Josh explains that shortly after Bush's election to his first term McCain was seriously negotiating to leave the Republican party and has been lying about it ever since.
The person who knows most about those discussions is former Sen. Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD). And Daschle is not only a supporter of Obama. He's played a key role in putting together the team of staffers and campaign operatives who make up Obama's inner circle.It will be interesting to see if they becomes an issue in the campaign.
Daschle has touched on this in the past but pretty lightly. And of course it wasn't until recently that McCain was running again as Mr. Republican. But I would think that at some point -- should Obama become the nominee, and possibly even if Clinton does -- Daschle's role in the campaign and what he knows about McCain will come into some tension.