...about the Whoopi/McCain exchange was that it implied, incorrectly, that the Constitution is an antiquated instrument that doesn't apply to today.
Whoopi thinks that, based on her statements in the clip. McCain does too, based on his quote in the article. Bush apparently does as well, with his warrantless wiretapping scheme. And despite the fact that he claims to be different, Obama voted in favor of FISA, effectively rubberstamping his approval on warrantless wiretaps against Americans without reasonable suspicion. But he promised to use more restraint, once he's in charge.
Somehow, I don't trust him, or anyone else with that kind of power to use it responsibly. That's why it's important not to give it out in the first place.
I'm skeptical of anyone who promises to use more restraint when breaking the Constitution. He's basically saying that he won't break the Constitution as badly. That's not good enough for me.