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“My Democratic friends know all about John’s record of independence and accomplishment,” he said. “Maybe that’s why some of them are spending so much time and so much money trying to convince voters that John McCain is someone else. I’m here, as a Democrat myself, to tell you: Don’t be fooled. God only made one John McCain, and he is his own man.”
With polls showing that significantly more Americans would vote for a generic Democrat over a generic Republican, the campaign strategies for each party’s nominee are now becoming clear.
If last week’s convention did anything (the attacks on Bush’s policies, the populist economic rhetoric, the Clinton emphasis on party unity), it helped make Obama into a generic Democrat, and his recent bump in the polls reflects that. This week, Republicans will present McCain as a man with a life story so compelling, and a record of bipartisanship so extensive, that he transcends any party label.
Philip Klein is a reporter for The American Spectator.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?