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  •  McCain can be beat (none)
    At this point he's basically running on an "I'm 98% behind Bush" platform, which can be used against him in many ways if, as I expect, Bush goes down in flames. He's not at all setting himself up to be the anti-Bush candidate if the public turns on Bush as the '08 campaign gets into high gear (as opposed to Hagel, who's doing precisely that, which I think is smart).

    For example, just today I caught a recent speech in which he definitively claimed that Bush did not lie about the WMD. If irrefutable proof emerges over the next few years (especially in hearings if the Dems take over one or both houses this year) that Bush did lie, Dems will run this snippet over and over and over again with ominous music in the bacground and a grave voiceover asking "Do we really want 4 more years of lies and deception?". Plus, Bush and Rove proved that McCain can be taken down from the right. We can do it from the left.

    As for the health of the libs on the court, at their age I wouldn't factor this out of the equation. Then again, it can't really be factored into it, either. Let's just keep our fingers crossed and hope that if someone does get "promoted" to that most supreme court in the sky, it's one of the righties.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

    by kovie on Sun Jan 22, 2006 at 11:32:30 PM PST

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    •  Great idea (none)
      but why isn't someone running those ads in Arizona already?

      ie "vote for McCain...another 6 more years of supporting lies"

    •  McCain (none)
      I agree.  McCain can be beaten.  His actual record has to be pulicized rather than maverick PR stunts.

      Bush smeared him in the 2000 South Carolina primary that he had a black child out of wedlock, but McCain went all out for Bush in 2004 and even ate cake with him while New Orleans was drowning.

      "Be just and good." John Adams

      by aztec on Mon Jan 23, 2006 at 03:34:29 AM PST

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