Races do change your perspective on candidates, in part, because the comparison to others may improve or worsen how you view them. At the start of the race McCain was “too old” or “too grumpy” or “too stubborn” or “too angry.” Now, an experienced, no nonsense candidate with no scandals other than Keating Five ( 5 people other than the “Five” in America remember that) who abhors spinning and has little patience with fools seems sort of nice. Same guy, different perspective after seeing the alternatives. That change in how voters view him personally may be an additional plus in his column.
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