To listen to John McCain's radio spots, one would think he was in the fight of his life with the next JFK, not six months away from a primary with fellow Republican J.D. Hayworth. Listening to Hayworth's robocalls, it would be easy to believe McCain was Benedict Arnold, not a senior senator who two years ago won the Republican nomination for president.
What Arizonans are seeing is a race to the right, Republicans vying for the Conservative "angry" vote they hope will win in November, following the pattern followed by Scott Brown in Massachusetts. There are two problems with this approach: 1) The mood of Americans in general (and Conservatives in particular) is a backlash against candidates who make exaggerated claims about their accomplishments and their opponents' faults. 2) The "angry" message, whether from candidates or the president will not play well with independent voters in November and reaching independent voters is why Scott Brown was so successful. Independent voters are active. They would rather see a candidate that says what they will do and proceeds to do it, then to watch the circus that is developing in Arizona between two very solid candidates trying to follow a ridiculously scripted game plan to manipulate voters. This rhetoric campaign will hurt the chances of other conservatives if it continues in the tone of the opening salvos.
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