The Corner

“A President For These Times”

Now this may be a potentially winning message from John McCain, voiced in a Wall Street Journal preview of his official presidential announcement:

I believe the transcendent issue of the primary, and the general [election], will be who is best equipped to fight this new challenge from radical Islamic extremism. I don’t need any on-the-job training. I don’t need time to develop. I’ll hit the ground running. I may not be the president for all times, but I’m the president for these times. (emphasis added)

John Hood is a syndicated columnist and the president of the John William Pope Foundation, a North Carolina–based grantmaker.

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