The McCain camp wants and needs desperately to have a simple and easy tagline to conjure up bad thoughts about Obama in the way “Bush’s twin” or “Bush’s clone” works on the imagination of the anti-Bush crowd. Carter may not be “it,” but you can see the wheels turning at the McCain camp as they ponder how to knock down Obama’s lofty image and get voters to think about Obama’s actual policy proposals and their likely results.
The trouble is: Bush is a Republican version of Carter. And memory of his legacy is a little fresher.
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