One of McQueeg's strong points is that he is perceived to be forthright. That is where the "Straight Talk Express" line comes from. Some people believe he's not afraid to speak truth to power and stand up for their rights. FWIW, I've never thought that even back in 2000 when I thought (erroneously, as it turned out) he was the best person running for president. He's a man and a politician which, almost by definition, means he's a liar. Proof that his campaign is not what he makes it out to be is beginning to appear more often in the media.
For instance, Bloomberg reports that his estimates of the crowds attending his campaign rallies since the Palindrone joined the ticket are fabrications. According to WaPo, the Palindrone is caught again fabricating a story about herself. This time it's in regards to her visit to Iraq. And MSNBC has a round up of the stories last week that both McQueeg and the Palindrone were pushing that were out and out lies. Meanwhile, the ladies of The View grilled McQueeg harder than any reporter that I've seen and he lied directly to Barbara Walter's face.