I don’t think he’s gained nothing, but perhaps not as much as he had hoped or as much as he needs. Your question raises a more interesting question: other than his conversion to the pro-life cause does he have credentials and a profile that would attract conservatives to vote for him for president? If you throw in the Olympics, perhaps. But you may be right that if he ran on his record from Massachusetts and did not shift on not only abortion but a whole list of issues he’d be in the back of the pack. Authenticity counts for so little? McCain hopes not.
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