I've always liked McCain's independent style, but the statesman seems to have morphed into an intransigent mini-Bush.
Still on the fence, like so many other undecided Americans, I'm hoping to see McCain move beyond the old Bush mantra of ''you're either with us or against us'' and patch this blue-state and red-state quilt into one proud nation again.
Obama made that point to rousing applause at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Orlando on Tuesday. It was a defining moment for those of us who aren't tied to one political party or another. To question the reasons we went to war in Iraq, to call on a timetable for withdrawal, Obama said, should never be interpreted as making an easy political call, even if most Americans agree with it.
The buzz outside the convention center's cavernous hall was split. Democrats had their man; Republicans had theirs. But it was the undecided, even in this strongly pro-GOP crowd, who told me they were pleasantly surprised with Obama's spunk.
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