The Washington Times - October 28, 2008, 03:08PM

Let the metaphors begin — after having one outdoor campaign rally canceled in Pennsylvania because of rain, a flat tire cut John McCain‘s SUV ride short during the way to his next event in North Carolina.

Jill Zuckman of the Chicago Tribune, the pool reporter covering McCain’s motorcade drive at the time, reports that McCain, his wife Cindy, Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge all had to get out and get into another vehicle.


Stephen Dinan, national political correspondent, The Washington Times