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I should add that Bush was probably a more conservative candidate in 2000 than he would have been in the absence of McCain’s challenge. Having the president believe he must fight for conservative support is a good thing for conservatives.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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