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Re: The Enthusiasm Gap

John McCain’s problems with the conservative base are no secret, Philip. You write: “Whatever Obama’s weaknesses as a candidate, the fundamentals still overwhelmingly favor him” — yes, but Obama’s weakness as a candidate is just the problem that euphoric Democrats (and discouraged Republicans) keep trying to overlook. Responding to David Weigel, I made this point:

[V]oters will not have the choice of voting for a generic Democratic president — or against a generic Republican. In 1996, I was among those who believed that any Republican could beat Bill Clinton. Unfortunately “any Republican” wasn’t on the ballot; Bob Dole was. He got 41%.

Team Obama seems to be betting that this is the year the GOP coalition will collapse completely. And they may be right. On the other hand, maybe not.

Robert Stacy McCain
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