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  1. From a PR stand, you always want to compare yourself to number one, so you can look like number two. Bush is not number one anywhere.

    Comment by The Misanthrope — Sunday, December 31, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

  2. True. It is just that some actions look more obvious than others, I guess.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Sunday, December 31, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

  3. Or Edwards is simply making sure that this move has McCain’s name on it, to prevent some historical revision later on, when it fails.

    For some examples, see ‘stay the course’, ‘mission accomplished’.

    Comment by Barry — Monday, January 1, 2007 @ 10:01 am

  4. Because, really, the object of attack ought to be Bush in this case, as he is the driving force behind the “surge” notion.

    Bush hasn’t really said anything other than what he declared last week: “I’ve got more consultation to do until I talk to the country about the plan.”

    McCain, on the other hand, has been the most vocal and high-profile proponent of escalating US troop presence in Iraq.

    Thus, I am not sure why it is “clearly a PR stunt by Edwards.” Yes, McCain is probably running for president, but since McCain has staked his candidacy on escalating the conflict, it doesn’t seem disingenous to label escalation as McCain’s “doctrine.”

    Comment by Ratoe — Monday, January 1, 2007 @ 11:04 am

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