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Monday, May 24, 2004
 
Can we shut up now about the silly idea of McCain being Kerry's running mate? This dying horse was still being flogged on Sunday by Chris Matthews; fortunately it seems to be less popular now than it was last month.

The Democratic Party should nominate candidates who are Democrats and who endorse the party's candidates. Besides, McCain's status as a decorated veteran can be matched by Bob Kerrey and Max Cleland, among others. Wes Clark has the combat decorations, executive leadership in wartime, and the track record of not being a partisan activist until driven to it by Bush's incompetence. The only thing McCain really brings that Clark doesn't is the adoration of the Washington media. And that's a very mixed blessing - it's handy to have a candidate whom the media loves, but we really shouldn't trust anyone who has a big fan club among the liars who stuck us with Dubya in the first place.



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