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Asymmetric Political Warfare


The thought that McCain could still pull out a victory keeps Noam Scheiber awake at night. I’m not sure why. Even if McCain wins, his point of view will still be much better represented in Washington than at any time since 2000. The stakes in this election would seem to be much higher for the Right than the Left. If McCain wins, liberals would win policy fights about half the time, whereas if Obama wins they would win they would win 90 percent of the time. Liberals can’t really be afraid of McCain’s health-care plan, for example, can they? Even if it were as bad as they say it is, it has no chance at all of passing Congress.


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