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    The point is that his story of suffering was real and true and strikes at the heart of the people who will elect the next president i.e. the Southern White Male Voter (Nascar Dads).  The swing vote will not matter, Reagan Dems will swing for McCain because you simply cannot question his patriotism and where I come from that doesn't mean much, it means everything!

    •  Except it has not worked in practice. (4+ / 0-)

      Reagan had no war experience, unless you count making propaganda films. The only war hero to be elected in recent times (since Kennedy) was George Bush 41.And he barely mentioned his war experience. Clinton the draft dodger beat both him and Dole. W. Beat  Kerry. Even Gore was saw more combat than W.

      American people may admire a man heroism ad still not vote for him as President. If they are counting on that alone, McCain will lose. And if he talks of it too often he will cheapen the aura he has.

      We just have to acknowledge McCain is a genuine hero. And move on.Just what Obama does. In this as in much else, Obama knows the right strategy.

      Will helping elect McCain make FISA better? Remember Nader 2000

      by organicdemocrat on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 05:55:24 PM PDT

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    •  In your dreams. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      John McCain--Anti-choice and anti-woman!

      by Sharoney on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 09:08:44 PM PDT

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