As his symbol of what used to be called the forgotten man, McCain has only Joe the Plumber.
The "forgotten man" of today fits something closer to the latter description, Shlaes said.
This year, as the two Jimmys faced off against him—both at 11:35 and online—he was like the forgotten man off to the side.
"My dogs and I never trust anybody," said the forgotten man, as one of the dogs snarled at the landlord's touch.
"Somewhere cheap—along the river," answered the forgotten man.
The forgotten man works and votes—generally he prays—but his chief business in life is to pay.
Thus the 'forgotten man' became a dupe, became thankful for being neglected.
Yes; God had not forgotten man; God had not made man in vain.
He will always want to know, Who and where is the forgotten man in this case, who will have to pay for it all?
"I've never been far from home before," answered the forgotten man.