President John McCain?
"If John McCain had been elected President, would we be out of Afghanistan by now?" asks Steve Sailer — The Irony of Victory. Mr. Sailer continues:
- After all, McCain would have been much better situated politically than Obama to declare, "Nobody loves the smell of napalm in the morning more than John McCain, but even I recognize this is an increasingly pointless war, so we're outta there."
In general, it's easier for a President to betray his base than to overcome his opposition, so often people wind up with the opposite of what they thought they voted for.