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McCain Veep Talk

On the assumption that nothing actually comes of such talk, it is helpful to Bush’s re-election effort for two reasons: 1) It will make Kerry’s eventual veep pick seem underwhelming; 2) The message of these stories seems often to be that Kerry just isn’t that compelling a candidate by himself.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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