What Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy?
While McCain's morning speech hasn't lit up the blogs with the same passion that Obama's race speech did, most are calling it a stirring and insightful look into the Arizona senator's position on the war. Andrew Romano at Newsweek's Stumper offers this candid recap: "The most striking thing about the speech was the personal tone that McCain used when speaking about conflict—perhaps a nod toward critics who say the senator, if elected, will merely continue the same path as the Bush administration when it comes to waging war. He talked of the sacrifice he and his own family had made on behalf of the country—noting when his father went to war after Pearl Harbor that he barely saw him for four years."
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Alex Joseph is a Slate intern.