NPR's Steve Drummond notes an unexpected rhetorical convergence...
In a Politico story today, Mike Allen and John F. Harris cite this analogy:
One senior Obama supporter said the Clinton associates negotiating on her behalf act like "Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific still fighting after the war is over."
Meanwhile, Frank Rich in yesterday's NYT:
As Gen. David Petraeus returns home, McCain increasingly resembles those mad Japanese soldiers who remained at war on remote Pacific islands years after Hiroshima.
Maybe that explains the 27 percent?