Jake Tapper follows the media line and jumps into a defensive crouch for John McCain, not being man enough to make a forthright accusation but still saying the Obama camp called McCain "confused" because of his age. While more than a few of the nutty things McCain says and believes are likely products of his advanced age, at the same time he's just amazingly wrong on a lot of things. That's why he comes across as confused. The Obama camp said nothing of age, but ABC's Jake Tapper felt he had to rush to McCain's defense.
Odd how that happens.