It ill behoves John McCain to belittle Tea Party political positions on the recently concluded debt ceiling debate, calling Tea Partiers "hobbits", as McCain admittedly knows nothing about economics. A little ignorance is a dangerous thing, because he doesn't know that he doesn't know anything. He lost the election, because he had absolutely no ideas about the crisis in September 2008. He ran around with his pants down--and this was the candidate I supported--on the crisis of the time. Obama had no ideas either, but had the political sense to keep his mouth shut. Why does McCain think he has any idea about what the debt ceiling is about, or what the failure to raise it would bring? Because he sits in the Senate, where, isolated from reality, egos inflate to fit the size of the media forum available. It matters not that McCain was referring to a Wall Street Journal editorial. The Journal editors understand the fiscal and economic issues involved, if not the social. McCain understands nothing. That his insult was borrowed is no defense for his obtuseness. It's time for McCain to shut up and become a bigger political leader.