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Wednesday, June 15, 2005
McCain-Bush in '08?
E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post has an interesting theory. He thinks that McCain wants to be President and decided in 2004 that he'd never get there as a Democrat - hence turning down Kerry's advances - and wouldn't have the muscle as an independent, so he decided to hitch up to George Bush in hopes of a painless handover.

Dionne now believes that Bush needs McCain just as much as the other way around, and that Jeb Bush could be the bridge between them - Jeb's said no to a top-ticket campaign in '08 but not to the VP spot.

I think EJ might be on to something. Jeb will likely emerge as a top candidate for VP no matter who is still standing atop the pile after the primary. And if McCain can get Bush's tacit endorsement, he might have enough to get him through with the Christian Conservatives. His courtship of that wing will be something to keep an eye on...
posted by CB @ 3:35 PM  
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