Ira Stoll on Sheldon Adelson's "Foreign Money" and John McCain's Hypocrisy


The Republican Party's 2008 presidential candidate, John McCain, is warning about foreign money influencing American elections this year via casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a prominent supporter of Republican politicians. It may have been the lowest moment of Senator McCain's political career, writes Ira Stoll. First, there's the hypocrisy of it–McCain received money from Adelson when he ran for president in 2008. But his stance also reveals xenophobia and a stunning disconnect from the realities of the global economy.