Thursday, February 7, 2008

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

John McCain is in the proverbial "Catch-22" situation.

Lately the Arizona Republicans seems to be pandering to the far right wing of the Republican party to ensure that they understand he has a solid conservative voting record and will be with them on all the key issues.

But this pandering, while perhaps necessary, comes with a price -- and that is the moderates and independents who were enamored with McCain's "straight talk" and "maverick" streak when he was a presidential candidate in 2000 may rightly worry if he's sold them out and gone too far to the right.

It's a tough situation but McCain will need to figure out how to deal with it -- and soon.

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