Conservative John McCain Releases New Conservative TV Ad Conservative

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Feb. 1 2008 1:24 PM

Conservative John McCain Releases New Conservative TV Ad Conservative

If you were wondering how John McCain is selling himself toskeptical Republicans, look no further than his new ad, " True Conservative ." Any of the candidates could run a spot with that title, butonly one of them can summon this particular combination of keywords:

"Prisoner-of-war … Ronald Reagan … foot soldier … strongconservative principles … taxes low … social conservative … never waver … leadershipand experience … surge … working … true conservative … commander-in-chief …"

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Apparently the strategy here is to repeat the word"conservative" as many times as possible. Keep an eye out for subliminal single-frame images of Ronald Reagan's face.

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.