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McCain’s Speech

McCain’s speech certainly had its moments, but I’m not sure it accomplished all that much. In my opinion, McCain needed to outline an agenda that would appeal to voters disillusioned with the Bush Administration and the existing Republican leadership.  A good way to do this would have been to rail against Congress, as Ramesh suggested.  Another would have been to outline more specific policy proposals of the sort one would not expect from a third Bush term.  Attacking Republican excesses may have helped a little, but not much more. I wouldn’t call the speech a failure, but it was not a great success either.not a grand success.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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