He didn't make a "mistake" either. What he did was clearly intentional, an implied sexual gesture used specifically to degrade Hillary Clinton as a woman. Judging from the comments on that other tread, that behavior acceptable to many here.
Hardly surprising after what went down during the primary.
So you had a good candidate. One who could have easily won in the general, you know, with a little support.
You decided to run against her because you thought she couldn't win. Oh, I heard the comments out here in meat space: "The southerners won't vote for her!" She can't win.
Then she proved she could win in the South. She proved she wasn't a "good" candidate, she's a freakin' GREAT candidate. But now you're all dug in, you can't even see election results as facts. Instead you insult the very people you used to care about.
McCain is noticing something Democrats should have noticed months ago. Are they playing us? No. They can't believe their luck.