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McCain Tries to be Outsider and Insider at Once

He promotes his experience, but seeks to be face of change

(Newser) - John McCain embraces and expels Washington like an accordion player belting out a song, writes Glen Johnson. Squeeze in and he touts his vast knowledge of the capital city. Draw out and he casts himself a reformer bent on changing its ways. It's a remarkable dichotomy echoed throughout the Republican... More »

Obama Needs Gut-Level Connection

'Change' doesn't tell voters anything about the Democrat now

(Newser) - Barack Obama has lost his “gut connection” with the American people, and he’ll need a change we can believe in if he wants to get it back, Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times. “If you as a politician connect with voters on a gut level,... More »

McCain's Long-Shot Status Slips Into No-Shot Territory

In a change year, odds looks stacked too heavily against Republican

(Newser) - The presidential race has broken so hard in Barack Obama’s direction that Michael Grunwald asks “the question the horse-race-loving media are never supposed to ask” in Time: “Is McCain a no-shot?” The Republican is in dire straits, having lost advantage on Iran (Bush is moving toward negotiation),... More »

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