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Why McCain Lost and My Guy Will Win

John McCain was tired. He was angry. And he was confused. But he had a good excuse. He was old, and he’d been half beaten to death.

Mike Huckabee is none of those things. But the real model to learn from here is Ronald Reagan.

Reagan was old too. But he was very much in touch with his faith. Did Vietnam strengthen McCain’s faith or weaken it?

McCain saw campaigning as a necessary evil. He saw his sense of humor as a way to get votes sometimes and something to reign in sometimes. But like that of another old guy, Bob Dole in 1996, it had an angry edge to it.

Huckabee saw campaigning as a way to meet people, learn from them, and share his goofy sense of humor with them. Great wisdom for such a young man.

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