March 5, 2008

HE IS WHO OBAMA CLAIMS TO BE:

The Road to ‘President McCain’: Contrasts become clearer. (Alvin S. Felzenberg, 3/05/08, National Review)

McCain talked about protecting the nation, assuring the safety of its citizens, bringing its enemies to their knees, keeping the United States competitive in an increasingly global economy, preparing its workers for the jobs that economy demands, and using the strengths of the free-enterprise system to preserve the best health-care research and delivery system in the world and using market forces to make its benefits available to more Americans. That is what the next president will be expected to do.

One of McCain’s would-be opponents sees the presidency as a reward for years spent in the trenches gaming electoral systems. The other acts as if he regards the nation’s highest office as deferred compensation for the lucrative legal career he set aside in order to serve as a community organizer, before attempting to leapfrog his way over more seasoned professional politicians to the top prize. Both talk about “making history.” Yet both see the race primarily in terms of symbolism, and as about them. McCain talks about the rest of us.

However the Democratic race comes out, McCain starts out with an edge. His nomination assured, he lost no time appealing to independents and those whom Ike used to call “discerning” Democrats. He promised two things the nation has not experienced since the glory days of Reagan: a 50-state campaign, and a president committed to serve all the people, including those who opposed his election. Talk about making history.


In John McCain's politics of identity the identity is American.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 5, 2008 8:20 AM
Comments

The McCain thing has been SO slick. For all these years. the MSM has been hornswoggled into first buying,and then selling McCain as the not-Bush, and now it's too late to get out of the trap. Beautiful!

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 5, 2008 9:09 AM
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