Commandant Schmidt, one of Dark Lord Rove's cloned offspring has taken over the McCain War Room and now there is no room for the Maverick, free wheeling straight talk that has made McCain interesting.
The new campaign style has the Arizona Senator in a lock Box not that different from the Hanoi Hilton accomodations that the POW McRain suffered many years ago.
Schmidt lets McCain out for exercise a few times a day but does not allow him to speak without a script. The usually cranky but spontaneous candidate has begun to look like an automaton and talk like W. Sources close to Mccain have realized that Bush may not be inarticulate.
He may just be a victim of the Rovatron, a machine that suspends your free will for your own good so your unlikely ass can become president.