McCain and a Convoluted Primary

Excerpt:  My own thoughts on the primary election season are a mixed bag to say the least.  Most pundits have acknowledged from the beginning that there is no true Reagan-like candidate running under the Republican banner, though many attempt to affirm that mantle.   I suppose that shouldn't be too surprising, since political icons like Reagan come along only about once in a generation. Perhaps it is a disservice to hold anyone to that standard, and express profound dissatisfaction when they fall short of it.   Former Gov. Mitt Romney was the candidate anointed by many influential conservatives as the closest thing to the desired nominee, but now that he is out of the race, many are left with the February blues. Read More

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