"I think about how many South Carolinians have served in our military and who are serving today under our flag and I believe that we should have one flag that we all pay honor to, as I know that most people in South Carolina do every single day," Clinton told The Associated Press in an interview. "I personally would like to see it removed from the Statehouse grounds."
I believe that, in his heart of hearts, John McCain agreed with this statement. But when he was behind Bush trailing Bush in South Carolina, even after winning New Hampshire in 2000, he paniced, and he said something he did not believe. It did not win him South Carolina, and it damaged his reputation in future primaries. He later apologized, but the damage to his straight talk reputation had already been done.In short, I think that if McCain had told the truth about this in 2000, he might well be president today.