Reporters giddy over McCain barbeque: ‘Just another grandpa at the grill.’

This weekend, John McCain is hosting a group of vice presidential contenders at his estate in Sedona, Arizona, for a backyard barbeque. Reporters — who will not attend — are giddy over the event. They’ve been referring to McCain as a “legendary grillman,” praising his ability to cook baby-back ribs, and characterizing him as “just another grandpa at the grill.” Watch a video compilation:

In early March, McCain hosted a “thank you” barbeque for reporters, which thoroughly impressed the attendees. As one reporter put it, “McCain comes across as a what-you-see-is-what-you-get guy, not terribly given to brooding or introspective meditation.”