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May 16, 2007

Hugh Hewitt On 'McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, The Gang of 14, and The GOP Primary Electorate'

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Hugh Hewitt has up a commentary on a topic he says few analysts have focused on; "amidst all the post-debate analysis rumbling through the blogosphere and the MSM, most are missing the key exchange from last night - when Senator McCain responded to Governor Romney's blast at McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy."

I think of it as addressing McCain's Achilles heel. Here's Hugh on the issue:

[...] It reminds me of how the MSM overlooked John Kerry's "global test" in the first debate with the president, but the "global test" language proved to be a huge problem for Kerry despite the style points he won from many observors in debate one from the fall of 2004.

There was a similar moment last night when Senator McCain responded to Governor Romney's blast at McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy.

John McCain bristled and struck out at Mitt Romney last night when the former governor of Massachusetts blasted McCain for his sponsorship of the campaign finance "refrom" act that bears his name. There's a message in McCain's reaction --the Arizona senator knows that the GOP has been deeply wounded by the law that unleashed George Soros, but at an even deeper level, Senator McCain realizes that his indifference to constitutional principles embodied in that law is one of the three schisms he cannot repair or paper over or bridge, each one of which divides him from party faithful. Thus his barely concealed anger and his quick rush to go on the offensive by attacking Romney.

Continue reading ... for much more.

Posted by Abdul at May 16, 2007 10:58 AM

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