Successful politicians, politicians who win national elections, are, more often than not, in touch with the Zeitgeist. Those who are detached or seen as not understanding modern lifestyles tend to lose. And so it was that we learned today that Senator John McCain never uses email and doesn't know how to surf the internet. The only websites he ever looks at are shown to him by his staff.
McCain's age is already a factor in the Presidential election. This revelation adds to the already existing impression - one cheerfully promulgated by the American media - that he is not quite a man of our age. American hero he may be, but in touch with today's America? Perhaps not. Or perhaps he is just a bit too honest for his own good.