Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Taming of a Maverick

I like John McCain. I wish he could have won the Republican nomination for president back in 2000. He really showed his true colors during his concession speech.

Between the two campaigns Obama seemed to have a clear vision of his campaign and how it should be run. That clarity of vision helped rally the Democratic party to him after winning the nomination. Whereas the Republican party wanted to shape McCain, forcing him to continually change to meet the requirements of the moment. He couldn't be himself. It would have been nice to have seen him run the kind of campaign that he wanted to run rather than what his party wanted. He probably would have still lost, but it would have been a more interesting race.

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