среда, 14 марта 2012 г.

Analysis: In repeat of past elections, McCain seeks to steer political debate to terrorism

Republican John McCain paints Democratic rival Barack Obama as naive on foreign policy, weak on national security and, now, soft on terrorism.

It is the same line of argument that President George W. Bush successfully used in 2004 against Democrat John Kerry. Republicans sought to do the same in the 2006 congressional elections but failed; Democrats won control of the House and Senate.

Today, McCain _ a different presidential candidate in a political environment dominated by the U.S.'s economic woes _ seemingly has little choice but to criticize Obama the same way. Like those before him, McCain and his surrogates are raising the specter of Sept. 11, 2001, …

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