Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What McCain needs to do to win

John McCain wants to make this race about one thing Barack Obama.

Because if this race becomes about the issues, Iraq, Climate Change, Healthcare, Housing, or any of the other issues Americans are deeply concerned about McCain finds himself on the wrong side of the policy ledger. Therefore, McCain is going to build the largely negative argument that Obama isn't ready or qualified to be president compared to the well seasoned McCain. 

This is a mistake for two reasons, firstly, Hillary Clinton (in a better position than McCain) tried it and it backfired. Secondly, McCain doesn't want to be the old man lecturing the young man, a point made expertly by The Fix. 

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