Johnny Mac And The Mac

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, walks to worship service at the North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Sunday, July 6, 2008.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
I read somewhere the other day that Senator John McCain does not know how to use a computer. While a sin that probably does not quite qualify as a crime against humanity. Still if you want to be President of the United States shouldn't you at least be able to Google?

Senator McCain is funny on the stump when the question age comes up….he handles it well and often brings his feisty mother along to campaign events. But in recent poll when asking about John McCain, Yahoo and the AP found the number one impression though in the low double digits…was old.

I don't think not knowing how to use a computer disqualifies you from entering the Oval Office but, it certainly separates you from the mainstream. Some experts believe more than 2 billion home computers will be in use a half dozen years from now. That's one computer for every three people on the planet. Perhaps its time for someone to introduce Johnny Mac…to the Mac.
By Harry Smith