He also said Obama has "real gravitas, not artificially created, focus-grouped, poll-directed, rehearsed gravitas."
True, every word. Yet the Obama campaign disavowed his comments, and McPeak later retracted them.
I am sure Obama can expect reciprocity from Hillary and Bill the next time they are tempted to play the race or gender card.
Interestingly, McPeak was a campaign chairman for Bob Dole's presidential run, and endorsed George W. Bush in 2000. Disaffected by the war, he later threw in with Howard Dean, and now look where he is.