Chavez says that McCain is even more hawkish than GW. I'm not sure that is entirely true. Sure, McCain is a supporter of the Iraq war, as he feels the US needs to do everything possible for our men and women in uniform that find themselves in harms way.
The article points out that Chavez states he had better relations with the Clinton administration than the Bush administration. I would suspect the reason for that is that his early years as President were Clinton's final years, and Chavez hadn't quite been emboldened yet by the increase in oil prices. He didn't have the oil chip to play against the US, and he hadn't fired up the rhetoric we see today. I don't think Clinton would put up with Chavez' view of the US if he were President today.
It will be interesting to see the relationship change, if any, after the new President comes to power.