Tuesday, March 16, 2004

McCain disses Bush II

I said last week that McCain, by declining to immediately discount the idea of being Kerry's running mate, was making a massive diss against Bush. Robert Novak has some of the inside scoop on how Republicans have reacted to McCain's actions (link courtesy Kos).

At the moment that Republican strategists are intent on unveiling Kerry to voters as the most liberal member of the Senate, the immensely popular McCain says the prospective Democratic nominee is OK.

McCain's comment legitimized Kerry's candidacy for a lot of fence-sitters and, for that, we should be extremely grateful. Whether this was intentional on McCain's part or not I don't know. Nor do I really care.

The damage is done.

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