"So far, in the short time that we have had a real general election campaign in the United States, one team has shown some brilliant and daring, if occasionally crude, tactical skills. The other has shown a willingness to forgo sudden decisions or short-term strikes in favour of long-term goals. John McCain has been the tactician and Barack Obama the strategist," - yours truly, August 31, Sunday Times.

"[McCain's] charge that Obama doesn't know the difference between "strategy" and "tactics" could equally well be leveled at his own campaign," - Mark Steyn, this morning.

Keep reading the Dish, Steyn. You'll catch up eventually.

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