Look at any McCain thread... You’ll see MDS - McCain Derangement Syndrome, and outright hatred over the Gang of 14 (which, by the way, forced votes on judges rather than stopped them as so many MDS sufferers espouse).
Facts don’t matter, it’s hate hate hate because “it’s not OUR candidate” or “he’s not fixated on MY specific litmus test”.
As if there is any comparison between McCain or Obama... The two are VERY far apart on most issues.
FR is just a fairly typical sample of the larger (conservative) population, and most of us are Boomers with a libertarian bent. But we still embody the worse traits of the generation including the entitlement mindset and the fixation on our "precious" and "special" selves. I'm as guilty as anyone, but at least I try as hard as I can to recognize what I want doesn't count for spit where the whole population is concerned.
Like you said, for most people facts don't matter; it's all about ME, ME, ME.