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Senator McCain’s hidden qualities

The US wants change — but not too much, and not just yet, says Bill Countryman

RECENT state primaries have put John McCain in place for the Republican nomination. He is an odd choice for the Republicans, since few notable figures of the Reagan coalition really like him, and some even find him offensive. In particular, he is by no means a member of the “Religious Right”. The challenge for him will be to attract independent voters without further alienating the party regulars.

Ultimately, his strongest points may be the ones he cannot name: gender and race. ...

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Thu 8 Oct 15 @ 16:25
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Thu 8 Oct 15 @ 16:23
@bathwellschap oops - thanks for that!