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The first hint that it really could be McCain, and not Jeb Bush, for the Republicans in 2008. And Anatol Lieven says goodbye to the Carnegie Endowment

By Tumbler   July 2005

Looks like McCain in 2008Forget that little joke in the Cheney household about Laura Bush being the best Republican candidate to beat Hillary Clinton in 2008. The fix is already in for John McCain, despite the bad blood between McCain and the Bush team over the way they destroyed him with push polls (“How would you feel if you knew he had a black baby?”) in the South Carolina primary in 2000 (McCain and his wife had adopted a Bangladeshi girl). Bush’s mountain-biking partner Mark McKinnon, the strategist and television ad expert who ran Bush’s air war in 2000 and…

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