goes. It may be unfair, but tall people have an innate advantage at life. I am lucky enough to be 6’4″, I used to think it was a bit too tall but it certainly beats the alternative. When you look back at past elections, the taller candidate usually wins. Obama is a respectable 6’1 1/2, more than 5 inches taller than McCain. If McCain were elected he would be tied with Martin Van Buren and Benjamin Harrison for next-to-shortest president of all time. When you adjust for the fact that people are taller these days than they were back in the 1800’s, McCain would really be shortest one ever.
I don’t condone height-ism, but I think that when people see the two candidates side-by-side at the debates the height difference will really affect people’s impressions. If it isn’t obvious how much taller Obama is, you gaycondo readers will know the truth: that McCain is sitting on a phone book behind that desk, or perhaps he has platform shoes.