Oops! Why don’t they edit that out?
I presume Reagan’s comment was based on Palin’s convention speech. A person reads a nasty speech off of teleprompters, and the speech thus confirms Reagan’s prior expectation that the VP candidate is going to be an attack dog. Obama picked an attack dog, so why not McCain? However, it is hard to believe that John McCain even knew what he was picking, and what he got was not an attack dog at all, but an astoundingly skillful purveyor of bullshit so pure that it ought to be put on display in a museum.
McCain was conned.