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  •  If he had stood up to Bush on torture (4+ / 0-)
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    If he had supported veterans instead of voting against the new GI bill.
    If he had joined the Dem caucus back in 2000

    In 2000 McCain came close to being the Maverick he now pretends to be. Then he sold out his soul so that he could get a second crack at the Presidency.

    John McCain. Older Than Spam. By One Year.

    by organicdemocrat on Sat Jul 05, 2008 at 11:56:45 PM PDT

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    •  Geez, you totally nailed it. (2+ / 0-)
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      He actually was somewhat mavericky in '00, and had he beat Bush in the '00 primaries he would've beat the livin' tar out of Gore in the general.  He's now coasting on those old maverick fumes, but completely sold that soul at least 5 years ago.  It's pathetic/comical to watch.

      What would Lincoln do?

      by stevedubya on Sun Jul 06, 2008 at 12:50:06 AM PDT

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    •  it was the only path he had (0+ / 0-)

      the Dems would have never nominated him and the GOP has a seniority system which gave them Bob Dole as a standard bearer and now McCain. The problem is that the ones who are entitled by seniority are pushed aside by the opportunists with insider clout so when the seniority system is reasserted, the candidate is usually too old for a realistic run.

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