Not even John McCain could believe everything he is saying to win the election. Possibly the best person to tell us what is in John McCain's head right now is John Edwards, who also lived a lie while running for president. But I'll guess: John McCain knows that the majority of his party, and especially the people who are working hardest to get him elected, don't really want him to be President, but prefer Another. They can do what he can't: win the election. If that's what it takes he'll be their puppet until November, and then the real John McCain will reappear. This is also hard to believe.