McCain, abortion and (free) speech

How did it come to pass that someone with the pro-life and pro-strict-constructionist-judge voting record of John McCain (think Robert Bork) could be so detested by the pro-life lobby? It's all about campaign finance reform, as explained here.

By coincidence, the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law was receiving its latest Supreme Court test today as McCain was making his presidential campaign official with this Portsmouth speech.

The speech built nicely on the big-themed speeches McCain gave in recent weeks (see, for instance, here). It didn't play so well on TV, however.

Later today the oral argument transcript from the court will be posted here. The Monitor's editorial on the case is here. Much more here, here and here.