For obvious reasons, I took this as the baseless conjecture of a political hack. The idea is so daffy that I thought he was joking.
It turns out, he was serious.
If they are truly planning on taking this tack, watch for a McCain landslide in November. This has to be one of the most foolhardy approaches I can imagine.
Note to Democrats: When one of the biggest challenges facing your party is the perception among swing voters that you are vaguely anti-American, trying to hit a guy who was tortured in a POW camp is probably not the way to go.
Also, if you are going to send out somebody to try this strategy, try not to have him sound like a complete idiot. Fighter pilots in 1967 were dropping laser-guided bombs from 35,000? (Laser guided bombs were not deployed in Vietnam until the year after McCain was shot down.)